I Wish You Were Here
~Anata ga Koko ni Itehoshii~

Japanese name: I Wish You Were Here ~Anata ga Koko ni Itehoshii~
Japanese name: i-wish you were here ~あなたがここにいてほしい~
English name: Zaion: I Wish You Were Here
Dates: October 4, 2001-February 2, 2002
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 25:00-26:00 (Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 am)
Number of episodes: 4
Animation Studio: Gonzo
Production Company: GDH, Gonzo, Project I
Broadcaster: Kids Station
Series Director: Seiji Mizushima
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Takahashi Natsuko (series configuration), Katsuharu Nagata, Shinichiro Ishikawa
Writer(s): Takahashi Natsuko
Art Director: Yoko Mitsuhashi
Character Designer(s): Yasuhiro Oshima, Kanetake Ebikawa (mecha)
Animator(s): Yasuhiro Oshima (director), Yasufumi Soejima (cgi director)
Music: Kenji Kawaii
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Joe Odagiri (Yuji Tamiya), Yukari Tamura (Ai)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, alien disease, post holocaust, medicine, bioengineering, personality transformation, psychic powers
Home Video
United States: DVD (ADV Films, 2 discs)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as I Wish You Were Here ~Anata ga Koko ni Itehoshii~ go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: February 28, 2009
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