- Creator Breakdown: He confesses to this in the afterword to Fate/zero's first volume, saying that he can no longer write happy endings to his stories. However, with the ending to Puella Magi Madoka Magica, he seems to have gotten over it. Somewhat.
- Creator Recovery: In Fate/Zero's afterward he wrote that he wanted to write a heartwarming story one day, but couldn't because of his "tragedy syndrome". Then came Puella Magi Madoka Magica where he does manage to write something heartwarming exactly as he described in the Fate Zero's afterward. Since then, his later works have fallen more on the idealistic end, such as (the admittedly still dark) Psycho-Pass and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. It probably helps that Madoka Magica has put him on the map as a writer of television shows.
- Fan Nickname: "Gen Butch," "Gen the Butcher," "Urobutcher."
- Promoted Fanboy: He is a noted fan of the classic Kamen Rider series, and served as the head writer for Kamen Rider Gaim.
- A Taste of Their Own Medicine: One of the major triggers that pushed him forward in collaborating with Pili International Multimedia to make Thunderbolt Fantasy was the sudden death of his favorite character within the Pili series he brought home with him. RIP Bǎi Lǐ Bīng Hóng, your name will be forever remembered.
- Trolling Creator: He has gained a reputation for this with Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Iyashikei he is not, and the term somewhat becomes quite memetic and synonymous in ironic sense to his name in the fandom.
"Lila Milla Rira of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam died soon after her Shower Scene shocked me so much at that time. How could Director Tomino allow such a beautiful, booby character casually die? I hated him very much back in the days when I'm in college. I think even though it's fictional anime characters, it's not a good thing for them to die so easily."
- What happened as described in this twitter entry seems to be his Start of Darkness or the rationalization to his recent famous writings...Or is it?
- What Could Have Been: According to some statements from Urobuchi (as referred in this video), Urobuchi finished watching Heartcatch Pretty Cure right after finishing Puella Magi Madoka Magica script and admitted that if he finished that Precure first, he might have considered a happier ending for the Madoka series, which was already idealistic but still overall dark.
Trivia / Gen Urobuchi