The EndingTheme (usually written as "ED") is similar to the OpeningTheme ("OP"). The major difference is, they aren't really intended to show off or reveal anything about the show (though some may focus on a specific character and show off aspects of their personality similar to an ImageSong).

They may have a [[SolemnEndingTheme slower or mellower song]] with a more relaxed pace than the rest of the show. The images may be more static both to fit the ending's tone and to not obscure the list of animation credits.

Conversely the Ending Theme can be more humorous and comedic featuring the characters in much goofier situations than you'd expect from the actual show; SuperDeformed characters and dancing are more likely to be seen in these sorts of endings.

Anime endings usually change more frequently than anime openings (a good rough estimate is every 15-18 episodes).

Anime series are more likely to have separate opening and ending theme songs. Western cartoons usually use an instrumental version of their opening theme for the Ending Theme, though there are a growing number of series that do have separate themes. Meanwhile, shows with a TitleOnlyOpening will have the ending theme serve as their ThemeTune.

This is a SuperTrope to SolemnEndingTheme. Compare SigningOffCatchPhrase.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The upbeat, SuperDeformed, dancing version is used in the anime version of ''Kodomo no Jikan''.
* ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' closes each episode with a reflective song called "Tsubasa" ("Wings") which muses on the directions life takes one.
* ''Manga/DragonHalf'' closes with a nonsense patter song about an omelette, sung to [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] 7th symphony.
* One season of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' ended its episodes with the "Ranma Lambada", which retold the series premise in humorous musical form; the full-length version included vocal cameos from all major characters. Another season ended episodes with a song called "Red Shoe Sunday", in which Shampoo and Kasumi each musically long for the man of their dreams.
* The Ending Theme in ''Manga/LoveHina'' is noticeably lower-key than the upbeat opening theme (except for the last episode of season one, which ends with the upbeat "Hajimari wa koko kara", a perfect bridge to season two. Of course, the story arc trajectory promised by that song came to a crashing halt with the cancellation of season two...). ''Love Hina Again'' continues this, but the theme shifts from focusing on Naru to a Gothic themed Kanako and back again, reflecting the two and their struggle over Keitaro.
* The second Ending Theme of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is if anything MORE HotBlooded than the Opening Theme.
* The Ending Theme of ''Manga/SpiceAndWolf'', in contrast to its beautiful, soaringly dramatic Opening Theme, is an utterly silly tune filled with GratuitousEnglish lyrics that clearly aren't supposed to make any sense whatsoever.
* The Ending Theme of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' features the dog Menchi singing about being eaten, with a woman translating the yaps into Japanese. The final episode's closing reverses the roles, with Menchi translating Japanese into Dog.
* One of the more... interesting examples comes from the original anime of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. The closing theme was a RealSongThemeTune, called "Shine", which was an '80s power ballad about belief in one's self. The interesting part? It was a song by ''American'' '80s hair metal band Mr. Big. Proof that ''This is Spinal Tap'' wasn't exaggerating too much about making it big in Japan.
* All of the endings for the ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' anime series and movies all share an underlying theme of not giving up and learning from yourself and past mistakes, each with their own lyrics and melodies. The opening sequences usually match the endings (upbeat and triumphant), with the exception being the mellower ''Slayers Try'' opening, "Breeze" (and given the comedic nature of the show, transitioning to it from "Breeze" leads to MoodWhiplash in some episodes).
** Conversely, while the openings and closings of the [[AudioAdaptation radio dramas]] are still upbeat, albeit with less intense instrumentation, many of the songs are about love and romances instead of conquering over something. When you read the lyrics translated, it becomes odd, given the fact that ''Slayers'' began with a NoHuggingNoKissing policy.
* Exception: ''Anime/LuckyStar'' doesn't even ''have'' an ending theme, instead using a static image of a door while snippets of the characters karaokeing other songs (from anime and pop culture) can be heard from within. Halfway through the series, it's replaced with Creator/MinoruShiraishi in live action dancing about and doing his own karaoke.
