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Key the Metal Idol

Ver .5
Scroll I

© 1994 Sato Hiroaki, Pony Canyon, Fuji TV, FCC, Studio Pierrot
© 1996 Viz Video

Color / Stereo / 23 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles / English Dub



Her classmates at school named her Key, as in the "key" to a strange mystery. Key's "grandfather" was a kindly old scientist wanting to use his skill in robotics to create peace and love in the world. But when the kindly old scientist passed away, poor Key was left behind, lacking even the ability to smile. There is hope, however -- a message left behind for Key suggests a fantastic possibilty. Could it really be possible for Key to become a real, live human, if she can only win the love of 30,000 people?


In the aftermath of the terrible rooftop incident, Key's surprising powers have been suddenly revealed to a crowd of astonished onlookers. One of those onlookers is a religous leader, "Priest Snake-Eyes," whose mysterious cult of the Snake God has thousands of followers who all believe in the power of the supernatural. Inspired by what her has seen, the unusual priest sets out to find Key, and makes her an offer that she might find hard to refuse...especially now that Sakura seems angry with Key for some reason she won't explain...

cast list

  • Mima Tokiko (Key): Iwao Junko
  • Wakagi Tomoyo: Yanaka Hiroshi
  • Mima Murao (Sensei): Kitamura Koichi
  • Kuriyagawa Sakura: Nagasawa Miki
  • Sergei (D): Kosugi Jurota
  • Tataki Suichi: Mirokawa Toshiyuki
  • Ajo Jinsaku: Hayami Sho
  • Tamari Senichi: Ono Kenichi

production info

  • Story and Direction: Sato Hiroaki
  • Character Concepts: Tanaka Kunihiko
  • Animation Director: Ishikura Keiichi
  • English Version Producer: Yoshida Toshifumi
  • Translator: Karahashi Takayuki
  • Executive Script Editor: Trish Ledoux

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