The Reflection
Key Visual
Created byStan Lee
Hiroshi Nagahama
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Nagahama
Koichiro Sohtome
Written byYasuyuki Suzuki
Music byTrevor Horn
StudioStudio Deen
Licensed by
Original networkNHK General TV
Original run July 22, 2017 October 7, 2017

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]


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


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.
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.
Eleanor Evans
Voiced by: Mariya Ise[5] (Japanese); Aviva Pressman[6] (English)
Eleanor is a journalist who can teleport over short distances.
Lisa Livingston
Voiced by: Satomi Hanamura[5] (Japanese); Talya Sindel[6] (English)
A wheelchair-using teenager, Lisa is able to transform into a giant robot powered by her imagination.
Michael Holden
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese); Arthur Romeo (English)
Blinded by the event, able only to see other Reflected.
Vy Le
Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (Japanese); Saki Miata[6] (English)
Michael's wife, transformed into a Darkness Reflected.
Wraith/Ethan Evans
Voiced by: Kōki Miyata (Japanese); 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: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese); Yasmina Shaw[6] (English)
Able to manipulate metal.
Mr. Mystic
Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (Japanese); Stan Lee[6] (English)
The creator appears in his own story as a villain.
Flaming Fury
Voiced by: Yūko Sanpei (Japanese); Laila Berzins[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected who can manipulate fire.
Volt Vortex
Voiced by: Kensho Ono (Japanese); Michael Orenstein[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected who can manipulate electricity.
Dead Wing
Voiced by: Shōto Kashii (Japanese); Aron Fromm[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected who has the appearance and abilities of a bat.
Con Man
Voiced by: (Japanese); Zachary Rice (English)
A Darkness Reflected with the power to cause others to hallucinate.
Voiced by: (Japanese); Matthew McCallum[6] (English)
A Darkness Reflected with the power to pass herself and others through solid objects.
Voiced by: Mika Doi (Japanese); Jill Cott[6] (English)
A government agent investigating the Reflected.
Voiced by: Ryūsei Nakao (Japanese); Kyle Chapple[6] (English)
A friend of X-On with a scarred face.
Voiced by: (Japanese); D.J. Rivers (English)
A military officer investigating the Reflected.
Voiced by: Tesshō Genda (Japanese); Michael Orenstein[6] (English)
Ian's long time friend and leader of I-Guy's support crew.
Jay, Tim, and Enrico
Voiced by: Yukito Sōma, Hiroo Sasaki, and Yūta Odagaki (Japanese); Isaac Simons, Aron Fromm, and Matt Murray[6] (English)
I-Guy's support crew.
Ninth Wonder/9nine
Voiced by: Themselves
A quartet of Japanese schoolgirls Reflected.


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.


  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 -". 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  3. ^ "'The Reflection' Latest News: 12-Part Series to Be Released on Blu-ray in 2018". 16 August 2017. 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.