With Glass Mask and Skip Beat, both of the female leads will do what it takes to make it in the entertainment world, even though their agenda and ultimate goals are different. They are also long running series. Skip Beat with over 20 volumes, and Glass Mask with over 40 - and still ongoing. If you like one, you would enjoy the other.
Glass Mask and Skip Beat both focus on a young girl determined to make it big in the world of acting. However, while this connects both mangas, the difference between Kyoko and Maya's characters is vast. The dark, serious, and often times immature Kyoko provide much comic relief to the Skip Beat series whereas the creative, "genius" actress that sometimes lacks confidence allows readers of Glass Mask to wonder if she has what it takes to get the role of the legendary "Crimson Goddess". Despite the differences between the two characters, readers of one series will definitely be able to enjoy the other. Enter the world of comedy, mystery and subtle romance with Skip Beat and Glass Mask's portrayal of what the world of acting is like, the seriousness of an actor's role and what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry. read more
Both are series about serious method actor girls. The rest of the cast draws parrells to. Kyoko=Maya, Ren=Masumi (and other characters *giggle*) Kanae sort of = Ayumi and Yahiro=Mizuki. There are many diffence in the plot (mainly cocerning the main characters motive for acting, but both series have humor, drama, bitchy actresses jealous of the main characters, and awesome romance scenes.
I've read some were before that Glass Mask is like Skip Beats mother and I would have to agree. Glass Mask is about a girl and her career in acting just like in Skip Beat and the romance is a lot like. If you like older manga and you like Skip Beat you have to try Glass Mask!
Both have a girl who goes into show business and gradually gets more popular. Maya is kind of like the innocent side of Kyoko. Both characters surprise their coworkers when they get very into their characters, and there is the whole "I just can't get into the role" thing, and then they end up making up a character that surprises everyone. Kyoko and Kanae's relationship is similar to Maya and Ayumi's, except Kyoko and Kanae are more friendly with each other.
If you like the premise of Skip Beat but want more depth on the acting part, or just more depth in general, try Glass Mask. At one point you stop comparing it to Skip Beat because it's on a much higher level. Both are very good in their own ways though, and kind of complement one another, Skip Beat having what Glass Mask lacks and vice-versa.
Both of the main character want to be an actor. Glass no Kamen is long and kinda slow but worth the while, while Skip Beat is faster and so many things happening. Both of the main characters are both young girls and both of them have big love of acting. They have both flaws and in Glass no Kamen her flaws are bigger but they are both lovable. I love both manga and would own both of them if Glass no Kamen would be in english but they are only so on the internet, sadly.
The one thing that will always amaze readers about both series is their ability to draw anyone in, no matter the gender...or age. Both takes on the same theme: acting. Whether theatrical or televised acting, Skip Beat! and Glass no Kamen (Glass Mask) tackles the said art. They are top-billed by overactive girls whose talent in that department so far outshines even veterans that leaves both friends and rivals alike gaping in their wake. Talented they may be, but the two female leads lack the sensitivity to notice that they may actually be far more amazing actresses than they made themselves believe.
This recommendation is not made on the premise of the two works' similarities, but rather on giving the readers an alternative to the manga that left them wanting another creation with the same topic of discourse. They differ however in tone, Glass Mask is wrapped in a darker atmosphere despite Skip Beat having a
female lead with a "dark" side. Accompany these quirky girls as they take to the stage of their dreams! read more
Both mangas involves girls that are interested in the theatre, one scriptwrting/directing and the other acting. Both have amazing talent, and one ultimate goal. One wants to write a perfect one-actor script and the other to act in The Crimson Goddess.
Just like Glass no Kamen the lead protagonist is passionate about theater, puts her heart out in the work she does and is determined to do her role perfectly. Moreover both of them work to become better at in their career and fame follows them with time. Both of them are successful in leaving all the people around them spellbound and moved by with their actions and words.