* Of course, there's ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' with its famous "[[DancingTheme Hare Hare Yukai]]". The dance has been copied worldwide and later animated in full, and a variation of the song was featured in every [[ImageSong character album]].
* ''Anime/NegimaSecondSeason'', the AlternateContinuity version of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', has had two so far, because it keeps changing around its OP and ED at a speed far exceeding other series.
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' is a rarity, in that its ED is a popular British song, "Do You Wanna" by Franz Ferdinand. Not only that, but the ED was retained when the series was licensed for distribution in America. Anime with American or British theme songs often have to replace them for distribution outside Japan, due to difficulties in negotiating the rights.
* ''Manga/BlueDrop'' reverses the formula by making the ending tune a catchy, melodic J-Pop tune, whereas the opening is slow and orchestral.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays''' closing credits were different from the [[ opening]] contrast to the [[ mellow romantic end song]].
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' closes with a cute song about eating dessert (although presumably not the desserts that turned into the main characters at the beginning of the song). There are also dancing cats.
* ''Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse'' has two very different ones, and this isn't a matter of the theme being changed once during the season - the series switches back and forth between them repeatedly. Some episodes use "Kirei na Yozora" for their ED, while others have "The End of The World" (despite titles, the lyrics for both are entirely in Japanese).
** There's also a ''third'' ED, "Dear My Best Friend", which is used only on the final episode.
* The first ending theme of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is a chirpy ditty with lyrics containing loads of ShipTease that plays while a kiddie drawing of Nanoha dances in place. Later seasons use more melancholic songs accompanied by Nanoha looking pensively at the distance, and in the case of the second season ED, with lyrics containing loads of ShipTease.
* For a while, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' featured, as its ending theme, the bright pop-y, peppy song 'Happy People'.. which often starkly contrasted with the darker events of the actual episode.
** "If you harm Hinamori... I'll kill you myself..." "HAPPY PEOPLE!"
** Also of note is the third ending theme, which featured a completely different animation sequence each time it ran (for a total of thirteen!) Each sequence spotlighted the captain and lieutenant of one of the thirteen Court Guardian Squads. Yet more SoundtrackDissonance resulted: [[spoiler:the episode with Aizen's death (which ended with Hinamori discovering his impaled corpse and screaming his name) had Aizen and Hinamori in the spotlight. Planned? Possibly.]]
* The ending theme of the {{OVA}} ''Anime/ProjectAKo 3: Cinderella Rhapsody'', "Get a Chance!" by [=BaBe=], is entirely in English, [[BlindIdiotTranslation supposedly]]. See [[,+Rady here]].
** There's two versions: the Japanese version isn't on the soundtrack but they have the music video for it after the credits run (and it is HILARIOUSLY farm themed). BeBe is the Japanese band, and they are credited with Caryan for the English version.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has as the closing credits theme for every incarnation a song called "Trouble Man".
* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' seemed to adopt endings that fit one of the main characters with the opening fitting the other main lead. [[ Ashita Hareru Ka]] as the 1st ending theme was particularly moving to me, even before I read the translation.
* Averted completely on ''Manga/OnePiece'' which since season seven has had NO ending sequence at all. At the end of each episode, we simply get a TO BE CONTINUED card, then it's right on to the next-episode preview and then the show is over. To compensate, they extended the opening sequence, which is now nearly THREE MINUTES long, and include all the credits there.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has had a variety of closing theme songs. Some notable examples:
** The first season had "Afro Gunso", some kind of disco funk anthem by the eccentric Japanese performer Dance Man. The closing montage features Keroro donning a huge afro wig and Saturday Night Fever duds, while disco dancing IN SPACE.
** Following a FestivalEpisode set during the summer, the ending switched to a Bon Odori-themed ending with the song "Pekopon Shinryaku Ondo" ("Pekopon Invasion ''Ondo''") for a few episodes.
** A third ending theme featured [[DoItYourselfThemeTune the members of the Keroro Platoon]], each singing a verse to a silly kid's song about how to draw themselves.
