The Reflection

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Japanese: ザ・リフレクション
English: The Reflection
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 22, 2017 to Oct 7, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.121 (scored by 84248,424 users)
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Ranked: #121982
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Popularity: #3934
Members: 29,278
Favorites: 12

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After the Reflection, some of the people in all parts of the world are discovered with super powers. Some become heroes, and others villains. How did the Reflection happen? What was the cause of it? With many unsolved mysteries, the world is led into turmoil.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Tang, Yunkang
Momoda, Hideo
Torii, Rei
Assistant Producer
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Original Character Design


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Ending Theme

"SunSunSunrise" by 9nine


Oct 8, 2017
The Reflection is doomed to be a love-hate series. If you want a typical anime, or are a fan of superhero franchises, then you're probably going to loathe this. If you like artsy animated films and fun shows that capture the pure joy of cartoons, then you'll find a lot to like.

I fall into the latter category but fully recognize the flaws of this show: the story and the characters are not particularly interesting or consistent. The heroes and villains are generic and don't have much in the way of backstories. The story doesn't get explained in detail and lacks a definitive ending or beginning. ...
Jan 29, 2018
Mixed Feelings
The story is about Ellen trying to find meaning for herself and gets wrapped up in a big plot by an evil organization.

This is, however, an inconclusive story about a mysterious incident that caused random people to be bestowed by 1 of 2 kinds of super power types you gain. Those who are hit by green light are given super powers without any physical appearance change, while those who are hit by the shadow are turned into monsters (that retains human minds), and now these mutants deal with prejudice.

The theme of prejudice and segregation is very obvious, but the story doesn't develop them beyond blatant ...
Jul 31, 2021
It's hard to know exactly what to think of a show like Reflection, a very strange and unique attempt to bring classic American comic book sensibilities to an anime stage. Ultimately, it feels like a bit of a misfire, but it's a misfire that had potential, ambition, and was certainly enjoyable enough to finish, even if the final product was lacking.

The biggest thing right out of the gate is, of course, the art. Now, personally, I happen to love the style itself. I'm a huge comic book guy, so I was primed to enjoy a superhero show like this, and at times, ...

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