Key the Metal Idol (OAV)

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©Hiroaki Sato / PRODUCTION KEY 


 
Genres: drama , science fiction 
Themes: mecha , real robot , robot girl , stardom 
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: 406 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 32 votes (sub:20, dub:11, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 54 votes (sub:31, dub:21, ?:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 110 votes (sub:75, dub:30, 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 792 users, rank: #1257 (of 5996)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.094 (Good), std. dev.: 1.939, rank: #2072 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 7.063 (Good), rank: #1984 (of 5991) (seen all: 7.31 / seen some: 6.47 / won't finish: 3.61)
Bayesian estimate: 7.077 (Good), rank: #1793 (of 4542)
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 $8.49)
    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 
Music: Tamiya Terashima 
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 
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura 
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:
FCC 
Fuji TV 
Pierrot 
Pony Canyon 
Production Cooperation: APPP (eps 2, 5) 
Recording Studio:
Central Recording 
Jinnan Studio 
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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