** One ending had the Keroro Platoon sing a goofy show tune about conquering the Earth, while puppet versions of the Keroro Platoon fooled around with a CartoonBomb.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' had six ending themes (in a single-series show!), all of them sung by characters on the show. One of them is a slow ditty by Rebecca, the ChildProdigy teacher, while the rest are... well, pretty much what you'd expect from a WidgetSeries.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ended on a special form of one of these entitled "Mata Ashita." Most of the characters sang, and the two that didn't had speaking lines during it. This song is effectively this trope, Anime Theme Song, and a Cover Song for all of the characters.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', from the band that brought us the CrowningMusicOfAwesome ''[[ Tank!]]'', also managed to give us the amazing ''[[ The Real Folk Blues]]''. It's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, while the intro was purely a big band ensemble, the ending is a slower, mellower blues.
%%** Unfortunately Creator/AdultSwim cuts out the ending theme in their recent airings.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has ''[[ Raspberry Heaven]]''. In contrast with the peppy, [[SurrealThemeTune nonsensical]], feel-good ''[[AnimeThemeSong Soramimi Cake]]'', the ending theme is majestic, heartwarming, [[TearJerker somewhat sad]] song. [[SurrealThemeTune Still makes no sense, though]].
* ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has way, way, way too many to count here. Some notable examples include the Hellboy homage [[ Omamori]], the Beatles like [[ Marionette]], the complete ArtShift [[ Koji Romanesque]] and, of course, the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome surreal ending theme]] [[ Zessei Bijin]].
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' ends, in most cases, on a despair-tinged string piece that ends with a sudden outbreak of percussion. The majority of the piece stands in stark contrast to the aggressive opening and darkens the end of even the more upbeat episodes. They replace it once in the second season with the even sadder song [[ "The World of Midnight"]], which also appears in-series to highlight the saddest scenes. The only time the ending ''isn't'' depressing is the heart-pumping end of the second season.
* ''The Meaning of Truth'' that plays during the final episode of the F-Zero Anime before, during, and after Captain Falcon [[spoiler:sacrifices himself to defeat Black Shadow.]]
* The different versions of the very popular Jazz Standard ''Fly me to the Moon'' used for great SoundtrackDissonance in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' has in absence of an opening song, an extremely catchy ending theme that all main characters (and some supporting characters) have sung.
* ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' has a ridiculously catchy and cute ending theme that tries to dampen the [[spoiler:bitter sorrow that some of the cliffhanger episode endings invoke upon the viewer.]]
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has one for each season. Most of them are mellower tunes, but the one for the silliest "comedy relief" season is an upbeat dance song ("Rashiku Ikimasho").
* ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' has "Gekkou" (Moonbow) by Music/AkikoKosaka, (a composer from both the 1992 anime and [[Theatre/SeraMyu musicals]]) and performed by JPop group Music/MomoiroCloverZ. It's a sedate, wistful romantic ballad that serves to counter the [=OP=]s JPop / ProgressiveMetal anthem.
* An early example of this is "Shiroi Tennis Court" from ''Manga/AimForTheAce''. It's a soft and sad love song compared to its brassy opening "Serve, Smash, Volley, Ace wo Nerae" theme.
* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' goes over the top with different ending songs for each episode. Equally unusually, there's no StockFootage in any of the endings, each one featuring original animation.
* Interestingly, ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar OVA'' has two different versions of the ending theme - the original, and an English-language version for the dub. It's very well-done at that.
* ''SonicX'' had three different ending songs. Run&Gun's "MI-RA-I" and Aya Hiroshige's "Hikaru Michi" are noticeably a lot slower and in case of the latter, [[TearJerker sadder]], but the third one "T.O.P" by KP was more HipHop-esque.
