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Key the Metal Idol

Japanese: KEY THE METAL IDOL
Type: OVA
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 16, 1994 to Jun 18, 1997
Producers: Viz Media, Pony Canyon, Fuji TV, Fuji Creative Corporation
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Drama, Mecha, Music, Sci-Fi
Duration: 34 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 7.09 (scored by 2,436 users)
Ranked: #3049
Popularity: #3272
Members: 7,771
Favorites: 43

Description of Key the Metal Idol

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.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Nagasawa, Miki
Japanese  
 
 
Kitamura, Kouichi
Japanese  
 
Mima, Murao
Main  
 
Iwao, Junko
Japanese  
 
Mima, Tokiko
Main  
 
Hayami, Show
Japanese  
 
Ajou, Jinsaku
Supporting  
 
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese  
 
Komoda, Aoi
Supporting  
 
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese  
 
Sergei
Supporting  
 
Klassen, Terry
English  
 
Tamari, Senichi
Supporting  
 
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese  
 
Tataki, Shuichi
Supporting  
 
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese  
 
Tsurugi, Hikaru
Supporting  
 
Henderson, Saffron
English  
 
Utsuse, Miho
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Sato, Hiroaki
Director, Screenplay
 
Watanabe, Takashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Iwao, Junko
Theme Song Performance
 
Ishikura, Keiichi
Character Design
 
Ito, Hidetsugu
Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Kamiya, Jun
Assistant Director
 
 
Motohashi, Hideyuki
Key Animation
 
Shibutani, Yukihiro
Art Director
 
Tanaka, Kunihiko
Original Character Design