While not quite as extensive or artful as their Hayao Miyazaki tribute, this year's Simpsons Season 26 ‘Treehouse Of Horror XXV’ did manage an anime gag that otaku are sure to appreciate. Parodying 2001's The Others, the family is confronted with their original 1987 The Tracey Ullman Show incarnation... as well as few notable others.
In this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, notorious geek Jeffrey"Comic Book Guy" Albertson marries autobiographical manga author Kumiko. The episode will boast a cameo by legendary comic writer Stan Lee, and it will feature a hallucination sequence paying tribute to retiring, revered anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Get a look after the jump.
One of the best reviewed novels of the 2013, The Goldfinch features a supporting otaku character who manages to become engaged to a nice Japanese girl. The Simpsons is following suit with notorious geek Jeffrey "Comic Book Guy" Albertson marring autobiographical manga author Kumiko. More After the jump.
Remember back when Konami's classic beat 'em up, The Simpsons Arcade Game, was rumored for both Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network? Well, that rumor is now confirmed, and the 4-player cartoon bruiser hits XBLA on February 3, with a PSN release to follow on February 7. More after the jump!
The Simpsons Arcade Game is one of the classic Konami beat 'em ups of yesteryear, standing right alongside the amazing dual-screen X-Men cabinet. According to Australia's Classification Board, it looks like it might be coming our way on Xbox Live Arcade, PSN and other platforms.