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

Based On

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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minjung 18 Sep, 2012
It was quite good... But i have to say that i hate the ending.

Why did they killed Mok Dan? That was the most useless thing ever.
crimsonmoonlight 17 Sep, 2012
I liked the first six episodes the most, when Kang To was still an unrepentant jerk. I really liked getting a different from the norm protagonist in a drama. It just hasn't been as enjoyable for me since they started to reform him. Not to mention its gotten horribly repetitive.
toru 13 Sep, 2012
it was just stunning from the beginning to the end. totally a masterpiece, epic, etc
sako 11 Sep, 2012
LOVE this drama !! from the beginning to the End !! <3
the greatest drama in 2012
alexvonc 10 Sep, 2012
my favourite drama of 2012... freaking sad! cried like a baby
bayanoh 08 Sep, 2012
It wasn't really a masterpiece, it was barely a 3.5 stars drama. The first half was boring that I thought of dropping the drama, but I'm glad I've decided to finish it.
Felt like a version of Cain and Abel, the relationship between Kang To and Kang San, and between Kang To and Shunji.

Even though it was sad, but I liked how Shunji died, it's better than if Kang To killed him.
I know it's a horrible thing to say but I couldn't stop smiling when Mok Dan was dying, and before Mok Dan's shooting scene I was literally saying "I wish that Shunji tries to kill Kang To and Mok Dan jumps to save him and dies", then I said "nah, I don't think it's gonna be a sad ending.. unfortunately"
yokochan 08 Sep, 2012
One of my Favourite Drama´s 2012 & Forever <3 *-*

This Drama is sooooooooooo Sad ! =´(
secrethanae 07 Sep, 2012
Poor Shunji, he really snapped this time.
Well of course, jugging from his behavior from the first episodes he was a good kindhearted person, and I think he was like that until the end. He only lost his way and turned into a mad guy.

The pictures at the end really made me cry a river.