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  • Hoshino Gen to hold a hall tour in March

    December 10, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    After undergoing medical treatment, Hoshino Gen will be making his comeback on February 6 with a concert at Nippon Budokan. After this, he will embark on a hall tour, 'Hoshino Gen no Fukkatsuaaaaa!', in March.   This will mark Hoshino's first tour since he held 'Episode 2 Ikou' about 2 years ago in 2012. It will kick off a 2-day concert on March 10 and the 11th at Orix Theater, and he will travel to 7 locations nationwide. There will a

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  • Hoshino Gen reveals short PV for "Bakemono" + album trailer for "Stranger"

    April 25, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    Hoshino Gen has revealed the short PV for his new song, "Bakemono", through Victor Entertainment's official YouTube channel. "Bakemono" is one of the tracks off of Hoshino's upcoming album, "Stranger", that's scheduled for release on May 1st. The PV was directed by Hoshino and Haruyama DAVID Shoichi. "Stranger" marks Hoshino's 3rd full album and also his first since releasing "Episode" about a year and 8 months ago. It includes 12 songs

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  • Hoshino Gen to hold his first Nippon Budokan live

    March 30, 2013 @ 3:14 am

    It's been revealed that singer/actor Hoshino Gen will be holding his first Nippon Budokan live on July 19th. Hoshino formed the instrumental band SAKEROCK back in 2000, and while being active as their guitarist, he made his solo major debut in June of 2010. His upcoming live will be called 'STRANGER IN BUDOKAN', and it will coincide the release of his 3rd album, "Stranger" (May 1st release). The album's limited edition will enclose the

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  • Hoshino Gen to provide theme song for 'Saint Oniisan' anime film

    March 15, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    It's been revealed that singer/actor Hoshino Gen will be providing his song, "Gag", as the theme song for the upcoming anime film, 'Saint Oniisan' (May 10th release). 'Saint Oniisan' is a comedy manga series by Nakamura Hikaru which has been serialized in the manga magazine, 'Morning Two', since 2007. Moriyama Mirai will voice the role 'Jesus' and Hoshino will make his voice acting debut with the role 'Buddha'. Hoshino commented, "I str

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  • Hoshino Gen to make his comeback on radio program 'RADIPEDIA'

    February 19, 2013 @ 4:20 am

    It's been revealed that singer-songwriter Hoshino Gen will be making his comeback with the March 4th broadcast of J-WAVE's 'RADIPEDIA'. Hoshino received surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage in late-December and has been continuing treatment in order to return in perfect condition. During this time, Santo "JxJx" Jun (YOUR SONG IS GOOD), ROY (THE BAWDIES), Kudo Kankuro, and Rekishi had served as navigators for 'RADIPEDIA'. With his appear

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  • Hoshino Gen discharged from the hospital

    January 8, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    On January 7th, singer song-write, Hoshino Gen who received surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage at the end of last December, announced on his official site that he has been discharged from the hospital. Regarding his condition after the surgery, Hoshino wrote, "Thankfully, I recovered steadily which surprised those around me, and I was able to leave the hospital." According to his staff, Hoshino is aiming to make a comeback in early spring, an

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  • Hoshino Gen announces his hiatus due to subarachnoid hemorrhage

    December 23, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    On December 22nd, singer-songwriter/actor Hoshino Gen (31) announced through his official website that he has been diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage and received surgery the very day of his diagnosis. The message on his official website read, "Fortunately, he was able to have surgery on the day of the examination. Because we were able to deal with it early, he is progressing favorably after the operation. He is recovering steadily."

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  • Sono Sion announces his new movie 'Jigoku de Naze Warui'

    September 21, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    On September 21, it was revealed that world-renowned director Sono Sion is going to tackle his first pure entertainment blockbuster. The movie will be called 'Jigoku de Naze Warui - Why Don't You Play in Hell?' and feature six starring roles portrayed by Kunimura Jun, Tsutsumi Shinichi, Nikaido Fumi, Tomochika, Hasegawa Hiroki, and Hoshino Gen. Sono dug up an old scenario he had written 15 years and fine-tuned various parts. He himself ann

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  • Check out the performances from July 27th's MUSIC STATION

    July 27, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    On the July 27th broadcast of Music Station, NEWS, AKB48’s Watanabe Mayu, Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto, Nishino Kana, Hoshino Gen, Kobukuro, and Watanbe Mayu took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! “Chankapana” – NEWS "Otona Jelly Beans" - AKB48's Watanabe Mayu “Yume no Soto e” – Hoshino Gen "YELL" - Kobukuro “STARS” – Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto “GO F

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  • MUSIC STATION reveals line-up for July 27th

    July 20, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    TV Asahi's music program, 'MUSIC STATION', has revealed the artist line-up for its upcming July 27th broadcast! On this exciting new episode, the boys of NEWS will take the stage with their latest single, "Chankapana", and AKB48's Watanabe Mayu will perform her 2nd solo single, "Otona Jelly Beans". It will also feature performances by Superfly & Tortoise Matsumoto, Nishino Kana, and Hoshino Gen. Check out the full line-up below!

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