The latest inspiration for speculation among sharp-eyed otaku is that the Twitter account of Gen Urobuchi, known for Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass and before that Nitro+ works including Fate/zero, has recently become linked to folks from anime studio Trigger. Among the 259 follows are now the studio, as well as Panty and Stocking/Kill La Kill's Hiroyuki Imaishi and Shigeto Koyama. More after the jump.
SAI-EI Bookstores, a Japanese publisher, has released a 115 page "mook" ("magazine-book") filled with information about the influential Space Adventure Cobra science fiction manga and anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gen Urobuchi must really enjoy visiting the United States! Japan Expo USA has announced that the writer of hit series such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, PSYCHO-PASS, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and Kamen Rider Gaim will be their guest of honor not too long after his appearance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, CA during Independence Day weekend. More after the jump!
How does one greet the guy who posed for a picture outside the White House wearing a Fate/zero Assassin hoodie? Well, Gen Urobuchi (Madoka Magica, Gargantia) was a guest at this weekend's Epitanime and the "Urobutcher" has Tweeted the interesting welcome he received at the French event. Get a look after the jump.
Before Madoka Magica and Fate/zero, writer Gen Urobuchi made his name on Nitroplus visual novels. One of these was 2003's Lovecraftian horror eroge Saya no Uta, about a medical student who receives brain surgery after a near-fatal auto accident, causing him to see the world as pulsating flesh and entrails, except for one beautiful girl in a white dress. See how the 10th anniversary is being marked after the jump.
Madoka Magica and Fate/zero writer Gen Urobuchi seems to be on a bit of a sci-fi kick. There's his current Psycho-Pass. His upcoming Toei/nitro+ anime movie Rakuen Tsuihō (Exiled From Paradise) seems to have sci-fi elements. Now, there's the newly revealed Suisei no Galgantia spring TV anime series. Get the latest details after the jump.