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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alexadm81 04 Nov, 2012
Excellent acting, great plot, epic action scenes, beautiful soundtrack -> perfect drama! Wish I could add more than 6 favourite dramas ;)
naath 02 Nov, 2012
It was an EPIC drama ♥
arfeiniel 01 Oct, 2012
I don't know whether Joo Won (the actor) is overacting the rage scenes or is Kang To (the character) having some serious anger issues, but it's sooo over the top! And not in the good way.
sami00 27 Sep, 2012
Yeah, why kill her in the last episode...good question, they could do it much earlier hahaha

And Shunji...well I think that Mok Dan made him go on even though he knew that she won't ever love him. When he killed her, the woman he loved the most and with all the things that happened I can see why he killed himself lol And you know, it wouldn't be a KDrama if it wasn't a bit too dramatic towards the ending ^^
brandymarie1987 26 Sep, 2012
Finally got around to watching the last few episodes...with little tears to spare, might I add. Such an amazing production! It reminded of a mix of City Hunter and Hong Gil good! Definately recommend this to anyone who likes either of the aforementioned dramas, or action/history related subjects in general. The music made the show so much more too, so good!
minjung 19 Sep, 2012
Yeah i know what you mean, Mok Dan pissed me off from the start but since we had to deal with her the whole drama, why killing her at the end lol.

Well, but why didn't he just commit suicide earlier? He already hated himself since a while and then Mok Dan died so he has no reason to live anymore? I'm not sure if i should cry or laugh actually. Ahah.
rikatokato 18 Sep, 2012
finally i was able to finish it .. some how it had an intersiting ending ..
sami00 18 Sep, 2012
@ minjung
To be honest, I wanted Mok Dan to die after watching few eps, she got annoying. So part of me was glad but the part that loves Joo Won cried with him lol
After watching ep 27 I kinda expected Shunji to commit suicide or let Kang To kill him. And here I wasn't glad because although I know that there was no turning back from what happened I had a hope that they will be friends again. I missed the bromance.

Other than that I kinda liked the bittersweet ending. It fits the drama, I wasn't expecting rainbows, unicorns and fireworks at the end.