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Final Approach


Alternative Titles

Japanese: φなる・あぷろーち

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Dec 26, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.691 (scored by 13,490 users)
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Ranked: #45472
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Popularity: #1828
Members: 24,873
Favorites: 42
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Synopsis

Ever since their parents died a few years ago, Ryo and his sister Akane have been living alone together. Despite their difficult situation, they are still living reasonably happy and normal lives. However, everything is about to be flipped upside-down due to a secret government project. Due to increasingly low birth rates in Japan, the Japanese government is testing a program in which two young people are forced to marry. Ryo wants no part of it, but he is given little choice in the matter; his new fiancée, Shizuka, comes to his home late one night with several dozen government issued bodyguards, who are there to ensure the success of the new couple. Unlike Ryo, Shizuka couldn’t be more willing to go along with this new program, and eagerly goes about her wifely duties, despite his objections. With meddling friends, pushy bodyguards, and an overenthusiastic new fiancée, Ryo’s life has taken a turn in a direction the young man certainly didn’t expect.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Masuda, Shizuka
Masuda, Shizuka
Main
Nogawa, Sakura
Japanese
Nogawa, Sakura
Mizuhara, Ryo
Mizuhara, Ryo
Main
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese
Kishio, Daisuke
Mutsu, Emiho
Mutsu, Emiho
Supporting
Takahashi, Chiaki
Japanese
Takahashi, Chiaki
Mukasa, Haruki
Mukasa, Haruki
Supporting
Okano, Kousuke
Japanese
Okano, Kousuke

Staff

Omiya, Saburo
Omiya, Saburo
Producer
Yamamoto, Takashi
Yamamoto, Takashi
Director
Nanba, Hitoshi
Nanba, Hitoshi
Storyboard
Hashimoto, Miyuki
Hashimoto, Miyuki
Theme Song Performance


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"Kimiiro Palette" by Sakura Nogawa

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"Love, Fate, Love" by Hashimoto Miyuki




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cheriipai
Jun 19, 2009
Either bashing my cranium against a solid, brick wall because the main character, Ryo Mizuhara, is ceaselessly making stubborn and defiant choices -even though he is completely aware of hurting his fiancée's feelings- or because his fiancée, Shizuka Masuda, is almost annoyingly hell-bent on receiving affection from someone who obviously does not care, I'll have to admit that (most-importantly) my head seems to be in relatively good shape, despite a solid beating(s). And since my skull-bashing proved to be ineffective time-after-time, I could actually sit and enjoy some of the finer moments that Final Approach had to offer.

Yes, it has the long-running and omnipresent anime read more
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iLove3P
Mar 4, 2008
Well, I just want to first start by saying that I have NOT yet finished this anime. Why I choose to write a review? well, simply because the review above me did not state the good points of the anime. But of course, we all have different tastes in animes deshou? hai~
[And since I have not yet finished this, I won't be able to spoil the ending ^^ watch to find out~]

Now, after reading the storyline from above, you should already know this is one of those Comedy/Romance animes, so if you are not really into this, I wouldn't recommend you to watch it; unless read more
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VoDKa
Jan 15, 2009
Final Approach is a romantic comedy with a total runtime of 2.6 hours (13 episodes X 12 minutes each). I can understand why the anime is short because it would make little sense for it to be any longer since the story and events of this show are quite simple. Although this is not the best anime out there, I have to say that it is not bad at all. It really depends on the audience. I am not really into the whole romantic comedy genre but I do not detest it either. I think this is one of the reasons why I liked this read more
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mcjazzman32
Aug 30, 2008
Final Approach is possibly one of the most demented, impossibly defunct anime I’ve ever watched. Not only does it strangle the viewer with absurd, illogical plotlines and unexplainable (and oftentimes incomprehensible) conclusions to cap 10 minute long episodes, but the characters can go from annoying to lovable in 0 to 60 without breaking a sweat.

The story is supposed to be about a guy, Ryo, who is forced to marry this girl, Shizuka, because of a government program meant to up the childbirth rate. But the anime completely abandons that premise half-way through in favor of some kind of twisted love triangle between Ryo, Shizuka read more
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