Glass Mask

Alt title: Garasu no Kamen

Vol: 49+
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4.471 of 5 from 213 votes
Rank #74
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Maya is obsessed with acting; she overworks herself so that she can attend plays and watch dramas, but she doesn't have the money to pursue her dreams. One day, retired actress Tsukigake encounters Maya while she is mimicking a play, word for word, that she has only seen once. Astounded by her raw talent, the actress gives Maya a scholarship to study in her acting school, for Tsukigake wants Maya to become good enough to be her successor as the Crimson Goddess. Maya has to become the best actress in Japan first, but between the competing leaders Tsukigake, who holds the rights to the Crimson Goddess; and a business man named Masumi who wants those rights, what will happen to Maya?

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Vinniesama's avatar by Vinniesama on Apr 19, 2012
Score 7.5/10

Glass Mask by Suzue Miuchi is 46 volumes long in Japan and has never really been brought out in the English-speaking world, although I do remember seeing some volumes of it on sale on my last trip to France.  A shame, really, because it's damn good. It's about a poor girl called Maya Kitajima, who wants nothing more in the world than to become an actress. However, this dream is on hold, as she and her... read more

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