December 6th, 2015

Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir: First Impressions

Well, I saw the first episode of Miraculous Ladybug this after noon. Thoughts? I thought it was good! The animation is stunning, the dialogue matches the lip movements perfectly, the voices are great and well cast, and the jokes are actually pretty funny! Plus, I found the transformation phrases ("Spots on!" "Claws out!") to be way better than the ones I read on Tumblr according to some translators ("Transform, Ladybug/Cat Noir!"). I will admit though, it is VERY cliche. Marinette is a girl who loves Adrien, Chloe is the bad girl who hates everyone who goes near Adrien and treats her friend like garbage, Nino is the token black best friend, etc. But honestly? The show's TRYING to have some substance, and I'll give it credit for that. Hey, I'll take this over shows like Breadwinners, Teen Titans Go, Uncle Grandpa, Fanboy and Chum-Chum, or any gross-out comedies any day.