ESC to close 4.29 (by 1124 users)gaksital 각시탈
  • 2012
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized gaksital
english Bridal Mask (literal)
aka doll mask, the bride mask

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based on manhwa
title gaksital
author Heo Yeong Man (허영만)


genres action, drama, romance, martial arts, fict. history


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network KBS2


date 30 May, 2012 - 06 Sep, 2012
episodes 28
duration 70 minutes
air day Wednesday, Thursday
at 21:55 - 23:05
status released


avg. score 4.29 of 5 by 1124 users
total users 2173
rating 4823
favorites 243



At the height of imperialism in the 1930s, Lee Gang To is a high ranking officer of the Japanese police force. Reviled by his fellow Koreans as a traitor to his own country, the coldly pragmatic Gang To chose to pledge his loyalty to the Japanese government and the emperor, a decision even his mother scorns him for, his late father having sacrificed everything to reclaim their homeland. While skilled at his job, he's soon being thwarted at every turn by the mysterious Gaksital, a masked hero to the people and a symbol of the independence movement. After a shocking personal discovery, both present tragedy and memories of his own past open his eyes anew to the true nature of his country’s oppressors, and Gang To finds himself donning Gaksital's mask, fighting against the very people he worked alongside to become Korea’s unlikely savior.




Lee Gang To
Kimura Shunji
O Mok Dan
Chae Hong Ju
Lee Gang San
Seon Hwa


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08 Aug, 2012
The male lead in both dramas helps the poor citizens who are unfairly treated by the nobles. The similarity of these dramas is that they show how and why the main character became a masked hero.

30 Jun, 2012
Both lead protagonists are seeking revenge for the sake of their fathers. In both, highly-regarded people did something that both leads, who have a nickname ("Bridal Mask" and "City Hunter") and wear a mask to hide their identity, want to be revealed. Both of them have quite good fighting scenes and also a sorrowful romance.


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leviathan 13 Jul, 2015
One of the best Korean dramas ever made. Political intrigues, action/martial arts scenes and also emotional scenes made very well.

This show made me learn how world can be cruel for you especially if you have a history with government. Torture scenes were disturbing at times but it was okay for me, my heart pierced when Lee Gang To cried by side of graves that belong to his mother and brother.

Need more Korean dramas like this...
hikanepb 10 Mar, 2015
WTH is this ending? ...
kelly17 17 Feb, 2015

I completely agree. Just finished ep. 5.
I think its maybe my first time seeing such a unlikable and absurd main character.
And I wont even start about the romance and the production.
I wait till ep 10 for my final decision of dropping it or not, but I doubt much can change.
missiealice 19 Dec, 2014
The masterpiece ever
galeana 27 Oct, 2014
I tried, I really tried but I just can't finish it. What's with the high rating. I mean directing is bad and actors can try as hard as they can, but it's not enough. Every scene with just a little bit of emotion is so stiff a full of cliches.

General idea of the story is not bad but....
Firstly what is with that love story line. Do you even understand how much wrong their relationship is? Gant To's complete change after he finds his first love is just ridiculous.
Secondly the whole resistance against Japanese is not really thought trough because ether you fight agains Japanese oppression or Kishokai. Just make your mind. And I will not even start about how meaningles is to end every episode with two heroes meeting. I mean why?

Also just one other thing. Where does he hide his disguise under that tight suit? I'm really curious.
maysamal 01 Sep, 2014
So far so good, even though i fast forward sometimes, (I don't like to so the part when there's torture), but it's good.
Only one thing :
Since when does the hotels of that time have "Key Card Door Entry Systems"(ep 17)
kiyoshi 03 Feb, 2014
I think that Jin Se Yeon wasn't good enough to play O Mok Dan's character.
But all the others, I mean, Lee Gangto, Lee Gangsan, their mother, and all the other characters, were amazing.
Some moments were so intense, that I couldn't describe it.
Everything was perfect.

The only downside I found was that the story was too grotesque : Koreans are good people and not Japanese. Almost.
moonlightangel 03 Feb, 2014
I can't get over this drama, yet :(