Glass no Kamen (2005)

Glass Mask

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガラスの仮面 (2005)
English: Glass Mask
German: Glass Mask
Spanish: Glass Mask
French: Glass Mask
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2005 to Mar 29, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.051 (scored by 1234812,348 users)
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Ranked: #5402
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Popularity: #3457
Members: 39,063
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Hamatsu, Mamoru
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Mihara, Takenori
Episode Director, Storyboard
Miuchi, Suzue
Original Creator


Opening Theme

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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 17-39)
4: "Hello Hello ~another star~" by CORE OF SOUL (eps 40-51)


Apr 18, 2008
I know this is grave digging, but After having discovered the Glass Mask manga, and then this anime, I was suprised how superb they were. The newest version updates the style of the characters, but it still follows the manga fairley closely.

THIS is the kind of shoujo I want to watch, much, much better than the typical shoujo we get these days. The characters are all engrossing and interesting, even all the supporting characters are well fleshed out and with an interesting and realistic story. If anyone hasn't seen this I strongly reccomend watching the manga, and then watching the anime.
Jun 24, 2015
Glass no Kamen is a shoujo manga written by Miuchi Suzue starting in the mid 70s and still going. The series has had two anime adaptations. The first was done by Eiken in 1984 the second was done by TMS Entertainment and ran from April of 2005 to March of 2006. We're going to be looking at the TMS Entertainment version because I was specifically asked to look at that one. The Gent in question provided a link and everything.


Kitajima Maya has always been a normal girl. She works after school to help pay for her and her mother's room and board. She ...
May 15, 2019
This was dreadful. I watched it when I was much younger and loved it. For an anime surrounding acting, Maya's voice actor lacked range and sounded horrible.

I tried binging it.

It's a soap opera at best, like Nana was, except Nana had great voice acting. Every time Maya sees Hayami, her purple roses fan, she blames him for killing her mom. That is horrible. That's a horrible thing to say to someone. Rinse and repeat throughout the whole series. She shows no maturity from losing her mom. Her mom becomes plot device. This isn't a remotely accurate depiction of grief.

This hasn't aged well ...

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