‘Miraculous Ladybug’ bounces back


Kylee McLaughlin

Poster created by Kylee McLaughlin displays the show title and the two main characters, Ladybug (left) and Cat Noir (right).

Ladybug and Cat Noir made a miraculous return over the past few months as the show ‘Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ swiftly expanded its fanbase.

The show is an animated, romantic comedy, superhero story about two high school classmates who moonlight as masked crusaders and protect Paris from the evil schemes of their villainous nemesis, Hawk Moth. Originated in France, its targeted audience was aimed towards younger crowds, but its unique 3D style and presentation of characters grasped the attention of anime-lovers and cartoon-viewers from a variety of age groups.

“I think that it’s grown in popularity because it’s a show that people of all ages can enjoy,” said freshman Emmery Flanagan. “The show manages to wrap in a genre that many people like while still keeping it friendly to younger viewers.”

One major appeal for viewers is the interaction between the main duo, Marinette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug) and Adrien Agreste (Cat Noir).

“I like how Adrien and Marinette like the opposite identities of each other, Cat Noir likes Ladybug and Marinette likes Adrien,” said freshman Kayleen Iguban. “However, they don’t know that, so it’s very interesting to see how differently they act around each other as different identities.”

Others are drawn in by the engaging plot which allows for an escape into a cheery universe full of supernatural forces and fantastical creatures.

“For me, it’s all about the balance of light heartedness and plot twists of the show,” said Emmery. “The show really knows how to keep you interested and wanting for more without taking the fun aspect away.”

A fourth season, as well as the new movie ‘Ladybug & Cat Noir Awakening,’ are set to be released in late 2021 or early 2022.

“What I hope to happen in season four or the movie of Miraculous Ladybug is for one of the people that was turned into a villain to return in one of the episodes or movies,” said junior Kris Jones.

As the series grows, it continues to captivate viewers, new and old.

“I won’t give any spoilers out, but noticing that there are things like character development and growth over time is the reason I keep wanting to hit play,” said Emmery.