Gen Hoshino at the Space Shower Music Awards (2015).
|Native name||星野 源|
28 January 1981 |
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
Since 2000, Hoshino has led the instrumental band Sakerock, where he plays marimba and guitar. They released over ten albums. As a solo artist, he debuted with his first album Baka no Uta on 23 June 2010. His first physical single, "Kudaranai no Naka ni" (number 17 on the Oricon charts), was released on 2 March 2011 and the subsequent singles: "Film", "Yume no Soto e", "Shiranai" (2012), and "Gag" (2013) all charted in the top 10. His second album, Episode, released on 28 September 2011, peaked at number 5, while his third album Stranger, released on 1 May 2013, at number 2 of Oricon. Since 2011, he's been co-hosting a program broadcast via Ustream called Sake no Sakana (サケノサカナ?) together with Ichirō Yamaguchi of Sakanaction.
Acting and voice acting
Hoshino's movie debut, Lee Sang-il's 69, was an adaptation of the Ryū Murakami novel of the same name. He previously acted in various television dramas and stage plays. In 2012, he debuted as a voice actor, voicing Buddha in the original video animation (OVA) adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's manga Saint Young Men, and also provided a theme song called "Gag" for its 2013 theatrical version, where he reprised his role. He's set to play the lead character in Masahide Ichii's Blindly in Love (箱入り息子の恋? Hakoiri Musuko no Koi) (to be released on 8 June 2013) alongside Kaho, and star in the new Sion Sono film Why Don't You Play in Hell?, released on 28 September 2013. He also currently stars in TBS's Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu alongside Yui Aragaki as the male lead.
On 22 December 2012, Hoshino was diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage and underwent surgery. He officially returned to public life on 28 February 2013 with his appearance at the Tokyo J-Wave Awards.
|1st||2010/6/23||Baka no Uta (ばかのうた?)||36|
|2nd||2011/9/28||Episode (エピソード? Episōdo)||5|
|1st||2011/3/2||"Kudaranai no Naka ni" (くだらないの中に?)||17|
|2nd||2012/2/8||"Film" (フィルム? Firumu)||4|
|3rd||2012/7/4||"Yume no Soto e" (夢の外へ?)||8|
|5th||2013/5/8||"Gag" (ギャグ? Gyagu)||4|
|6th||2013/5/8||"Why Don't You Play in Hell?" (地獄でなぜ悪い?)||5|
|7th||2014/6/11||"Crazy Crazy/Sakura no Mori" (Crazy Crazy/桜の森?)||4|
|9th||2016/10/5||"Koi" (恋?)||2 |
- See: Sakerock discography
- 69 (2004)
- Non-Ko (ノン子36歳（家事手伝い）? Nonko 36-sai (Kaji-Tetsudai)) (2008)
- The Shonen Merikensack (少年メリケンサック? Shōnen Merikensakku) (2009)
- Saint Young Men (2013) as Buddha (voice)
- Blindly in Love (箱入り息子の恋? Hakoiri Musuko no Koi) (2013)
- Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
- Love & Peace (2015), PC-300 (voice)
- The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2017), Senpai (voice)
- Kōnodori (2015), Haruki Shinomiya
- Sanada Maru (2016), Tokugawa Hidetada
- Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (2016), Hiramasa Tsuzaki
- Life, The comedy of life (2016)
- Plage (2017)
|2014||35th Yokohama Film Festival||Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|2014||37th Japan Academy Prize||Newcomer of the Year||Won|
|2017||41st Elan d'or Awards||Newcomer of the Year||Won|
- "Sakanaction : Ichiro Yamaguchi and Gen Hoshino's USTREAM Program 'Sake no Sakana', Back On Air for First Time in 9 Months | BARKS News". En.barks.jp. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
- "Gen Hoshino to Perform Saint Young Men Film's Theme Song - Interest". Anime News Network. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
- "Hoshino Gen announces his hiatus due to subarachnoid hemorrhage". tokyohive.com. 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
- デイリースポーツ社. "くも膜下出血で手術の星野源が復帰/芸能速報/デイリースポーツ online". Daily.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
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