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Title: 각시탈 / Gaksital / Bridal Mask
Chinese Title: 新娘面具
Also Known as: The Bride Mask, Doll Mask
Genre: Action
Episodes: 28
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2012-May-30 to 2012-Sep-06
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


This drama tells a story of two brothers who live in Seoul in the 1930s, oppressed under Japanese rule during one of the darkest periods of Korea’s history.

Lee Kang To (Joo Won), the younger brother, is a rising star in the police force and works with the Japanese police to capture ‘Bridal Mask’ a mysterious freedom fighter who fights for independence wearing a traditional Korean bride’s mask. However, Kang To is unaware that his prey, ‘Bridal Mask’ is in fact his older brother, Lee Kang San (Shin Hyun Joon).

Kang To’s life is irrevocably changed after Kang San died. The death of his beloved older brother drives him to take up the bridal mask of his fallen brother and fulfill his dream of freeing Korea from Japanese rule.


Lee Family

Joo Won as Lee Kang To / Lee Young / Sato Hiroshi
Kim Woo Suk as Lee Young (young)
Shin Hyun Joon as Lee Kang San
– Yoon Hong Bin (윤홍빈) as Kang San (young)
Song Ok Sook as Han Sii (Kang To’s mother)
Lee Il Jae as Lee Sun (Kang To’s father)
Jun Hyun as Baek Gun

Far East Circus

Jin Se Yun as Oh Mok Dan / Boon Yi
Kim Hyun Soo as Boon Yi (young)
Son Byung Ho as Jo Dong Joo (Leader of the circus)
Lee Kyung Shil as Oh Dong Nyun
Lee Byung Joon as Shin Nan Da
Son Yeo Eun as Seon Hwa
Seo Yoon Ah as Gye Soon

Independence Movement Members

Jun Noh Min as Dam Sa Ri (Mok Dan’s father)
Kim Myung Gon as Yang Baek
Park Sung Woong as Dong Jin
Jung Eun Byul as Jin Hong
Choi Dae Chul as Reporter Song
Ban Min Jung as Anna
Kim Bang Won as Kim Deuk Soo
Kim Ji Min as Ahn Sub

Angel Club

Ji Seo Yoon as Tasha
Baek Jae Jin as Director Bong
Choi Dae Hoon as Minami Tamao / Lee Hae Suk (Lee Shi Yong’s son)
Jang Joon Yoo as Merry
Lee Jae Won as No Sang Yub
Oh Eun Ho as Suzy
Yang Hee Yoon (양희윤) as Jenny

Kimura Family

Chun Ho Jin as Kimura Taro (Shunji’s father)
Park Ki Woong as Kimura Shunji
Park Joo Hyung as Kimura Kenji (Shunji’s brother)

Kishokai Members

Jun Gook Hwan as Ueno Hideki (Chae Hong Joo’s adopted father)
Han Chae Ah as Chae Hong Joo / Ueno Rie
Ahn Hyung Joon as Gatsuyama Jun
Bruce Khan (브루스 칸) as Ginpei Kato
Kwon Tae Won as Choi Myung Sub
Kim Gyu Chul as Woo Byung Joon
Ahn Suk Hwan as Lee Shi Yong
Kim Jung Nan as Lee Hwa Kyung (Lee Shi Yong’s 2nd wife)
Kim Tae Young as Park In Sam
Go In Bum as Jo Young Gun
Bang Joong Hyun as Park Sung Mo

Police Station Officials

Kim Eung Soo as Konno Goji
Yoon Bong Kil as Abe Shinji
Yoon Jin Ho as Goiso Tadanobu
Kim Myung Soo as Murayama Yoshio
Choi Woong as Kakawa

Other People

Song Min Hyung as Governor Wada Ryo
Choi Yoon Joon (최윤준) as Chief Song (Chief of Kyungsung Hotel)
Yang Jae Won (양재원) as Bae Man Sung
Kang Ki Hwa as Masako
Kim Young Hoon as Comrade Park
Jang Kwang as Central council senator
Kim Ki Hyun as Congressman Hyun
Hong Yeo Jin as Congressman Hyun’s wife
Joo Boo Jin (주부진) as Soon Yi’s grandmother
Park Ga Won (1991) as Soon Yi
Ahn Yeo Jin as comfort woman female recruiter
Park Bo Geum as Min Gyu
Min Joon Hyun as President Park
Samuel Kang as police
Song Ho Soo as Jang Dong Ji

