01st Marriage proposal is a "Beauty and the Beast" story starring Takeda Tetsuya (Virgin Road, 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei) as a down-on-his-luck man who has gone through 99 omiai (arranged dates with the intention of marriage if the date goes well). Not particularly smart, nor handsome, nor rich, he is a man who cannot lie and of course, has a heart of pure gold. On the 100th omiai, he meets Kaoru (Asano Atsuko), an extremely beautiful and talented cellist who can't forget her dead fiancee.
Title (romaji): 101 kaime no puropozu / Hyakuikkaime no Puropozu
Title (English): 101 Proposals / The 101st Proposal
Viewership ratings: 36.7
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 1991-Jul-01 to 1991-Sep-16
Theme song: "SAY YES" by Chage & Aska
Asano Atsuko as Yabuki Kaoru
Takeda Tetsuya as Hoshino Tatsurou
Eguchi Yosuke as Hoshino Junpei
Tanaka Ritsuko as Yabuki Chie
Ishida Yuriko as Okamura Ryoko
Kosaka Kazuya as Yabuki Takao
Asada Miyoko as Ishige Momoko
Takeuchi Riki as Sawamura Naoto
Hasegawa Hatsunori as Makabe Yoshiyuki and Fujii
scriptwriter: Nojima Shinji
Producer: Ota Toru
Directors: Ishizaka Reiko, Mitsuno Michio, Hayashi Toru
Ep 01: Fateful Arranged Marriage Meeting
Ep 02: First Bet
Ep 03: I'll Make You Happy
Ep 04: When Love Begins to Move
Ep 05: Can You Marry Without Love?
Ep 06: Engagement
Ep 07: Unbelieveable! That Person...
Ep 08: Sad Engagement Ring
Ep 09: Give Me Back My Fiance
Ep 10: I Won't Give Up
Ep 11: The Goddess of Love!
Ep 12: SAY YES!