Synonyms: Anata ga Koko ni Itehoshii
Japanese: i -wish you were here- ～あなたがここにいてほしい～
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2001 to Nov 24, 2001
Duration: 27 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.271 (scored by 2090 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagsmecha sci-fi
Nov 6, 2009
At some point in the past (at least 1 year ago tho no time frame is given) a meteor fell to earth releasing an alien virus that causes the infected to turn into rampaging mutant monsters, infecting anyone they touch. There is no cure so the only way to deal with an outbreak is to seal the area and kill all the infected. A secret organization called C.U.R.E. is responcible for containing outbreaks and keeping the whole thing secret from the world. Their dedication is aparent by the way no one seems to care how it all turns out. The operators for their remote assult robots act like it's a boring videogame ("Finally I'm dead, now I can get a coffee"), the nanite-infused NOA soldiers are given no equipment and are left to kill hoards of mutants barehanded (sure they have superstrength and armor but give the poor guys a grenade or 2 at least), and not only does no one seem to bother using any kind of tactics but in the end when they start, they get arrested for it (for disobaying orders, yes. but still).
All of this is meant to be backdrop for the mild romantic story of Yuuji, a NOA soldier, and Ai, C.U.R.E.'s new superweapon (who creates a 40' hologram that hugs things to death. how this is supposed to be the ultimate weapon to combat a virus is anybodies guess). It starts off poor, as no character has any personality until the second half, but gets more interesting toward the end.
Nothing good or bad worth mentioning
Nothing spectacular but nothing too bad either. Except the CG robots. They're as generic as possible to make things easier on the animators and were very poorly meshed into otherwise hand drawn fight scenes. Mostly they don't even move except to walk forward until the big fight in the 3rd episode. They barely move while getting jumped and smacked around by guyver-esque mutants while then fall over at the wrong time in weird directions like someone's poorly done greenscreen fight.
One of the worst parts of this show. All the characters and completely lifeless until the second half. After which point most of them die as soon as their personallities finally come out. Even the 2 mains only stand out because they are the focus of the story. If not for that, they wouldn't even be memorable.
For the first half I found myself with nothign better to do than pick though all the strange logic that presented itself. But once the story began to come together and the characters started to gain personallity, I found I began to like the show. Zaion does finally manage to leave that pleasent feeling from the happy ending (though the ending itself presents another hole in logic if you're already thinking about such things)
Not very good, but some will like it anyway. And it's short enough to watch in one sitting. read more
Jan 7, 2009
Unfortunately, I can't help having a sense that I was robbed. This could have been a really good series if they wanted to make it a 12-13 episode series and started from the beginning. However, this story takes place after people have been infected and people have already been created to destroy the infected beings. Seeing as it was only a 4 episode series they could only hint upon different things that could have happened. Plus, how things came to be are never explained in detail and it seems like the plot was rushed.
Considering the anime was only 4 episodes I thought they did a pretty good job with character development and the character art suited my taste. Plus the sound fit in well and I enjoyed it......still I'm bummed it was only 4 episodes.
To all those who enjoy an action anime I suggest you watch it. And to those who don't, it's only 4 episodes.....you might as well watch it too