Talk:Gen Urobuchi

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Page is missing a little bit too much.

Equilibrum

I hear that Urobuchi is a fan of Equilibrium, (he even wrote a short fanfiction, Jouka no Monshou). Rumor has it that the film influenced Urobuchi to make Homura a gun-wielding badass. Any ideas or evidence to confirm this?? --Mutopis 08:44, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

The fight scenes are indeed pretty familiar (the whole "one-shot guns that you throw afterwards" that Mami uses for instance appears at least once). Aside from that, the resemblance didn't really strike me, that film is basically 1984 revisited.
Oh I just forgot another resemblance in that the MC becomes a quasi-god at the end. --Homerun-chan 10:52, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
I am a big fan of Equilibrium and has the DVD. I can't immediately recall any direct analogy between these two series, besides that both are rather grim and action-packed. I'll check it out sometime and see if there's anything I missed. - Prima 19:47, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Being a fan of Equilibrium myself, I have to say the plot of Equilibrium doesn't have anything to do with Madoka Magica unless we start pulling some meter-long worms out of its tiny nose. At most, the references are in Mami's gunkata. Where Equilibrium is the struggle of one man to free humanity from the torpor they've inflicted on themselves by denying their emotions, Madoka Magica is the struggle of one (arguably two) girls to give destiny the finger and make it through things alive. Both series do indeed end with the main character shattering the entire established system, but this kind of ending is extremely, extremely common among media where the main character is fighting against a government or ruleset. I wouldn't credit Equilibrium to this.

Rearranging page

I arranged the page a little to look more akin to Shinbo's page. The bio was compiled mostly by putting together various pieces of info from the documents section. It probably still needs some work, so what other documents contain information that could be added or what should be condensed? --Knon 16:15, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

October 3, twitt

10/3は鹿目まどかさんのお誕生日! というのも「魔法少女黙示録まどか☆マギカ企画書」の提出稿のファイル作成日付が10/3だったから……というお話はどこかでしたっけ? Translated as: "10/3 is Madoka Kaname's birthday! The submitted draft of the project's proposal for ‘Mahō Shōjo Mokushiroku Madoka☆Magica Project’ happened to have 10/3 as the file creation date.". This is what I was able to get, I couldnt get the last part, can someone check to make sure the translation is correct? --Mutopis 23:40, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

It's pretty much correct! There are some weird things in the tweet that I don't think came through in the translation, though:
  • Urobuchi refers to Madoka as if she was a complete stranger (or a real person), not as if she was something he himself made.
  • The name of the submitted draft could be better rendered as "Mahou Shoujo Revelation Madoka☆Magica," since 黙示録 specifically refers to the Book of Revelation from the New Testament. (I guess any old apocalypse wasn't good enough for our friend Gen, huh?)
  • The last sentence (というお話はどこかでしたっけ?) suggests that Urobuchi can't remember what happened to the said proposal. (I wonder how different it was from the final project?) 208.120.155.143 03:28, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Nitro+ Q&A Panel, 2013

Nitro+ Q&A Panels @Animagic 2013 --Mutopis 03:10, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

happy ending

is there a way to confirm Urobuchi wanted a happy ending for rebellion or not? --Mutopis 12:39, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

ただ、当時は「まどかにほむらが連れられて行く」という結末だったんです。 - His initial idea for the ending was "Homura leaves with Madoka".
By Urobuchi's standards that would be a happy ending... --Mutopis 16:20, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
The above link was the only instance when Gen talked about the particular design meeting that decided the Rebellion ending. As an aside, Gen also consider the actual ending a happy one for Homura, which he talks about in this Sports Hochi interview. - Prima 17:33, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
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Gen I'd say it's happy end, at least for the main character Homura. I also think Sayaka's stock is raised. Since when the world ends up that way, the only one who can save it is Sayaka. She really becomes a lone hero. I haven't thought about how to continue it from Madoka becoming a "concept" in the end.