Each of these anime’s final songs does an excellent job of tying up loose ends, but they also leave listeners craving more.
When it comes to anime, there is no shortage of stunning animations; enticing character designs; enthralling music; and engaging plots that keep viewers riveted. The end credits are the cherry on top of the cake for anime fans who have just finished watching a particularly compelling episode of their favorite series.
Most anime’s endings feature soothing animation and music as a method to let viewers unwind after a long, exciting episode. Of course, there are few exceptions to this rule, but for the most part, memorable anime endings follow established formulas. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best anime end songs ever created.
Ritwik Mitra updated this page on February 3, 2022: It’s no secret that anime’s original soundtracks (OSTs) are some of the best around. When it comes to the theme songs of anime, certain adaptations go above the call of duty to make these themes unforgettable and fantastic. Some more great anime ending songs have been added to this list in honor of the industry’s ability to compose bangers.
1. Log Horizon — Your Song
For a time now, isekai anime have been unavoidable, and Log Horizon is no exception. Log Horizon, on the other hand, stands out in a crowded field thanks to its outstanding writing and compelling characters.
Your Song, the show’s evocative finale, is a wonderful way to finish each episode. Log Horizon is a wonderful starting point for people who want to get into isekai anime but don’t know where to begin.
2. Fairy Tail — (Pierce)
Any fan of shonen anime should watch Fairy Tail, which is a classic. As a shonen series, it doesn’t do anything groundbreaking, but its engaging power scaling and thrilling confrontations make it awe-inspiring nonetheless.
As a bonus, Fairy Tail contains one of the best closing themes in the history of fighting shonen anime in the form of (Pierce). One of Japan’s best idol groups, EMPiRE’s music shines brightly in this series.
3. Clannad — Dango Daikazoku
Clannad is a masterpiece of animation. There are instances in the show where the show’s lightheartedness and wholesomeness are wonderfully balanced by its darker and more depressing undertones.
As evidenced by the closing track, Dango Daikazoku. It’s a great song that perfectly captures the essence of Clannad, resulting in an anime that stands on its own two feet.
4. InuYasha — Fukai Mori
Even before shows about individuals being teleported to alternate worlds were popular, InuYasha was a great hit as an isekai anime. Fans of good action-comedy anime should not miss this cult classic.
One of InuYasha’s most enjoyable ending tracks is Fukai Mori. Long-time fans of the show remember this song fondly because of how beautiful it is.
5. Gintama — Samurai Heart (Some Like It Hot!!)
SPYAIR provides the music.
It’s surprising to see how serious Gintama can get at times, given that the show’s primary focus is on comedy. However, it does have some of the best shonen arcs in anime history.
Gintama’s Samurai Heart is one of the show’s best ending songs. Gintoki’s journey and development as a character are well captured in this final collection.
6. Jujutsu Kaisen — Lost In Paradise
The final scene of Jujutsu Kaisen is unquestionably one of the most memorable and exhilarating ever produced for a video game. It’s always fun to see the rotoscoped characters move to the beat of the music.
Regardless of how many times a show is shown, some introductions are so memorable that viewers never miss them. However, in the case of Jujutsu Kaisen, this pertains to the final sequence. Because it’s so catchy, most viewers aren’t likely to get bored with it after seeing it multiple times.
7. Attack On Titan — Shock
With its first half, Season 4 of Attack on Titan was an absolute masterpiece, setting the stage for what is likely to be a dramatic finale. The show’s constant barrage of adrenaline-pumping sequences can be overwhelming at times, but it’s well worth the ride.
A mournful tune that perfectly expresses how dark and tragic the events of Attack on Titan have become is a fitting way to wrap things out. Fans can’t wait to watch how this fantastic series finishes with the final season coming out soon rather than later.
8. Cowboy Bebop — The Real Folk Blues
Everything about Cowboy Bebop, from the show’s soundtrack to the show’s motifs, is utterly brilliant. There’s no way around the fact that the show’s last song will be memorable in and of itself.
Even if the last song of Cowboy Bebop were to be as unforgettable as the film’s start, it’s doubtful it would. However, The Real Folk Blues does an excellent job of capturing the essence of Cowboy Bebop, with the music serving as a fitting finale to each episode.
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood — Uso (Lie)
Both versions of Fullmetal Alchemist were excellent in their own right. Even though Brotherhood is often considered the best adaptation of this manga, many fans choose to stick with the book.
Animation and aesthetics are great, but the music is a class above the others. The show’s closing theme tune is very moving, and it offers viewers a chance to reflect on what they’ve just seen.
10. Death Note — Alumina
Death Note’s openings are often referred to as some of the most obnoxious and over-the-top openings in anime history. Both are noteworthy in their own right, but that shouldn’t detract from the album’s final two tracks’ greatness.
Alumina, the first closing song, is a standout in this aspect. Incorporating music into Death Note’s somber imagery results in an uplifted feel to the series’ final sequences.
11. Claymore — Danzai No Hana
Anime Claymore has a good premise and a compelling group of characters that are overlooked. The show’s combat are equally impressive, though some viewers believe the conclusion was botched since it diverged into an original tale rather than pausing to allow the manga to continue.
Danzai no Hana’s closing theme, in particular, is a wonderful piece of music. Due to Claymore’s underappreciation, it is time for more anime fans to discover this excellent series and its unforgettable closing theme.
12. Bleach — Aoi Tori
Bleach was formerly one of the most well-known anime series of all time. Many die-hard Bleach fans remember the Soul Society arc fondly, even when the show’s quality deteriorated considerably after it.
However, none of it should detract from the beauty of the anime itself. In particular, the song Aoi Tori, or Blue Bird, serves as an evocative journey down memory lane for long-time fans of the show.
13. Neon Genesis Evangelion — Fly Me To The Moon
One of the most recognizable songs of all time is “Fly Me to the Moon.” The song has been covered by a slew of singers throughout the years, but Frank Sinatra’s is the most well-known.
However, the ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion features an excellent version of this song. Even more weight is added to the ending by the artist’s voice, which conveys a sense of the series’ thought-provoking character.
14. Vinland Saga — Torches
Vinland Saga went a long time without an anime adaptation. One of the finest manga series ever, the dark fantasy series was excited to see Wit Studio take on the adaptation of this masterpiece.
There’s no denying that the show’s music, especially the opening and closing numbers, is top-notch. The epicness of the music in Torches grows as the episode progresses, which is a fitting way to end an episode of Vinland Saga.
15. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure — Roundabout
Without adding JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s high-quality score, no discussion of outstanding anime ending songs would be complete. Most of the anime’s ending songs might have easily been included in this compilation.
Many JoJo fans, though, have a special spot in their hearts for Roundabout. The music got memed to death, and it’s easy to see why: it sounds like the perfect fit for a cliffhanger.