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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mr_modest | Jun 16, 12:25 AM
Madoka and Psycho pass were both great. I found some similarities and found this guy was the script writer. Looking forward to Fate zero.


Fraffo_ | Jun 10, 10:48 PM
Hit or Miss but when he hits it's great(4)


Pentagonion | Jun 10, 6:30 PM
Hit or Miss but when he hits it's great(3)


cris82 | Jun 4, 12:34 AM
Overrated sorry man but you can't treat Saber like that, how you did it in Zero awful just awful


Theo1899 | May 31, 12:51 PM
Expelled from paradise was pretty good.


Flochy | May 29, 12:06 AM
Hit or Miss but when he hits it's great(2)


Kinzo | May 22, 4:43 PM
He's insanely overrated because he's done some actual good things, but the majority of his work is just plain fucking awful.


a_day_dreaming | May 20, 7:58 PM
gen urobutcher desu


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)


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