Key the Metal Idol

OVA (15 eps)
3.157 of 5 from 939 votes
Rank #2,988

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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fragrantsnow's avatar by fragrantsnow on Apr 23, 2016
Score 8/10

Story The story for Key the Metal Idol is good.  There were a lot of things I couldn't guess at, or that I guessed wrong- and for me that's a good thing because it spoils an anime if I can predict all of the plot events.  Part of the reason I think it was hard to predict was because of how bizarre it all is.  The plot was also interesting, and there are smaller sub plots going on underneath the... 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.


Like a Picasso painting, it is symbolic and artistically speaking the series is exceptional. At... read more



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