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Final Approach(TV show/series, 2004)

Original title: "φなる・あぷろーち" (Japanese/JA)
15min per episode | Genres: Animation, Comedy

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 13 episodes

Final ApproachRating: 3.4/5 (with 3 votes)
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About Final Approach

Ryou Mizuhara is a normal high school student, living alone with his younger sister Akane. They were very happy together, at least until a mysterious girl crashes into their lives who introduces herself as Ryou's new fiancée.


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Final Approach Seasons and Episodes

10/03/2004Season 1 - 13 episodes
#1 | 10/03/2004Panic Visit!! Pretty Girl of Love and Destiny!
Ryou meets his planned fiancée, Shizuka, for the first time, and discovers the R.T.P. projects for arranged marriages everywhere.
#2 | 10/10/2004Great Explosive Debut!! Love and Adoration for the Transfer Student!
Ryou finds everlasting shock when Shizuka suddenly shows up in his school and advances into his 11th grade class.
#3 | 10/17/2004Great Crash!! Dragon and Tiger of Love and Ambition!
Shizuka is introduced into her fiancé's workplace, the Plavi, where trouble ensues.
#4 | 10/24/2004A Great Decision!! The Departure to Love and Ambition!?
Emiho confesses that she too has a planned marriage, in which Ryo debates about a person's will in such unions.
#5 | 10/31/2004Closing in!? Hell of Steaming Love and Death!
The main cast spends a day skiing on a mountain, in conjunction with Ryo and Emiho's date. When a blizzard starts getting worse, the group is forced to spend the day outliving the storm.
#6 | 11/07/2004A Great Shock! The Result of Love and Sorrow!
Another date is underway for Ryo and Emiho, but Shizuka decides to be "cautious" and prepares with the aid of the government's technology.
#7 | 11/14/2004A Great Tragic Love! The Sleeting Snow of Love and Yearning
In practicing ignorance around Shizuka, Ryo is reproved for his action, and is given a chance to reevaluate his decision.
#8 | 11/21/2004A Great Fever!! An "Ah~n" for Love and Reminisence
Akane becomes ill and reflects on the life she's spent with her brother. Meanwhile Ryou goes through his school day overreacting about Akane's sickness.
#9 | 11/28/2004A Great Battle!! Beyond the Love and Gunfire!
Emiho meets her betrothed for the first time. Ryo, who has already showed his dislike towards arranged marriage, decides to enlist Shizuka to help bail Emiho out.
#10 | 12/05/2004A Great Undertaking!! The Recalled Shape of Love and Cruelty!
Shizuka's bodyguards show up one night before she has to return to her old school to take exams. They deliver a message from her father, who demands that she leaves the whole marriage behind and comes home.
#11 | 12/12/2004A Great Demise!? The Doll of Love and Parting!
Akane prepares a farewell dinner for Shizuka, and asks Ryo to dine alone with Shizuka "like good, old friends."
#12 | 12/19/2004A Great Decision! A Fool for Love and Acclamation!
The absence of Shizuka begins to weigh on Ryo's mind as he tries to live each day normally after her departure. In the end he decides to go look for Shizuka.
#13 | 12/26/2004A Great Struggle! A Wedding of Love and Blessings
The epilogue which showcases Shizuka moving into Haru's previous apartment, right next to the Mizuhara siblings' own apartment, and also shows a wedding commercial Emiho's brother is working on.

Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Made by: ZEXCS
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 8 languages: Arabic (AR), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Japanese (JA), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 10/03/2004
Last episode released on: 12/26/2004
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"ふぁいなる・あぷろーち"
"プリンセスアワー"
"파이널 어프로치"
"Последняя попытка"
"爱情泡泡糖"
"Princess Hour"

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