Akeboshi, born Akeboshi Yoshio (明星嘉男) is a Japanese folk singer, mostly known for his songs "Wind" and "Yellow Moon", both of which were featured on the anime NARUTO. Akeboshi plays both piano and guitar, and he has studied music in Liverpool, England. He was also in a four-person jazz band while he was in England.
In 2002, he debuted on the Epic Records label; however, his contract has recently expired prior to Christmas 2008. He is currently unsigned.
Aside from the work he has released under his own name, he has also written two songs for Matsu Takako's Toki no Fune in 2004. The title track is another version of "A Nine Days' Wonder", although the lyrics are different and there are some small changes to the melody.
- Stage Name: Akeboshi
- Birth Name: Akeboshi Yoshio (明星嘉男)
- Birthday: July 1, 1978
- Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
- [2008.06.11] Roundabout
- [2002.08.08] STONED TOWN
- [2003.05.13] White reply (Limited Edition)
- [2003.06.18] White reply
- [2004.03.10] Fearie Punks
- [2006.04.16] Yellow Moon
- [2007.10.22] Colorful drops
- [2012.06.15] Start forming the words