Production Credits

Original work: Manhwa by Huh Young Man
Productor: Yoon Sung Shik
Screenwriter: Yoo Hyun Mi


Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8 (Not Available)
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16 (Not Available)
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
Episode 25
Episode 26 (Not Available)
Episode 27
Episode 28 (Not Available)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-05-30 1 12.6 (3rd) 12.8 (4th) 12.7 (3rd) 13.3 (3rd)
2012-05-31 2 12.4 (5th) 13.3 (5th) 12.4 (3rd) 12.9 (3rd)
2012-06-06 3 13.3 (3rd) 14.5 (4th) 13.6 (3rd) 13.9 (4th)
2012-06-07 4 14.8 (3rd) 14.9 (3rd) 15.6 (2nd) 16.7 (2nd)
2012-06-13 5 13.8 (3rd) 14.1 (4th) 14.5 (3rd) 15.4 (3rd)
2012-06-14 6 15.5 (3rd) 16.3 (3rd) 15.0 (3rd) 15.7 (3rd)
2012-06-20 7 15.3 (3rd) 15.5 (3rd) 15.5 (3rd) 16.5 (3rd)
2012-06-21 8 15.4 (3rd) 15.0 (4th) 15.5 (3rd) 16.3 (3rd)
2012-06-27 9 14.7 (3rd) 13.9 (4th) 14.8 (3rd) 15.2 (3rd)
2012-06-28 10 15.9 (3rd) 15.3 (4th) 14.6 (3rd) 15.0 (3rd)
2012-07-04 11 17.6 (3rd) 17.2 (3rd) 14.8 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd)
2012-07-05 12 16.5 (3rd) 15.6 (5th) 14.0 (4th) 14.0 (5th)
2012-07-11 13 16.7 (3rd) 15.6 (4th) 14.4 (3rd) 14.4 (3rd)
2012-07-12 14 17.3 (3rd) 16.3 (5th) 16.3 (3rd) 17.5 (3rd)
2012-07-18 15 17.2 (3rd) 16.8 (5th) 15.2 (3rd) 16.7 (3rd)
2012-07-19 16 18.1 (3rd) 17.3 (4th) 16.8 (3rd) 18.2 (3rd)
2012-07-25 17 16.7 (3rd) 16.8 (4th) 15.6 (3rd) 16.3 (3rd)
2012-08-01 18 16.9 (3rd) 16.3 (7th) 18.0 (3rd) 18.2 (3rd)
2012-08-08 19 19.3 (3rd) 18.8 (2nd) 18.3 (3rd) 18.2 (3rd)
2012-08-09 20 20.6 (2nd) 20.6 (1st) 19.5 (2nd) 19.8 (2nd)
2012-08-15 21 22.6 (2nd) 23.1 (2nd) 19.4 (3rd) 18.8 (3rd)
2012-08-16 22 21.9 (3rd) 22.4 (2nd) 19.7 (3rd) 19.5 (3rd)
2012-08-22 23 22.2 (3rd) 22.4 (2nd) 19.8 (3rd) 19.5 (3rd)
2012-08-23 24 22.3 (3rd) 22.9 (2nd) 20.3 (3rd) 20.2 (3rd)
2012-08-29 25 19.4 (3rd) 19.4 (2nd) 20.4 (3rd) 20.6 (3rd)
2012-08-30 26 22.8 (3rd) 22.9 (2nd) 21.4 (3rd) 21.7 (2nd)
2012-09-05 27 24.3 (2nd) 26.1 (1st) 21.5 (2nd) 21.9 (2nd)
2012-09-06 28 27.3 (2nd) 27.7 (1st) 22.9 (2nd) 23.2 (2nd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


– This Drama is Based on the comic “Gaksital” by Huh Young Man which was first published in 1974. Some comic by Huh Young Man have been adapted into drama like Gourmet (SBS, 2008), Tazza (SBS, 2008), and Saranghae (SBS, 2008).

– ‘Gaksital’ is one of those traditional play masks specifically the rosy-cheeked one reserved for the bride.

– Budget for the drama is approximately 10 billion won ($9 million USD).

– This drama has been extended from total episode of 24 to 28 due to the high ratings.


2013 13th Republic of Korea National Assembly Awards – Drama of the Year
2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: Drama Excellence Actor (Kim Eung Soo)
2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: Drama Excellence Actor (Jun Noh Min)
2012 20th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: Drama Newcomer Award (Ban Min Jung)
2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards – Stunt award
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor Awards (Long Series), Joo Won (Bridal Mask)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Actor Awards, Joo Won (Bridal Mask)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actor Awards, Park Ki Woong (Bridal Mask)
2012 KBS Drama Awards: Rookie Actress Awards, Jin Se Yun (Bridal Mask)


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692 Responses to “Bridal Mask @ Gaksital”

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  1. 251
    kdfan Says:

    @Jennie so far there isnt too much to comment bec everything is just about right. the story is interesting n plods along at a good pace without angst. the cliffhanger won’t make u restless for a week, yet. no bad acting to flame. its like having a buffet you can enjoy as heartily or leisurely bec it has action, lovelines, comedy, mystery, conspiracy n song&dance by the lead! joowon’s song&dances really crack me up. i know it’s in the style of the drama’s genre but that n his pompadour hairstyle is a little overboard. n then contrast with his ugly bridalmask wig. hyung looked better in mask altho hyung’s wig was as ugly.

  2. 252
    Myra Says:

    Joo won acting is excellent

  3. 253
    tey Says:

    I feel so frustrated by the lack of K&D progress , i’m still not feeling chemistry between them…

  4. 254
    kimchilee Says:

    I quite like this drama as the storyline, costumes in that era is something unusual and very good fighting scenes. Joo Won is a great actor, loved his acting when I first saw him in Love, Bread & Dream or known as Baker King (wonderful drama to those who have not watch Baker King) and loved his acting in Oakjyo Family and now this. You can hate him when he worked for the Japanese, love him when he is with his friend, Kimura and with his mother and brother.

    I like Kimura too.. I watch in fear in each episode for fear that he would die.. i hope he wont.. please dont let him die… he’s a promising young actor..

    I love the main actress as well.. she acted well here.. looking forward to the next episode..

  5. 255
    ty88 Says:

    Joo won!! i never get tired with your dimple lol..don’t do any surgery with your face like others..you looks so perfect as you are like now..

  6. 256
    Jennie Says:

    @kdfan You probably nailed everything there. It’s just about perfect, love the humor, the romance and the bromance. The good and the bad guys performance and number of scenes are perfectly balanced that we don’t get any extremes (like Sena in RP stealing the limelight etc). I suppose they couldn’t do any better with JW’s hairstyle since I counted that he has had at least 4 different hairstyles. I suppose that’s the best they can do but heck, whatever hairstyles he has, Joo Won still has the megawatt cute baby face and that wink ahhh, had me going weak in my already feebled knees 😀
    @kimcheelee Agree with you that Park Ki Woong too is pretty adorable as Shunji. Despite his reasons for becoming an officer and for being a Japanese, and from a samurai family to boot, I fear for his life because he can’t really help being who he is, in blood. I pray that the softer and kinder side of him will prevail and he will go back to doing what he loves most 🙂

  7. 257
    kanha Says:

    @kdfan : agree with you…and I love that Oppa song very much 🙂

    @Jennie : Hi…wave wave 😉
    Now that Kangto is playing a good guy I start to fall for his charm…I especially love his dimples….Hehe…

    Look like Mokdan is going to find out who is the bridal mask in the next episode….hoping to see more love scense between them…yay

  8. 258
    sepra Says:

    hope Mokdan will realize soon that gaksital is kang to, can’t wait for romance between them. writer dont make us waiting too long..

