Ubukata in 2019

Tow Ubukata (冲方 丁, Ubukata Tō, born February 14, 1977 in Gifu Prefecture) is 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Ubukata, Tow. "Taking on a TV interview". Newtype USA. 6 (7) p. 30. July 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.
  2. ^ Newtype USA. ISSN 1541-4817.
  3. ^ Miya, Shotaro et al. "Le Chevalier D'Eon". Newtype USA. 6 (1) pp. 52-53. January 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.

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