Shiina Ringo achieves dream of singing theme song for NHK Asadora
Singer Shiina Ringo will be in charge of the theme song for “Carnation,” NHK’s next morning drama series (Asadora). This will be her first new solo release in roughly two and a half years, since her 4th album “Sanmon Gossip” in 2009.
First announced in March, “Carnation” stars actress Ono Machiko as a fashion designer, modeled after real-life designer Koshino Ayako. The series is scheduled to run from October 3 to March 31 in the usual weekday 8:00am time slot. The show’s cast also includes Kobayashi Kaoru, Aso Yumi, and Kuriyama Chiaki.
Shiina’s theme song will be titled “Carnation” as well. She said she has dreamed of providing an Asadora theme song for a long time, so she eagerly wrote two different songs after receiving the offer. “Carnation” is planned for release as a CD single this fall under EMI Music Japan.