I: Wish You Were Here

Zaion: I Wish You Were Here

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Synonyms: Anata ga Koko ni Itehoshii
Japanese: i -wish you were here- ~あなたがここにいてほしい~
English: Zaion: I Wish You Were Here
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2001 to Nov 24, 2001
Producers: GDH, Media Factory
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.981 (scored by 39943,994 users)
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Ranked: #100972
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Popularity: #6229
Members: 10,749
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In the future, a meteor crashes into Earth and brings with it a virulent form of life. This virus is known as M34 and attacks humans, turning them into vicious monsters. Most of the human population is wiped out, thus government agencies are formed to fight the virus. One of the groups, NOA, inserts nanomachines into the bodies of its soldiers; these machines allow them to transform and fight off the infected. Unfortunately, the virus mutates and becomes too strong for NOA to handle. Now the fate of the world rests in the hands of 16-year-old girl with the power to defeat the virus.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hirata, Hiroaki

Tatsumi, Shinji

Yamagishi, Isao


Park, Romi

Kurosawa, Naoki

Hirao, Jin


Gouri, Daisuke


Ishikawa, Manabu
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kanbe, Hiroyuki


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Ending Theme

"Lunatic Trance" by An Evant


Jan 7, 2009
Zaion is a basically a story about a meteorite which landed on Earth containing an alien virus that has begun infecting humans. So basically this is very similar to the Resident Evil theme. The story must also take place in the future because they have warriors using nano-technology and mecha-type machines to fight against these mutated humans. They also decided to stick in a bit of romance which is basically a love at first site ordeal. Overall, the series is worth watching considering it's only 4 episodes and can be watched while ...
Nov 6, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Zaion is an exercise in lack of thought. Not defective thought like some animes, no half-baked explanations of convienient plot twists, but a nearly complete lack of interest on the part of the writers. The second half begins to redeem the show but it's already too late. Mediocre story, stale characters, and glaring holes in logic have done their damage.

The Setting:
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 ...
Mar 19, 2022
I: Wish You Were Here is a story about an alien virus pandemic that is turning humans into monsters and our main protagonists are in the team that is fighting against them. The anime was pretty short and with much-needed progress

The anime had a very basic plot that had no originality whatsoever and on top of that, the story was poorly written. The use of CGI was horrific but looking at the time it was released the Japanese media was still struggling with the concept of CGI. Putting aside CGI the art itself was pretty fine. The characters were written by amateurs from what can ...

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