Anime and OVA

General info about the 2 anime versions and the OVA



Old Anime (1984)

23 episodes (about 20 min. each), interrupted story.

Episodes Titles:

  1. Haru no Arashi (A Spring Storm)
  2. Murasaki no Bara no Hito (The Man of Purple Roses)
  3. Utsukushii Rival (A Beautiful Rival)
  4. Kodoku na Tatakai (Solitary Battle)
  5. Futari no Midori (The two Midoris)
  6. Zenkoku Taikai no Wana (The trap of the National Competition)
  7. Tatta Hitori no Bbutai (Staging by the Only One)
  8. Masumi no Atsui Omoi (Masumi's Passionate Heart)
  9. Hajimete no Eiga Shutsuen (The First Film Appearance)
  10. Atarashii Shiren (A new Challenging Opportunity)
  11. Butai Arashi (The Stage Plunderer)
  12. Watashi wa Catherine (I am Catherine)
  13. Koi wa Mosaic Moyoo (Love is Mosaic-patterned)
  14. Atarashii Yaku wa Ningyoo (The New Role is a Doll)
  15. Yookoso! Chika gekijoo e!! (Welcome! To the Underground Theater!!)
  16. Haha no Omokage (The Image of a Mother)
  17. Murasaki no Bara no Hito wa Doko ni (Where is the Person of Purple Roses)
  18. Helen e no Choosen (The Challenge for Helen)
  19. Joonetsu no Audition (The Heated Audition)
  20. Futari no Helen (The two Helens)
  21. Joen Joyuu Shoo Kooho! (A Candidate to the Best Supporing Actress Award!)
  22. Atarashii Tobira (A new Door)
  23. Watashi no Maya (A Maya of my Own)
Staff
Original AuthorSuzue Miuchi
General supervisionGisaburo Sugii
DirectionYusaku Sakamoto, Toshitaka Tsunoda
Direction of AnimationMitsuo Shindo
Art directionMasayoshi Nakamura
Character designMakoto Kuniyasu
ScriptYoshimi Shinozaki
MusicKazuo Otani
Executive ProducerHidenori Murata
ProductionNTV, Eiken
Cast
Maya KitajimaMasako Katsuki
Ayumi HimekawaMinori Matsushima
Chigusa TsukikageTaeko Nakanishi
Masumi HayamiNachi Nozawa
Katsuji Mori
Yuu SakurakojiYuji Mitsuya
OnoderaYuzuru Fujimoto
NarrationHaruko Kitahama
Music
Opening theme song
TitleGarasu no Kamen
SingerMariko Ashibe
Ending theme song
TitlePurple Light
SingerMariko Ashibe

OVA (1998)

(Sen no Kamen o Motsu Shoujo - Garasu no Kamen)

3 episodes (about 50 minutes each), interrupted story.

Episodes Titles:

  1. Joyuu eno Tabidachi (Setting Off to Be an Actress)
  2. Honoo no Kaidan (Blazing Stairway)
  3. Arashi no Naka o Yuku (Traveling Through the Eye of the Storm)
Staff
Original AuthorSuzue Miuchi
DirectionTsuneo Kobayashi
Direction of AnimationSatshi Hirayama
Character designSatoshi Hirayama, Masako Goto
ScriptNobuaki Kishima, Tomoko Kaneharu, Yoshiyuki Suga
MusicTamiya Terashima
ProductionTV Asahi, Dentsu, Office-Two-One
Cast
Maya KitajimaMegumi Ogata
Ayumi HimekawaNaoko Matsui
Chigusa TsukikageKeiko Heda
Masumi HayamiJuutarou Osugi
Yuu SakurakojiRyoutarou Okiayu
Sayaka MinazukiMayumi Iizuka
Rei AokiUrara Takano
Mina SawatariNaoko Nakamura
Music
Opening theme song
TitleHikari ni Naritai
SingerMaho Hoshino
Ending theme song
TitleZutto Kimi no Soba ni Iru
SingerMasahiko Namioka

New Anime Version (2005)

51 episodes (about 20 minutes each), open ending;
broadcasted in Japan from April 2005 to March 2006

Episodes Titles:

