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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

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Score: 6.661 (scored by 14,088 users)
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Ranked: #48392
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Popularity: #2085
Members: 26,479
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Nanba, Hitoshi
Storyboard
Hashimoto, Miyuki
Theme Song Performance


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"Kimiiro Palette" by Sakura Nogawa

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"Love, Fate, Love" by Hashimoto Miyuki




More reviewsReviews

Jun 19, 2009
cheriipai (All reviews)
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
Jan 15, 2009
VoDKa (All reviews)
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
Aug 30, 2008
mcjazzman32 (All reviews)
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
Jul 8, 2008
DarkAssassin31 (All reviews)
Final Approach, the title has nothing what so ever to do with the content of the story, which is about a girl who is forced to marry someone because of a 'government program'. I don't know about anyone else but i found this quite enjoyable.

[Story]
The story is great. I say its great not 'amazing' or 'excellent' because the forced marriage thing is kinda overused and people like me, who are heavily into romance, comedy, harem type animes, will think 'been there done that'. But the reason why its 'Great' and not 'Mediocre' is that it adds a certain twist to the story (you'll find out read more

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