Urobuchi, Gen

Urobuchi, Gen

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Family name: 虚淵
Birthday: Dec 20, 1972
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He wrote scenarios for several visual novels created by Nitroplus:
Phantom of Inferno (2000)
Kyuuketsu Senki Vjedogonia (2001)
Kikokugai: The Cyber Slayer (2002).
Saya no Uta (2003)
Zoku Satsuriku no Django ~Jigoku no Shoukinkubi~ (2007)

Twitter: @Butch_Gen
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Recent News

Madoka Magica Project To Be Continued After the Movie Trilogy ( 1 2 3 )
dtshyk - Oct 12, 2012
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Nov 3, 2013 11:32 AM
Urobuchi Gen's New Anime Movie 'Rakuen Tsuihou' Announced [Update Sep 21] ( 1 2 )
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Comments
LightDragonman1 | 11 hours ago
Lastly, how exactly do you feel that his works are held back by some of his writing patterns? To me, his best works are great precisely because of his writing style.


LightDragonman1 | Yesterday, 6:29 PM
Again, I am aware that he's not infallible, but you seem to really be over exaggerating his flaws.


LightDragonman1 | Yesterday, 6:27 PM
@Kaioshin: The thing is, most of the weaker works attributed to him really weren't like that because of him. Aldnoah_Zero had him write just the first three episodes, and Gargantia only had him involved with the first and last ones. Now you could argue that he should have stayed on for more, and I agree, but blame the producers and production committee for that.

And the only thing he has any relation to in regards to Chaos Dragon is that one of the characters is based of his avatar. He is not involved in the writing or anything else.

He does have some flaws (every writer has their own strengths and weaknesses), but the pros far outweigh the cons in my book.

Plus in Psycho Pass, one kind of has to act stoic and unemotionally, because if they show too many emotions, their Crime Coefficent goes up. And regarding Akane's character in the movie, I saw that as her showing her development from naive newcomer in the first season to hardened inspector now. She won't emote as much because she's changes quite a bit, and is more serious as a result.

And as for the complaint about characters in his works being less emotive, I feel that that is due to him writing his characters as much more contemplative as opposed to being outwardly emotive. You may or may not like that style of writing, but it is a style nonetheless.


royaldocks | Sep 3, 4:13 PM
The man that transformed the Fate series from Nasu's concept.

They need to work together again for another Fate


Kaioshin_Sama | Sep 1, 9:09 PM
@LightDragonman1: While some of what you are saying is true and I have realized that it's undeniable that there are certain patterns in his work that IMO have held them back a lot. I also just always find it curiously funny that whenever there's a flaw or shortcoming in anything he's ever worked on it's always somehow somebody elses fault and this guy is just apparently infallible. In any case it's starting to like like his 15 minutes of fame are coming to a close only he'd be going out with a whimper with something like Chaos Dragon partially to his name as opposed to something like the original Madoka Magica series.


LightDragonman1 | Sep 1, 4:20 PM
@Kaioshin: Yeah, I can't say that I agree with what you are saying.

You are aware that Urobuchi is not the one who instructs the seiyuus on how to act when it comes to voicing the characters right? He's just the script writer, not the voice director. If you are to blame anyone for giving an apparently poor performance, then don't blame Gen. Blame whoever is in charge of the voice direction.

Also, I'm not quite sure why every idea and theme needs to be resolved at the end of a story. Why can't one simply leave it open for the audience to come to their own interpretations as to how they view the story. It's why I liked the ending to Madoka Rebellion, which you disliked. It simply presents both sides of the equation, and then leaves it to the viewer to decide as to whether or not what Homura did at the end was good or bad.

And I personally find his characters to be compelling. Yes, they aren't as deep as some others, but they have relatable personalities and good enough development. And your accusation of him just having his characters be robots to spew philosophical talk is, imo, also not a problem I have with the characters, because they are strong enough for me to relate to them. Heck, I really enjoy the talks they have with each other.

Lastly, I really don't see how his works are just dreary and hopeless drug. Yes, they are dark, but they always leave a light at the end of the tunnel. If they were just doom and gloom all the time, then his stories wouldn't have those moments of light and hope at the end. Heck, both Madoka and Psycho Pass end on feelings of hope and acceptance, that while the world may be dark, there is still hope and optimism to be found in it.

So yeah. Sorry, but I simply feel that you are rather misinformed.


Kaioshin_Sama | Aug 31, 3:20 PM
@Krainzan No I'm just an individual with my own opinions and positions on things. If you want someone else that is just going to join the echo chamber you're looking at the wrong person. The fact that this somehow makes someone an elitist now points more to a problem with the anime communities thinking, not so much mine.

Ergo I'd be lying if I rightly gave a damn what some random person on the internet I've never once met or interacted feels about me or whatever act they think I'm trying to put on because they can't understand the manner in which I'm approaching things. Especially when it's clear they have no plans (means?) to actually read or try to counter-argue the points I'm making with ones of their own. I mean hell I might not agree with them even still, but you can bet I'd at least respect those peoples right to have those positions if they came to those conclusions under some demonstrable form of their own logic. Clearly that takes too much effort though and would make such people elitists and that's frowned upon in the anime community so don't do that. Independent thought is bad.


Krainzan | Aug 29, 1:10 PM
@Kaioshin
Trying Waaaaayyy too hard to be an elitist, dude...


will-974531 | Aug 18, 1:12 AM
reading these comments make me sick.. Why so many hates towards Urobuchi-sensei?? This guy absolutely rocks!! His work are really incite our thoughts and mind...


Perfect8 | Aug 17, 10:06 PM
Not my favourite kind of writer


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