Key the Metal Idol

OVA (15 eps)
3.082 out of 5 from 859 votes
Rank #2,722

Murao Mima has created a robot daughter named Key, but after raising her for a very short time, Mima dies, leaving behind cryptic messages telling Key how she can become human. Key must struggle alone to learn the harsh lessons of life and search for the 'key' to her own dream: the power of 30,000 friends to make her a real human girl.

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skankfish's avatar by skankfish on Jun 10, 2010
Score: 4.3/10

Demograph: 12-18 Usually gets decent reviews, but I found the overly placid and feebly pathetic lead character to completely turn me off the series before I could finish it. Don't take my word for it if it appeals to you, even though it appealed to me and my hopes were DASHED. If you like dissapoinment then be my guest. I took this on holiday with me to deal with 4am jetlagged awakenings. Imagine watching... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Jul 17, 2012
Score: 5.5/10

Dementia anime were scarse back when this show aired and made quite an impression for that reason. It is also a surprise to come from a studio such as Pierrot, since it is not yet another silly shounen adventure. Its production values though are poor, as the norm goes in most of their titles.

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