Glass Mask (2005)

Alt title: Glass no Kamen (2005)

TV (51 eps)
2005 - 2006
Spring 2005
4.217 out of 5 from 1,858 votes
Rank #651

Maya is a dreamy young girl whose clumsiness is matched only by her absent-mindedness. While others have given up on her, the legendary actress Tsukikage sees her hidden potential and offers to take Maya under her tutelage. Maya loves the theatre more than anything, and as there's not much she can do about it at home, she chooses to run away with Tsukikage. The world of theatre is harsh, however, especially for a naive young girl far away from home. While she finds new friends who support her, her mentor has powerful enemies and Maya is often on the receiving end of their ruthless plans. In face of the adversity, Maya must constantly fight to develop her skills to catch up with her unbelievably talented rival, Ayumi, if she hopes to inherit Tsukikage's legendary role: The Crimson Goddess.

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Episode 1

The Girl of a Thousand Masks

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Episode 2

Vivi`s Mask

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Episode 3

The Bird That Flew Away

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Episode 4

Flaming Stairs

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Episode 5

Restricted Lines

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Episode 6

My Beth

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Episode 7

Purple Rose

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Episode 8

Heading into the Wind

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Episode 9

A New Midori

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Episode 10

"Takekurabe" The Two Midoris

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Episode 11

Spring Storm

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Episode 12

Alone on the Stage

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FalseDawn Jul 20, 2009
Score 5/10

Story
Surfacing in manga form in the mid-70s, Glass Mask is a rare spectacle that presents the life and career of an actress as she rises to fame from humble beginnings. I call it rare because, despite the general idea existing since time immemorial, there are few writers who have dared to write a blossoming acting career in such depth as Suzue Miuchi. Perhaps because of this, the Glass Mask... read more

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vivafruit Jan 16, 2011
Score 6.5/10

Here's an interesting hypothetical: how much can a terribad ending ruin an otherwise watchable 51 episode series? I'm not about to waste a five-dollar reviewer word like "captivating" on the narrative, but at the same time I can't say I was bored. There is a somewhat shounen-esque theme of powering up throughout the series, except that in this show, the heroines are powering up their ACTING. Of... read more

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