Things About Gen Hoshino You Don't Know

Gen Hoshino (Hoshino Gen? ), a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist, actor, and voice actor, was born on January 28, 1981, in Saitama Prefecture.

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Hoshino has been the leader of the instrumental band Sakerock since 2000, where he plays marimba and guitar. They published ten albums in total.

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On June 23, 2010, he released his first solo album, Baka no Uta. On March 2, 2011, he released his first physical single, "Kudaranai no Naka ni" (number 17 on the Oricon charts).

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His second album, Episode, debuted at number 5 on the Oricon chart on September 28, 2011, while his third album, Stranger, debuted at number 2 on May 1, 2013.

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He and Ichir Yamaguchi of Sakanaction have been co-hosting a programme called Sake no Sakana, which is streamed on Ustream, since 2011.

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Lee Sang-69, il's Hoshino's first film, was an adaptation of Ry Murakami's novel of the same name. Previously, he appeared in a number of television series and theatre plays.

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He made his voice acting debut in 2012, as Buddha in the original video animation (OVA) version of Hikaru Nakamura's manga Saint Young Men.

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He's going to co-star with Kaho in Masahide Ichii's Blindly in Love Hakoiri Musuko no Koi?) (due out on June 8, 2013).

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Hoshino was diagnosed with subarachnoid haemorrhage and had surgery on December 22, 2012. On February 28, 2013, he made his public debut at the Tokyo J-Wave Awards.

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