See Howl's Moving Kwik-E-Mart and more in Simpsons tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

 Springfield's turning Japanese as the show's animators pay homage to a living legend. And if we have to accept the retirement of the man who gave us Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away (among a host of other works of classic animation) after The Wind Rises, at least we can take some comfort in the fact that it's leading to something like this -- frankly, we found it kind of moving -- appearing on prime-time American TV. 

Play spot-the-reference in the video below. 

(Via Slate)

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