Is Miraculous Ladybug an anime? | The Mary-Sue

Good question. Appropriate for these postmodern times we live in. It’s like asking if the fire extinguisher hanging on the wall in the art museum is…Also Art? Some people would say no, and those people are presumptuous. Some people would say yes, and those people are just as pretentious. To be honest, “Is it art?” (and if so, what kind?”) questions are age-old, and we’ve answered such questions before. but Miraculous: Tales of Ladybugs and CatNoir has now fallen under the eyes of our sharp reviewer, as have we Avatar the Last Airbenderwe will deconstruct the #$%@ from it.

is it anime Or is it… CAKE?

It’s not a cake. Don’t ask me how I know that. It definitely is Not something I know because I tried to cut my TV in half to eat it. For real. Why should I do that? Independent question: does anyone want to buy me a new television? I need a.

But let’s continue Miraculous Ladybug Anime? Technical answer: no. As it stands, anime refers to animation specially made in Japan. Meanwhile, animation that borrows a visual aesthetic from anime is referred to as Anime influenced animation. According to this definition Miraculous Ladybug belongs to the latter, since it was mainly produced in France. A Japanese studio helped with the co-production, but the project isn’t just Japanese, so it doesn’t count. Anyway, that’s all well and good and very technical, case closed right?

But… is it closed?

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Okay here’s the thing, this might be heretical but I think LOTS of things are anime. I think videos of cats doing backflip are anime, I think insane dodgeball dodges are anime, I think that if I drop a glass mug in my kitchen late at night and I catch it with it Naruto level Reflexes just before it smashes on the floor that I’m an anime. Anime is everywhere. Art imitates life, imitates life, art imitates life. A well-dressed, taciturn, and all-round sexy guy who pushes up his glasses before saying anything intelligent is the anime thing there is no matter where are you. Same as looking at a pretty girl and having your nose burst out in a geyser of blood because it’s her just so cute. it’s anime It’s all anime. and Wonder is no exception.

My evidence for the jury/closing arguments

I mean watch the show. It’s literally a Magical Girl anime. Like textbook. It’s about two teenagers (most anime ages) with overpowering alter egos (persona anyone?) Going around fighting evil butterflies akumas (devil many’all) all the time struggle with their feelings for each other. My god, like it was done in a lab. An anime lab. And eventually they start recruit their classmates to fight their enemies too. That’s just the way it is individual 5 and a million other animes. Come on friends if you walk like a duck and talk like a duck it’s a duck. It’s like the thing that you can’t call anything champagne unless it’s made in the Champagne region of France. I mean, sure, but… we’ve all seen the jokes.

It’s like anything can be punk rock in the right context. A hot dog isn’t punk rock per se, but it’s delicious, it’s uplifting, and you might feel uncomfortable seeing how it’s made. Yes, it isn’t technically Rock and roll because a hot dog can’t technically play the guitar and Wonder is not technically Anime because it wasn’t technically Made in Japan. but technically “technically” is also one of the most annoying words in the English language, and like its horrid cousin “actually good,” it’s a word used by pretentious know-it-alls who go into complete anaphylactic shock when exposed to the concept of fun . Have I lost the thread? I don’t know, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, who knows if there was even a thread. What is Thread? Answer that, huh, what’s a thread?

My point is don’t be like that and let everyone decide what is anime and what isn’t. The world is your anime, let’s keep it that way.

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