Hoshino Gen Unveils Pv For 'pop Virus'

Hoshino Gen unveils PV for 'Pop Virus'

Hoshino Gen has unveiled the PV for his new song "Pop Virus." 

This song can be found in the singer's new album "POP VIRUS" to drop on December 19. The PV was shot in just one cut at a subway in a foreign country that was built in a recording studio. In it, Hoshino performs the song in a subway train with graphic art that evokes hip-hop culture.

Hoshino Gen To Release First Album In 3 Years + Hold 5 Major Dome Tour

Hoshino Gen to release first album in 3 years + hold 5 major dome tour

Hoshino Gen will release his new album "POP VIRUS" on December 19. To coincide with this release, he will hold a dome tour from February to March of next year. 

The new album will include Hoshino's hit songs, such as "Koi," "Family Song," and "Idea." It will be released in four different versions: Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Regular Edition First Press, and Regular Edition. The Limited Editions and First Press will come with a special booklet. 

Hoshino Gen To Digitally Release 'hanbun, Aoi' Theme Song

Hoshino Gen to digitally release 'Hanbun, Aoi' theme song

Hoshino Gen will digitally release "Idea," which is the theme song for NHK's morning drama 'Hanbun, Aoi,' on August 20. 

Designed by Yoshida Yuni, the jacket artwork features a puddle that looks like the side of someone's face. In addition, Hoshino's new artist photo shows him kneeling down on the road underneath the blue sky. 

Nogizaka46's Hoshino Minami To Release First Photo Book

Nogizaka46's Hoshino Minami to release first photo book

It's been announced that Nogizaka46 member Hoshino Minami will release her first solo photo book (currently untitled) on April 10. 

The photo book was shot in Portugal. In a video uploaded onto the photo book's official Twitter account (@373_kawaii), Hoshino promotes the book saying, "In the 20 years of my life, I worked on this the hardest. I want everyone to look at it."

Hoshino Gen To Release First Single In 10 Months

Hoshino Gen to release first single in 10 months

Hoshino Gen will release a new single (currently untitled) on August 16.

This comes about 10 months since the release of his last single "Koi". It will be available for purchase in both limited and regular editions. More details will be revealed at a later date.

Baseball: Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Baseball: Ito, Hoshino, Hiramatsu inducted into Hall of FameCatcher Tsutomu Ito and pitchers Senichi Hoshino and Masaji Hiramatsu were inducted into Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday.
Ito, the catcher for the Seibu Lions' Pacific League dynasty of the 1980s and 1990s, was elected in the players division. The Lotte Marines skipper was named on 265 ballots, 79.6 percent of the 333 cast by reporters who have covered baseball for 15-plus years. A candidate must receive 75 percent of the valid ballots.

Baseball: Hoshino To Manage All-star Games After All

Baseball: Hoshino to manage All-Star games after allRakuten Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino, who initially withdrew his name to skipper the Pacific League for this month's All-Star series because of health reasons, has decided to take the helm for the two games on July 18 and 19, the PL announced Thursday.