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Glass Mask Creator Discusses Latest Stage Play Before Trailer

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New play runs from September 1 to 26 in Osaka, Tokyo

Shochiku began streaming a video for the new stage play adaptation of Suzue Miuchi's Glass no Kamen (Glass Mask) manga on Wednesday. The video shows Miuchi commenting on her choice of actors, and her favorite scenes in the play, before showing a trailer for the play.

The play will run at Osaka's Shochiku-za from September 1 to 11, and then at Tokyo's Shinbashi Enbujō from September 16 to 26. The play retells the story of the 2014 play with the same actors, but adds the "Futari no Ōjo" play-within-a-play, as well as additional scenes.

Miuchi launched the manga in 1975, and it inspired a 1984 television anime series and a 2005-2006 anime remake, as well two live-action television series. There was also a three-part video series that started in 1998. Miuchi acknowledged in 2009 that she would end the manga "soon," and stated in 2014 that the manga is moving closer to the ending. The 50th compiled volume of the manga was delayed indefinitely in 2013, and the 49th volume was released in 2012.

The Flash anime studio DLE produced the parody television anime Glass no Kamen Desu ga (It's Glass Mask But) in 2013, as well as the first Glass Mask film, Glass no Kamen Desu ga Onna Spy no Koi! Murasaki no Bara wa Kiken na Kaori!? (It's Glass Mask But: Female Spy's Love! The Purple Rose Has a Dangerous Scent!?), in the same year.

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