Glass Mask

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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (19)

The television series entitled Glass Mask is about the adventures of a lady known as Maya Kittajima, her passion for the performing arts and her rival Ayumi. Maya is a talented actress who loves the performing arts with so much passion. She lost her father at a young age and since then she lives with her mother Haru who hates her. Maya is always in close competition with her opponent Ayumi Himekawa. Both Ayumi and Maya are University students at the time. They are both studying a degree which will enable them to have the main role in the famous play called the Crimson Goddess. Maya is not an intelligent student when it concerns school nor is she is a very pretty girl to have major roles. But her passion for acting always makes her do anything just to earn roles of her choice. She tells her friends that her mother always told her she is not good at anything, so she tries to prove her wrong through acting. Meanwhile, Ayumi is from a very wealthy family. She is beautiful, intelligent and a very talented actress. Despite the fact that these two girls are from different backgrounds and have different capabilities, they are always competing for similar roles. They usually meet at auditions and end up as the two main contestants in every major competition where they meet. Maya's role model and mentor discovered her when she auditioned for role in the famous play, The Crimson Goddess. He sees great potential in Maya and encourages her to keep working hard to build a career in acting. Masumi Hayami is a very cunning and crafty young man. He is always very unkind towards Maya and does not treat her with respect. Sometimes he pretends to encourage her, whereas he just tries to please Maya's mentor. After some time, Masumi starts developing feelings for Maya and later falls in love with her. he starts encouraging her and the two start dating.

