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Urban Square: Kouhaku no Tsuigeki


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Urban Square: Chasing Amber, Urban Square: Kohaku no Tsuigeki
Japanese: アーバンスクウェア 琥珀の追撃

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 28, 1986
Producers: Bandai Visual
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mystery, Seinen
Duration: 56 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #73992
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Popularity: #8889
Members: 1,141
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Synopsis

Ryou Matsumoto is a screenplay writer that runs into a man and witnesses his murder. Unknown to him, he gets caught up in an illegal antique ring along with a girl he meets named Yuki. In order to survive, he ends up acting out the "action hero" role that he writes in his screenplays.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Nishimori, Akira
Director
Takada, Akemi
Character Design
Ito, Kazunori
Screenplay
Tokairin, Shinichi
Key Animation


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More reviewsReviews

May 4, 2013
Singan (All reviews)
Based on a story by Kazunori Ito (the scriptwriter for Ghost in the Shell & Patlabor movies), Urban Square: Chasing Amber is a very unusual OVA as it can be perceived in two different ways, and the way you choose pretty much determines whether you'll like it or not.

STORY
Essentially, it's a classic detective story where the main character witnesses a murder and gets into trouble with the mafia; eventually, he ends up an action hero, fighting the criminals and protecting the girl he likes. Not only the plot is rather simple in general, but it also contains quite a lot of cliches typical for this read more
Jan 4, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
A fair-to-middlin' OVA action/murder/mystery from the eighties.

From a time when practically every other anime movie or OVA featured characters with mysterious extra-sensory powers, it's actually refreshing to come across a story that features REAL people behaving in REAL situations, doing REAL things. Well, the story does get a little over the top at times, but what I mean is there's nothing supernatural in this story. A rarity in eighties OVAs!

Granted, the plot of the story is a little far-fetched, as a mild-mannered writer gets unwittingly involved in a murder mystery, faces off against a honest-to-god read more

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