Final Approach

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: φなる・あぷろーち


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


Score: 6.511 (scored by 1802818,028 users)
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Ranked: #67192
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Popularity: #3734
Members: 36,141
Favorites: 49


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Episodes: /13


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)

Characters & Voice Actors


Iizuka, Kouichi
Sound Director
Nanba, Hitoshi


Opening Theme

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"Kimiiro Palette" by Sakura Nogawa

Ending Theme

"Love, Fate, Love" by Hashimoto Miyuki


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 ...
Apr 24, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Found the torrent from Tokyotosho RSS feed. Yes, it's another release from Jumonji-Giri. They've been around re-encoding old series,those that aired when .mkv format was not so widespread, and widescreen broadcast was uncommon. After a quick look on AniDB, I downloaded this series. FYI, this time too, J-G peer swarms were small, and up/down speed was so low, around 8 kBps.

This kind of theme has been recycled again and again for romantic comedy (particularly harem, and ecchi) anime. Although there's not much similarity between them, I am tempted to compare FA to Daa! Daa! Daa! (UFO Baby). No... no... don't ask me anything if you ...
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 ...

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