Stan Lee has been creating superheroes and super-villains for decades, so it should come as no surprise that he continues to create and innovate well into his career. Lee, the tireless Marvel Comics legend who has spent years and years heading out to conventions to meet fans (and has only recently decided to step back from all of his public appearances, at the spry young age of 94), is now producing a new anime cartoon series called ‘The Reflection,’ set to begin airing in Japan very soon.
From reports, the new series will encompass a 12-episode first season, and will see broadcast activity on Japanese network NHK beginning on July 22nd. If you don’t live in Japan, you’re still in luck: globally, the series will stream via website CrunchyRoll, and will be released in tandem with (i.e. at the same time as) the broadcast episodes.
What’s it all about, you ask? Well, here’s the synopsis from production partners Pow! Studios (Lee’s company) and Studio DEEN:
“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.
“[The story] follows the fight between superhero Xon and villain I-Guy, who are among those found to have gained special powers following a global disaster called THE REFLECTION.”
Check out a still-image trailer for the series below, narrated by Lee and featuring a short “interview” with The Man himself as well:
‘The Reflection’ will stream on the CrunchyRoll site in America starting July 22, 2017.