The Simpsonzu

Ever wondered what The Simpsons would look like drawn as anime characters? Me either, but after seeing The Simpsonzu by *spacecoyote, I'm all turned around on the issue. The style's more realistic (well, more realistic than The Simpsons) form brings many of the character traits to the fore: Otto looks more terrifying than harmless; Mr. Burns looks decrepit; Krusty is the stuff of children's nightmares and Marge actually comes out looking like a babe.

I was sent this by a friend and usually we would look at, say cool, and move on. But so many people have been passing this around and linking to it, that it found its way in to the Springfield universe and *spacecoyote has been hired by Matt Groening's Bongo Comics to work on a manga version of The Simpsons and 20th Century Fox is talking to her about working on the Futurama revival. How cool is that? Oh yes, and she's also Canadian. Check out her gallery for some more of fabulous work.


  1. Wow... Ned Flanders now looks even more like one of my English teachers.

  2. of all the pictures, i think bart made the worst transition to anime.

    lisa looks pretty cool, and hommer looks far more normal.

    Ms. Crabapple looks horribly fact a lot of them look "meaner."

    Powerpuff girls need to come to the rescue I suppose and protect Bart from Willie.

  3. I'm usually open minded about this kind of thing but that's just... wrong. On so many levels. But thanks for sharing!

  4. I agree - on their way to a more realistic look, they do come across as much meaner. This is not a Springfield I would want to visit.

    And, of course, I'm always happy to share the things that fill my surfing time.