Glass no Kamen

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Synonyms: Glass Mask
Japanese: ガラスの仮面


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1984 to Sep 24, 1984
Premiered: Spring 1984
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Studio Jack
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Eiken
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 26042,604 users)
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Ranked: #22702
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Popularity: #6343
Members: 8,857
Favorites: 43

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Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl with a talent for acting, was discovered by the reclusive actress Tsukikage. The story follows Maya's growing up, intense training, overcoming challenges, and evolving into the foremost actress of her generation (she is about 20 so far). Maya's greatest rival is Himekawa Ayumi, the beautiful daughter of a famous movie couple. They ultimately vied for the most sought-after role - the "Crimson Goddess". An equally important subplot Maya's relationship with the handsome and ruthless entertainment mogul Hayami Masumi, who secretly became her number one fan, but misunderstandings and bad-timing obstructed their romance...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Episode Director
Kase, Mitsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsunoda, Toshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishimaki, Hideo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Glass no Kamen (ガラスの仮面)" by Mariko Ashibe

Ending Theme

"Purple Light (パープル・ライト)" by Mariko Ashibe (eps 1-23)

Jul 28, 2011
If the art is in the way, get over it.

now moving on to the story itself. I'm a Glass Mask fanatic. I've watched both this and the 2005 version, plus the tv drama and ova, and I've read the manga, which is still continuing for those who don't know.

You have to watch the story, especially this older version, with an open heart, not as a critic prepared to voice your opinions.

I thoroughly enjoyed the story. In fact, there isn't another story that I enjoyed as much as this one. Skip Beat comes next.
I'm not someone who's into showbiz, so the showbiz factor is ...
Sep 27, 2008
Glass Mask is an interesting piece of animation. It all begins with Mayas will to fulfill her dreams but quickly turns so a story filled with angst and hurt feelings. This is the kind of series you watch when you are tired of the old "everything will turn out ok"-stereotype.

The story is quite good and the pacing is excellent. It is basically about Maya who would like to be an actor someday. One day she is promised to get a chance to se a play if she delivers all the orders for a resturant she works at before midnight. Her entusiasm is discovered by the ...
Sep 18, 2021
This review is a little biased because I just enjoyed the anime so much. Realistically this isn't a perfect 10 out of 10 but for me it was. When I watched the first episode I could not stop watching, and then I watched the 2005 remake/continuation. I enjoyed this so much I have I bought the dvd set and rewatch it quite often.
Is glass mask for everyone? No. There's a weird age gap, even though they aren't really in love till they're grown its weird. There's also the fact that you lowkey watch the main character get abused because her ...

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