History Manga / GlassMask

28th Nov '15 10:01:27 PM hamza678
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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 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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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 YuruYuri.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.
23rd Nov '15 7:09:17 PM FF32
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* PlayingATree: Maya gets cast as a doll in one play. Tsukikage does this in an attempt to teach Maya how ''not'' to steal the spotlight, something Maya does without meaning to.



* YouAreATreeCharlieBrown: Maya gets cast as a doll in one play. Tsukikage does this in an attempt to teach Maya how ''not'' to steal the spotlight, something Maya does without meaning to.
24th Sep '15 5:41:31 AM catmuto
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** Ayumi and [[spoiler: the photographer Hamil]] seem to be heading this way, particularly when he takes care of Ayumi [[spoiler: after a stage-accident incapacitates her for some time]].



* {{Narrator}}
* {{Nepotism}}: One of Ayumi's biggest goals is to ''avert'' it, winning her own stardom '''without''' the help of her parents and silencing critics that would say she can't do it on her own.

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* {{Narrator}}
* {{Nepotism}}: One of Ayumi's biggest goals is to ''avert'' it, winning her own stardom '''without'''
{{Narrator}}: Appears off and on, particularly in the help of her parents and silencing critics that would say she can't do it on her own.beginning, but eventually disappeared from the series.
24th Sep '15 5:35:19 AM catmuto
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* BaddieFlattery: Hayami to Maya. He usually means it, and she's usually surprised because she thinks he does, too.



* BeamOfEnlightenment

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



* {{Bifauxnen}}: Possibly deconstructed. Rei Aoki is initially frequently mistaken for and typecast as a handsome male, to her disgust, but she eventually adjusts and starts taking advantage of it.



* BookDumb: Maya can memorize not just the lines, but the actor's gestures and poses from a 3½-hour play in one sitting, but can't remember a math formula to save her life. Lampshaded in one internal monologue where she states she just isn't interested in things like math.

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* BookDumb: ** Maya can memorize not just gets this look when playing Jane in ''The Forgotten Wilderness'', to demonstrate the lines, but the actor's gestures and poses from a 3½-hour play in one sitting, but can't remember a math formula to save her life. Lampshaded in one internal monologue where she states she just isn't interested in things like math.girl's wild, wolf-like mind.



* CrashIntoHello
* CursedWithAwesome: Maya's talent in acting leads to troups not keep her around because she makes everyone else in the cast look bad.

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* CrashIntoHello
* CursedWithAwesome: Maya's talent in acting leads to troups not keep her around because
CrashIntoHello: Maya meets Masumi by bumping into him at the theater, where she makes everyone else in the cast look bad. watches ''La Traviata''.
23rd Sep '15 4:01:12 PM catmuto
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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Cat?]]: Early in the manga, Maya got a kitten when doing her 'living as Beth' test. It only appears for that short period of time and then is never mentioned again. What happened to it?
4th Sep '15 1:44:14 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* ArrangedMarriage (Hayami and Shiori)

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* ArrangedMarriage (Hayami ArrangedMarriage: Hayami and Shiori)Shiori.



* BastardUnderstudy (how Masumi got his start)

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* BastardUnderstudy (how BastardUnderstudy: How Masumi got his start)start.
27th Jul '15 3:36:48 AM DraceEmpressa
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* CatchPhrase: "She's like a different person!" Also many variations on "What a scary girl." Said about Maya by many people who know her both on and off stage.


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* PhraseCatcher: "She's like a different person!" Also many variations on "What a scary girl." Said about Maya by many people who know her both on and off stage.
23rd Mar '15 6:45:41 AM MeiSnicket
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* CursedWithAwesome: Maya's talent in acting leads to troups not keep her around because she makes everyone else in the cast look bad.
29th Sep '14 6:14:18 PM RainFairy
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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 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 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 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 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.



* DownerBeginning: The 2005 series begins with a scene that shows us Tsukikage's ''almost'' FatalMethodActing incident, which left her [[TwoFaced scarred]] and forced her to retire early.



* FatalMethodActing: Barely averted. Tsukikage once was on-stage, and then a lamp fell on her... She survived, but was left massively scarred.



* TheGameNeverStopped: A variation of this is done in one of the auditions. [[spoiler:The actresses, including Maya and Ayumi, are auditioning for the role of Helen Keller. For the last stage of the audition, they're left in a room and told to "wait as Helen". After a while, the fire alarm goes off, and all the girls react to it, except for Maya and Ayumi, who thereby "pass" the audition. A moment of TruthInTelevision, as a similar trick was pulled on actress Patty Duke when she auditioned for the same role]].

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* TheGameNeverStopped: A variation of this is done in one of the auditions. [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: A bunch of young actresses, including Maya and Ayumi, are auditioning for the role of Helen Keller. For the last stage of the audition, they're left in a room and told to "wait as Helen". Helen"... After a while, the fire alarm goes off, off and all the girls react to it, except for Maya and Ayumi, who thereby "pass" the audition. A moment of TruthInTelevision, as a similar trick was pulled on actress Patty Duke when she auditioned for the same role]].



* GeniusDitz (Maya is BookDumb but still memorizes her lines. )

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* GeniusDitz (Maya GeniusDitz: Maya is BookDumb but still memorizes her lines. )



* HotForTeacher: [[spoiler:Tsukikage to Ozaki.]]
* IdolSinger (Emi Tabuchi)
* ImportantHaircut (Ayumi is typecast as the [[{{Ojou}} Princess]] early on. When she finally dedicates herself to training for the Crimson Goddess, she takes a double role as both ''The Prince And The Pauper'', she cuts her hair for the roles. Also, played with in the designs for the new series: compare Ayumi's original OjouRinglets hairstyle with the more simple wavy hair she's given for the 2005 TV series)

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* HotForTeacher: [[spoiler:Tsukikage to and Ozaki.]]
* IdolSinger (Emi Tabuchi)
IdolSinger: Emi Tabuchi
* ImportantHaircut (Ayumi ImportantHaircut: Ayumi is typecast as the [[{{Ojou}} Princess]] early on. When she finally dedicates herself to training for the Crimson Goddess, she takes a double role as both ''The Prince And The Pauper'', she cuts her hair for the roles. Also, played with in the designs for the new series: compare Ayumi's original OjouRinglets hairstyle with the more simple wavy hair she's given for the 2005 TV series)series.



** In the manga she was in an actual hospital, not locked away in a country house. Hayami just paid the doctors there to keep them from leaking information about Haru's whereabouts to the press or them saying anything about Maya to Haru. Whatever her sickness was, it can be assumed she did receive treatment for it in her time at the hospital.

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** In the manga she was in an actual hospital, not locked away in a country house. Hayami just paid the doctors there to keep them from leaking information about Haru's whereabouts to the press or them saying anything about Maya to Haru. Whatever her sickness was, it can be assumed she did receive treatment for it in her time at the hospital.hospital, but it was likely too late to actually do lots.
3rd Sep '14 6:16:05 AM Prfnoff
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* MasakoKatsuki: She played Maya in the original TV series and Ayumi's mother Utako in the new one.



* MegumiOgata: PlayingAgainstType as Maya in the 90's OAV.



* SchoolPlay

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* SchoolPlaySchoolPlay: ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' and a solo adaptation of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.



* Creator/WilliamShakespeare: AMidsummerNightsDream and a solo adaptation of RomeoAndJuliet. {{Hamlet}} is mentioned more than once.
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