Key the Metal Idol (OAV)

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©Hiroaki Sato / PRODUCTION KEY


Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Tokiko Mima, called Key, is a robot. Since she was created by her 'grandfather', Dr. Mima, she has lived among humans. Now Dr. Mima is dead, and has left behind a cryptic last message: if Key can somehow get 30,000 people to feel for her, she can become fully human. However, Key's quest may not be so simple - for an ominous plot is being hatched by Dr. Mima's rival, Jinsaku Ajo.
User Ratings: 407 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 32 votes (sub:20, dub:11, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 54 votes (sub:31, dub:21, raw:1, ?:1)
 Very good: 111 votes (sub:75, dub:31, raw:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Good: 92 votes (sub:62, dub:30)
 Decent: 50 votes (sub:36, dub:12, raw:1, ?:1)
 So-so: 24 votes (sub:19, dub:5)
 Not really good: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 21 votes (sub:20, dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 795 users, rank: #1264 (of 6022)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.096 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9371, rank: #2073 (of 6015)
Weighted mean: 7.065 (Good), rank: #1996 (of 6015) (seen all: 7.31 / seen some: 6.47 / won't finish: 3.61)
Bayesian estimate: 7.079 (Good), rank: #1803 (of 4534)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 15
Episode titles: We have 15
Vintage: 1994-12-16
Release dates: We have 28
Opening Theme:
"In the Night" by Sario Kijima
Ending Theme:
#1: "Watashi ga Soba ni Iru" by Sario Kijima (eps 1-13)
#2: "Passenger" by Tamiya Terashima (ep 14)
#3: "Galaxy in my Hands" by Junko Iwao (ep 15)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Key the Metal Idol - Complete Collection (DVD) 2004-05-18
    Key the Metal Idol - Awakening (DVD 1) 2000-07-25 (from $9.70)
    Key the Metal Idol - Dreaming (DVD 2) 2000-09-19
    Key the Metal Idol - Singing (DVD 3) 2000-10-17

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Hiroaki Sato
Screenplay: Hiroaki Sato
Original creator: Hiroaki Sato
Character Design: Keiichi Ishikura
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Character Conceptual Design: Kunihiko Tanaka
Mecha design: Shiho Takeuchi
Director of Photography:
Masahide Okino (eps 14-15)
Shinichi Sasano (eps 1-13)
Toyomitsu Nakajo (eps 1-13)
Producer: Shigehiro Suzuki

Assistant Director: Jun Kamiya
Background Art:
Eiko Sawada (6 episodes
eps 8, 10-12, 14-15
)

Fumie Nuibe (eps 1, 4-15)
Masaharu Watanabe (ep 3)
Masatoshi Kai (ep 3)
Nobuhiro Otsuka (eps 11-15)
Toshihide Kawana (eps 4, 7-15)
Yuko Fujie (eps 12, 14-15)
Color design: Yuuko Satou
Executive animation Director: Keiichi Ishikura
Key Animation:
Hidetsugu Ito (eps 14-15)
Nobutake Ito (ep 13)
Ritsuko Watanabe (eps 2, 5)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 15)
Toshiyuki Tsuru (eps 6, 8-9, 14)
Yukinori Umetsu (ep 1)
Music Director: Tamiya Terashima
Photography:
Hatsue Takahashi (BOSTON)
Kazuya Nakasaka (BOSTON)
Kenji Chikaoka (BOSTON)
Mare Sakai (BOSTON and JC Staff)
Masayoshi Yoshida (BOSTON)
Mikifu Nakaide (BOSTON)
Seiji Uchida (BOSTON and JC Staff)
Yutaka Kurosawa (BOSTON and JC Staff)
Sound Effect Director: Fusanobu Fujiyama
Theme Song Composition: Sario Kijima (op)
Theme Song Lyrics: Rie Hamada (ED #3)
Theme Song Performance:
Junko Iwao (ED)
Sario Kijima (OP)
Animation Production: Pierrot
Backgrounds:
Dr. Movie (ep 11)
Ishigaki Production (eps 1, 3, 5-8)
Studio CATS (eps 2, 5-7)
Yoyogi Art Planning (eps 9-15)
Development: Tokyo Laboratory
Editing: Jay Film
Finish Animation:
AIC (eps 5-10, 15)
Anime House (eps 4, 6-8)
Anime World Osaka (ep 1)
Anipower, Inc. (ep 15)
Dr. Movie (ep 3)
E&G Films (eps 4, 6-7)
Flying Dragon Cartoon Studio (ep 15)
Han Young (ep 5)
Hana Production (ep 13)
J.C. Staff (eps 3, 10)
K Production (eps 10-13)
Kyesung Production, Inc. (eps 12-13, 15)
Kyoto Animation (ep 7)
Kyung Kang ANIA (eps 1, 3, 15)
Lee Production (eps 2, 5)
Madhouse Studios (eps 1, 3, 15)
Marsa Inc. (12 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 6-11, 13-15
)

