The Simpsons to Feature Death Note in Next Treehouse of Horror

The Simpsons is one of the biggest animated series in the United States, and it has never shied away from parodying other shows when called upon. This even includes anime, yes, and The Simpsons was bound to revisit the medium as anime continues to grow more popular by the day. And thanks to a new report from San Diego, we have learned the comedy plans to reference Death Note in one of its special's this year. 

According to a new report from San Diego Comic-Con, The Simpsons will tap into the world of Death Note when its new Halloween episode goes live. The horror special will also pay tribute to films like IT, so movie fans can expect some wild surprises in this upcoming release.

Of course, this is not the first time The Simpsons has paid homage to an anime. Back in season 26, the show referenced a ton of different anime as the Simpsons family leaned into One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Attack on Titan, and more. And in 2020, the Treehouse of Horror special introduced a multiverse to the franchise, and one of the worlds actually turned Homer into an anime protagonist.

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Now, the time has come for The Simpsons to bring Death Note into its vocabulary. The hit manga-turned-anime has been around for years and remains a classic with fans. Its supernatural thrills and violent crime make it the perfect choice for Treehouse of Horror to parody. So if we had to guess, it's probably Bart who will discover a death note and kick off the spooky special this October.

Are you excited to see The Simpsons give its take on Death Note? What other anime series should the cartoon look into parodying? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.