  1. Sen no Kamen wo Motsu Shoujo (The Girl who has a Thousand Masks)
  2. Bibi no Kamen (Vivi's Mask)
  3. Nigeta Kotori (The Escaped Bird)
  4. Honoo no Kaidan (Blazing Stars)
  5. Kagirareta Serifu (The Restrictive Lines)
  6. Atashi no Beth (My Own Beth)
  7. Murasaki no Bara (The Purple Rose)
  8. Kaze no Naka wo Yuku (Walking In the Wind)
  9. Atarashii Midori (The New Midori)
  10. Takekurabe Futari no Midori (The two Midoris of Takekurabe)
  11. Haru no Arashi (Spring Storm)
  12. Hitorikiri no Butai (Alone on the Stage)
  13. Ashita Kusa (Tomorrow's Grass)
  14. Shukumei no rival (Destined Rivals)
  15. Wana (Trap)
  16. Butai arashi (Stage Storm)
  17. Arashi-ga-oka (Wuthering Heights)
  18. Ningyou no Yaku (Role of a Doll)
  19. Hazureta Kamen (The Fallen Mask)
  20. Suri-kaerareta Daihon (The Switched Script)
  21. Honoo no Etude (Etude of Flames)
  22. Kiseki no hito Saishuu shinsa (The Miracle Worker, the Final Audition)
  23. Taiketsu! Futari no Helen (Show Down! The Two Helens)
  24. Hanayaka na meiro (The Beautiful Maze)
  25. Ten no Kagayaki (Heavenly Brilliance)
  26. Maya wo Nerau Kage (The Shadow Who Hunts Maya)
  27. Mienai Otoshi-ana (Unseen Pitfall)
  28. Joyuu Shikkaku (Failure as an Actress)
  29. Carmilla no Shouzou (Carmilla's Portrait)
  30. Hyakuman no Niji (A Million Rainbows)
  31. Hitori-shibai (Solo Performance)
  32. Manatsu no Yoru no Yume (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  33. Yagai Gekijou no Kiseki (The Miracle of the Outdoor Theater)
  34. Maya no Chousen (Maya's Challenge)
  35. Ardis and Oligerd (Ardis and Oligerd)
  36. Fuyu no Seiza (Winter Constellations)
  37. Futari no Oujo - zenpen (The Two Princesses - part 1 of 2)
  38. Futari no Oujo - kouhen (The Two Princesses - part 2 of 2)
  39. Murasaki no Kage (Purple Shadow)
  40. Ookami Shoujo Jane (Jane the Wolf-Girl)
  41. Yasei no Kokoro (A Wild Heart)
  42. Geijutsusai e no Kake (Betting on the Arts Festival)
  43. Wasurerareta Kouya (The Forgotten Wilderness)
  44. Mugen no Butai (Endless Stage)
  45. Tokai no Hoshi (The Stars of the City)
  46. Ume no Tani e (To the Valley of Plum Trees)
  47. Koi no Honoo (Flames of Love)
  48. Yume no Ichiya (A Night of Dreams)
  49. Tamashii no Hanshin (Half a Soul)
  50. Megami no Kamen (A Goddess' Mask)
  51. Kurenai Tennyo (The Crimson Goddess)
Staff
AuthorSuzue Miuchi
DirectionMamoru Hamazu
Composition of the seriesToshimichi Saeki
Character designSatoshi Hirayama
Art directionShunichiro Yoshihara
FilmingEiji Tsuchida
Sound engineerTôru Nakano
MusicTamiya Terajima
Music producerMasaaki Fujita
Production of the animationTokyo Movie
ProductionTV Tokyo Media Net
TMS Entertainment
Cast
Maya KitajimaSanae Kobayashi
Ayumi HimekawaAkiko Yajima
Chigusa TsukikageToshiko Fujita
Masumi HayamiToshiyuki Morikawa
Yuu SakurakojiJun Fukuyama
Utako HimekawaMasako Katsuki
Narration (Genzô)Shinji Nakae
Music
Opening theme song 1 (Episodes 1-26)
Title"Promise"
SingerCandy
WriterCandy, Yûdai Suzuki
ComposerYûdai Suzuki
ArrangementHiroshi Matsui
Ending theme song 1 (Episodes 1-13)
Title"Yasashii Sayonara (Tender Good-bye)"
SingerAina
WriterRyôka
ComposerMakoto Sakuma
ArrangementHiroaki Ohno
Ending theme song 2 (Episodes 14-26)
Title"Step One"
SingerSister Q
WriterHarukazu Aya
ComposerHiroo Ooyagi
ArrangementHiroo Ooyagi
Opening theme song 2 (Episodes 27-52)
TitleZero
SingerAiko Ikuta
WriterYuriko Mori
ComposerDisuke
ArrangementMasaki Iehara
Ending theme song 3 (Episodes 27-39)
TitleSunao Ni Narenakute
SingerSplash Candy
WriterBabee
ComposerFranken
ArrangementFranken
Ending theme song 4 (Episodes 39-52)
TitleHello Hello ~ Another Star
SingerCore of Soul
WriterFukko
ComposerFukko
ArrangementFukko
Some images from the new anime...
Masumi Maya
Chigusa and Ichiren
Ayumi Sakurakoji

Credits:

Thanks to SHION and MASASUMI. And to MAKICHAN for some little corrections :)

Useful links:

Anime News network (in English)
TMS entertainment (OVA) (in Japanese)
TV Tokyo (New Anime) (in Japanese)

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