When your friends ask about anime series that have peculiar and interesting premises, you can point them to Key the Metal Idol. It has a wonderful mix of taking itself seriously, while adding just the right amount of ridiculousness. Tokiko ‘Key’ Mima is the name of a young girl that has quite the secret. She is actually a robot built by her ‘grandfather’. She is struggling with the identity crisis of wanting to be accepted by humanity while knowing for certain that she is not human. That sounds like a pretty light-hearted tale, doesn’t it? Well hang on a second, because one of the first scenes in the first episode of KTMI is a battlefield strewn with dead soldiers and destroyed tanks.