Glass Mask Contest: Guess the Celebrity on the Poster

posted on 2011-07-09 22:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Poster of celebrity disguised as character Masumi Hayami displayed in Japanese bookstores

Hakusensha is currently holding a "Who is Masumi Hayami? Quiz" contest in commemoration of the release of the 47th volume of Suzue Miuchi's Glass Mask (Glass no Kamen) shōjo romance epic, which goes on sale on July 26. A poster (pictured at right) of an anonymous celebrity dressed as the character Masumi Hayami has been posted in bookstores across Japan. Two other posters with hints to who the celebrity is will be displayed in 15 stations along the Yamate line in Tokyo from July 18-24.

Fans can make guesses at the manga's official website between now and July 24. A winner will be chosen via lottery from those who made a correct guess. The winner will receive a one-night stay for two in a special suite in the Tokyo Prince Hotel, along with an autographed present from the celebrity. Between August 1 and September 30, that suite will be redecorated to replicate Masumi's office and bedroom. The hotel will also will host a Glass Mask fair in its tea salon and bar.

The correct answer to the contest will be revealed in the manga's 47th volume.

Miuchi began the story about an aspiring actress, her lifelong rival, and her suitors in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine back in the beginning of 1976. Miuchi had acknowledged in 2009 that she felt that the time has come to bring Glass Mask to an end "soon."

The manga inspired a 1984 television series and a 2005-2006 television remake. There was also a three-part video series that started in 1998.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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