Gen Hoshino (星野 源 , born 28 January 1981 in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, lyricist, actor, and voice actor. 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.