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Gen Hoshino

1981-01-28 Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Image of Gen Hoshino


Gen Hoshino (星野 源, Hoshino Gen, born January 28, 1981) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and writer. 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. In 2013, he played the lead character in Masahide Ichii's Blindly in Love (箱入り息子の恋, Hakoiri Musuko no Koi) alongside Kaho, and starred in the Sion Sono film Why Don't You Play in Hell?. In 2016, Hoshino starred in TBS's The Full-Time Wife Escapist. With Yui Aragaki as his co-star, he portrayed a salaryman named Hiramasa Tsuzaki. The drama achieved steadily rising ratings, with a real-time viewership peak rating of 20.8% on the final episode, and an overall rating of 14.5%. Hoshino's performance earned him several Best Supporting Actor awards. He also provided the theme song for the drama, titled "Koi". In 2017, Hoshino lent his voice to the main character of award-winning animated film Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. He also became the voice of the Father in Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai, which was released into theaters in Japan on July 20, 2018. Idaten, NHK's 2019 Taiga drama, chosen for the theme to encourage the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Hoshino portrayed Kazushige Hirasawa, who delivered the persuasive speech that helped determine the venue for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games. On April 30, 2018, it was announced that Hoshino will star in Samurai Shifters, the film adaptation of Akihiro Dobashi's historical novel Hikkoshi Daimyo Sanzenri, set to premier on August 30, 2019. In the movie, he plays a bookworm samurai called Harunosuke Katagiri, who receives the mission to help a daimyo move. It will be Hoshino's first lead role in a live-action movie since Blindly in Love in 2013.


Gen Hoshino Concert Recollections 2015-2023 Self 2023-08-10
女の園の星 Hoshi-sensei (voice) 2022-12-08
逃げるは恥だが役に立つ ガンバレ人類! 新春スペシャル!! 2021-01-02
罪の声 Toshiya Sone 2020-10-30
引っ越し大名! Harunosuke Katagiri 2019-08-30
星野源 DOME TOUR "POP VIRUS" at TOKYO DOME 2019-10-10
No Smoking Self 2019-11-01
未来のミライ Father (voice) 2018-06-16
夜は短し歩けよ乙女 Senpai (voice) 2017-04-07
ラブ&ピース PC-300 (voice) 2015-06-26
紅白が生まれた日 George Mabuchi 2015-03-21
ちえりとチェリー Cherry (voice) 2015-10-24
地獄でなぜ悪い Kouji Hashimoto 2013-09-14
聖☆おにいさん Gautama Buddha (voice) 2013-05-09
箱入り息子の恋 Kentaro 2013-06-08
少年メリケンサック Band Member 2009-02-14
ノン子36歳(家事手伝い) 2008-12-20
69 sixty nine Yuzuru Nakamura 2004-07-10