Urobuchi, Gen

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Gen Urobuchi is a Japanese novelist, visual novel writer and anime screenwriter. He is best known for writing the highly acclaimed and commercially successful anime series Madoka Magica, which earned him the Tokyo Anime Award for Best Scriptwriter. Some other of his popular works include the 2003 visual novel Saya no Uta, the 2012 anime Psycho-Pass, the light novel and anime Fate/Zero, and the 2013–2014 tokusatsu show Kamen Rider Gaim. He currently works at Nitroplus and Nitro+chiral.

Nicknamed Urobutcher by his fans, Urobuchi's works often contain dark and nihilistic themes, tragic plot twists, and heavy usage of gore. Anime written by Urobuchi that have won the Newtype Anime Award have been Puella Magi Madoka Magica in 2011, Fate/Zero in 2012 and Psycho-Pass: The Movie in 2015.

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)

(Source: Wikipedia)

Twitter: @Butch_Gen

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GreatShitposter | May 9, 4:08 AM
Hit or Miss but when he hits it's great


Legious | May 8, 6:16 PM
G.O.A.T (additional text here)


Raymond_Z_Ace_11 | May 4, 12:33 AM
The most handsome and creative man on the Planet.


Yuriphile | Apr 26, 5:35 AM
urobuchi made meguca suffering


Black0ne | Apr 25, 8:21 PM
This legend is doing another fucking pmmm movie, I hope this movie is going to be another masterpiece


-Hegemon- | Apr 25, 6:31 PM
Madoka is masterpiece


ProxyLain | Apr 25, 6:16 PM
Madoka and Godzilla is trash.


Yuriphile | Apr 25, 1:41 PM
@Hatsuyuki Madoka’s 4th movie is on its way.


UlightronX42 | Apr 15, 6:04 AM
@Ghemotoc Have you seen PMMM and Fate/Zero? You don't need to like all of an artist's work or even hate some of their work while still deeply appreciating them. Don't shit on him just because you dislike one show.


Hatsuyuki | Apr 14, 4:32 AM
Please come back to save anime


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