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Non-Canon Information
This page is for a concept/character/etc. that didn't become, isn't considered, or hasn't been confirmed canon in the Miraculous Ladybug Quantic Universe continuity.
This article is about the anime style reel. You may be looking for another Ladybug.

The Ladybug PV is a video that was leaked from Zagtoon's YouTube page.[2] It was an anime-style reel that was created to interest others in the series, and it eventually led to the CGI series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.

A 2D Miraculous Ladybug OVA has been confirmed by Jeremy Zag.[3] According to Thomas Astruc, the OVA won't be the same as the PV, the most notable difference being that Adrien Agreste will replace Félix Agreste as Cat Noir.[4]

In-universe, this was used as the Ladybug Film created by Thomas Astruc.

History

The trailer was created by Toei Animation in an attempt to convince the other developers of the show that it should be done in a Japanese anime art style.[5] They had previously done a movie for HeartCatch Pretty Cure! that was set in Paris, and they tested Ladybug as an anime with two minutes of 2D animations to see if it worked. While Toei was proud of how it turned out, the Japanese art style made it less easy to sell, and there were technical reasons for not using it, such as animating all of Ladybug's spots. This anime eventually ended up becoming the pilot for the CGI series. Instead of making the show in an anime style, the crew went with it as a CGI series, which offered fewer technical problems and felt more natural.[6]

The video "Lady Bug Japanese version" was first uploaded as private on August 26, 2012, but it was accidentally changed to public temporarily on the dates of September 5 and 6, 2012. Despite this upload being currently set as private, some fans re-uploaded the video under the name "Ladybug PV".

Features

The video is done in a Japanese anime style, and is approximately 3 minutes long. The song that plays with it is a test song by Noam Kaniel without true lyrics, having "English-like gibberish".[7]

Characters

Appearances


Trivia

  • ZAG's description on the upload of the video included "Internal use only."[2]
  • The original video will never be re-released to the public even as a special throwback video.[8]

    One of Thomas Astruc's designs of Ladybug's outfit with fewer spots.

  • Because of animators' complaints about animating Ladybug's suit with so many spots, Thomas created a few more designs of the suit that included fewer spots, though none of them made it into the final version.[9]
  • It was later revealed that there would be a 2D web series developed alongside the CGI series, and it was assumed that it would be in the style of this video.[10]
    • However, there weren't any plans to make any sort of anime version of Ladybug, according to Thomas Astruc. If there was enough support of the CGI series, though, Toei Animation might decide to create it.[11] Also, while he kept all the research and designs from Toei for the anime-style version, he was not allowed to share it.[12]
    • Since then, an OVA has been confirmed and is being made by Toei.[3] A 2D web series has also been made, although it's not in the anime style of the Ladybug PV.
  • The PV features Félix, the character who was originally supposed to be Cat Noir, although he was eventually replaced by Adrien Agreste, a character created to have a more convincing dynamic with Ladybug as a superhero duo.[13]
  • There are many elements of the PV that have been changed in the CGI series. The designs are different, the characters have been modified, and the show has taken on a lighter tone. All in all, the main concept for the series appears to have stayed the same.
    • Even though Marinette, Mr. Pigeon, and the Mime were characters that stayed with the show, the PV versions of them, the character designs, the plot, the powers, and everything else from the show was scrapped.[14]
  • Outside of the characters who appeared in the PV, none of the other characters who appear in the final product, such as Alya and Chloé, existed during the PV's creation.[15]
  • The Ladybug Artbook features the backstory of the PV's Ladybug.[16]

Errors

  • Toward the end of the scene where Plagg pushes the books off the shelves in the library, there is a brief frame that appears to be an incomplete animation frame.

    Plagg Error

  • At the end of Ladybug PV, there is a scene of Ladybug walking in the snow. The sky in this scene is a light gray, but one of the very last frames shows the sky to be a dark gray.

    Light Gray Sky

    Dark Gray Sky Error

    • This may or may not be an error, since this error could possibly be the scene fading into the next scene.

Gallery

Click here to view the image gallery for Ladybug PV.
Click here to view the gallery.

