Key the Metal Idol

Key the Metal Idol (1994)

  • Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation, Action & Adventure
  • Creator: Hiroaki Sato
  • First Air Date: 1994-12-16
  • Last Air Date: 1997-06-18
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 15
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: Pierrot
  • Production Country: Japan
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Tokiko Mima, nicknamed "Key," is a 17-year-old girl living in the Japanese countryside who, despite her human-like appearance, is a robot. When Key's grandfather Dr. Murao Mima passes away, he leaves her a dying message, telling her that she can become a real girl if she is able to make thirty thousand friends. Thus, Key moves from the quiet Mamio Valley to the busy streets of Tokyo, where she soon runs into her childhood friend Sakura Kuriyagawa. Key quickly becomes enamored with idol singer Miho Utsuse and wonders if becoming a singer will allow her to make the amount of friends needed for her to become human. But Miho carries a ominous secret: she is connected to Jinsaku Ajou, an old rival of Dr. Mima trying to make new a breakthrough in robotic weaponry. As Key works to become a real girl, Ajou sets a dangerous plan into action, and it turns out there's much more to Key than meets the eye.

  • Keywords: mecha, stardom, anime, robot girl
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    Key the Metal Idol Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1994-12-16
    15 Episodes

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    • Junko Iwao

      as Tokiko "Key" Mima (voice)
    • Hiroshi Yanaka

      as Tomoyo Wakagi (voice)
    • Jurota Kosugi

      as Sergei / "D" (voice)
    • Miki Nagasawa

      as Sakura Kuriyagawa (voice)
    • Show Hayami

      as Jinsaku Ajo (voice)
    • Toshiyuki Morikawa

      as Shuuichi Tataki (voice)
    Sound Tamiya Terashima Original Music Composer
    Visual Effects Keiichi Ishikura Character Designer
    Art Yukihiro Shibutani Art Direction
    Sound Fusanobu Fujiyama Sound Director
    Directing Hiraoki Sato Series Director