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: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.061 (scored by 1151211,512 users)
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Ranked: #4952
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Popularity: #3191
Members: 35,467
Favorites: 475

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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
Miuchi, Suzue
Original Creator
Terashima, Tamiya


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
nosfertauman (All reviews)
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.
Mar 30, 2021
adoraraetomi (All reviews)

Oh god... what a rollercoaster. Being a fan of older anime I'm quite happy I came across Glass Mask and decided to give it a try, even though I expected it to be just another cliche shoujo, it really surpassed my expectations.

Story 9/10
From the first episode I was really intrigued by Maya's character. At first sight she seems like your basic 13 years old, naive and not being in touch with reality, but her passion for acting shows another side of her: the hidden genius. During the 51 episodes you can really observe Maya  and enjoy her journey, while she will face happiness, read more
Jun 24, 2015
ktulu007 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 14, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
Glass Mask is not the best anime ever, but it holds beauty and content that are some of the best ever seen in anime.

The series is a biography of a child actress. It captures the whole life of its main character from childhood to adulthood, from complete beginner to professional. The series is similar to the sports genre where stories completely and utterly rely on character development.

The series selling point is the acting itself. The training for these plays as well as the plays itself are content that is simply not available anywhere else, and they are polished beyond belief. My favorite act was read more

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