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 ... See full summary »
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 Tomoyo Wakagi (15 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Shuichi Tataki (9 episodes, 1994-1996)
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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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Key needs 30,000 friends to become human.


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10 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Key: La idolo metálica  »

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Referenced in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) See more »

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Unconventional, but GREAT series!
16 August 2000 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

Key is easily one of my favorite anime series. Although it follows the anime style, it is quite unconventional for an anime. After watching the first couple tapes of this series, I had no idea what genre it was; it obviously has sci-fi elements, some action scenes (thought not many) and it is full of dramatic elements and that dark, melancholy mood that Key does so well. There are so many reasons to watch this series: incredible character design, quality animation and great cinematography, and most of all a plot that forces you to watch the series to its very end. If you have only seen the first few episodes or haven't seen this series at all yet, watch the whole thing!! This is a very unique series that everyone should check out. 9/10


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