It’s very simple to look again on the final 25 years of The Simpsons and write it off as being garbage as a result of, nicely, for essentially the most half it has been precisely that. However typically, just like the solar shining via for an hour between passing storms, it may nonetheless get its shit collectively, and the upcoming tribute to Loss of life Notice seems to be like a type of uncommon events.
It’s a part of the present’s subsequent Treehouse of Horror Halloween compilation, and can give The Simpsons a full anime makeover for one of many episode’s instalments. You’ll be able to see it in motion on this brief video beneath, which introduces Lisa because the recipient of the Loss of life Notice (or, because it’s referred to as right here, the Loss of life Tome):
Some screenshots have additionally been launched, giving us an excellent take a look at anime Homer and Marge as nicely:
In case your first thought was “wow, that appears quite a bit higher than I used to be anticipating”, you aren’t alone! However there’s an excellent cause this seems to be so genuine to the supply materials: this phase has been animated by Korean studio DR Film, who’ve a protracted historical past of serving to out behind the scenes on varied American and Japanese properties, starting from The Animatrix to Justice League to, most significantly on this case, the Loss of life Notice anime collection itself.
The episode will air on October 30, and would be the second of three segments. The opposite two might be a Babadook homage starring Marge and a Westworld parody. Which is bizarre, given The Simpsons has already achieved a Westworld factor, one which lasted a whole episode and is without doubt one of the collection’ all-time greats, however I suppose 1994 was lengthy sufficient in the past (and the trendy HBO collection so completely different) that they really feel like they’ll do it once more and newer viewers gained’t even discover.
UPDATE: Turns on the market’s a VERY lengthy and funky historical past to this, with its origins courting again to fanart drawn in 2008,as identified by Turbotastic within the feedback!