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The Scarlet Angel
51. The Scarlet Angel
March 28, 2006
The Scarlet Angel finally reveals herself!
A Goddess' Mask
50. A Goddess' Mask
March 21, 2006
While crossing an eerie bridge deep in the forest, the bridge suddenly breaks and Maya falls through
A Soul's Other Half
49. A Soul's Other Half
March 14, 2006
On her deathbed, Ichiren Ozaki recalls her life
A Night of Dreams
48. A Night of Dreams
March 7, 2006
Masumi reads the story of The Scarlet Angel to Maya.
Flames of Love
47. Flames of Love
February 28, 2006
Maya embarks on a small journey to find her old sensei
To the Valley of Plum Trees
46. To the Valley of Plum Trees
February 21, 2006
Masumi Hayami runs into Maya on the bullen train station and encourages her to continue pursuing her dream.
The Stars of the City
45. The Stars of the City
February 14, 2006
Thirty years have passed since Chigusa Tsukikage, Maya's mentor, was in the public eye.
Infinite Theater
44. Infinite Theater
February 7, 2006
It's opening night for "The Forgotten Wilderness" and already a huge line has formed!
43. "The Forgotten Wilderness"
January 31, 2006
"The Forgotten Wilderness" begins rehearsal.
Betting on the Arts Festival
42. Betting on the Arts Festival
January 24, 2006
Getting into her role, Maya travels in to the mountainous wilderness to further understand her character.
A Primitive Heart
41. A Primitive Heart
January 17, 2006
An open casting call for "The Forgotten Wilderness" brings in some very inexperienced yet eager actors and actresses.
Jane the Wolf-Girl
40. Jane the Wolf-Girl
January 10, 2006
Maya's newest play is "The Forgotten Wilderness," in which she plays a girl raised by wolves.
Violet Shadow
39. Violet Shadow
December 27, 2005
"The Two Princesses" approaches its final show.
38. "The Two Princesses" (Part 2)
December 20, 2005
The play continues as Maya's role of Aldis is challenged.
37. "The Two Princesses" (Part 1)
December 13, 2005
Maya takes the role as Princess Aldis in the play "The Two Princesses"
Winter Constellations
36. Winter Constellations
December 6, 2005
Maya meets an actress who once played Aldis in a play.
Aldis and Oligeld
35. Aldis and Oligeld
November 29, 2005
Maya reads a story about two princesses, Aldis and Orgeld.
Maya's Challenge
34. Maya's Challenge
November 22, 2005
A fundraiser performance by the Tsukikage Acting Troupe and the Ikkakujuu Troupe of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was an instant hit! But Maya was cut from the show... what does Masumi Hayami have in store for her?
The Miracle of the Open-Air Theater
33. The Miracle of the Open-Air Theater
November 15, 2005
Masumi Hayami lectures a small outdoor theater troupe about their play.
32. "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
November 8, 2005
Ayumi Himekawa wins an award for her acting ability.
Solo Performance
31. Solo Performance
November 1, 2005
Maya performs a solo show to her audience.
A Million Rainbows
30. A Million Rainbows
October 25, 2005
Ayumi finds Maya choking on the fake balls of mud from the play.
29. "Carmilla's Portrait"
October 18, 2005
Masumi Hayami continues to criticize Maya on her acting abilities.
Failure as an Actress
28. Failure as an Actress
October 11, 2005
Maya believes that Hayami Masumi killed her mother, meanwhile Miss Mizuki is worried about Maya's sudden disappearance.
Unseen Pitfall
27. Unseen Pitfall
October 4, 2005
Maya's personal assistant, Norie Otobe, is bullied by Miss Mizuki.
The Shadow Who Hunts Maya
26. The Shadow Who Hunts Maya
September 27, 2005
Maya's manager reprimands her for falling in love with Satomi. Maya sneaks off on a date with Satonmi after announcing to the press they are in love. Someone is out to sabotage Maya as so far they have spiked her food, removed bolts from set props and made a bucket of water fall on her. Maya is flooded with thoughts of her Mother as she starts shooting her first movie. Masumi offers Miss Yamazaki a chance to shoot some commericals that will garner world wide viewing so she decides to let go of her anger towards Daito Theater.
25. "Ten no Kagayaki (Heavenly Brilliance)"
September 20, 2005
After Maya's & Ayumi's press conference for Daito Theater she is really doubting herself but Satomi makes her feel better. Everyone realizes that Maya has fallen in love with Satomi. The Daito Theater has launched a campaign to spread the word about Maya. Masumi's people have found Maya's Mother but Masumi decides to keep that information to himself. Maya starts to realize how jealous people are of her success.
Heavenly Brilliance
25. Heavenly Brilliance
October 7, 2010
Masumi's people have found Maya's Mother but Masumi decides to keep that information to himself. Maya starts to realize how jealous people are of her success.
The Beautiful Maze
24. The Beautiful Maze
September 13, 2005
Maya is starting to attract all kinds of autograph seekers and scouts. Masumi warns her that she is now going to have lots of agents seek her out for roles and she needs to be careful. Maya and Ayumi have both been nominated as Best Supporting Actress for their portrayal of Helen. After Maya gives her acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actress Ms. Tsukikage comes on stage and offers both Maya and Ayumi the chance to play the lead role in "The Scarlet Angel". Ms. Tsukikage also makes arrangements for the Daito Theatre to start housing and schooling Maya.
Show Down! The Two Helens
23. Show Down! The Two Helens
September 6, 2005
Ayumi and Maya both perform their versions of Helen for the Theater Festival; Ayumi is first to perform. When Maya and Utako started their version of Helen Utako was stunned at first working with Maya's presence on the stage. Utako then transforms her acting abilities to be as intense as Maya's. After the play, Utako tells May how glad she was that she got two act with her.
22. "The Miracle Worker", the Final Audition
August 30, 2005
When the girls arrive for the final auditions they judges put them in a room to ask them to "entertain" themselves as Helen would. For the second round they all have to eat as Helen. The third round they have to act how Helen would when she is looking for her Mother after just waking up from a nap. For the final round they sound an alarm and all but Ayumi and Maya react. The judges then pick both Maya and Ayumi to be Helen and they will alternate who plays Helen during the run.
Etude of Flames
21. Etude of Flames
August 23, 2005
Maya in under lots of pressure to win the role of Helen Keller or she will be expelled from Tsukikage's troupe. Tsukikage tries to help her audition for the role but becomes too sick again. All the girls auditioning for the role spend the summer rehearsing for this audition. Ayumi lives among the deaf and blind children and tries to imitate them. Maya goes off to a summer house, blindfolds herself and wears earplugs in order to try and live like a deaf and blind person.
The Switched Script
20. The Switched Script
August 16, 2005
Maya goes on stage when called eventhough she does not know her lines as someone switched her script. Ayumi comes on stage to "save" her so Maya begins to "play" off her lead. Maya allows her anonymous fan to send her to school. She goes to the principals office to see if she can meet this person to thank him. Maya is also asked to audition for the role of Helen Keller in Daito's next play.
The Fallen Mask
19. The Fallen Mask
August 9, 2005
Majima has been coming to all of Maya's plays as he thinks of her as Cathy and fallen for her. He takes her out for ice cream and asks her out. Maya is upset because she knows Sakurakouji has not been to this play at all. On the last night of the play, Maya is told her Mother is sick and missing from the clinic she was recuperating in. Maya loses her concentration during the play thus causing her to lose her mask as she is thinking about her Mom she just saw on the street.
