Gen Urobuchi wants to write stories that can warm people's hearts.Those who know about my creative history will probably furrow their brows and think this is a sick joke. Honestly, I have trouble believing it myself. For when I start typing out words on the keyboard, the stories my brain comes up with are always full of madness and despair.The truth is, I haven't always been this way. I have often written pieces that didn't have a perfect ending, but by the last chapter the protagonist would still possess a belief that "Although there will be many hardships to come, I still have to hold on".But ever since I don't know when, I can no longer write works like this.I have nothing but contempt for the thing men call happiness, and have had to push the characters I poured my heart out to create into the abyss of tragedy.
For all things in the world, if they are just left alone and paid no attention, are bound to advance in a negative direction.No matter what we do, we can't stop the universe from getting colder, either, and on the same principle. This world is only maintained in existence by a series of logical, common-sense processes; it can never escape the bondage of its physical laws.Therefore, in order to write a perfect ending for a story you must possess the power to break the chain of cause and effect, invert black and white, and act in complete contradiction to the rules of the universe. Only a heavenly and chaste soul, a soul that resounds with genuine praise for humanity, can save the story; to write a story with a happy ending is a double challenge, to the author's body as well as the mind.
1. Kaname Madoka is an idealised figure, and is based on the sort of person who pens stories with happy endings; the sort of writer Urobuchi Gen wishes he could be.2. The ending doesn't exist to justify the story, but rather, the ending was the event around which the story was built; it would be more accurate to say the story exists to justify the ending.3. The stories of every magical girl save Madoka are deliberately the typical sorts of stories he writes, with Kyubey filling the role of the cruel author of their fates, and Madoka being the ideal writer who, in the end, saves the story.