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 (虚无主义).
- 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.
- Gen the Butcher, a Magical Molly! Reboot Series character which is a fictionalized version of Gen.