Anime ending themes usually are low-key compared to opening songs. It can be tricky creating an ending that would be memorable enough to watch in its entirety since most people just want to skip quickly to the next episode. However, the following five endings kept our interest intact throughout these anime series! Let’s vibe to some cool tunes and animations!
5. Osomatsu-san (Mr. Osomatsu) 3rd Season - Max Charm Faces! by Shuta Sueyoshi with Totoko Nya!
Osomatsu-san’s third season concluded with a delightful and unique ending made with claymation! An adorable black cat is playing around, going after big chunks of seafood, and sardines are singing karaoke in this surreal ending. The song by Shuta Sueyoshi is catchy - this is an ending fit for a long-running comedy anime like Osomatsu-san.
Osomatsu-san 3rd Season - ED
4. Enen no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou (Fire Force Season 2) - ID by Cider Girl
The first ending of Fire Force Season 2 is eye-catching with minimalist black and red visuals and an electronic dancey tune. The aesthetic reminds us of a video game, with the characters fighting against enemies and gaining life points along the way. The Fire Force Season 2 ending theme proves that simplicity doesn’t mean low quality - the animators picked one basic idea and ran with it, creating a memorable sequence. The song by Cider Girl tells some hard truths as you will see in the official PV., just turn on the subtitles.
3. Maoujou de Oyasumi (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) - Gimmme! by ORESAMA
We were excited to hear Oresama’s distinct voice singing the ending theme of Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle. Oresama turns into a spoiled princess for the needs of this video, wearing beautiful dresses and headpieces, enjoying tea and snacks, and of course, getting sleepy.
Gimmme! Official Music Video
2. Jujutsu Kaisen TV - Lost in Paradise feat. AKLO by ALI
Ending themes tend to give a different vibe than the main premise of an anime series, and this definitely happens with Jujutsu Kaisen’s ED! Lost in Paradise is upbeat and dancey, which makes one think Jujutsu Kaisen is a comedy or slice-of-life show, making you almost forget how intense it is! The art style is really cool, too. We never skipped it once during this season!
Jujutsu Kaisen - ED
1. Fruits Basket 2nd Season - Eden by MONKEY MAJIK
We absolutely loved this song and sequence full of amazing art! Eden is an emotional song with a memorable chorus: “It’s never too late”, perfectly encapsulating the main idea of Fruits Basket. It is indeed never too late to heal from the past and move forward for the Sohma family and Tohru. The illustrations are breathtaking too, with each zodiac character corresponding to a different month and flower. We will have this song on repeat until the final season of Fruits Basket airs in 2021.
Fruits Basket 2nd Season - ED
Ending themes can also be a grand affair as we showed you. From upbeat danceable tunes to ballads with emotional messages, these endings were our favorite of 2020. Do you have any that you would want to see included in this list? Let us know in the comments!
Thank you for reading and can’t wait for the Winter 2021 anime season! Until then <3