Key the Metal Idol

OVA (15 eps)
1994 - 1997
3.35 out of 5 from 1,081 votes
Rank #3,767

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 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

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skankfish Jun 11, 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



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