Oscar Planning (eps 7-9, 14)
Pak Production (5 episodes
eps 3, 6-7, 9-10
)

Pierrot Project (ep 15)
Production I.G (ep 15)
Studio aB (ep 1)
Studio ADD (ep 15)
Studio Egg (eps 1, 3-4, 6)
Studio Elle (ep 4)
Studio Gash (eps 14-15)
Studio Griffon (eps 1, 3-4, 6-13)
Studio Hibari (ep 11)
Studio Killy (eps 14-15)
Studio Manbou (eps 6-8, 15)
Studio March (eps 1, 3)
Studio Mu (ep 15)
Studio Om (eps 8-11, 14-15)
Studio Pierrot Fukuoka (8 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 8, 12-15
)

Sung San (eps 1, 4, 6-15)
In-Between Animation:
Acorn Group (eps 1, 3-4, 6-7)
AIC (ep 5)
Anime House (eps 4, 6-7)
Anime World Osaka (eps 8-10)
Anipower, Inc. (ep 15)
Dr. Movie (eps 1, 3)
Dragon Production (ep 14)
E&G Films (eps 7-8)
Flying Dragon Cartoon Studio (ep 15)
Gonzo (ep 15)
Han Young (ep 5)
Hana Production (ep 13)
Jec.E (ep 10)
K Production (eps 10-13)
Kyesung Production, Inc. (eps 12-13, 15)
Kyung Kang ANIA (ep 15)
Lee Production (eps 2, 5)
Madhouse Studios (5 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 10, 15
)

Marsa Inc. (6 episodes
eps 3, 7-8, 10, 14-15
)

Nakamura Production (eps 3, 8-12, 15)
Oriental Light and Magic (ep 7)
Pak Production (eps 6-10)
Random (ep 7)
Shindo Production (ep 15)
Studio Cockpit (ep 6)
Studio Egg (eps 1, 3-4, 6-13)
Studio Jungle Gym (ep 14)
Studio Kobo (eps 3-4)
Studio Mark (eps 6-7, 9-11)
Studio Mu (ep 15)
Studio Pierrot Animation Room (eps 14-15)
Studio Pierrot Fukuoka (10 episodes
eps 3-4, 6-9, 12-15
)

Studio Shita (eps 8-12, 15)
Studio Takuranke (ep 1)
Studio Wombat (eps 1, 8-9)
Sung San (eps 6, 8-9)
SUNG-BO (eps 1, 4, 6-15)
Sunshine Corporation (ep 7)
Zero G Room (ep 14)
Key Animation:
Dragon Production (ep 15)
Samtack (ep 15)
Shindo Production (ep 15)
Studio Ebisu (ep 15)
Studio Z5 (ep 15)
SUNG-BO (ep 15)
Mechanical Concepts: Studio Response
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Offline Editing: Jay-Force (15)
Photography:
Azuhata Production (eps 8, 10, 12)
J.C. Staff (eps 9, 11, 13)
Studio Boston (eps 1-7)
T Nishimura (eps 14-15)
Photography Cooperation:
Ad Lib (eps 1-3)
Azuhata Production (8 episodes
eps 4-7, 9, 11, 13-14
)

J.C. Staff (eps 8, 10, 12)
Production Cooperation: APPP (eps 2, 5)
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
Telecine: Sony PCL
Titles: Maki Pro
Japanese cast
Junko Iwao as Tokiko "Key" Mima

Hiroshi Yanaka as Tomoyo Wakagi
Juurouta Kosugi as Sergei / "D"
Miki Nagasawa as Sakura Kuriyagawa
Sho Hayami as Jinsaku Ajo
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shuuichi Tataki