  9. 259
    nania Says:

    Joo won daebak!!!! your acting skill has grown so fast…Amazing

  10. 260
    alexa Says:

    Gaksitalllllllll……i’m falling down ..joo won has great smile and eyes ho ho ho

  11. 261
    alexa Says:


    hi Joowon no need surgery and i’m sure he has no time to do that..he was very busy rigth now

  12. 262
    kdfan Says:

    Shunji is no more adorable. He is kickass mean on the surface n i like his new sleek hair look. Too much anger pent up in him in such a short time, a little unrealisitic but makes u wonder whether its really bec of his dead bro n helping dad. I hope there is something more nobler that shunji is trying to do bec i dont want him to be a villain like his dad. I want mokdan to find out kangto is gaksital soon n i also want Rara to make her moves on kangto fast. I cant wait for all the lovelines to get tangled to see more emotions get caught between all the actions n conspiracies.

  13. 263
    kanha Says:

    Yeah….shunji is completely a different person now….when Kangto was order to handcuffs his father, he was so mad at Kangto. He was so kind, gentle and considerate before…but now the look on his face is just like his father and brother. For now Kangto is only his father enemy but soon he will also his love enemy….what will happen. …..? Sight….

  14. 264
    eny Says:

    this drama is soooooooo addicted,may be it’s gonna be my no 1 korean drama,joo won acting is really greaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  15. 265
    kimchilee Says:

    oh no…. why made Shunji become bad.. oh no… like that he sure dies in the end.. :,(

  16. 266
    tey Says:

    @kimchilee..im so sad too , why shunji character become bad..so many ways to vent their anger due to his brother’s death, without he has turned bad 🙁

  17. 267
    ty88 Says:

    Highly Recomended !!

  18. 268
    eny Says:

    a lot of artist and people who work in korean showbizz industri praiss joo won’s acting even go hyun jung (mishil of Queen Seondeok) hope she can work with him and say “he is the best in 20’s actor generation” …….wow, he deserve to it, even his popularity still under Kim soo hyun and lee min ho but for acting he is the best

  19. 269
    ha'jae Says:

    i like drama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 270
    zarima USA Says:

    hope this will end beautifully…. A HAPPY ENDING indeed… dont let the viewers suffer for making it bad ending….

  21. 271
    tey Says:

    i hope MD will realize BM is KT soon.. this drama is very amazing but will completely perfect by any romance between MD & KT..

  22. 272
    tey Says:

    @eny :wow sound good.. En jung (Dream High I ) also like joo won’s acting.. she hope she will have a chance to work with him. i think joo won no need long time to seat at top popularity.. he has perfect package to be best actor..

  23. 273
    ty88 Says:

    I’m afraid that there will be such interaction or more daring between Rie and Kang To in the future…

  24. 274
    desh Says:

    to nite ep 11..looks MD will more closer with KT

  25. 275
    Yozora Says:

    once again i’m falling in love with joo woon acting ability.. 🙂 will watch this drama for sure! d^^b

  26. 276
    sepra Says:

    wow…woow..wow…… congratz!!! rating increase more..17%..awesome!!!

    joo won…luv your dimple….ooooh i will gona die for you

  27. 277
    she hwa Says:

    can’t breath!!! feel good saw md get more closer with kT..ho ho ho heart breaking alot

  28. 278
    max Says:

    looking forward to watch this one.

  29. 279
    kdfan Says:

    ep 11 was faster paced n action packed. Shunji had a chance to kill gaksital but why he hesitated. Shunji was so cruel testing KT by asking him to whip MD. nice music during action scenes really made it more dramatic. JW’s eyes n expression was so good, looked so torn everytime he faced MD. Jinseyun’s acting is better, liking her more n more. Rara makes an interesting villain. Why does the writer makes her a habitual slapper. poor katusayama’s handsome face.

  30. 280
    desh Says:

    i can’t express how i felt at this ep , joo won..amazing.. awesome.. i love u much n much more..

