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: 5.131 (scored by 82718,271 users)
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Ranked: #124562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3705
Members: 28,809
Favorites: 11

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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


Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Original Character Design
Soutome, Kouichirou
Director, Episode Director
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Shirahata, Nobuo
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Ending Theme

"SunSunSunrise" by 9nine

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 ...
Oct 12, 2017
The premise of The Reflection immediately reminded me of the American superhero show "Heroes." Both have a similar premise: after some kind of event, people all over the world emerge with super powers. However, it took Heroes two seasons and a strike before it started being bad. The Reflection is bad right from the get go and continues to plummet in quality until it ends.

Like previously stated, the premise of The Reflection is that several years ago, some kind of explosion appeared in the sky and was seen all over the world. Some people were hurt by it and the ones who survived are known ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: The Reflection Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Jul 22, 2017
161 replies by name1_1 »»
Mar 29, 2021 5:05 AM
Any news of second season?
Keidohanna - Sep 20, 2019
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Dec 14, 2019 4:31 AM
Poll: The Reflection Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Jul 29, 2017
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Jul 18, 2019 9:33 AM
Poll: The Reflection Episode 12 Discussion
Stark700 - Oct 7, 2017
33 replies by mar1217 »»
Sep 3, 2018 9:40 PM
Hiroshi Nagahama is trying to get a season 2.
DatRandomDude - Dec 1, 2017
9 replies by Sephyros »»
Aug 22, 2018 12:06 PM

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