Glass no Kamen: Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Shoujo

Glass Mask: The Girl of a Thousand Masks

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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
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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
Theme: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 45 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #48152
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Popularity: #10242
Members: 2,938
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


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Aug 23, 2008
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 ...
May 24, 2020
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 ...
Aug 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I'll be comparing this to the OG Glass no Kamen from 1984.

1) A lot darker, creepier and sometimes outright scary!
2) the animation is noticeably recycled and thus breaks immersion easily
3) Bad syncing of voice acting and animation
4) The characters have gone through a massive redesign. The original version from 1984 is visually very faithful to the manga but these OVA characters look nothing like what they should look like


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