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Nickelodeon to Run Zag, Toei's Miraculous Ladybug in U.S.

posted on by Egan Loo
French/Japanese co-production about justice-seeking teen girl with super powers

Zag Entertainment founder and producer Jeremy Zag reported on Thursday that Nickelodeon will run Zag and Toei Animation's Miraculous Ladybug series in the United States this fall.

The comedy action series will be set in Paris and will follow the adventures of a justice-seeking teenage girl named Marinette who has super powers. Zag posted the following story description:

Marinette Cheng, a shy high-school student, has inherited some magical ladybug-shaped earrings. The ornaments grant the power of Luck to whoever wears them. Yet there is one condition : they have to be worn in an altruistic manner, or else, beware of the consequences!

Whenever the situation needs it, Marinette turns into LADYBUG, the guardian angel.

Variety reported in 2012 that the 26-episode series, then known as Miraculous, has a budget of US$11.2 million and has a "colorful manga style." Aton Soumache's Method Animation (The Little Prince) studio is also co-producing the series.

[Via Cristina Vee]

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