* The first ending theme for ''Manga/BlackButler'' was the oddly cheerful pop rock song "[[ I'm Alive]]". Understandably, this got a little jarring with endings like [[spoiler:Grell murdering Madame Red]]. It was changed to an unnerving yet fitting tune called [[ Lachrymosa]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'''s ending is a little special: the theme in question, Kalafina's awesome "Magia," isn't revealed until episode 3 when the tone of the series got significantly darker. The song itself is also used for CrowningMomentOfAwesome parts in the anime.
** The DVD release adds Madoka's ImageSong, "Mata Ashita" (See You Tomorrow) as the ending theme for episodes 1 and 2, and Kyoko and Sayaka's ImageSong, "And I'm Home" as ending for episode 9, in which [[spoiler:Kyoko uses her soul gem in a suicide attack to kill Sayaka's witch form.]] Also, since episodes 10 and 12 had no opening credits, they use the OP, "Connect", as ED.
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' uses as ending the song "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" (Your Silver Garden), by, who else, Kalafina.
* ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' had a jazzier and and slower instrumental version of the intro that played over the credits.
* [[AnimeOfTheGame The anime of]] Anime/TheIdolmaster actually subverts this somewhat by changing the ending theme every episode, with each theme being different songs from the games.
* In the early episodes of the 1968 ''Kaibutsu kun'' series the closing credits was a slightly different rendition of the opening theme song. Half-way through the run the first closing sequence was replaced by "Kaibutsu Ondo", which, oddly enough, didn't actually have any credits (they were moved to the opening); the purpose was to get the kids to sing and dance to the song.
* ''Anime/HakushonDaimao'' has an interesting case. Like most anime it had its opening and closing themes, but halfway through the run they switched places (what was originally the opening song became the closing song, and vice versa).
* The Melancholy of Manga/HaruhiChan had different endings. The first one was Nagato's singing in one episode, so when the credits showed, instead of the acual ending theme, Nagato's singing can be heard until she finishes singing. Another difference was that, at the end of a later episode, although the actual ending theme played, Achakura can be heard munching on the cake some more at the start of the credits roll.
* The dub of Anime/{{Pokemon}} started off by using the Pokerap, which rapped out all the names of Pokémon that existed at the time. Later in the first season, they switched to Pikachu's Jukebox, which had multiple different ending themes, one selected seemingly at random for each episode, some of the songs included "On The Road To Viridian City", "Double Trouble", and "My Best Friends".
* ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu'' has a variation. Similar to ''Manga/LuckyStar'', the girls sing along to famous anime themes and talk about the events of the episode, which is sandwiched in-between the actual song. It's also set up as them doing their weekly radio show, complete with a SigningOffCatchPhrase.
* In keeping with Araki's love of Western music, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' uses various Western songs for the TV series end themes. The first season (''Phantom Blood'' and ''Battle Tendency'') uses "Roundabout" by Music/{{Yes}}. ''Stardust Crusaders'' had several, one of them being "Walk Like an Egyptian". Thus far, ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' uses "I Want You" by Music/SavageGarden.

* The Franchise/JamesBond007 film ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' ended with "If There Was A Man" by The Pretenders, while ''Film/LicenceToKill'' ended with "If You Asked Me To" by Patti [=LaBelle=], two known examples from the film franchise that didn't end with the opening theme.
* The end credits of ''Film/MenInBlack'' feature a [[ theme song of the same name]] sung by Creator/WillSmith.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' star Kelsey Grammer sings about "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" at the end of every episode of that series.
* The ending theme to the ''Series/DegrassiHigh''/''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' series were upbeat and catchy, which didn't jive too well when an episode would end with a morally ambiguous (and in many cases, depressing) final scene.
* The end theme for ''Series/TheWire'', entitled "The Fall", is a fitting and downright unsettling track that plays during the credits.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' always had a guitar-rock song with full vocals as its ending theme. The first two series used an over-the-top orchestral instrumental as the opening theme -- later series dropped it in favor of an instrumental of the ending theme.
** The show occasionally replaced this with an episode-specific variation: two examples being an Elvis impersonator singing the theme, and a Hammond Organ version.
