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Key the Metal Idol

Ver .7

© 1994 Sato Hiroaki, Pony Canyon, Fuji TV, FCC, Studio Pierrot
© 1997 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?


The man known by the code name "D" has but one obsession of late -- to find and retrieve Murao Mima's "granddaughter," Key. Having followed her to the religous group's shrine, the armed and dangerous D now holds a group of terrified cultists at bay, demanding that they turn Key over to him. But even Key is unaware of the fact that she has a protector -- a friend from her past who is both willing and able to face off against D on his own terms.

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

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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