Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here あなたがここにいてほしい (Anata ga koko ni Itehoshii)
The story of Zaion is set four years after a meteorite introduces a virus that irreversibly alters the molecular structure of the human body and turns its victims into violent creatures. In an effort to eradicate the infestation that has claimed 3 percent of the human population, the Committee of the Universal Resolution of Ecocatastrophe (CURE) creates a unit of soldiers whose bodies have been introduced with machinates. These soldiers, wearing Nano Osmolar Armor (NOA), engage the victims in direct combat. As the missions begin to take a toll on the unit's ranks, NOA soldier Yuuji Tamiya becomes angry at CURE for not employing a newly developed weapon. The weapon is a girl named Ai who is able to create a projected being that can destroy the creatures. During the next outbreak, victims of the virus fuse together into a larger creature and overwhelm the soldiers. CURE decides to put Ai's ability to the test, and the projected being destroys the creature.
Yuuji is quarantined after coming in contact with one of the creatures but is released when he recovers from his injuries. However, his blood tests later indicate that the virus has evolved and is attacking the nanomachines in his body. CURE orders for Yuuji's arrest, but he escapes and takes Ai hostage. When his condition worsens during the journey, Ai heals him with her powers. The other NOA soldiers catch up to the two and help them escape, but they are soon found by CURE units. Unwilling to see Yuuji and the others hurt, Ai decides to leave with the CURE soldiers. At the NOA facility, the infected soldiers become victims of the virus as the nanomachines are destroyed. Yuuji is forced to fight them and the CURE units sent to kill them at the same time. Ai finds out that Yuuji is in danger and asks that she be taken to the facility. She realizes her feelings for Yuuji and projects them with her powers to eliminate the virus. A larger outbreak occurs elsewhere in the city, and the virus further evolves to mimic the nanomachines' abilities. Yuuji delays the creatures' advance as Ai creates the projected being once again. She uses all her power to purge the infected area of the virus. In an epilogue, both Yuuji and Ai are discharged from CURE and spend time together.
Original Run: October 4, 2001 – November 3, 2001
List of Songs: (directly to Anime Lyrics Blog)
1. Lunatic Trance [Ending]
Here is the preview: