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Fans Say The Simpsons Death Note Parody Is Incredibly Well Done

While "The Simpsons' have been noted to satirize everything under the sun since the show began back in 1989, few of its parodies are as well known as those featured in its annual "Treehouse of Horror" episodes. With hilariously memorable takes on "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Shining," and "The Fly," the Halloween episodes of the long-running series are regularly among its most entertaining.

Not to be outdone, the latest, Season 34, Episode 6 ("Treehouse of Horror XXXIII") featured a segment inspired by the classic anime "Death Note." The series follows a brilliant teenager named Light Yagami (Mamoru Miyano/Brad Swaile) who receives a magical notebook that will end the lives of anyone whose name is written inside. Though later seasons of "The Simpsons" have commonly been criticized by fans of the show, it would seem that the animated sitcom still has some bite in it yet, as fans of "Death Note" couldn't be happier with the parody.

Fans think the Death Note parody is very on point

According to a YouTube video that features the segment in its seven-minute entirety, fans are absolutely loving the satire of "Death Note" in "The Simpsons" latest Halloween special. Comments below the video from fans seem to be almost uniformly and enthusiastically positive, clearly showing that the "Treehouse of Terror" episodes are still impressing viewers after all these years.

"This is honestly the best thing the Simpsons has done in a very long time. As a long time fan I'm super happy," wrote Christopher Robyn. Meanwhile, CrystalMoon7290 commended the segment for how expertly it parodied "Death Note," saying: "This was hilarious! As a fan of Death Note, the Simpsons did a great job on this! And having Bart portray L and Lisa as Light was funny!" L (Kappei Yamaguchi/Alessandro Juliani) is, of course, the famed detective hunting down Light in the series.

With its honoring of Japanese customs (via BBC) and its distinct anime art style, "Death Tome" is undoubtedly a love letter to its source material, and fans clearly appreciated that. DravenUrei thought the director of the segment was a fan of the source material as well, stating: "I love the fact that I can tell whoever directed this was a TRUE Death Note fan. They even threw in some obscure fan theories about Death Note users becoming shinigami after using the book." Well, regardless of what viewers think of the latest "Treehouse of Horror" as a whole, the "Death Note" segment clearly has fans buzzing.