Japan Expo USA to Host Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica Writer Gen Urobuchi
posted on by Karen Ressler
Japan Expo announced on Friday that it will host novel and screenplay writer Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) at this year's convention.
Urobuchi served as the head writer for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series, wrote the novel adaptation of Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon action manga, developed the plots for the Phantom -Phantom of Inferno- game and the Phantom - The Animation spinoff, and supervised the scripts for the Blassreiter anime. Fate/Zero, his novel prequel to Type-Moon's Fate/stay night visual novel software, inspired a television anime. He also wrote the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and Psycho-Pass anime.
Before he delved into anime, Urobuchi wrote scripts for Nitroplus game titles such as Kikokugai: The Cyber Slayer and Saya no Uta. More recently, he scripted the live-action Kamen Rider Gaim television series and served as the original creator of the robot science-fiction television anime Aldnoah.Zero, which is currently streaming on Crunchyroll. His upcoming anime film Rakuen Tsuihō -Expelled From Paradise- is slated to open in Japanese theaters on November 15.
Urobuchi appeared at Anime Expo in Los Angeles earlier this month.
Japan Expo Second Impact will be held at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, California from August 22 to August 24. The convention is also hosting Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka and director Shinji Aramaki.