Titled “Death Tome”, The Simpsons Death Note parody airs October 30
We’re loving how anime has progressed into a cross-culture of creativeness, but we’d never expect The Simpsons Death Note parody to ever become a thing. No complaints here, as broadcasting company Fox has welcomed the popular Japanese psychological thriller Death Note into The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXXIII annual series.
The Simpsons Death Note parody, dubbed “Death Tome,” will also feature a unique element from the original anime adaptation. The series will undergo a complete transformation for this special occasion, which will include animation created by the DR Movie studio, who worked with Studio Madhouse to produce the anime adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s original manga series.
The plot is to be set in a polluted dystopian city, and Lisa laments stating, “The human race is 20 cow farts away from total extinction and we deserve it.” With her new superpowers utilizing the “Death Tome”, Lisa will embark on a mission to further her efforts in environmental advocacy and change the world.
Created by Matt Groening, The Simpsons made its debut in 1989 and holds the current record for the longest-running animated series. This season will bring the series’ episode count to the historic milestone of 750. Numerous blockbusters such as Paranormal Activity and The Shape of Water, as well as horror classics including The Exorcist and The Shining, have been parodied in previous “Treehouse of Horror” episodes.
On October 30, The Simpsons Death Note parody episode is scheduled to air on FOX at 5PM PST and is available for streaming the following day on Hulu.