Glass no Kamen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Shoujo

Glass Mask: The Girl of a Thousand Masks

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Glass no Kamen OVA
Japanese: ガラスの仮面~千の仮面を持つ少女~
English: Glass Mask: The Girl of a Thousand Masks
More titles


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 16, 1998 to Apr 21, 1999
Producers: Dentsu, TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 45 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.901 (scored by 665665 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #42072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9272
Members: 2,162
Favorites: 12

External Links

Ranked #4207Popularity #9272Members 2,162
Add to List
Episodes: /3
* Your list is public by default.


An OVA depicting the early events of the Glass no Kamen series.

Kitajima Maya is a young girl from a poor background with no talents of use to school or her widowed mother. However, she is obsessed with movies, theatrical plays and TV dramas-to the point of remembering every line from a movie she's seen once, and dramatically acting out the stories, including every character, for anyone who will listen. One day, she encounters an old woman with a scarred face who claims that Maya is the girl she's been looking for-for the old woman has spent years protecting the rights to a 'legendary' play.


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Tsuneo
Director, Storyboard
Konparu, Tomoko
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Miuchi, Suzue
Original Creator


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Ending Theme

No ending themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an ending theme here.

Aug 23, 2008
StarMasayume (All reviews)
This is not so much a sequel as an OVA covering the very beginning of the story of Glass Mask. It begins with Maya, the girl who is not good at anything... aside from her fascination with all that is movies and dramas. Even her own mother believes her a useless girl. If a tv is on, she won't hear a word you say, if you send her out to deliver Ramen she may come back hours later, she can't remember a single formula for school... but she can recite any play she's watched once by heart. As a habit, she acts out her favorite read more
May 24, 2020
kusanagi999 (All reviews)
Anyone who is remotely familiar with this series is most likely aware of its two adapatations which are both TV shows that aired in 1984 and 2005 respectively. However, this little OVA here is easily missable despite it actually being TMS' first adaptation of the series before they made the aforementioned one in 2005. Personally, it genuinely surprised me because I was expecting a very forgettable experience initially but was proved wrong just a few minutes in the first episode. So, let me make this clear right in the beginning; Whether you watched any of the TV shows or are looking for a way to read more
Oct 5, 2018
Aoede (All reviews)
Well, obviously it's kinda different from 80's version.
I like that this one has more small details in plot and they make more realistic and intense atmosphere in comparison with "childish" original TV. Although on the other side there are many missed scenes that I like in 80's.
Sometimes I felt like watching moving manga frames and it doesn't mean well (some scences look good only on paper, you know).
One of the worst thing here is The-Purple-Roses-Man line. I don't like how many times Masumi acts like in horrible romance drama. No, I like this line in orginal anime because it was not in read more


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Glass Mask: The Girl of a Thousand Masks Episode 1 Discussion
VARIAchan - Oct 4, 2010
4 replies by Firechick12012 »»
Sep 26, 2019 4:52 PM
Poll: Glass Mask: The Girl of a Thousand Masks Episode 3 Discussion
VARIAchan - Oct 4, 2010
0 replies by VARIAchan »»
Oct 4, 2010 2:22 AM