  31. 281
    desh Says:

    joo won the best korean actor now!!! his expression of all emotion always good to be real!! joo won fighting

  32. 282
    tey Says:

    OMG…Ep 12 was awesome!!1 never thought the chemistry between MD & KT is so hooooooot!! like this…like this part..i love the way KT hug MD..so caring!!. …….i can’t explain that!! so passionates…

  33. 283
    Lita Says:

    wah..the rating is lower than before??
    arrhh the hug scene didn’t help at all
    sigh..i can’t feel chemistry between KT & D…
    it was in D’side..her acting sooooo flat

  34. 284
    sohe Says:

    yeah..the rating is lower
    i noticed ghost catch up and the lead in seoul’s rating
    KT & D so hot..NO…NO…
    JW is a great in acting..i love the way he hug too
    but JSY????? her expressions face sooo ordinary..not amazing at all
    too BAD!!

  35. 285
    sepra Says:

    damn..im not feel chemistry between kt & D..i love the way kT hug..but mokdan..where is your expression??? too bad..too bad…too bad… kang to you are better just to hug me..lol

  36. 286
    she hwa Says:

    hoaaaammmmmm…. jsy( md) not capable to work with joo won..she her expression too bad, soo different with joo won.. too ordinary for lead actress

  37. 287
    she hwa Says:

    like dead girl!! without expression

  38. 288
    caca Says:

    I find it so funny everytime I go to this website, I always see ppl complaining abt the actress.

  39. 289
    desh Says:

    to be honest if JW is not in BM..i will definitely not watched it..absolutely not!!..this drama too heavy & dark…but because of JW i’m in. but i really really dont like JSY acting…arrrrg her acting so poor as Lead actress

  40. 290
    jesica Says:

    just hope jsy learn alot to improve her acting skill..so she able to well work with joo won..

  41. 291
    kimchilee Says:

    oh no! having read that Shunji will become bad has made me sad.. his innocent face no more.. i am so sad.. almost afraid to watch this now.. i stopped watching when KT became bridal mask and Shunji came to see him killing his brother and they started fighting each other without realising who KT was..arrghh.. why they have to make Shunji bad.. but i guess his acting must be so good to let you love him when he is good and hate him when he is bad.. just like how KT was when he was bad.. wow.. hope i wont hate this drama just bec Shunji became bad.

  42. 292
    Rie Says:

    PKW acting is amazing, even he change become cruel..

  43. 293
    Naira Says:

    i dont like KT hair style now its look like at SIU..he looks good with old hairstyle!!!

  44. 294
    Jennie Says:

    @kimchilee Have you seen the latest episode yet? In Ep 12, we can see that Shunji and Kangto or rather Joo Won and Ki Woong are such good actors that we cannot help but have this hate and love relationship for them both, when they are bad and good. Both of them still care for each other and I feel so sad for their bromance. Remember the scene when Kangto said that he may have to kill Shunji if the latter does become a monster and when Shunji said that he did not want to be a monster? These scenes were just so touching. Although we have seen glimpses of how mean he can become and it’s really in his blood, he comes from a samurai family after all, I hope that Shunji doesn’t become really evil and that he will have a good ending .

  45. 295
    Oyabun Says:

    It’s weird to see MD hug Gasiktal when you know she hates KT.

  46. 296
    kdfan Says:

    @kimchilee yes the show is turning darker. both KT and Shunji have their good and bad sides and the their internal conflict is what makes the story gripping.

    @Jennie I love the bromance too. So sad to see revenge is making KT feeling so divided in his friendship for Shunji. And revenge is also changing Shunji so much, it’s like he has 2 personalities, he can rage like a lunatic fighting and killing inhumanely and then he can be his old self feeling so shocked when MD pointed the gun at him. do you also notice how the all their facial expressions are so over-dramatized? since it was adapted from a comic, i think the PD wants that style of acting. some of the actors are so good, like the father n son of the newspaper company, the expressions when attacked by gaksital really look like a strip of the comics, such good facial acting!

  47. 297
    Naira Says:

    i love also friendship both KT & S..so touchable

  48. 298
    sassou Says:

    Mokdan<3 kang to

  49. 299
    jwfans Says:

    joo won must get awards for acting skill.. he acting so well for any character but im weird why jo won not famous @i entertainment business..i looking for him in any media even Asian Plus i can not find his profile on the hot topics.

  50. 300
    jessica Says:

    anyone know is joo won movie DONT CLICK was airing??

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