Cat Street is very short and sweet; it's more about the main character being outcasted for being so good at acting at a young age and than having her role in a play stolen from her. It's not something you should read if you want to read something long, but if you want something semi-short and sweet, than this is the manga for you. It reminds me of Glass Mask with the acting part of it.
After becoming blacklisted/isolated from the entertainment world, both heroines show their strength and love of acting in order to perform again. They sink from tragedy & depression and learn to rise back to the top.
Generally, these mangas are wonderful to read. The main characters are interesting and their dramas will give you twists & turns that you would never expect. It's true that Glass Mask is MUCH longer, but nevertheless, it would still get you hooked just as much as Cat Street.
The stories of the two lead characters (Nodame and Maya) have a great deal in common. Though Glass Mask is not comedic, like Nodame Cantabile, they both feature female protagonists who exist somewhat outside of their artistic communities. Both are phenomenal raw talents who struggle to find their niche amongst those who may be more technically skilled in their respective fields, but who often lack their same level of emotional committment.
The romance stories in the two series are handled differently, but similarly at the same time. Instead of pairing these characters up with their respective partners immediately, and then facing numerous obstacles all together, these romances develop slowly and subtly. Even the smallest of moments between the various couples can make your chest clench. Anyone who has enjoyed one of these series will definitely enjoy the other as well. read more
Althought the main characters are not so similar
the overplot is. Both is about acting and achieving the position of being No.1
The past that was the most similar was the part where they mention the play Staircase to Heaven (i dont remember the clearly, Penguin Revolution)
it is the same as the play Scarlet Angel (Glass mask)
they both state that if you are the main leading female character of this play, it means that you are the best actress around
Both girls discover their passion in their professions, they develop relationships with men who are well established within the fields. they both go through ups & downs professionally and remain strong throughout them.
if you like the love relationship in Glass Mask then you will Certainly like the relationship in Dengeki Daisy .
because both of them is about teenage girl who have relationship with adult man , the girl hate the man at the Beginning but she start to love him slowly, the men is secretly in love with the girl , the men play the role of a mean person in front of the girl but they are very gentle in reality and they have another secret Identity and they use their secret identity to help the girl and encourage her , both of them are hide their other identity .  read more
They're both great shojo manga about a young girl striving to succeed in the world of acting.
Although Kodocha is mostly centered around relationship between the two main characters, while Glass Mask is more focused on the acting part of the story, they both show what it means to be famous and how much pleasure and hardships it can bring you.
Both drawings are similar-old art. They both focus on young girls who want to be in the stage industry like theatre and ballet. Maya and Masumi are similar, they are clumsy and have a hardcore passion for the thing they do. Not just that, they both don't know that they have the talent and always have no confidence. The stories also have great rivals.
Both are about two young girls who have a strong and scary passion for something they like. In Glass Mask, maya loves acting and in Red, Becky loves photography/model. Both of them have something to do with the same business. They start out with a poor background. Both Maya and Becky had to deal with a lot of problems to be the top. The art in both manga are old.
Though set in different time periods, both stories have a male lead who secretly admires the female lead who is much younger than he. These two male characters are rich and have cold-hearted facades, but are actually kind and gentle. They are also acting as the benefactors of the girls; however, in Glass Mask, the girl is unaware of whom she is indebted to.
There was a hilarious reference to Glass Mask in chpt 4 of SDC, so I thought of recommending it.
Both mangas do have never-ending drama, so much so that it can feel like you're watching a soap opera :3 Yet, the main female leads never give up in whatever they're doing. Both reads are quite enjoyable in their own ways, often silly but full of drama.
Both convey an art style similar to "classic shojo/josei manga" (though Kuragehime is more modern and is merely influenced by it).
But other than the occasional art style, both feature a heroine who initially seemed useless, but over time gained her ambition by following her obsession (whether it would be Acting for Glass Mask, or Jellyfish dresses for Kuragehime). And lastly, both feature a highly stylish, rich male who serves as that push or force to the heroine's ambition.