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Tokiko "Key" Mima's is a completely human looking robot that lives in a farming valley in present day Japan. Her grandfather has just died in an "accident". He makes a tape recording telling her his final wishes and how to become human. Key needs to make 30,000 friends to make the transformation. Helping Key are her mysterious powers and her friends who believe that she is just a delusional girl who thinks she is a robot because she grew up in a house full of robots. They believe that the 30,000 friends will snap her out of it. Their only obstacle is the mysterious corporation that killed her grandfather and their robots that are fueled by the same power as Key's. Written by CyberSkull

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10 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Key: La idolo metálica  »

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Thoroughly engrossing
8 July 2002 | by (Wellington, NZ) – See all my reviews

Key the Metal Idol is not a typical robot-girl animé series, but a thoroughly engrossing story inspired by Pinocchio that explores human fragility, the pressures of fame, and hidden corporate agendas.

After you watch the first few episodes, it leaves you wanting to see it through to the end. The story may confuse you at first, but towards the end the plot twists eventually fall into place. However, there is a loose end or two, namely the relationship between Key and Sakura.

The dubbed version is done reasonably well, particularly the songs. In summary, Key the Metal Idol is animé for the non-animé viewer.


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