genre: science-fiction / drama
Mima Tokiko is not your typical young girl. "Key", as she's known by her acquaintances, is the creation of her grandfather, an aging scientist and specialist in robotics. Not having the experience of age nor humanity means that Key must learn how to live like a normal human being. But Key finds that she must grow up much faster than expected, when her grandfather and creator dies, leaving Key with only a tape recorder of his last words, and a message of hope: Key can become truly human, with the help of a great power -- the power of 30,000 friends!
This 1994 OAV series has been likened to Walt Disney's Pinnochio, but in fact, only shares a very passing resemblance. Much richer in scope, Key the Metal Idol is in many ways an introspective look at our own society, and what it means to be human. Released in North America by Viz Video.
Recommended for Mature Audiences - Several scenes involving nudity, sex, brutal violence, language and adult themes throughout this series. Definitely not for children, some adults may also find several scenes of Ajo's near sexual obsession with his robotic creations very disturbing.
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