The 2005 TV anime series Glass Mask is the third adaptation based on a manga by Suzue Miuchi, following another TV anime in 1984 and an OVA series in 1998. The story's protagonist is Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl who has to carry the burden of making ends meet as she fights against her ill fate. Her father passed away very early and her mother lives and works in a crowded Chinese restaurant. However, she is able to overcome the trials and tribulations in her life with her passion and enthusiasm. She happens to encounter the reclusive actress Tsukikage who decides to train and mold her into the foremost actress of her generation.