History Manga / GlassMask

30th Nov '16 11:49:56 AM valar55
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The series is highly influential and has been running for 30 years with no end in sight. Being an older shojo series, Glass Mask is extremely tropalicious (even without considering the content of the various plays that happen throughout the story) and the manga suffers from quite an extreme case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Many of today's shoujo tropes were developed by Glass Mask and it was the hundreds of shoujo that came after which played out the tropes until they became cliches. Some newer readers may think that the art is ugly or strange but this is more of an issue with taste since they may be unused to pre-1990s styles and Glass Mask is often considered having one of the best vintage shoujo styles.

Due to Glass Mask's age and fame, it is often referenced in various other media, many with similar themes such as Star Project to works without any similarity at all like Manga/YuruYuri. It is often ''the'' animanga that other animanga talk about. However, the series never reached American shores. It is often considered an obscure one in America unlike the popularity it enjoys in its native Japan and Europe and so these references tend to fly over the heads of American audiences.

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The series is highly influential and has been running for 30 years with no end in sight. Being an older shojo series, Glass Mask is extremely tropalicious (even without considering the content of the various plays that happen throughout the story) and the manga suffers from quite an extreme case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Many of today's shoujo tropes were developed by Glass Mask Mask, and it was the hundreds of shoujo that came after which played out the tropes until they became cliches. Some newer readers may think that the art is ugly or strange strange, but this is more of an issue with taste taste, since they may be unused to pre-1990s styles and Glass Mask is often considered as having one of the best vintage shoujo styles.

Due to Glass Mask's age and fame, it is often referenced in various other media, many with similar themes such as Star Project Project, to works without any similarity at all all, like Manga/YuruYuri. It is often ''the'' animanga that other animanga talk about. However, the series never reached American shores. It is often considered an obscure one in America unlike the popularity it enjoys in its native Japan and Europe and so these references tend to fly over the heads of American audiences.
30th Nov '16 11:45:54 AM valar55
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* {{Cliffhanger)): We never get to see how many of the plays end. Especially tragic for the fictional ones since you can't look it up anywhere.

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* {{Cliffhanger)): {{Cliffhanger}}: We never get to see how many of the plays end. Especially tragic for the fictional ones ones, since you can't look it up anywhere.



* {{Fainting}}: Shiori claims to have anaemia, which is a common ailment for Japanese women of the time period, but the timing of her fainting ''is'' suspicious.

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* }}* {{Fainting}}: Shiori claims to have anaemia, which is a common ailment for Japanese women of the time period, but the timing of her fainting ''is'' suspicious.
30th Nov '16 11:42:16 AM valar55
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* DysfunctionJunction: Maya and Masumi to some degree. Tsukikage has a tragic past. Ayumi, who has had a wonderful life but is cast as an imprisoned, vengeful princess who witnessed her mother's execution for treason, goes out of her way to live horribly to get in to the role.

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* DysfunctionJunction: Maya and Masumi to some degree. Tsukikage has a tragic past. Ayumi, who has had a wonderful life but is cast as an imprisoned, vengeful princess who witnessed her mother's execution for treason, goes out of her way to live horribly to get in to into the role.
30th Nov '16 11:39:30 AM valar55
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* ActionGirl: Mio, Maya's role in White Jungle is an energetic girl who swings around on vines and fights man-eating plants.

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* ActionGirl: Mio, Maya's role in White Jungle Jungle, is an energetic girl who swings around on vines and fights man-eating plants.
28th Nov '16 8:38:33 AM valar55
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This series started as a manga in 1976, and is considered one of the classics of the {{shoujo}} genre. It's been turned in to three anime series (two for TV and an OAV series), a theatrical play, a dorama, and even a Noh play. The ending of the series is still open, with the mangaka, Suzue Miuchi, only [[SeriesHiatus recently returning]] to begin wrapping up the series. Known in France as "Laura ou la passion du Théâtre." Very popular in Europe.

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This series started as a manga in 1976, and is considered one of the classics of the {{shoujo}} genre. It's been turned in to into three anime series (two for TV and an OAV series), a theatrical play, a dorama, drama, and even a Noh play. The ending of the series is still open, with the mangaka, Suzue Miuchi, only [[SeriesHiatus recently returning]] to begin wrapping up the series. Known in France as "Laura ou la passion du Théâtre." Very popular in Europe.
28th Nov '16 6:30:10 AM valar55
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Maya's potential for acting is noticed by former actress Chigusa Tsukikage. Before an accident on stage that [[GoodScarsEvilScars left her heavily scarred]] and [[IllGirl with ongoing health problems]], she was considered the top theatrical actress in Japan, if not the world. She owns the right to a legendary masterpiece play, ''"[[ShowWithinAShow Kurenai Tenyou]]"'' (''The Crimson Goddess''). The playwright considered the title role so difficult that Chigusa Tsukikage was the only actress capable of performing it, and gave her full rights to the play.

