|Key the forgotten classic||1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.|
Here is a show that deserves every bit as much respect and remembrance as any other high concept anime from the 90's decade,such as Evangelion or Lain. Key is an unsung classic, somehow forgotten by the masses. what starts off feeling like a sci fi retelling of the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio" soon reveals itself to be a surreal journey about a young girl's suppressed humanity, an evil arms organization posing as a pop music studio, and a mysterious power hidden in the bloodline of an old rural village.
Yes believe it or not, all of these seemingly different elements of Key make up the same whole, and yes it all more or less makes sense in the end. It's a cock tale of anime genre flavors ranging from Moe, sci fi, and a bit of Akira madness for good measure. however I felt it falters a bit in it's 14th episode which is bogged down by too much long winded exposition, compounding this problem is the 90 minute running time of both episodes 14 and 15. much like lain I also suspect many people will find Key the Metal Idol to be too obtuse to see it through to the end. but those with the right amount of patience and a taste for the psychological drama prevalent in the works of David Lynch will find that Key is a diamond in the rough, 30'000 thousand is a high number to reach but together we can all give this one the fame it deserves.