Role of a Doll
18. Role of a Doll
August 2, 2005
Tsukikage pulls the troupe together to perform the play "The Stone's Smile." Maya is cast in the role of the doll. Tsukikage rents out an old, abandoned café for their acting troupe. On the 10th night of the plays run, they are a complete sell out. Masumi offers to pay all of Maya's expenses if she will join the Daito Theater. Maya's anonymous fan also offers to pay for Maya to attend school and acting. Maya's Mother has to leave her job due to her deteriorating health.
17. "Wuthering Heights"
July 26, 2005
"Wuthering Heights" starts and the audience is impressed with the intensity of Maya and Ryou, who play the younger versions of Cathy and Heathcliff. Sakurakouji can't believe Maya's intensity and leaves halfway thru the play. As more people see the play during it's run, the audience is becoming more confused because the younger actors play with much more intensity than their adult actors. Due to this the play receives bad reviews. Tsukikage tells everyone that their troupe will put on another play and that the Ikkakujuu Troupe will help them out.
Wuthering Heights
17. Wuthering Heights
August 12, 2010
Wuthering Heights starts and the audience is impressed with the intensity of Maya and Ryou, who play the younger versions of Catherine and Heathcliff.
Theater Crasher
16. Theater Crasher
July 19, 2005
Maya takes a part-time job managing props for another theater. One day as they are waiting on the actors Maya calms down the kids by telling them a story. When it's time to start the play, the kids riot because they want Maya to finish her story. She is promptly fired after the play. Miss Harada informs Tsukikaga that they will never hire Maya again eventhough they know she will take the stage by storm one day. Maya is asked to audition fo rthe lead in "Wuthering Heights."
Trap
15. Trap
July 12, 2005
Maya meets Miss Harada from another troupe and askes to be in her production. Her audtion is to express four emotions using one prop and she gets the role. Ayumi's new roll upsets her audience so much they start to leave but she is able to engage them again. Maya is a little nervous about her new play because the audience is all adults. She had never considered who the audience would be before taking a role. But the girl whose role Maya take has something up her sleeve for Maya.
The Fated Rivals
14. The Fated Rivals
July 5, 2005
Maya films her bit part in the movie and see a close up. Ayumi vows to take any role possible so that she can get enough "life experiences" that will enable her to achieve reaching the ultimate role. The schools' acting troupe is putting on a new production. When the lead actress has to be rushed to the emergency room, Maya volunteers to tackle the role. Masumi offers to let Maya joing the Ondine Troupe. The girls learn of Aoyogi's plan to destroy their troupe.
Tomorrow's Grass
13. Tomorrow's Grass
June 28, 2005
The girls ask Tsukikage if she will still teach them acting now that the troupe has been disbanded. They all take jobs so that they can pay her. Maya's secret admirer gives her a ticket to see "King Lear". Sakurakouji tries to persuade Maya to join is acting troupe. Maya takes a bit part in an upcoming movie.
Alone on the Stage
12. Alone on the Stage
June 21, 2005
Since the cast did not return in time for the competition, Maya volunteers to perform solo. Maya gets her first curtain call for her great performance. There will be two sets of winners announced. One is the audience choice and the other is the judges. Tsukikage is the audiences' choice for first place and Ondine wins 3rd place. Before the judges can announce a winner, Onodera stands up to ask that Tsukikage Acting Troupce be disqualified since only one actor performed and not the required 14.
Spring Storm
11. Spring Storm
June 21, 2005
Tsukikage Acting Troupe is again favored to win in the National Acting Competition. Maya gets the lead again and they are performing "Gina & the Five Blue Jars". The night before their competition someone destroys all of their props and costumes. One of the rival troupes volunteers to help with repairing the set props.
Two Midoris of
10. Two Midoris of "Takekurabe"
June 14, 2005
The Tsukikage Acting Troupe and Ondine Troupe will go head to head in today's competition. The girls go outside to rehearse since it has the same dimensions as the stage they will perform on. Maya's "fan" leaves her another purple rose. The crowd goes crazy over Tsukikage's Acting Troupe's performance.
Two Midoris of Takekurabe
10. Two Midoris of Takekurabe
June 24, 2010
The Tsukikage Acting Troupe and the Ondine Troupe will go head to head in today's competition. The girls go outside to rehearse since it has the same dimensions as the stage they will perform on.
The New Midori
9. The New Midori
June 7, 2005
Tsukikage Acting Troupe finds out the Ondine Troupe is also performing Takekurabe and that Ayumi will be Midori. The troupe starts rehearsals and Tsukikage really pushes Maya even so far as to locke her in a shed out back until she finds herself. This causes Maya to create her role and to make her own Midori. Each troupe is give a day to practice on the stage where the compeititon will be; but when Tsukikage shows up she finds out that their day was moved up and they missed it. She learns that Onodera was behind this mix up.
Walking In the Wind
8. Walking In the Wind
May 31, 2005
Several student quit the acting troupe after the bad review by the critics and nasty rumor about Tsukikage. Tsukikage tells the girls not to trust Masumi as he is out to destroy her troupe. The investors visit Tsukikage after her release from the hospital and tell her she has to enter the upcoming acting competition in Nagoya.
The Violet Rose
7. The Violet Rose
May 24, 2005
Auditions for the role of Beth are held and Maya wins the role again. Sakurakouji takes Maya to his home to teach her the piano. Ayumi, Sakurakouji, and all the major critics show up to review the Tsukikage Acting Troupe's first play "Little Women." May receives a bouquet of purple roses from her first fan.
My Own Beth
6. My Own Beth
May 17, 2005
Sakurakouji sends Maya two tickets so that they can attend Ayumi's new play together. Tsukikage hold told the class their new play will be "Little Women" and Maya has been cast as the third sister, Beth. Maya now has to live as Beth for a week in order to better understand her role. Masumi meets with Tsukikage to ask her to end her business relationship with Aoyogi and join his Father's troupe.
The Restrictive Lines
5. The Restrictive Lines
May 3, 2005
Maya takes a job working in the park so that she doesn't have to borrow too much money from Tsukikage. She runs into Sakurakouji who offers to take her to Ayumi's new play; but they are thrown out before the play starts. Tsukikage gives the girls a new acting assigment which is to do a play only using four words. That night Ayumi shows up at Tsukikage's class and participates in the lesson by acting as Tsukikage's "assistant".
The Stairway of Flame
4. The Stairway of Flame
April 26, 2005
Maya asks Tsukikage if she can work her way through acting school. Tsukikage agrees to give her a scholarship to the Tsukikage Acting Troupe.
The Escaped Bird
3. The Escaped Bird
April 19, 2005
Kazehaya asks Sawako to meet him after school to discuss her study habits and for help with his homework. The other students learn she is a great teacher and she starts helping out her other classmates.
Vivi's Mask
2. Vivi's Mask
April 12, 2005
Tsukikage makes arrangements for Maya to transfer to another school; she also starts training her to become an actress.
The Girl who has a Thousand Masks
1. The Girl who has a Thousand Masks
April 5, 2005
Life so far for Kitajima Maya has been rough. One day she gets a small part in a school play and now her life has suddenly turned around.
Description

