Final Approach: After Thoughts

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Sirius here.

It’s been awhile since I made an anime review. Sorry for the delay. Alot of things had happened and its kinda hard to find the right timing to use my very lag Mac Air.

For this entry, I will be talking about an old anime I had seen before. Specifically, around the time I became an addict to the medium. The anime is Final ApproachDefinitely, you guys haven’t heard about this yet, heh.

Why did I rewatched this? Well, I kinda forgot the ending of it. And it just so happened that I recently got a copy of it so I watched it again. Good thing this anime is quite short.

Anyway, here are my thoughts about it.

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Dec 26, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2004
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Visual novel
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
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. (MAL)

Yeah, an old visual novel anime adaptation…of course. The ending was as predictable as ever.

Why did I bother?

Anyway, Final Approach is that harem romance anime that you know you had watched before but had forgotten everything about it. Even though it had an interesting premise, the ending was so boring and predicatable, its hard to take this one seriously.

The story is a bit similar to the 2018 anime, Koi to Uso, but with a traditional harem approach. Due to the some government secret project, the main character was forced to marry to someone he doesn’t even love. Of course, he reacted badly to this arrangement. He didn’t accept his fiancee which resulted for the latter to put alot of (bad & stupid) effort so that the MC would love her in return. Other than the fiancee, there are also other girls in his harem: a sister, a rich smart girl and an idol. So classic.

Even though, I am not much of a fan of this anime, I still enjoyed watching this one. There were alot of cliche moments, as this is a typical visual novel anime adaptation, but it was well executed. The characters were quite interesting too. I especially like the supporting characters as they add alot of fun to the show. They are also alot more interesting that the main casts.

Of course, this anime is quite old, the art and animation is sooooo outdated. Still, it was very nostalgic to watch. Those classic hairstyles, big eyes and inverse triangle mouths. CLASSIC.

Compared to the other old harem animes I had watched before, this one was quite short. I definitely forgotten this info about this anime. I didn’t expect that short animes existed even before. LOL. Lame me.

Overall, this anime is not really amazing but is enjoyable to watch. There is nothing worth it to know about this anime other than the quite interesting take of the premise.

I don’t think I could recommend this to you guys unless you are interested with its premise.

I guess, that’s it for now.

Thanks for reading.



This is an update.

I have alot of stuff in store here on my new blog, but it might take awhile before I could post them. Most of the animes I am planning to watch or are on my watch list are quite long animes so I really dunno when I could post them. Still, I won’t bore you much as I will continue to post different kinds of content here while waiting for my anime reviews. Heh.

See you on the next post. 🙂

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