In the upcoming Halloween special The Simpsons will become an anime

For all fans of the Simpson, the Halloween episode is a tradition, an event not to be missed even after thirty-three years of programming. This year there will also be one more reason to watch “Treehouse of Horror” (this is the title of all the holloweenesche compilations of Simpsona tribute to the first special made by the series, an episode in which Bart and Lisa met in the tree house to tell each other three horror stories): for the first time in their history, in fact, the Simpson they will become an anime.

One of the three tales of the next Halloween special – the episode is always “broken up” into short self-contained stories often inspired by horror-themed novels, films, works of art – will in fact be a tribute to manga and anime death Notehence the decision to transform the family Simpson abandoning – momentarily – the American cartoon aesthetic in favor of the Japanese anime one. On social media you can already see the poster of the episode, some pictures and a short excerpt of “Death Tome”, the title of the anime segment of this Halloween special. The image shows Homer and Marge and the video shows the moment when Lisa finds the notebook of death. Many were surprised by the quality of the animation that can be guessed above all in the video, until they discovered that it was curated by the South Korean animation studio DR Movie, which in the past has contributed to the creation of series such as The Animatrix – a collection of animated shorts that expanded and deepened the universe of MatrixJustice League and, above all, the anime of death Note.

The story of how The Simpsons have come to “Death Tome” is quite curious. Everything, in fact, was born with a fan art published on Deviantart in 2008 by the user Nina “SpaceCoyote” Matsumoto, as told by a user in the comments to the news on “Death Tome” published by Kotaku. Shortly after publishing the first image, given the success, SpaceCoyote decided to return to work on the crossover Simpson x Death Note and published a new work, this time done in a more cartoonish style, more like that of American cartoons. Both the first and second fan art achieved such success that “SpaceCoyote” was noticed by Bongo Comics, who at the time was the publisher who published the comics of the Simpson. Bongo Comics proposed to “SpaceCoyote” to work on a parody of death Note scheduled for their Halloween issue, also the one titled “Treehouse of Horror”. The Halloween episode that airs in the US on October 30 will be an adaptation of that comic, just like the anime of death Note it was an adaptation of the manga. Although there will be some changes: in the comic, in fact, it was Bart who found the Death Note and not Lisa, who instead played the detective L.

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In the upcoming Halloween special The Simpsons will become an anime