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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Anonychan | Aug 6, 4:30 AM
Biggest hack in MAL's database.


notkirei | Aug 2, 10:55 PM
@salad_farded well to each their own i say


salad_farded | Aug 2, 7:54 AM
@notKirei it does have well writing, but the characters part id disagree, only 3 characters in there were actually well written (Kiritsugu, Waver and Rider), most of the other characters were practically useless and only existed for other characters to do stuff, characters like Gilgamesh were decent, and Kirei was meh, his stay night version was better written, most characters were better in stay night to be honest(the visual novel).
once again im not saying its bad but it is no masterpiece, its a good 8/10


Aruchemist | Aug 2, 7:44 AM
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notkirei | 5 hours ago
@salad_farded Fate/Zero is one of the Richest and most well written stories filled to the brim with thought-provoking themes, incredible dialogue and deep characters. The clash of ideologies in a coherent, character driven narrative was absolutely breathtaking. A true masterpiece.
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salad_farded | Yesterday, 10:54 PM
@notKirei i would not say Fate/Zero is better than half of those shows lol
Zero is great dont get me wrong but its not a 10/10 masterpiece or whatever
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notkirei | Yesterday, 12:07 PM
@DragonSlayer1989 Fate/Zero is a masterpiece, slams your favorites btw
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DragonSlayer1989 | Jul 31, 1:15 PM
CEO of mediocrity
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salad_farded | Jul 31, 9:08 AM
god this comment section is pure cancer
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Zahraung | Jul 29, 10:54 PM
Guácala tú Urobutcher
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notkirei | Jul 27, 7:23 AM
@epicpunnyname kirei was amazing in fate/zero
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epicpunnyname | Jul 27, 3:57 AM
Good writer from what I've seen, shame he seemingly couldn't write Saber or Kirei though
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notkirei | Jul 21, 1:36 PM
@Sven82 how am I an "edgelord"
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Sven82 | Jul 21, 8:25 AM
@kenji_mp4 maybe you are a edgylord who thinks that has good taste


notkirei | Aug 2, 2:45 AM
@salad_farded Fate/Zero is one of the Richest and most well written stories filled to the brim with thought-provoking themes, incredible dialogue and deep characters. The clash of ideologies in a coherent, character driven narrative was absolutely breathtaking. A true masterpiece.


salad_farded | Aug 1, 8:54 AM
@notKirei i would not say Fate/Zero is better than half of those shows lol
Zero is great dont get me wrong but its not a 10/10 masterpiece or whatever


notkirei | Jul 31, 10:07 PM
@DragonSlayer1989 Fate/Zero is a masterpiece, slams your favorites btw


DragonSlayer1989 | Jul 30, 11:15 PM
CEO of mediocrity


salad_farded | Jul 30, 7:08 PM
god this comment section is pure cancer


Zahraung | Jul 29, 8:54 AM
Guácala tú Urobutcher


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