5 Anime Ending Songs

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
Slayers Try

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! 🙂

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13 Responses to 5 Anime Ending Songs

  1. alsmangablog says:

    Life is a Boat is one of my favourite ending songs too! I also love Resuscitated Hope, the ending song for the first half of Gosick.

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  2. DerekL says:

    I think there’s only a handful of endings that come to mind that I liked. The one I like most was from Yuru Camp. A quiet restful melody, a perfect sweet after a comfy show…

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  3. 7mononoke says:

    Haha I’m the opposite. I usually notice and thus like more endings than openings, lol. The intro song feels in the way, so I often skip it, but I’ll listen to the ED because it gives me time to process what I just saw. Anyway, those were some nice songs! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I think my all-time favorite ending song would have to be Gravity by Maaya Sakamoto. It’s the ED for Wolf’s Rain.

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    • Merlin says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked them! 🙂 And thanks for sharing. I haven’t see Wolf’s Rain… not sure I want to, knowing *ahead* of time how many of the wolves I would love end up dying. But Maaya Sakamoto has quite a pleasant voice, and, courtesy of YouTube, I can see why you like the song. It feels very sad and lonely and weary, but with an underlying resolve to keep going. Very nice!

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  4. I really like 3 and 4!
    This season, I enjoy Fire Force’s ED. Good character moments and deceivingly upbeat.

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  5. ospreyshire says:

    Despite my issues with Bleach, even I can’t deny how amazing Life Is Like a Boat is. I even learned how to play that song on guitar. Interesting fact about Rie Fu: She’s lived in America for a good portion of her childhood which is why she knows English.

    Some of my favorite ending themes would be (in no particular order):

    Blue Flow from Haibane Renmei
    You Won’t See Me Coming from Gankutsuou
    Bokura no Bouken from Hikaru no Go
    Migite from I’ll/CKBC
    Kaze no Uta from Hunter X Hunter (1999)
    Kaze no Matsuri from Shamanic Princess
    The Starry Sky from Angelic Layer
    Wind Song from Jungle Emperor Leo (1997 film)
    To All The Dreamers from Yakitate!! Japan

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