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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.


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Born:
Jan 28, 1981 In Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie 69 2004-07-10
Latest Project:
Movie The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year's Special 2021-01-02
Known For
Poster of The Voice of Sin
Poster of Hoshino Gen Dome Tour
Poster of The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Poster of Saint☆Young Men
Filmography
Movie The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year's Special 津崎平匡 2021-01-02
Series MIU404 志摩一未 2020-06-26
Movie The Voice of Sin Toshiya Sone 2020-10-30
Movie Hoshino Gen Dome Tour "POP VIRUS" at Tokyo Dome Unknown 2019-10-10
Movie Samurai Shifters Harunosuke Katagiri 2019-08-30
Movie NO SMOKING Self 2019-11-01
Movie Mirai Father (voice) 2018-06-16
Movie Night Is Short, Walk On Girl Senpai (voice) 2017-04-07
Series Plage -Share House for Losers- Unknown 2017-08-12
Series The Full-Time Wife Escapist Hiramasa Tsuzaki 2016-10-11
Movie Love & Peace PC-300 (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie The Day Kouhaku Was Born George Mabuchi 2015-03-21
Series Dr. STORKS Haruki Shinomiya 2015-10-16
Series Last Night's Curry, Tomorrow's Bread 寺山一樹 2014-10-05
Movie Saint☆Young Men Buddha 2013-05-09
Movie Why Don't You Play in Hell? Kouji Hashimoto 2013-09-14
Movie Blindly in Love Kentaro 2013-06-08
Series Saint☆Young Men Buddha 2012-12-03
Series Odd Family 11 Hiroyuki Sanada 2011-10-21
Movie Nonko 36-sai 2008-12-20
Series Mirai koshi Meguru Hideo Eguchi 2008-01-11
Series Akihabara@DEEP Taiko 2006-06-19
Series Once Again Sugar & Spice Koyama 2006-08-30
Series Tiger & Dragon Dontsuku Hayashiyatei 2005-04-15
Movie 69 2004-07-10