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 84798,479 users)
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Ranked: #122792
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Popularity: #4042
Members: 29,426
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 Character Design, Original Creator


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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. ...
Oct 7, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Its finally over, the most controversial anime of the year. That being said, its a highly flawed show with some redeeming factors that put it just above average, but its not a must watch or anything.

Story: The pacing is all over the place, sometimes it moves too fast, other times too slow. I still don't understand the villain's plot and the show seems to end with most of the loose ends tied up, but springs a cliffhanger ending so out of nowhere it would give Madoka Magica Rebellion a run for its money on abruptness.

Characters: One of the most redeeming parts of the show. ...
Oct 7, 2017
The Reflection never tries to convince you that it's not a cheap X-Men knockoff, and you won’t forget it either. It constantly copies many of Stan Lee’s stories and superhero cliches. It attempts using a Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic for nostalgia and fails miserably. The visuals are painful on the eyes, despite being released this year you'd have a hard time finding an uglier superhero cartoon released in the past 50 years.

[Story 2/10]
The story follows people who were impacted by the reflection, a world-wide event that caused a fraction of the population to get superpowers. I don't know how else to explain the reflection other ...

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