Urobuchi, Gen

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Family name: 虚淵
Birthday: Dec 20, 1972
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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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dezhavhu | Yesterday, 7:20 PM
Bubble's story was ass but it's hard to imagine that he contributes much to the overall script. So, unless proven otherwise I'll let this pass

Silvally | May 15, 4:06 PM
This guy is a hack who, for some reason, is hyped up, probably by people who also think that excessive gore and immorality is 'deep'.
Madoka is decent though, maybe it's not worth all the utmost universal acclaim, but it's decent. Likely the only thing that didn't get mold-infested by this butcher's touch.

_spoon_ | May 14, 12:42 PM
Saber is hot

Samayou_Tamashii | May 13, 11:13 PM
Great that he didn't interfere with Bubble's script. If he did it would have been even worse than it already is

bnp | May 10, 5:28 PM

OzScarlak | May 9, 6:32 PM
To be honest what he's REALLY writing nowadays?

Ryuseishun | May 9, 7:04 AM
This comment below me was a mistake lol.

Also, Bubble was also self-promoting itself just by mentioning Uro’s name in the credits when he contributed the bare minimum to the script.

Sven82 | May 8, 4:48 PM
Overrated Urotrash with a new flop

kizumi91 | May 7, 10:33 AM
There're 3 people in charge of Bubble' script yet haters still came here just to blame all the faults on him

Theo1899 | May 6, 9:58 AM
I hear that his new film is excellent except for all the parts that involve him. Does that mean that he's exactly like Mari Okada?

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