'WTF did I just watch?': Fans thrilled as 'The Simpsons' goes anime for 'Death Note' tribute this Halloween
With Halloween approaching fast, the spookier side of everything comes to the forefront. In terms of television too, leading the charge with a Halloween tradition spanning over 30 years, 'The Simpsons' will be back with 'The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror' specials.
Anime fans are in for a treat, as the first preview of Episode 33, gives a new twist to the show. The Halloween special 'Treehouse of Horror XXXIII' is slated to be divided into three parts, comprising a parody of 'The Babadook' titled 'The Pookadook', a 'Westworld' parody titled 'Simpsonworld' and more interestingly, a 'Death Note' parody which will be called 'Death Tome'.
A clip making the rounds on the internet has left anime fans pleasantly surprised as they now eagerly await the episode which no longer features the art style of Matt Groening typical to 'The Simpsons'. Rather, the art style is surprisingly faithful to the original 'Death Note'. Comic Book reports that the clip being circulated made its debut through a FOX Station in Latin America.
First look at Lisa, Marge, Homer and Bart in ‘The Simpsons’ parody of ‘DEATH NOTE’. pic.twitter.com/9b0AMHNG9L— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) October 25, 2022
Several screenshots are also being shared online, which finally answers the question - what would the Simpsons look like as anime characters? So far, we have a preview of Lisa, Marge, Homer, and Bart in their new anime avatar and fans are loving it. The full-blown parody has been animated by DR Movie, the same studio involved in the making of the original series. Meanwhile, several others are also speculating that 'Death Tome' might just turn out to be better than 2006's live-action 'Death Note'.
Netizens on Twitter are abuzz. "WTF did I just watch?!?" exclaimed one user, while another opined, "NGL, but Somehow Lisa Transition to Anime was Pretty good NGL." The reviews of the preview were mostly positive, with many eagerly awaiting the full segment. "So far so good, looking forward to the full thing," read one tweet.
NGL, but Somehow Lisa Transtion to Anime was Pretty good NGL,— Yokomation Studios🇺🇦 (@Yokomation) October 25, 2022
So far so good, looking forward to the full thing— C.SpaDinner (@CSpaDinner) October 25, 2022
"Oh this looks fantastic. If the whole episode is animated like this I’m 100% watching," affirmed an anime fan. "WHAT THE F**K They made it look exactly like the anime! Okay most interesting Treehouse of Horror segment in years," exclaimed one person. "Oh this looks incredible," chimed in another.
Oh this looks fantastic. If the whole episode is animated like this I’m 100% watching.— Shahan Khilji (@ShahanKhilji) October 25, 2022
WHAT THE FUCK— #1 Over the Hedge stan (@Captain63857795) October 25, 2022
They made it look exactly like the anime!
Okay most interesting Treehouse of Horror segment in years
Oh this looks incredible.— Ghouls Evilyn 🎃 (@joolsevelyn) October 25, 2022
Nevertheless, if the first look of the episode is anything to go by, fans of the original anime are in for a treat. The regular fanbase of 'The Simpsons' will also get to see their favorite characters in a whole new avatar. 'Treehouse of Horror XXXIII' is slated to air on FOX stations at 8.00 pm EST on October 30. Viewers can also watch it on Hulu the following day.