chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Secret Santa! Glass Mask

chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Secret Santa! Glass Mask

For my Reverse Thieves Secret Santa I was given Glass Mask. Being the way I am I wanted to watch it all. So that includes this OVA. I could have certainly lived without viewing this... I don't like plays, I don't care about actors and actress trying to make it big, nor the turmoil they face everyday battling against each other. *shakes her fist at her evil Secret Santa for suggesting this*

Maya has a gift for acting.

This crazy old bat sees Maya's talent.










Positive Points

  • It's a good taste tester to see if you'll enjoy the series
  • If you like the entertainment business a lot it should please
  • Great if you have already seen the 1984 version and want a refresher

He's the best character in the entire series.

Negative Points

  • Brings nothing new to the table
  • Boring if you can't get into the characters
  • Feels rushed
  • If you don't care about the entertainment business the show will be boring

Mother and daughter are pretty different.

Why chii thinks you should watch it

It's good as a recap ova if you've seen the first series way back in the early 80s. Or it's good if you would like to see if you want to sit through the 51 episode remake made in 2005 if you haven't seen the old one. Otherwise I don't really have much to say about this ova. It was kinda torturesome of me to watch it right after my viewing of the 80s version. I felt like I was re-watching it only with a slightly better look. I only enjoyed one character, Masumi, because I liked his teasing of the main character Maya. If you like seeing the blood, sweat, and tears that actress go through to make it big while tearing through rivals and everything that stands in their way, this show is for you.

Mean rival is mean.

Further reactions to this OVA:

MAL User Review

chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Secret Santa! Glass Mask, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating


5 Responses to “chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Secret Santa! Glass Mask”
  1. Hana says:

    I liked them all, especially the 2005 remake. Yup, you do have to like the characters; though, I found 2005 ver. Maya a little hard to like at first (that retarded zoning-out thing was dragged on a little too much, I thought) and I thought there was too much trolling going on re: the new drama club’s efforts to establish themselves Vs. those evil entertainment boss folks. However, I swiftly got into the series and enjoyed the interaction between Maya, Ayumi (at least I think that was her name, her rich rival) and Masumi. Also, it was interesting having the rival as the hard working one and the protagonist as the ‘natural genius’, as it’s usually the other way around in these sort of shows, I think. Anyways, definitely a fun show for fans of shoujo and anime depictions of the acting/ showbiz world. 🙂

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  2. chii says:

    I’m not the hugest fan of dramatic shoujo…. This series pains me so…

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  3. You remind me of those contestants on the old American Gladiator shows. They would have to go through this gauntlet where they would get pounded by padded pylons pretty powerfully to get to the end. That’s what your secrets Santas have done to you. Your getting pounded by Glass Mask over and over again.

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