Anime fans are excited for the show that Stan Lee is currently working on with Studio DEEN, The Reflection. Crunchyroll announced a couple of months ago that it will be streaming the series worldwide as it releases in Japan. Yesterday, the official website revealed a bundle of new material including a slew of new visuals and cast announcements.
The new series will be a collaboration between Stan Lee and his company Pow! Entertainment, Studio DEEN, and director Hiroshi Nagahama. You can check out all new visuals of the new characters in the gallery below, the newly revealed staff members include:
- Idol group 9nine members Kanae Yoshii, Hirona Murata, Uki Satake, and Sayaka Nishiwaki as Kana, Hiro, Uki, and Saya. Hiroshi Nagahama.
- Shouto Kashii as Deadwing, a Reflected who completely lost all human appearance after The Reflection. He is completely devoted to Reys, who did not shun him due to his detestable appearance. He specializes in flight and attacks by using ultrasonic waves.
- Yuko Sanpei as Flaming Fury, a follower of Reys. She is able to freely manipulate flames and can even use it to fly. If she concentrates on her powers, she can use them while completely submerged in water.
- Yoko Hikasa as Steel Ruler, a cool-headed woman who agrees with Reys' espoused principles and became his follower. She has a strong ability that allows her to manipulate any metal in existence.
- Tomomichi Nishimura as Mr. Mystique, a former astronomer who had foreseen and warned people about The Reflection earlier than anyone else. He has the ability to see where all Reflected are, communicate with them, and observe them
- Kouki Miyata as Reys, a person who has been gathering and manipulating Reflected around him for a secret purpose. His powers are unknown. He excels at playing to the sympathies of people, and he has used this to gather many of the lost and confused Reflected under him to swell his influence.
The series is described by Studio DEEN as the following:
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.
This isn't the first time Stan Lee has collaborated with an anime studio. Lee worked with BONES to write the Heroman television anime series, but is directly involved with the production of The Reflection. Lee also co-created the Ultimo manga series with Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei and collaborated with YOSHIKI on a comic project as well. Not to mention several Marvel Comics have inspired manga and anime adaptations.