The television series entitled Glass Mask is about the adventures of a lady known as Maya Kittajima, her passion for the performing arts and her rival Ayumi.

Maya is a talented actress who loves the performing arts with so much passion. She lost her father at a young age and since then she lives with her mother Haru who hates her. Maya is always in close competition with her opponent Ayumi Himekawa. Both Ayumi and Maya are University students at the time. They are both studying a degree which will enable them to have the main role in the famous play called the Crimson Goddess. Maya is not an intelligent student when it concerns school nor is she is a very pretty girl to have major roles. But her passion for acting always makes her do anything just to earn roles of her choice. She tells her friends that her mother always told her she is not good at anything, so she tries to prove her wrong through acting. Meanwhile, Ayumi is from a very wealthy family. She is beautiful, intelligent and a very talented actress.

Despite the fact that these two girls are from different backgrounds and have different capabilities, they are always competing for similar roles. They usually meet at auditions and end up as the two main contestants in every major competition where they meet. Maya's role model and mentor discovered her when she auditioned for role in the famous play, The Crimson Goddess. He sees great potential in Maya and encourages her to keep working hard to build a career in acting.

Masumi Hayami is a very cunning and crafty young man. He is always very unkind towards Maya and does not treat her with respect. Sometimes he pretends to encourage her, whereas he just tries to please Maya's mentor. After some time, Masumi starts developing feelings for Maya and later falls in love with her. he starts encouraging her and the two start dating.

  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (19)