Stan Lee & Hiroshi Nagahama's "THE REFLECTION" Reveals Key Visual, More Cast Info

Studio Deen-animated TV series is set to premiere on July 22

The official website for the upcoming original superhero-themed TV anime series THE REFLECTION today revealed a key visual featuring its four main characters, and also introduced additional characters with their voice actors.


The TV anime series is co-created by Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-men comic creator) and Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-shi anime director), and animated by Studio Deen (KonoSuba, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju). The 12-episode series directed by Nagahama is scheduled to premiere on the NHK network on July 22, 2017, and will be also available via streaming on Crunchyroll.


Key Visual

  (clockwise from the right upper corner)

Eleanor Evarts: Mariya Ise (Urara Kasugano/Cure Lemonade in Yes! PreCure 5)

I-GUY (Ian Izett): Satoshi Mikami (Japanese dub voice of Benedict Cumberbatch)

Lisa Livingston: Satomi Hanamura (Anise Azeat in Galaxy Angel II)

Xon: Shinichiro Miki (Takumi Fujiwara in Initial D)



To promotes the series, NHK will air a 25-minute special program "Fascinating AmeComi! Approaching the

Attraction of The Upcoming New Anime 'THE REFLECTION'" at 23:25 on July 1 (JST), having director Nagahama,

American comic critic Mitsuko Mitsuoka, and Japanese idol group 9nine (who perform the ED song and voice

the characters inspired by themselves) as special guests.


Then NHK BS Premium will also air a one-hour program titled "The Man Who Created 80's: The World of

Trevor Horn" dedicated to the history and works of 67-year-old legendary English musician/producer Trevor

Horn, who serves as music producer for the anime, in its "Yougaku (Western music) Club" music program

to be aired at 22:50 on July 9.



Additional characters:


 (from left)

Kana: Kanae Yoshii (9nine)

Hiro: Hirona Murata (9nine)

Uki: Uki Satake (9nine)

Saya: Sayaka Nishiwaki (9nine)



Dead Wing

 CV: Shouto Kashii (Tamonbo in The Eccentric Family 2)

 - He has completely lost his human form under the influence of The Reflection, and is an admirer of

 Reis who has not evaded his ugly looks and has guided him. He is good at flying and attacks using

 ultrasonic waves.



Flaming Fury

 CV: Yuko Sanpei (Cure Dream/Nozomi Yumehara in Yes! PreCure 5)

 - One of Reis' followers. She can manipulate flames freely and can fly in the sky by applying the ability.

 By concentrating the fire power, she can use her ability like a burner even in the water.



Steel Ruler

 CV: Yoko Hikasa (Farnese in Berserk)

 - A cool-headed woman who agrees with Reis' ideal and has become his follower. She has an extremely

 strong power that can manipulate any type of metals exist.



Mr. Mystic

 CV: Tomomichi Nishimura (Kuru in Dragon Ball Super)

- A former astronomer who found the indication of The Reflection earlier than anyone and gave warning

 before it actually occurred. Under certain conditions, he can detect whereabouts of the all Reflected, and

 can express his intentions and observe them. 




 CV: Kouki Miyata (Aiichiro Nitori in Free!)

 -He has put The Reflected together secretly and has been pulling the wires from behind for some purpose.

 His ability is unknown. He is good at winning the hearts and minds of the people, and has expanded his

 power by persuading the Reflected who are perplexed with their abilities.



The voice recording session for the anime's first episode was already done.


Comments from the three main cast:


Shinichiro Miki (Xon):

"I had spent some restless days since a few days before the recording, because this is such a large-scale

title. As expected, the studio was filled with heat and the staff and actors' passion on the recording day.

I realized that THE REFLECTION will be sent out to the world as 'a work of art,' not as 'a product.' Every

part of this anime is worthwhile to see, and it will take a little more time until its birth! Please look

forward to it!!"


Satoshi Mikami (Ian Izett/I-GUY):

"I am also looking forward to seeing how the story goes, because this is an original American Comic title

that has many mysteries. I have learned that I-GUY's true identity Ian Izett was a popular musician who

released hit songs in the past. I also had experience playing in a band, so I am excited to see if there will

be many things that I can sympathize with in the story. Please be excited about it!"


Mariya Ise (Eleanor Evarts):

"What is The Reflection, and each character's background... This anime has so many mysterious parts that

even we have not been been told yet. But we can face our characters with our full effort in all sincerity,

because we have immense trust in this story created by director Nagahama. We realize this happiness

that we can perform with this team, and we unite and do our best to deliver a brand new world like no one

has ever seen to the viewers!"




Teaser PV



Source: "THE REFLECTION" official website 


© Stan Lee, Hiroshi Nagahama/THE REFLECTION Production Committee


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