The Simpsons pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

Wonderfully weird sequence says goodbye to the master animator

In this week's episode of The Simpsons, Springfield's number one geek and proprietor of The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, Comic Book Guy, finds his true love: a manga artist named Kumiko. Let's face it: that sounds about right. And that's a cue for the show to do some Japanese stuff...

Like pay tribute to a legend. In this crazy sequence, The Simpsons tips its hat to legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, who announced that his latest animated feature The Wind Rises, would be his last. The wonderfully weird scene says goodbye with references to some of the master animator's most well-known films.

Take a look. From My Neighbor Totoro to Spirited Away, keen-eyed Studio Ghibli fans will dig this:

I could have done without the unnecessary ching chong font, but this is pretty cool.

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