References


ve Episodes
Season 1
101 Stormy Weather102 The Evillustrator103 Lady Wifi104 Princess Fragrance105 Dark Cupid106 Mr. Pigeon107 Pixelator108 Copycat109 The Bubbler110 Simon Says111 Rogercop112 Gamer113 Animan114 Darkblade115 Pharaoh116 Timebreaker117 Horrificator118 The Puppeteer119 The Mime120 Guitar Villain121 Reflekta122 Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)123 Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)124 Antibug125 Kung Food126 Volpina
Season 2
201 The Collector202 Prime Queen203 Glaciator204 Despair Bear205 Troublemaker206 Gigantitan207 Riposte208 Befana209 Frightningale210 Gorizilla211 Robostus212 Sapotis213 The Dark Owl214 Syren215 Zombizou216 Captain Hardrock217 Frozer218 Style Queen (Queen's Battle - Part 1)219 Queen Wasp (Queen's Battle - Part 2)220 Reverser221 Anansi222 Malediktator223 Sandboy224 Catalyst (Heroes' Day - Part 1)225 Mayura (Heroes' Day - Part 2)226 Santa Claws
Season 3
301 Chameleon302 Animaestro303 Bakerix304 Backwarder305 Reflekdoll306 Weredad307 Silencer308 Oni-Chan309 Miraculer310 Oblivio311 Desperada312 Christmaser313 Startrain314 Kwamibuster315 Feast316 Gamer 2.0317 Stormy Weather 2318 Ikari Gozen319 Timetagger320 Party Crasher321 The Puppeteer 2322 Cat Blanc323 Félix324 Ladybug325 Heart Hunter (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 1)326 Miracle Queen (The Battle of the Miraculous - Part 2)
Season 4
401 Truth402 Lies403 Gang of Secrets404 Mr. Pigeon 72406 Furious Fu407 Sole Crusher408 Queen Banana410 Mega Leech411 Guiltrip412 Crocoduel413 Optigami414 Sentibubbler416 Hack-San417 Rocketear418 Wishmaker
Future episodes
405 Psychomedian409 Gabriel Agreste419 Simpleman421 Dearest Family
Season 5
TBA
Season 6
TBA
Season 7
TBA
Specials
2 Part Episodes
The Origins StoryQueen's BattleHeroes' DayThe Battle of the Miraculous
Christmas Specials
Santa ClawsChristmaster
Future episodes
The Last Attack of Shadow Moth
Miraculous World
Miraculous New YorkMiraculous ShanghaiMiraculous LondonMiraculous AfricaMiraculous RioMiraculous Japan
Standalone
Miraculous Football Special
Unknown/Cancelled specials
Ladybug in Halloween
Movies
Ladybug & Cat Noir AwakeningUntitled second theatrical film
Miraculous Secrets
Marinette in ParisMarinette and FashionLadybug as seen by AdrienLadyblogAdrien's Double LifeMarinette and AlyaMarinette's Double LifeCat Noir as seen by MarinetteMy Birthday PartyMarinette and AdrienMaster FuTikkiPlaggFriendsNinoMaxMylèneRoseAlixSabrinaIvanGabrielNathaniel & MarcMarinette as seen by ChloéLilaHawk Moth and the Akumatized VillainsFamilyKagami as seen by MarinetteKagami as seen by AdrienLuka as seen by MarinetteNew PowersNew HeroesMayura and the SentimonstersChloé as seen by MarinetteNathalie as seen by GabrielFeelings
Tales from Paris
The NotebookInspirationRepetitionBusy DayHomework Essay
Miraculous Zag Chibi
Rooftop DinnerCatnip FragranceThe ChaseCuriosity Kicked the CatCutest Cat FightFatal PosyScarybug
Future webisode
NeckRace
Other media
The Mini Menace LadybugMiraculous Lady BugLadybug PVFirst CGI promotional videosHappy Birthday to You!Ladybug (musical)Miraculous Ladybug OVAMiraculous (live-action film)Miraculous (live-action TV series)Miraculous Ladybug (musical)Miraculous LiveMiraculous: The Ladybug ShowGagotorMiraculous Ladybug COVID-19 SpecialMiraculous Ladybug COVID-19 Special 2
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