Glass no Kamen (2005)

Glass Mask

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガラスの仮面 (2005)
English: Glass Mask
German: Glass Mask
Spanish: Glass Mask
French: Glass Mask
More titles


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
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.041 (scored by 1299412,994 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5842
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3566
Members: 40,654
Favorites: 520

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #584Popularity #3566Members 40,654
Add to My List
Episodes: /51


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)

Characters & Voice Actors


Hamatsu, Mamoru
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Mihara, Takenori
Episode Director, Storyboard
Miyahara, Shuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)

Episode Videos


Oct 7, 2023
This anime can be enjoyed by anyone, as it does have similar patterns to most anime. However, it is true that the central theme and the various climaxes it presents are something so specific that the "general" anime audience, especially those who prefer shonen genre, may find it boring and not get past half an episode. I don't blame them, if they're looking for a shonen, they won't find it here, even though it has all the elements of self-improvement and character evolution.

The main characters, the ones we see in the poster image, have a development and depth that is more than notable. Even the ...
Mar 26, 2023
It was pretty good, It doesn’t have an ending a fully over and done with ending, but it’s one of the few out there that includes acting. It’s a unique story, I can’t really compare it to anything else.

I do recommend it, but there is an age gap, but nothing really develops until… anyways it is a bit older so don’t hate on the art, and especially in the wolf scene I know it was supposed to be serious but you’ll understand if you watch that far. The characters develop well they do change and that’s pretty cool I guess.
Nov 29, 2022
This is a review taking into consideration that I've watched the OG anime from 1984. Expect some trivia! I won't spoil anything that wasn't shown in the 1984 OG. In case you want to know at what point the new content starts for those that have watched the OG, you can start watching this on the 2nd half of the 24th episode, onwards.

1) visuals aren't faithful to the manga (like the OG series was) but I like how they are much more colorful
2) recycled animation
3) dislike the "mask visuals" that never existed in any of the previous adaptations

1) Not a fan of ...

Interest Stacks

39 Entries · 65 Restacks
49 Entries · 75 Restacks


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Glass Mask (2005) Episode 51 Discussion
jacobpaige - Mar 12, 2011
34 repliesby Alice_Huxley »»
Feb 12, 8:33 AM
Poll: Glass Mask (2005) Episode 49 Discussion
jacobpaige - Mar 12, 2011
9 repliesby Alice_Huxley »»
Feb 12, 7:27 AM
Poll: Glass Mask (2005) Episode 45 Discussion
senerikfred - Dec 13, 2009
11 repliesby Alice_Huxley »»
Feb 11, 7:32 PM
Poll: Glass no Kamen (2005) Episode 47 Discussion
greentutu - Jun 29, 2013
7 repliesby Alice_Huxley »»
Feb 11, 7:21 PM
Poll: Glass Mask (2005) Episode 46 Discussion
jacobpaige - Mar 12, 2011
5 repliesby Alice_Huxley »»
Feb 11, 6:15 PM