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Maya's potential for acting is noticed by former actress Chigusa Tsukikage. Before an accident on stage that [[GoodScarsEvilScars left her heavily scarred]] and [[IllGirl with ongoing health problems]], she was considered the top theatrical actress in Japan, if not the world. She owns the right rights to a legendary masterpiece play, ''"[[ShowWithinAShow Kurenai Tenyou]]"'' (''The Crimson Goddess''). The playwright considered the title role so difficult that Chigusa Tsukikage was the only actress capable of performing it, and gave her full rights to the play.



The series is highly influential and has been running for 30 years with no end in sight. Being an older shojo series, Glass Mask is extremely tropalicious (even without considering the contents of the various plays that happen throughout the story) and the manga suffers from quite an extreme case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Many of today's shoujo tropes were developed by Glass Mask and it was the hundreds of shoujo that came after which played out the tropes until they became cliches. Some newer readers may think that the art is ugly or strange but this is more of an issue with taste since they may be unused to pre-1990s styles and Glass Mask is often considered having one of the best vintage shoujo styles.

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The series is highly influential and has been running for 30 years with no end in sight. Being an older shojo series, Glass Mask is extremely tropalicious (even without considering the contents content of the various plays that happen throughout the story) and the manga suffers from quite an extreme case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Many of today's shoujo tropes were developed by Glass Mask and it was the hundreds of shoujo that came after which played out the tropes until they became cliches. Some newer readers may think that the art is ugly or strange but this is more of an issue with taste since they may be unused to pre-1990s styles and Glass Mask is often considered having one of the best vintage shoujo styles.



* BeamOfEnlightenment: Used frequently, especially when Maya or Ayumi has figured out a way how to portray their current role properly.

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* BeamOfEnlightenment: Used frequently, especially when Maya or Ayumi has figured out a way how to portray their current role properly.



* CaptainObvious: Many of the people watching Ayumi or Maya act feel compelled to state out loud what the actresses are doing for some reason.

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* CaptainObvious: Many of the people watching Ayumi or Maya act act, feel compelled to state out loud what the actresses are doing for some reason.



* Cliffhanger: We never get the see how many of the plays end. Especially tragic for the fictional ones since you can't look it up anywhere.

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* Cliffhanger: {{Cliffhanger)): We never get the to see how many of the plays end. Especially tragic for the fictional ones since you can't look it up anywhere.



* IdiotBall: Unnamed actors risk ruining their own play by swapping out sweets with mud in an important scene. Reason? They want to humilate Maya who never did anything to them.
* IdolSinger: Emi Tabuchi

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* IdiotBall: Unnamed actors risk ruining their own play by swapping out sweets with mud in an important scene. Reason? They want to humilate humiliate Maya who never did anything to them.
* IdolSinger: Emi TabuchiTabuchi.



* InWithTheInCrowd: [[spoiler:After Maya ends up working with Daito Entertainment, against her will, her new manager cuts off her contact with her old friends in a way that is designed to make them think this has happened]].

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* InWithTheInCrowd: [[spoiler:After Maya ends up working with Daito Entertainment, Entertainment against her will, her new manager cuts off her contact with her old friends in a way that is designed to make them think this has happened]].



** Also, many actors and other characters only appear for an arc and then disappear forever. For example the idol that said she would try to act better for her second movie after seeing Maya's performance is never heard from again.

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** Also, many actors and other characters only appear for an arc and then disappear forever. For example example, the idol that said she would try to act better for her second movie after seeing Maya's performance is never heard from again.
28th Nov '16 5:37:12 AM valar55
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Since her injury over 20 years ago, Tsukikage has been teaching acting while searching for an actress to take up the role and resurrect the play. The play hasn't been performed during that time, since Tsukikage is such a perfectionist that ''no-one'' has been able to live up to her standards. She sees potential in Maya, and thinks the time to resurrect the play may come soon. Especially since she's finally found a girl just as obsessed (one character describes it, justifiably, as "pathologically" so) with acting as she is...

However, Maya is not the only young actress Chigusa has her eye on: there's also [[TheOjou Ayumi]] [[TeenGenius Himekawa]], daughter of a famous director and a top actress. Ayumi is beautiful, graceful, and has been acting professionally since she was 5. She's got everything Maya doesn't have, but they share a love of acting. Not to mention, Ayumi also wants to succeed ''on her own'', refusing her parents' help, to prove everyone that she's not a DaddysGirl...

