published in Empire No.65, Sydney
The 4-part OVA series Zaion - I Wish You Were Here is a disturbing investigation of military might and its abuse of soldiers moulded to the desire of the war machine.
The NOA team of nano-machine modified soldiers are locked in unending conflict with the spreading M34 virus which is quickly decimating Earth's population. Far from light-hearted and mostly bleak in tone, it's an aptly pessimistic tale despite the core lover story between the disturbed NOA fighter Yuuji and Ai, who has been developed as a new bio-weapon. Do things work out well for everyone? Only at a hefty price.