* ''Series/{{UFO}}'' has a fast-paced opening theme, while the closing theme is an almost-ambient piece of atmospheric electronica.
* ''Series/GilligansIsland'' theme out, all together folks: "So this is the tale of our castaways/They're here for a long, long time..."
* The sitcom ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' has a closing theme where a rock band plays a catchy tune and sings gibberish; this was intended to be just a test and warm-up for the real lyrics, but the producer liked it so much he used it as-is.
* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'' had "The Lonely Man," [[LonelyPianoPiece a wistful soft piano piece that when combined with the iconic imagery at the end of each episode of Banner hitchhiking to the next town]], burdened by the Hulk curse, creates the defining imagery of the superhero.
** This was discussed by [[CharacterBlog DRUNKHULK's]] Website/{{Twitter}} [[!/DRUNKHULK/status/9873344425 once]].
* British police show ''Series/TheSweeney'' used a slower and mellower version of its opening theme on the end credits, accompanying images of Carter and Regan packing up their stuff and going home for the night.
* Variation: With all but two Heisei era ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shows lacking ending '''credits''', what are listed as ending songs in the opening are in fact {{Theme Music Power Up}}s. Nevertheless, the two Heisei series that do have ending credits (''[[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]'' and ''[[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]]'') have slow, uplifting themes on them.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' played a particular arrangement of "Archer's Theme" over the end credits of each episode, with the exception of the pilot (which had an instrumental arrangement of the opening theme "Where My Heart Will Take Me".) Funnily enough, "Archer's Theme" was originally ''intended'' to be the ''opening'' theme, until ExecutiveMeddling ensued.
* ''Series/ThreeTwoOneContact'' used the same credits theme from 1983 until its cancellation, even after they rearranged the OpeningTheme. The first season had two ending theme variations, one was an instrumental version of the opening theme, the other was an extended version of the trailer/promo theme.
* Just about [[Series/TheWestWing any]] [[Series/EarlyEdition series]] [[Series/MySoCalledLife with]] [[Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip music by]] W.G. Snuffy Walden has different opening and closing themes.
* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' used different opening and closing themes, both by series creator/writer John Sullivan.
* ''Series/{{Felicity}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Alias}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}''... you name it, if it's produced or devised by Creator/JJAbrams (and not called ''What About Brian'') it'll have a theme at the end different from the opening. And often (but not always) the opening theme will be by Mr. Bad Robot himself as well.
* Carol Burnett ended every episode of ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' by singing the song "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together," then tugging her ear.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' has a different orchestral end theme for its first season. Later seasons used a version of the opening theme.
* Soap operas typically feature ending themes that are full-length versions of their opening themes, sometimes as long as two or three minutes, to accompany a full listing of cast and/or crew members. These versions often include a verse or bridge that isn't heard during the shorter opening theme. In a few cases, the closing theme may have lyrics.
* Franchise/KamenRider generally didn't have time nor production budget to spare for a dedicated ending sequence. Thus, the Ending Theme would be the battle music that plays during the episode's fight with the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* ''{{Series/Blackadder}}'' had a different ending theme for every episode of the second series, featuring lyrics related to the events of the episode.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Several of Creator/GerryAnderson's shows have separate opening and closing themes.
** ''Series/FireballXL5'' opens with an instrumental theme and closes with the song "Fireball".
** ''Series/{{Stingray 1964}}'' has an all-action opening theme and ends with the romantic ballad "Aqua Marina".
** ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' was all set to have a separate, lounge-esque theme with vocals for its closing credits, but it was scrapped weeks before the premiere. (However, "Flying High" - the song in question - is heard ''very'' briefly in the episode "Ricochet," and is also included on one of the soundtrack albums.)
** ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' (original version) begins with a tense, atmospheric theme and opening narration, and closes with an [[LyricalDissonance upbeat theme tune]] (both instrumental and vocal versions were used over the course of the series).
** ''Series/{{Joe 90}}'' has a fast synthesizer-based instrumental opening theme. A slower orchestral version is used for the close.