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Since her injury over 20 years ago, Tsukikage has been teaching acting acting, while searching for an actress to take up the role and resurrect the play. The play hasn't been performed during that time, since Tsukikage is such a perfectionist that ''no-one'' has been able to live up to her standards. She sees potential in Maya, and thinks the time to resurrect the play may come soon. Especially since she's finally found a girl just as obsessed (one character describes it, justifiably, as "pathologically" so) with acting as she is...

is... However, Maya is not the only young actress Chigusa has her eye on: there's also [[TheOjou Ayumi]] [[TeenGenius Himekawa]], daughter of a famous director and a top actress. Ayumi is beautiful, graceful, and has been acting professionally since she was 5. She's got everything Maya doesn't have, but they share a love of acting. Not to mention, Ayumi also wants to succeed ''on her own'', refusing her parents' help, to prove to everyone that she's not a DaddysGirl...



The series is highly influential and has been running for 30 years with no end in sight. Being an older shojo series, Glass Mask is extremely tropalicious (even without considering the contents of the various plays that happen throughout the story) and the manga suffers from quite an extreme case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Many of today's shoujo tropes were developed by Glass Mask and it was the hundreds of shoujo that came after which played out the tropes until they became cliches. Some newer readers may think that the art is ugly or strange but this is more of an issue with taste since they may the be unusued to pre-1990s styles and Glass Mask is often considered having one of the best vintage shoujo styles.

Due to Glass Mask's age and fame, it is often referenced to in various other media, many with similar themes such as Star Project to works without any similarity at all like Manga/YuruYuri. It is often ''the'' animanga that other animanga talk about. However, the series never reached American shores. It is often considered an obscure one in America unlike the popularity it enjoys in its native Japan and Europe and so these references tend to fly over the heads of American audiences.

to:

The series is highly influential and has been running for 30 years with no end in sight. Being an older shojo series, Glass Mask is extremely tropalicious (even without considering the contents of the various plays that happen throughout the story) and the manga suffers from quite an extreme case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Many of today's shoujo tropes were developed by Glass Mask and it was the hundreds of shoujo that came after which played out the tropes until they became cliches. Some newer readers may think that the art is ugly or strange but this is more of an issue with taste since they may the be unusued unused to pre-1990s styles and Glass Mask is often considered having one of the best vintage shoujo styles.

Due to Glass Mask's age and fame, it is often referenced to in various other media, many with similar themes such as Star Project to works without any similarity at all like Manga/YuruYuri. It is often ''the'' animanga that other animanga talk about. However, the series never reached American shores. It is often considered an obscure one in America unlike the popularity it enjoys in its native Japan and Europe and so these references tend to fly over the heads of American audiences.



* ActionGirl: Mio, Maya's role in White Jungle is an energetic girl who swings around on vines and fights maneating plants

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* ActionGirl: Mio, Maya's role in White Jungle is an energetic girl who swings around on vines and fights maneating plantsman-eating plants.
9th Nov '16 10:10:33 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Although some of the plays are made up, most of them are real. For example, you know that play competition that happened early in the series? [[JesusChristSuperstar Guess what play got second place?]]

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* ShoutOut: Although some of the plays are made up, most of them are real. For example, you know that play competition that happened early in the series? [[JesusChristSuperstar [[Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar Guess what play got second place?]]
25th Sep '16 7:47:13 PM TheBigBopper
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Maya's potential for acting is noticed by former actress Chigusa Tsukikage. Before an accident on stage that [[GoodScarsEvilScars left her heavily scarred]] and [[IllGirl with ongoing health problems]], she was considered the top theatrical actress in Japan, if not the world. She owns the right to a legendary masterpiece play, "Kurenai Tenyou" (The Crimson Goddess). The playwright considered the title role so difficult that Chigusa Tsukikage was the only actress capable of performing it, and gave her full rights to the play.

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Maya's potential for acting is noticed by former actress Chigusa Tsukikage. Before an accident on stage that [[GoodScarsEvilScars left her heavily scarred]] and [[IllGirl with ongoing health problems]], she was considered the top theatrical actress in Japan, if not the world. She owns the right to a legendary masterpiece play, "Kurenai Tenyou" (The ''"[[ShowWithinAShow Kurenai Tenyou]]"'' (''The Crimson Goddess).Goddess''). The playwright considered the title role so difficult that Chigusa Tsukikage was the only actress capable of performing it, and gave her full rights to the play.
2nd Jul '16 2:08:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan (Tsukikage, who also fits as OldMaster and ZenSurvivor)
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