New Simpsons Episode Turns Cartoon Family Into Anime Characters For Halloween

A brand new episode of The Simpsons turns Homer and Marge into anime characters.

in 1990, the long-running animated sitcom aired Halloween specials titled Treehouse of Horror.

The latest edition will change the format of the series by parodying Death Note, a Japanese anime show based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Forming only one segment of the anthology episode, this parody will turn Homer and Marge into human characters depicted in the Japanese anime style.

Korean studio DR Movie has animated the segment, which has been teased in new screenshots and will air as part of the full episode “Treehouse of Horror XXXIII” on Sunday, October 30.

A screenshot also shows anime Lisa and Bart playing the segment version of Death Note character Ryuk.

Other segments will pay tribute to Jennifer Kent’s horror film The Babadook and the HBO series Westworld.

The Simpsons is currently in its 33rd season and has also been renewed for a 34th run.

Discussing a possible end to the series in 2021, producer Mike Reiss said the show “may well go on forever,” adding that any attempt at a finite conclusion would result in reboots, spin-offs, and movie adaptations shortly after.

It’s generally accepted among fans that The Simpsons’ “golden age” ended around its ninth or tenth season, but the series still has a significant viewership.

The Simpsons is on Disney Plus.

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