The Reflection (TV series)

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The Reflection
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Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Nagahama
Written byStan Lee
Yasuyuki Suzuki
Music byTrevor Horn
StudioStudio Deen
Licensed by
Original networkNHK G
Original run July 22, 2017 October 7, 2017
Episodes12
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The Reflection is a Japanese anime co-created by writer Stan Lee and director Hiroshi Nagahama.[1][2] Music is by Trevor Horn, with 9nine singing the end titles song. A Blu-ray disc was released in 2018.[3] Crunchyroll co-produced and licensed the anime in September 2017 with Funimation handling the English dub.[4]

Plot[edit]

Some years previously, a mysterious event called The Reflection gave superpowers to various individuals.

Characters[edit]

X-On
Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki[5] (Japanese), Vic Mignogna[6] (English)
X-On has the ability to absorb powers from Reflected, but is not one himself.
Eleanor Evans
Voiced by: Mariya Ise[5] (Japanese), Aviva Pressman[6] (English)
Eleanor is a journalist who can teleport over short distances.
I-Guy (Ian Izette)
Voiced by: Satoshi Mikami[5] (Japanese), James Kirby[6] (English)
Izette had a hit with the song "Sky Show" and the Reflection has now given him a superpowered voice that he combines with a supersuit.
Lisa Livingston
Voiced by: Satomi Hanamura[5] (Japanese), Talya Sindel[6] (English)
A wheelchair-bound teenager, Lisa is able to transform into a giant robot powered by her imagination.
Michael Holden
Voiced by: Arthur Romeo (English)
Blinded by the event, able only to see other Reflected.
Vy Le
Voiced by: Saki Miata[6] (English)
Michael's wife, transformed into a Darkness Reflected.
Wraith/Ethan Evans
Voiced by: Demetrius Conley-Williams (Wraith), Zachary Rice (Ethan) (English)
Leader of the Darkness Reflected. Has the ability to project into Eleanor's mind so only she can see him.
Steel Ruler
Voiced by: Yasmina Shaw[6] (English)
Able to manipulate metal.
Stan Lee/Mr Mystic
Voiced by: Himself[6] (English)
The creator appears in his own story as a villain.
Flaming Fury
Voiced by: Laila Berzins[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected who can manipulate fire.
Volt Vortex
Voiced by: Michael Orenstein[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected who can manipulate electricity.
Dead Wing
Voiced by: Aron Fromm[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected who has the appearance and abilities of a bat.
Con Man
Voiced by: Zachary Rice (English)
A Darkness Reflected with the power to cause others to hallucinate.
Thru
Voiced by: Matthew McCallum[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected with the power to pass herself and others through solid objects.
Deborah
Voiced by: Jill Cott[6] (English)
A government agent investigating the Reflected.
Jim
Voiced by: Kyle Chapple[6] (English)
A friend of X-On with a scarred face.
Clarence
Voiced by: D.J. Rivers (English)
A military officer investigating the Reflected.
Aaron
Voiced by: Michael Orenstein[6] (English)
Ian's long time friend and leader of I-Guy's support crew.
Jay, Tim, and Enrico
Voiced by: Isaac Simons, Aron Fromm, and Matt Murray[6] (English)
I-Guy's support crew.
Ninth Wonder/9nine
Voiced by: Themselves
A quartet of Japanese schoolgirl Reflected.

Soundtrack[edit]

A 21-track soundtrack album, The Reflection Wave One—Original Soundtrack, by Trevor Horn was released in Japan and (digitally only) the US and UK. A limited edition version in Japan adds 3 bonus tracks. These are also available as the b-side to a digital single, "Sky Show", released in the US and UK.

The end theme, "SunSunSunrise", is sung by 9nine, produced and co-written by Horn, co-composed by Simon Bloor and Cameron Gower Poole, and with lyrics by Kohei Tsunami.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan, Variety (2017-07-03). "New Animated Series 'The Reflection' From Marvel's Stan Lee to Debut in Japan". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  2. ^ "The legendary Stan Lee just can't stop - Star2.com". Star2.com. 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  3. ^ "'The Reflection' Latest News: 12-Part Series to Be Released on Blu-ray in 2018". www.christianpost.com. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  4. ^ "The Reflection English Cast Announcement – Summer 2017 SimulDub - Funimation - Blog!". Funimation - Blog!. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  5. ^ a b c d "Meet the Superhuman Cast of "THE REFLECTION"". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Funimation Reveals The Reflection Anime's English Simuldub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-09-23.

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