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Stan Lee, DEEN Reveal The Reflection Anime's Cast, Characters, Story Intro, July 22 Debut

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for The Reflection anime project revealed the anime's cast and July 22 premiere on Friday.

The cast includes:

Shinichiro Miki as Xon, a mysterious hero who always appears unexpectedly. His age and other personal history remain unknown. If he can touch anyone for three seconds, he can copy the target's powers, and stock a number of powers for later use this way.

Satoshi Mikami as Ian Izett/I-GUY, a person who has the power to use his voice to generate a concussive blast all around him. He wears powered armor that enhances his concussive voice. His true identity is a famous rock star.

Mariya Ise as Eleanor Everts, a hero who excels in computers and intelligence gathering. She has the power to instantly teleport over short-range distances. She has a strong attachment to Xon, and gathers as much information as she can on him.

Satomi Hanamura as Lisa Livingston, an inquisitive and energetic girl who dreams of the sky. She is a competitor in wheelchair sprints. Due to The Reflection event, her beloved wheelchair gained the ability to transform into a giant robot.

The anime will premiere on NHK on July 22 at 11:00 p.m. Crunchyroll will stream the anime. The anime's staff previously announced that the anime is planned for a worldwide simultaneous distribution.

The anime's story begins with a major incident, The Reflection Event that covered the world in a black smoke that robbed the world of sunlight. Many people lost their lives, but those few who survived gained superpowers and became known as The Reflected. Some chose to be heroes, and others villains. But the how and why The Reflection itself happened remains a mystery.

Studio DEEN is collaborating with American comic pioneer Stan Lee (Spider-Man, X-Men, Heroman) and his Pow! Entertainment company for the project. Lee is credited with the original work, and Pow! Entertainment and Studio DEEN are credited with the project planning. Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi, Flowers of Evil, Detroit Metal City) is co-creating and directing the 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) will appear as characters in the story and are performing the show's ending theme song (the group was earlier credited with performing an insert song for the series).

Other staff members include Koichiro Sohtome (Mushishi episode director, Bokura ga Ita chief director) as series director, Yasuyuki Suzuki (Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) as scriptwriter, Kanako Satō (Love Live! School idol project, Wolf Children) as in-between checker, Hiroko Umezaki (Noragami Aragoto, Flowers of Evil) as color designer, Hisaharu Iijima (Bakemonogatari, And Yet the Town Moves) as art director, and Keiichi Nozaki (Ongaku Shōjo, L/R: Licensed by Royalty) as music director.

Source: MoCa News

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