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Glass no Kamen


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Glass Mask
Japanese: ガラスの仮面

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1984 to Sep 24, 1984
Premiered: Spring 1984
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Studio Jack
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 1,302 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4244
Members: 4,202
Favorites: 27
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Episodes: /23

Synopsis

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...

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kitajima, Maya
Kitajima, Maya
Main
Katsuki, Masako
Japanese
Katsuki, Masako
Hayami, Masumi
Hayami, Masumi
Main
Nozawa, Nachi
Japanese
Nozawa, Nachi
Himekawa, Ayumi
Himekawa, Ayumi
Main
Matsushima, Minori
Japanese
Matsushima, Minori
Tsukikage, Chigusa
Tsukikage, Chigusa
Supporting
Nakanishi, Taeko
Japanese
Nakanishi, Taeko

Staff

Sugii, Gisaburou
Sugii, Gisaburou
Director, Episode Director
Konparu, Tomoko
Konparu, Tomoko
Script
Fujikawa, Keisuke
Fujikawa, Keisuke
Script, Screenplay
Kase, Mitsuko
Kase, Mitsuko
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Purple Light (パープル・ライト)" by Mariko Ashibe (eps 01-13)
#2: "Natsu no Biyaku (夏の媚薬)" by Sister Q




More reviewsReviews

Whoomp
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 read more
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movoning
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 read more
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