Glass no Kamen (Glass Mask) is a classic shoujo manga by Suzue Miuchi that follows the journey of Maya Kitajima, a talented but poor actress who strives to reach the top of the stage world. The manga has been serialized since 1976 and has over 50 volumes, but it is still unfinished.
In the latest volume, 49, Maya faces a new challenge as she is cast as the lead role in a historical drama based on the life of Empress Jingu, a legendary figure who ruled Japan in the 3rd century. Maya has to portray the empress's courage, wisdom, and charisma, as well as her love for her husband and son. However, she also has to deal with the pressure of competing with Ayumi Himekawa, her rival and friend who is playing the same role in another production.
Meanwhile, Maya's mysterious benefactor and love interest, Masumi Hayami, is still hiding his true feelings for her and his involvement in her career. He is also facing a crisis in his family business, which may affect his relationship with Maya. Will Maya and Masumi ever reveal their secrets to each other Will Maya be able to overcome her obstacles and shine as Empress Jingu Find out in Glass no Kamen Vol 49!
Glass no Kamen Vol 49 also features some flashbacks and side stories that reveal more about the past and present of some of the supporting characters, such as Maya's mother Haru, who abandoned her when she was a child; Sakurakouji Yuu, Maya's childhood friend and first love; Mizuki Saeko, a famous actress who is secretly Maya's half-sister; and Onodera Hajime, a reporter who has been following Maya's career since the beginning.
The manga is known for its realistic and detailed depiction of the acting industry, as well as its emotional and dramatic storytelling that keeps the readers hooked. The manga has been adapted into several anime series, live-action dramas, musicals, and video games. It has also influenced many other works in the same genre, such as Skip Beat! and Act-Age. Glass no Kamen is a masterpiece of shoujo manga that deserves to be read by all fans of drama and romance.
However, Glass no Kamen Vol 49 is not the end of the story. The manga is still ongoing, and fans are eagerly waiting for the next volume to be released. The author, Suzue Miuchi, has stated that she has already planned the ending of the manga, but she does not want to rush it. She also said that she wants to draw the final confrontation between Maya and Ayumi on the stage of The Crimson Goddess, as well as the resolution of Maya and Masumi's romance. Fans hope that they will be able to see the conclusion of this epic saga soon.
Glass no Kamen Vol 49 is a must-read for all fans of the manga, as well as for anyone who loves drama and romance. It showcases the growth and struggles of Maya and Ayumi as actresses, as well as the complex and mysterious relationship between Maya and Masumi. It also gives more insight into some of the secondary characters who have influenced Maya's life. It is a captivating and emotional volume that will leave you wanting more. Glass no Kamen Vol 49 is available online and in bookstores now. 061ffe29dd