Akeboshi (明星 ) is a male Japanese popular music singer. He is mostly known for the song Wind (pronounced as in "winding"), used as the ending theme to the anime Naruto for the first twenty-five episodes.
Akeboshi was born in 1978 in Yokohama. He learned to play the piano when he was three years old. After that, he also learned to play the guitar. Akeboshi studied music in Liverpool. His time in England has heavily influenced his music. Before his major debut, he produced for singer, Matsu Takako, for many of the songs in her fourth album a piece of life.
Akeboshi's songs are mainly sung in Japanese, but there are some notable songs that are sung in English, such as Night and day , 'Money', and Wind . Another remarkable thing about Akeboshi's music is that he rarely uses the basic 4/4 time signature. Wind and 'Kamisama no Shitauchi' for example, are both written in 5/8.