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The Reflection

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English: The Reflection
Japanese: ザ・リフレクション


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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.181 (scored by 4,338 users)
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Ranked: #100582
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Popularity: #2674
Members: 24,847
Favorites: 14
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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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Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director, Original Character Design, Original Creator
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Suzuki, Yasuyuki
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Oct 7, 2017
DarkKnight1107 (All reviews)
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. read more
Oct 7, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
At no point does The Reflection try to convince you that you’re not watching a cheap X-Men knockoff. You won’t forget it either because it constantly draws from Stan Lee’s many worn out stories and evokes a Saturday morning cartoon aesthetic. The visuals are painful on the eyes, despite being released only this year you'd have a hard time finding a worse looking 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 than read more
Oct 7, 2017
HereticHunter (All reviews)
The feeling of "Saving Anime" was a thing when people knew that Stan Lee were going to lead an Anime. Apparently Stan Lee did lead another anime before with the name of "Hero man" or something like that. Someone told me that it was a good watch, I haven't checked it yet, so I can't really say much about it.

So, unless you live under a rock or you don't like the universe of Marvel, you will probably have heard of him and will probably guess that this anime is about super heroes... but is it that good? did Stan Lee save anime? or is The read more
Oct 12, 2017
InfiniteEvil (All reviews)
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 read more


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Stark700 - Oct 7, 2017
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Hiroshi Nagahama is trying to get a season 2.
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