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The Reflection is an anime by Stan Lee and Hiroshi Nagahama that aired 2017.

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.

Tropes in the series

  • Creator Cameo:
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Japanese schoolgirls, 9th Wonder, pull this off in episode 12 when they help I-Guy.
  • Differently Powered Individual: The Reflected are people who were affected by The Reflection and gained powers. They come in two types: ones who were affected by the light called Brightstar Reflected and ones who were affected by the smoke called Darkness Reflected.
    • X-On isn't a Reflected but a different type of empowered human.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The ending is sung by the Japanese group 9nine who's members also voice characters in the show.
  • Fantastic Racism: After the Reflection event, there are people who discriminate, fear and/or hate the Reflected.
  • Keep It Foreign: The English dub keeps the Japanese voices in the scenes that take place in Japan or show that the one speaking is only speaking in that language. It is not a case of Too Long; Didn't Dub.
    • The Teaser of episode 1.
    • The ending of episode 2.
    • The counseling of the four Japanese schoolgirls in episode 3.
    • The Japanese schoolgirls talk about their upcoming overseas field trip in episode 6.
  • Mass Super-Empowering Event: The titular "Reflection" event that happened 3 years before the story.
    • At the end of episode 12, it seems that a second wave of the Reflection is going to happen.
  • Music Video Credits Sequence: The ending SunSunSunrise performed by 9nine has the silhouettes of the members dance.
  • On the Next: Stan Lee voices the titles of the next episode.
  • Third Line, Some Waiting: The Plot Line of 9th Wonder/9nine mostly show glimpses of what they do up until the last couple of episodes when they go to America for a field trip.
  • Title Sequence: The opening is just the Theme Tune playing as letters or numbers come one by one representing characters of the show, then silhouettes of the characters quickly flash before the name of the show slowly appears.