With little fanfare nor advance notice, newest I’ve vocal member IKU performs the newest ending to Hayate no Gotoku! The song is called 木の芽風 (ki no me kaze) and is sung, written and composed by IKU, with arrangement by Kazuya Takase. That’s how we know this is I’ve. Whether we’ll see more from IKU is anyone’s guess right now.
While no one really knows at this time who this IKU is, a Youtube video has already been posted for your listening pleasure. Judging from the vocal style, this newest Aibu blog member believes that IKU is another one of Eiko Shimamiya’s students who has received her chance in the spotlight. I believe she may even be MAYO (上奈真代), a student of Eiko’s who back in 2002 won a small contest by singing “I need you” with help of Eiko, Kaori and KOTOKO. Listen for yourself while it lasts.