Japan Expo Sud - February 28 through March 1, 2020 Marseille Chanot
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Thomas ASTRUC has always been fascinated by Japan and he has become the creator and director of an animation series that gathers millions of fans worldwide: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. He is perfect example of the French Touch we’re celebrating at Japan Expo Sud and will be meeting you!

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Thomas ASTRUC started his career as an artist as a storyboarder for popular feature films (Wasabi, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra) and internationally famous animation series (Totally Spies!, W.I.T.C.H.). In 2007, he started directing with the animation series Mikido and Wakfu.

Since 2014, he has been the creator and director of the animation series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, produced by Zag and ON kids & family. Miraculous now brings together a community of several millions of fans around the world. Aired in more than 130 countries, the series appeals to both kids and grown-ups. The heroine created by Thomas ASTRUC is a vivid illustration of the "girl power" phenomenon and a perfect depiction of its time.


At the heart of a team of talented authors and codirectors, Thomas ASTRUC is currently writing and directing seasons 2 and 3 of the series, and he is also part of the Miraculous feature film that is to be released in 2020. 

Japan Expo Sud is celebrating the French Touch and pays a tribute to the many French creators steeped in Japanese pop culture who share their passion through their work. Thomas ASTRUC embodies this phenomenon to perfection and he will be meeting you at the festival on Saturday and Sunday, at panels and signings!



Paris, nowadays.

Marinette and Adrien are two high school pupils like no other. They have been chosen to save Paris! Their mission: catching the akumas who change people into supervillains.

When they’re saving the city, they change into superheroes: Marinette becomes Ladybug, and Adrien Cat Noir.

Yet Ladybug and Cat Noir know nothing about each other’s real identity. Marinette doesn’t know that Adrien, her secret crush, is hiding behind Cat Noir’s costume. Neither does he know that Ladybug is actually Marinette, a fellow classmate of his…

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