For this year’s Treehouse of Horror special, The Simpsons is getting the anime treatment as the show is set to parody the classic Japanese manga series Death Note in one of the Halloween special’s segments. According to IGN, the entire Death Note-inspired short, titled Death Tome, hails from the original anime’s animation studio, DR Movie.
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The first two clips from The Simpsons Halloween special have been released, featuring our first look at the titular family in their anime form. In the videos, it can be seen that Lisa will be the one who takes possession of the infamous notebook.
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The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XXXIII is set to premiere this Sunday, October 30. In addition to the Death Note segment, the special will also feature parodies of The Babadook and Westworld.
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The Simpsons is currently led by long-time voice actors Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson, Julie Kavner as Marge, Nancy Cartwright as Bart, and Yeardley Smith as Lisa.
Created by Matt Groening (Futurama, Disenchantment), The Simpsons has been on-air for more than 30 years and has become a pop-culture phenomenon.