It has been announced today that enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa is to provide vocal arrangement for the new ending theme to the Japanese version of the blue jacket series.

Ishikawa is a popular contestant on the annual NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen broadcast, having appeared 36 times since 1977. Ishikawa made her name performing the classic Tsugarukaikyo-Fuyugeshiki.

In addition to Ishikawa and Ohno's involvement with the track, producer, singer (the lead of Sharam Q) and songwriter Tsunku has also provided lyrics for the track. There is a lot of talent behind this - it's sure to be good!

The full length song will release as a single on October 21st, but fans of the show can hear the TV series during the Japanese début on Nippon TV at midnight on October 1st.

The Italian dub of the blue jacket show will begin this Sunday, at 21:00 on Italy One.

[Source: Oricon JP]