Wherever there is a beginning, an ending is sure to follow.
Like the anime opening songs, I had a huge plethora of songs to choose from. Unlike the intros, however… well, I don’t generally pay that much attention to the endings, ya know? Don’t get me wrong, they can be astoundingly beautiful, but they’re a bit less thrilling, and they’re the thing that gets between me and the next part of the story, so I tend to skip over them. 😛
As such, I had a much easier time of picking five, and only five, ending songs.
If you have any you’d like to add, feel free! I am always interested in more beautiful music! 😉
As for my personal five picks, here they are. I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
1) Don’t Be Discouraged
I had a video of it, and then Youtube took it down. The only other genuine (not a cover of it) video I was able to find can be viewed here. (EDIT: …and apparently that one’s gone, too, now (sigh))
This is the first ending I ever sat through on a regular basis, because I loved the song. Exactly like the intros of this franchise, it made me excited to watch more! I just wish I’d found the full-length version of the song to share! 🙂
2) Sentimental Moment
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The full-length music video of this particular ending song! Obviously channeling a rock vibe, it’s a great wrap-up to each episode, and it, also, made me want to watch more! 🙂
3) Hey! Smith!
Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls
If the show had been about this team of badass monster girls, instead of the crazy harem antics, I would so have been totally on board with that! And this could have easily been an opening song (they actually did that once) psyching us up for the action to come! 😀
4) Life is a Boat
This one is calm, and simple, and beautiful to listen to, not least because this Japanese singer actually pronounces the English correctly! She switches between the languages smoothly, and gracefully, and it is great! 🙂
5) Fantasia of the Wind
Record of Lodoss War
I debated between the Japanese and English versions of the song. It’s from a classic series, and lives in that zone between being calm and being exciting, and I love the vocals, especially in Japanese.
As my first choice got lost somewhere between when I picked it and when I published this post, I am adding one that has not been taken down by YouTube as of yet. I present:
It’s sweet and tender and soulful, and just the perfect note on which to end an anime that I wished continued on! 🙂