Akio Ohtsuka as Aoi
Chiyako Shibahara as
Beniko Komori
Miho Utsuse
Daiki Nakamura as Staff "B"
Eken Mine as "Janome Ouji" (Prince of Snake-Eyes)
Hitoshi Horimoto as Tsukiyama
Junichi Sugawara as Staff "C"
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Maestro
Kenichi Ono as Senichi Tamari
Kikuko Inoue as Toyoko Mima
Kôichi Kitamura as Murao Mima
Mitsuru Ogata as
Cameraman
Staff "A"
Natsumi Asaoka as
Nurse
Villagers in the valley
Shinichiro Miki as Hikaru Tsuruki

English staff
English cast
Director: Karl Willems
Script: Mary Claypool
Translation: Takayuki Karahashi
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi
Producer: Toshifumi Yoshida

Dialogue Editing:
Tim Bavis
Trevor Smith
DVD Coordination:
Hiroe Tsukamoto
Taku Otsuka
DVD Menu Design: Erika Offutt
Editing Assistant: Eric LeBlanc
Engineering Assistant:
Daniel Lambert
Michael Iske
Executive Script Editor: Trish Ledoux
Production Coordination: Diana Gage
Re-Recording Mixing: Jan Deny
Recording engineer: Robert Crang
Theme Song Lyrics:
John Mitchell (Miho, Key, Beniko)
Trish Ledoux (OP/ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Nicole Oliver (ED #3)
Tanya Hancheroff (OP)
Video Post-Production: Pierre de la Roche
Nicole Oliver as Tokiko "Key" Mima

David Kaye as Tomoyo Wakagi
David Sobolov as D/Sergei(1-10)
Jerry Todd as Shuichi Tataki(1-9)
John Novak as Jinsaku Ajo
Mark Gibbon as D/Sergei(11-15)
Megan Leitch as Sakura Kuriyagawa
Peter Kelamis as Shuichi Tataki(10-15)

Alec Willows as Maestro
Andrew Francis as Toshihiko
Brian Drummond as Hikaru Tsurugi
Campbell Lane as
Aoi
Overweight Judge
Don Brown as Janome "Priest Snake-Eye" Oji
Harvey Gold as Murao Mima
Jason Gray-Stanford as Tsukiyama
Michael Dobson as
Staff C
Toshihiko's Father
Nicole Oliver as Toshihiko's Mother
Paul Dobson as
Komoda
Tamari's Assistant
Saffron Henderson as
Beniko Komori
Miho Utsuse
Terry Klassen as Senichi Tataki
Ward Perry as
Staff A
Street Punk(ep 1)
Willow Johnson as Toyoko Mima

English companies
Broadcaster: Public Broadcasting Service (KTEH Affiliate)
Dubbing: The Ocean Group
DVD Authoring: Cinram/POP DVD Center
Licensed by: Viz Media
Script: Animaze
Soundtrack: Viz Media
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Antonio Sánchez Torras (Spain dub)
Translation: Yasuko Tojo (Spain dub)
ADR Script: Antonio Sánchez Torras (Spain dub)
Julia Chalmeta as Tokiko "Key" Mima(Spain dub)

Carlos Lladó as Shuichi Tataki(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as Sergei "D"(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as Tomoyo Wakagi(Spain dub)
Rosa Moyano as Sakura Kuriyagawa(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Jinsaku Ajo(Spain dub)

Alberto Vilar as
Scientist A(Spain dub)
Seiichi Tamari(Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as
Aoi(Spain dub)
Maestro(Spain dub)
Scientist C(Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia as
Beniko Komori(Spain dub)
Toyoko Mima(Spain dub)
Jesús López as
Scientist B(Spain dub)
Tsukiyama(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada as
Miho Utsuse(Spain dub)
Toshihiko(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as Komoda(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as Voice-over(Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Hikaru Tsurugi(Spain dub)
Vicente Gil as
Murao Mima(Spain dub)
Prince Janome(Spain dub)

Alberto Vilar(Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora(Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia(Spain dub)
Jesús López(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada(Spain dub)
Nuria Cepero(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso(Spain dub)
Vicente Gil(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: S.I.C., S.A. (Spain dub)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor:
Anime-Virtual
Kazé Germany (now)
German cast
(none)
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