* Radio/RidersRadioTheater has "So Long, Saddle Pals" at the end of every show.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The video game ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' is one of the few to feature a full vocal theme song, a parody of love songs, in which the game's AI [=GLaDOS=] talks about the events within the game before descending into the downright chilling "while you're dying I'll be still alive". [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} The sequel]] also has a similar song.
** In a rare case of Western cross-game contamination, the song is available to download (for free) on Rock Band.
** The ending theme to the flash game [[ Super Energy Apocalypse: Recycled]], which was inspired by VideoGame/{{Portal}}, is a wistful song that deals with a zombie attack.
* ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'' is composed of mainly instrumental music. The end theme is a full length song WITH VOCALS about the 2 main Raposa, Mari and Jowee, trying to deal with their separation [[spoiler:after Jowee decides to join a band of pirates so that he can see the world. It turns out later that he never boarded the ship because he wanted to stay with Mari]]. It's very surprising, but even cuter. D'aww.
* "Lullaby for You" from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' which shows a calm happy setting compared to the frenzied opening theme "Twister."
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' featured an ending song in the credits with the lyrics being based on the POV of [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Aigis.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' also features an ending theme in the POV of the [[HeroicMime Protagonist.]]
* The ending of VideoGame/SuperSmashBros ''Brawl'' is an unique variation: the theme is the same as the opening, except this time, the lyrics to the OminousLatinChanting are shown, allowing the player to catch the meaning of it.
* The video game ''Ō[[VideoGame/{{Okami}} kami]]'' featured a song called ''Reset'' as its ending theme.
* ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'' has an ending theme called "Skate Rock," performed by the Knights of Rockville.
* The final part of the trilogy, ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', had their ending theme as [[spoiler:a combination of the most important songs of the first (The Eight Melodies), second (Smiles and Tears), and last (Mother 3 Love Theme) parts of the series.]]
* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series usually does this at the last scene just before the credits.
* ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' has "So Much More..." which even got its own EP from the singer of the song.
* Most video games that feature music over the credits need a ''lot'' of it, since it's traditional to put ''all'' the developers there. One prime example is the [[ ending track]] for ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', which begins with the traditional Music/JohnWilliams credits theme from the movies. But since that isn't long enough, it moves on to all the major in-game pieces of music, one after the other.
* The ending theme of ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' actually sums up the ending of the game pretty well, if a bit symbolically: [[spoiler:"Space Oddity" by David Bowie]].
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has the slow, somber [[ "Deadman's Gun"]] by Ashtar Command. [[spoiler:It's alarmingly appropriate.]]
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' contains several of these, one for every episode's ending plus one for every tea party ending. To note are the Ep 1 ending [[ Bring the Fate]] and the Ep 8 ending/series ending [[ ''Byakumu no Mayu -Ricordando il passato-'']] (Cocoon of White Dreams ~remembering the past~) that also counts as [[SolemnEndingTheme SolemnEndingThemes]]
* [[VideoGame/MightySwitchForce Mighty Switch Force 2]] has [[ Rescue Girl]].
* ''VideoGame/TinyBrains'' gives us "[[ Batteries and Sockets]].
* ''VideoGame/GodHand'''s ending theme is [[ truly glorious]], a BraggingThemeTune that [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong sounds remarkably similar to]] the theme from ''Anime/MazingerZ''.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' plays a different song from Radio Mirror Park on each of its three endings. [[ Don't Come Close]] is played on Ending A, [[ Sleepwalking]] is played on Ending B, and [[ The Set-Up]] is played on Ending C.
* ''VideoGame/GreyGoo'' The ending theme is a piece comrpised off of the remixed themes of all three factions, and it's awesome "[[ War is Evolving]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet''. Kept throughout all six seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderPets'' plays an instrumental version of the main character's {{Leitmotif}}.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' with "Itchy and Scratchy"; the opening theme's cheerful tune and "They fight and bite..." lyrics are transformed into a mellow "they fought and bit..."
