"What are you talking about? I'm a healing-type writer.

Gen Urobuchi (虚淵 玄, Urobuchi Gen, also known as Urobutcher (or Gen the Butcher) by fans), is a Japanese writer for visual novels, light novels, and anime. He is known for his dark style, nihilistic themes, and tragic plot twists. He's also known for his various works: Saya no Uta, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Psycho-Pass, Masked Rider Gaim, And of course, Expelled from Paradise.

Gen also writes the script for the upcoming 2017 anime film about the King of the Monsters.


  • His name: Uro (虚), is based on the word from the Chinese language version of nihilism (无主义).
  • His nickname "Urobutcher" is mentioned in "Puella Magi Mary Sue Magica" as the narrator describes Jayne/Niji's actions as undoing everything he did.
  • Gen is a fan of the Space Sheriff series, especially Gavan.
  • Gen is also a fan of Masked Riders:
    • He watched Kamen Rider Black in his high school days and also read the Kamen Rider Black manga by Shotaro Ishinomori himself.
    • He was introduced to producer Naomi Takabe by voice actor Tomokazu Sugita, known for voicing Kivat-bat the 3rd in Kamen Rider Kiva, leading to him becoming the head writer of Gaim.
  • He officially declares that Homura is the best girl. No kiddin'.
  • Sometimes he does NOT always add suffering, tragedy & death to his several works.

See Also

  • Gen the Butcher, a Magical Molly! Reboot Series character which is a fictionalized version of Gen.