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I: Wish You Were Here

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English: Zaion: I Wish You Were Here
Synonyms: Anata ga Koko ni Itehoshii
Japanese: i -wish you were here- ~あなたがここにいてほしい~


Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2001 to Nov 24, 2001
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: GDH, Media Factory
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.211 (scored by 2,769 users)
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Ranked: #61602
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Popularity: #3660
Members: 5,935
Favorites: 7
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Episodes: /4


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

Tamiya, Yuuji
Tamiya, Yuuji
Odagiri, Joe
Odagiri, Joe
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari
Kudou, Hajime
Kudou, Hajime
Genda, Tessyo
Genda, Tessyo


Mizushima, Seiji
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Ueda, Shigeru
Kawai, Kenji
Kawai, Kenji

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"Lunatic Trance" by An Evant

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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 read more
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Nov 6, 2009
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 read more
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Oct 10, 2014
I will begin by saying that, while the review may sound scathing, this mini-series has some things going for it. If you enjoy the super-suite type mecha stuff in the vein of Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, it's graciously short, and ultimately may be worth watching for you.

The plot isn't really the issue. It's another take on something we've seen time and time again, and for that get's a mediocre score. It didn't try to reach anything new, didn't overstep its boundaries, and didn't use any lame explanations to try to change the game from similar stories that preceded it.

The main issue I had is read more
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