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Stan Lee, Hiroshi Nagahama's The Reflection Anime Reveals New Video, Staff

posted on 2016-10-30 00:00 EDT
30-minute series planned for worldwide simultaneous distribution in 2017

American comic pioneer Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-Men, Heroman) revealed at the Los Angeles Comic Con event on Saturday a new promotional video, a teaser visual, and more staff for The Reflection anime project. The anime is a collaboration series between Lee, his Pow! Entertainment company, Studio DEEN, and director Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi, Flowers of Evil, Detroit Metal City). Studio DEEN also announced the news on its website.

Studio DEEN originally revealed the project in October 2015 with a promotional video narrated by Lee.

Lee is credited with the original work, and Pow! Entertainment and Studio DEEN are credited with the project planning. Nagahama is co-creating and directing the 30-minute series at Studio DEEN, and he is also providing the original character designs. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Casshern Sins, Berserk, Mushi-Shi) is adapting those designs for animation. British music producer and songwriter Trevor Horn is producing the music for the anime. Japanese idol group 9nine (Star Driver, Magi, My Little Monster) is performing an insert song for the series.

The anime is planned for a worldwide simultaneous distribution in 2017. The series was originally planned for a Japanese television broadcast first before an expanded international release. Lee, Nagahama, Horn, Umakoshi, and 9nine all appeared on stage at the event in Los Angeles.

Studio DEEN describes the story:

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 lead into turmoil.

Lee collaborated with the anime studio BONES on the Heroman television anime series. He also co-created the Ultimo manga series with Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei and collaborated with X Japan band co-founder Yoshiki on a comic project. His creations at Marvel Comics have inspired several manga and anime adaptations.


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