Urban Square: Kohaku no Tsuigeki

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Urban Square: Chasing Amber
Japanese: アーバンスクウェア 琥珀の追撃


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


Score: 6.051 (scored by 11761,176 users)
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Ranked: #92412
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Popularity: #10492
Members: 2,668
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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.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimori, Akira
Director, Original Creator
Takada, Akemi
Character Design
Ito, Kazunori
Nishizawa, Susumu
Key Animation


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May 4, 2013
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.

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 ...
Jan 4, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 28, 2021
This was infuriating crap, holy shit was it stupid. The MC is fucking retarded. In the 80s/90s you get these goofball MCs. The joke with these idiots is that they're always trying to cover their ass, and it seems they are getting into trouble but the god awful scriptwriting always saves them. Every bullet fired misses the MC and the bad guys seriously never win cause the scriptwriting demands they are always fooled. If you wanna know what's so bad, you can read my forum post. The MC is stupid. The good cop is stupid too if he knew what was so wrong, but would ...

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