Gen's upcoming kids' series will be the next Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.The franchise has overall been fluctuating from "dark for the most part, with undertones of The Power of Friendship" (DM/original manga, 5D's before episode 65) to "light with dark undertones that may take over the series eventually" (GX, Zexal). Dark as they may be, however, the series (the later ones, anyway) are ultimately intended for kids, being Merchandise-Driven and all that. If this pattern keeps up, then the fifth series will take place in a dystopia (like 5D's) and the protagonist will be an Anti-Hero and/or Guile Hero (like Dark Yugi and Yusei's original portrayal). Urobuchi could very easily be given the job of writing this series, given his past work (also, Les Yay aside, it was The Power of Friendship between Homura and Madoka which allowed the Madokaverse to become somewhat brighter).
- Probably jossed, as he's been announced to be working on Kamen Rider Gaim now.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is in fact not being written by him, instead by the 5D's writers (And, while it is lighter than 5D's start, it already has some rough undertones and has the potential to be decently dark), but there is always Arc 6. But don't forget the target audience, there is a reason that Digimon Tamers, written by the Lain guy, was followed by a very light hearted series.
- Ironically, between the Evil All Along reveals, the Summoning War between Dimensions similar or maybe even the same as the other Yu-Gi-Oh! series, the Deconstructions AND Take Thats that Yugioh Arc V has, this is as close as we will get to an Urobuchi-written Yu-Gi-Oh! (The occasional sloppy writing is the only thing that gives away that it isn't) unless the man himself comes and one-ups it with the next series.
- Should Urobuchi get the chance of writing the seventh entry of the franchise, then he and Konami will not pull anymore punches and let themselves loose this time: by turning the series in question into a Darker and Edgier series with a different art style, lots of graphic violence (complete with blood), and very serious mature themes.
Gen has some say in the selection of seiyuus for anime written by him.
- Psycho-Pass' Akane Tsunemori was explicitly designed based on Kana Hanazawa.
- Eri Kitamura played a tomboyish girl who considers herself justice personified in Bakemonogatari and eventually Sayaka Miki.
- Madoka's character designs were done by Ume Aoki, and Gen once had Kana Asumi (the voice of Hidamari Sketch's Yuno) in mind in the role of the title character. That role went to Aoi Yuuki, but Kana eventually got a small but memorable role in the Rebellion movie.
- Hisako Kanemoto (Amy in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) played a Squid Girl...
Gen will write a new Gundam anime.Since he's known for Deconstructions, subversions, Grey and Grey Morality, Straw Nihilism, having him write a Gundam show that's even darker than SEED, 00, or even the recent Iron-Blooded Orphans is probably a good idea.
- For bonus points, while War Is Hell is a recurring Gundam theme, some of them are not only Darker and Edgier, but also Bloodier and Gorier, especially SEED, where there's no such thing as justice, dignity, and salvation, only death, evil, and power.
- At the same time, this new series' Central Theme is how love can overcome anything cynical or destructive in the most realistic fashion, even in the Darkest Hour.
Gen will write a new Digimon anime.Bonus points if its a sequel to Tamers.