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Glass no Kamen (2005)

Glass no Kamen (2005)

Alternative Titles

English: Glass Mask (2005)
Japanese: ガラスの仮面 (2005)


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2005 to Mar 29, 2006
Genres: Drama, Shoujo
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #2202
Popularity: #1918
Members: 10,558
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Two Girls. One Dream. And the entire world for a stage.

At 13 years old, Maya Kitajima seems destined to spend the rest of her life toiling in a crowded restaurant alongside her bitter and unstable mother. But when her incredible acting talent is discovered by the legendary diva Chigusa Tsukikage, Maya finds a new future filled with both golden opportunities and terrifying risks.

For Ayumi Himekawa, success has always been assured, yet she longs to be recognized for her own talents and skills, not her famous parents' connections.

For both, the ultimate prize is the role of The Crimson Goddess in the play of the same name, a part created by Chigusa. To achieve this goal, both Maya and Ayumi must seek out and conquer every acting challenge, pushing the limits of their talent and endurance to the utmost, until they are worthy of the part…

But for one to win, the other must fail!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Adaptation: Glass no Kamen
Alternative version: Glass no Kamen, Glass no Kamen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Shoujo
Other: Glass no Kamen Desu ga

Characters & Voice Actors

Hayami, Masumi
Hayami, Masumi
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Himekawa, Ayumi
Himekawa, Ayumi
Yajima, Akiko
Yajima, Akiko
Kitajima, Maya
Kitajima, Maya
Kobayashi, Sanae
Kobayashi, Sanae
Nakae, Shinji
Nakae, Shinji


Hamatsu, Mamoru
Hirayama, Satoshi
Character Design
Miuchi, Suzue
Original Creator
Terashima, Tamiya

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Aug 23, 2008
Glass Mask doesn't have the following it deserves (which is a shame, it's practically an icon in Japan, older than Sailor Moon and even references to "Mr. Purple Rose" or characters can be found in newer material such as Skip Beat). Started in the 70s or 80s, the manga after a hiatus is only just nearing completion at over 40 volumes. It's an epic romance with the drive of a young girl, starting at the age of 12 as she embarks on the journey to become an actress and grows up over the y...ears. If you like characters who follow after a dream at all read more
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Oct 30, 2009
This is my first review, so I hope it's helpful!

Anway, I was expecting this anime to be really rubbish at first and I was pleasantly surprised at how addicting it was.

Story 9/10

To be honest, I thought this was a good exmaple of your run-of-the-mill reaching for your dream scenarios. I thought that watching Maya start off from the very beginning give you this warm fuzzy feeling when you watch her do so well. You follow her journey from the complete beginning and so you gradually begin to know her character a lot better as you progress through the story. the story starts when she's read more
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Both main characters go into show business and have to over come many challenges in order to act well. They both have trouble finding out how to act out characters as well.
These two shows are extremely similar, both focusing on a teenage girl with a big dream and trying to make it. The only difference is that in Kaleido Star they focus more on things like gymnastics and dancing, while in Glass Mask it's about acting.

Opening Theme

#1: "Promise" by Candy (eps 1-26)
#2: "zero" by Ikuta Aiko (eps 27-51)

Ending Theme

#1: "Yasashii Sayonara" by Aina (eps 1-13)
#2: "Step One" by Sister Q (eps 14-26)
#3: "Sunao ni Narenakute (I Couldn't Become True)" by Splash Candy (eps 27-39)
#4: "Hello Hello ~another star~" by CORE OF SOUL (eps 40-51)

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