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Ghost in the Shell Arise Writer Tow Ubukata Arrested on Charges of Domestic Violence

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ubukata denies charges, stating that he quarreled with his wife but "did not hit" her

Yahoo! News Japan is reporting on Monday that Shibuya police have arrested 38-year-old Mardock Scramble novel and Ghost in the Shell Arise anime writer Tow Ubukata on charges of domestic violence against his wife. According to the police, Ubukata denied the charges, saying "It's true that we quarreled, but I did not hit her."

Police added that his wife said that on Friday evening at their apartment in Aoyama in the Minato Ward of Tokyo, he hit her on her jaw and the area around her mouth, and she went to report the incident to police on Saturday.

Ubukata debuted as a short story writer in 1996, and he won the Kadokawa Sneaker Grand Prize with the work "Kuroi Kisetsu" (Black Season). He won the Eiji Yoshikawa Award for New Writers in 2009 for Tenchi Meisatsu, and the Fūtarō Yamada Award in 2012 for Mitsukuniden. He wrote the original novel that inspired the Mardock Scramble anime films, and has also served as the series composition writer for Ghost in the Shell Arise, Psycho-Pass 2, Heroic Age, Fafner EXODUS, and Le Chevalier D'Eon.

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