Suzue Miuchi（美内すずえ）’s Glass Mask (ガラスの仮面/Glass no Kamen) manga is getting a gag anime adaptation starting this April.
Image © Suzue Miuchi/Hakusensha 2013 © 2013 Glass no Kamen Desu ga Production Committee
DLE Inc. (Thermae Romae, Himitsu Kessha Taka no Tsume Neo) is producing the Glass no Kamen Desu ga (It’s Glass Mask But) television anime series.
The anime will re-imagine the story with the characters Maya Kitajima and her rival Ayumi Himekawa being “yankee” (delinquent) girls who both aspire to be the leader of the “Crimson Goddess” gang. The series of three-minute shorts will air on BS12 on Sundays starting on April 7. The show will have a total of 17 episodes. Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web is currently hosting character designs for the show.
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. Miuchi acknowledged in 2009 that the time has come to bring the manga to an end “soon.” Miuchi launched the series in 1975, and Hakusensha released the manga’s 49th volume in October.
DLE also produced Lupin Shanshei, the parody anime version of another classic manga (Lupin III).