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' had two normal ones, and three other ones used once or twice. The first one (season one only) was an instrumental version of "Skaternity" by The Toasters, and the second one (season two onwards) was "Everything you Said Has been a Lie" (instrumental) by the same band. "All Purpose Kablam!" and "Not Just for People Anymore!" had the opening theme as an ending, "Tastes Like Paper!" had the eyecatch music, and "Sasquatch-Ercise!" had more of a dancy song instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' ended with an '80s new-wave song performed by Steve Lunt for the first season, and Lisa Lougheed for the rest of the series. You can RUN with US! We've got EVERYTHING you NEED! RUN with US! WE are FREE! If it sounds familiar, it was also used in ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun''.
* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants: Cierre Bob Eponja.
* Used for ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula''.
* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim was one of the few western animated shows to have an end theme that wasn't just an instrumental of the [[ opening theme]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has an [[ ending theme]] that is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome significantly much more awesome]] than the OP.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' ended with their [[ self-titled ending theme]].
** [[ Remixed]]
** [[ The punk rock version]] from TheMovie
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had a different end theme every episode, usually the main theme of music played in the episode. Season one had the main music theme from the second part of the episode play until Porkchop put his walkman on, switching to the main music theme from the first part of the episode (or vice versa on a few occasions) until the closing logos showed up.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had a sped up and remixed version of their theme song for the ending.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had a ''very'' catchy ending theme (not a reprise of the opening)
* The ending theme for ''Linus the Lionhearted'' (1964) was...[[TearJerker sad]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has "[[ Island Song]]" by Ashley Eriksson at the end of each episode, at least until the [[Main/VanityPlate Vanity Plates]] cuts it off.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' normally ends on an instrumental version of the catchy opening theme, but they've changed it up a couple of times.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 Return of Harmony, Part 2]]" ended on a Franchise/StarWars homage, and thus transitioned into a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of Film/ANewHope's Ending Theme.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend in Deed]]" features a character named Cranky Doodle Donkey, a play on "Yankee Doodle Dandy". Variations of "Yankee Doodle" are played throughout the episode with a piano version played over the credits.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]" ended repeating the song "A True, True Friend" over the credits.
** Starting with season 6, there are now different music playing during the end credits, usually taken from whatever was heard in the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' had an organ theme that was markedly different from the brassy opening theme.
* Each episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' originally ended with a classic or popular song that fit the episode's mood. The DVD replaces all but three of these with an instrumental of the theme song.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'''s ending theme is...hilariously bizarre. The singer sounds like he's dying (and he's not even singing words, just going "Oooooaaaaaah!") and is followed by the sound of a sick sheep/cow hybrid that could be coming from a kazoo? [[ It can't really be described in words]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had '''[[UpToEleven twenty]]''' different ending themes over the course of ''its first three seasons'', most of which were a segment of the full song, "[[ Love Like You]]", or an instrumental variation of such. Seasons 4 and 5 continued the trend of using several ending themes that create a larger song, using ambient noise [[ThemeSongReveal that slowly and ominously builds up]] with piano, strings, and a corrupted voice calling the titular character's name.
** Special mention goes to ending number 23 (aka, the ED for "Last One Out Of Beach City"), which is [[SpecialGuest Mike Krol's]] [[ Fifteen Minutes]], to fit with the episode's homage to 80s rebellious teen/college films.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has [[ one about Star's thoughts of Earth]]. The third season has [[ Shining Star]].
* As a result of having a TitleOnlyOpening, ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has the odd example of its ending theme being the main theme as well, with [[ the full version]] of it being used as the credits music for the TV movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' closes every episode [[note]]With a few exceptions during the ''Vice'' arc[[/note]] with a piece of Burlesque music called [[ "The Killer".]] Can lead to MoodWhiplash if the episodes has a DownerEnding.
* Most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' feature the song "[[ Back in the '90s]]" by Grouplove in the end credits.
* Most episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' conclude with [[ this instrumental melody]].