- Broken Base: Urobuchi's fandom is split between those who find his darkness well-paced and pretty good; or overly gratuitous and not fond with his opinion about angst to the point of thinking he has a fetish on Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy.
- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: A common complaint of most of his work.
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks!: Urobuchi already received backlash from departing fans after the nitro+ visual novel Saya no Uta was widely acclaimed, and since 2011 even more have criticized him primarily because of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
- Nightmare Fuel: Is pretty known for this, with Puella Magi Madoka Magica as the most notable one.
- True Art Is Angsty
YMMV / Gen Urobuchi