Glass no Kamen
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Glass no Kamen

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Glass Mask
Japanese: ガラスの仮面


Type: Manga
Volumes: 49
Chapters: Unknown
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Jan 1976 to May 26, 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Performing Arts Performing Arts, Showbiz Showbiz
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Authors: Miuchi, Suzue (Story & Art)


Score: 8.501 (scored by 27902,790 users)
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Ranked: #1472
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Popularity: #1706
Members: 11,628
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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. 
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The MCs of each manga are aiming to become actresses; however, due to their outstanding talent at the beginning, they go through different performances trying to learn to "act" their role. In Act-Age, the protagonist is an actress who acts based on past experiences whereas in Glass no Kamen (aka Glass Mask) the protagonist acts while "becoming" the individual. Both perform very realistically and are envied by their colleagues. Although Glass Mask has an older art style, the story is very good. Those interested can watch the anime instead.  
reportRecommended by eternal_aria
They both talk about plays and acting. :) Ashita no Ousama, on the other hand, talks about the script writer and how their script makes it to the screen, so to speak. :) 
reportRecommended by ein_myria
Both are about talented young artists fighting to get somewhere in life, but the two have very different approaches to it 
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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. 
reportRecommended by AuroraStar
A brilliant young artist prodigy with a very sad personal trying to make it in art. both are great stories! 
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
reportRecommended by hjoiee8
They're both older manga, and also they have a similar tone of an over-the-top melodrama/soap opera.  
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Both are theater-themed girls' manga. wJuliette features a boy dressed as a woman and has strong romantic and comedic elements. In Glass no Kamen, a rival character is developing, so the confrontation with the rival character in the play is also a highlight. 
reportRecommended by kihel
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 ,  read more 
reportRecommended by KaGi-13
About a teenager going into and learning the dramatic arts. 
reportRecommended by DannyFain98
If you like show biz stories, you will love these two!!!  
reportRecommended by as3
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.  
reportRecommended by HippieRox
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. 
reportRecommended by miskat
Love of Acting and Drama! Though Private Actress is more episodic than Glass Mask, both heroines exhibit strength and admirable ability for the sake of acting! 
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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. 
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Both involve acting, where there's a sincere girl with a ridiculous amount of potential being brought out by a guy already influential in the field. 
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Both are intertainment-related, where a talented female lead tries to achieve her dreams of becoming a great actor/photographer 
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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 
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