Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1977 Tow Ubukata was exposed to a blending of cultures from early childhood until the age of fourteen having lived in Singapore and Nepal because of his fathers work. In 1996 while in college Ubukata won the first Sneaker Taisho Gold Prize for his light novel Kuroi Kisetsu Black Season and thus debuted as a writer. In 2003 he won the Nihon SF Taisho Award for Mardock Scramble originally published as a threevolume series. He is involved in a wide range of projects including anime production for Fafner video game production and original content writing for comics such as Le Chevalier DEon. His other works include the ByeBye Earth and Spiegel novel series. In 2009 he published his first historical novel Tenchi Meisatsu focusing on a mathematician of the Edo period.