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The first season has 26 half-hour episodes and a 10 episode web series, with additional web exclusive content released afterwards. For an episode list, see Episode guide. Paris, Marinette and Adrien are two high school kids with a difference: they are the chosen ones to save Paris from evil! The original concept for Ladybug was conceived by Thomas Astruc around 2005. One day, after meeting a young woman who was wearing a ladybug shirt and working with her, Thomas played around the idea of a ladybug, soon creating a sticky note with the design of Ladybug.
There were many changes that Ladybug went through during development. The series was originally meant to be for older audiences like teens and young adults, having political stories and a darker tone. However, explained by writing director Sébastien Thibaudeau, “some elements hindered its perception and no one really knew why”, so the crew worked on making it lighter for a younger audience. Astruc created the show by drawing ideas and concepts from Franco-Belgian comics, American comics, and Japanese animation. He found inspiration for Ladybug from Amélie Poulain, Spider-Man, and Sailor Moon. He and his team wanted to create a show that reflected the romance and beauty of France, and they aimed for it to have superheroes that appeal to young girls while not falling into the clichés of female characters. The following is a list of the DVD volumes of the show released in the US.