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Key the Metal Idol

Ver .8

© 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?


When Sakura decides to help Key look for work in show business, she asks Shuichi - handsome president of Miho Utsuse's fan club - if he can introduce them to people who might be able to help, but all a cautious Shuichi will offer is a warning not to go near Production Minos. Then, at an audition for a musical, even though Key does nothing at all, a certain producer is intrigued...

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
  • 'A': Ogata Mitsuru
  • 'B': Nakamura Daiki
  • 'C': Sugawara Junichi

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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