Tow Ubukata (冲方 丁, Ubukata Tō, born February 14, 1977 in Gifu Prefecture) is the pen name of a Japanese novelist and anime screenwriter. His major works include Mardock Scramble, Le Chevalier D'Eon and Heroic Age. He also did series composition for the Fafner in the Azure series, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Psycho-Pass 2 and Psycho-Pass 3.
Ubukata was raised in Singapore and later Nepal. To maintain his Japanese heritage and language abilities, he would read dictionaries. In high school, he received several writer's awards.Ubukata writes for the Japanese visual culture magazine Newtype. His serialized segments, called "A Gambler's Life", are comedic, often-satiric expository pieces. They chronicle his day-to-day experiences and interactions with people, such as his wife. In these segments, he dubs himself "The Kamikazi Wordsmith". These segments were also published in the American counterpart, Newtype USA, which is now discontinued.Ubukata won the 24th Nihon SF Taisho Award in 2003. Ubukata has written the novelization and the script for the manga version of Le Chevalier D'Eon, and has contributed to the screenplay and the overall story plot of the animated version.
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Psycho-Pass 3: First Inspector
Inspector Kei Mikhail Ignatov finds himself involved with an organization named Bifrost with the possibility of freeing his wife if he betrays Unit One. Koichi Azusawa coordinates an assault on the Pu...
12 Suicidal Teens
12 boys and girls gather at an abandoned hospital to die for various different reasons. There, they find the body of a dead boy. The 12 boys and girl attempt to find the person who killed the boy. Dur...
In the year 2036 man kind has revolutionized the medical field. Scientist have conquered death via the use of internal nanomachines and the "Shell System", however, only the richest can afford to part...
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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cy...
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult
Motoko and her squad are finally getting closer to Fire-Starter's broker, but things get tense when they're instructed to take a backseat role on a sting op. Part five of the OVA series, containing th...
Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture
The story follows Motoko Kusanagi, a highly skilled member of the military, whom upon meeting Daisuke Aramaki, a current chief of the Public Security Section 9, in less than desirable conditions str...
2 150 A.D. The battle with the Festum, the life-forms from outer space, had reached a new level of complexity. There were fragments all over the world that were destroyed during the First Azure operat...
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears
Motoko and Batou are pretending to be lovers on vacation and trying to stop a terrorist organization. Togusa is investigating the murder of a man who had a leg manufactured by the corporation.
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain
One year after the end of the fourth non-nuclear war, the story is set in the year 2027. New Port City is still reeling from the war's aftermath when it is bombed by a self-propelled mine. A military ...
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Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic era in Japan where the Sibyl System, a powerful network of psychometric scans, actively measures the minds of its citizens. The resulting assessment is called a Psyc...
Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
A chronicle of the life of Yasui Santetsu, a 17th century master of go who turned his attention to astronomy and created a new calendar for Japan. Based on the life of Santetsu Yasui (December 27, 163...
Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust
Third film of the Mardock Scramble series. Rune Balot goes to a casino connected to the October corporation to try to wrap up her case once and for all.
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion
This is the second film in the Mardock Scramble series. There is an obsessed Boiled that seems to be at the mercy of a severely injured Oeufcoque. There is a doctor named Dr. The group escapes to "Par...
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression
In Mardock City, there is a teen prostitution called Rune Ballot. One day, she's picked up by an ambitious casino manager named Shell, who gives her everything she could want. Ballot feels grateful th...
Fafner in the Azure: Right of Left -Single Program-
Yumi Ikoma and Ryou Masaoka are children who have been selected to take part in a top secret mission, to be the pilots of the first Fafner combat units; the last chance of survival for the human race....
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Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor
In a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles, the central island of Tatsumiyajima is located. The island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturb...
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