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ClosingCredits which among other thanks, thank the viewer for watching/reading/playing. Can address the viewer directly in second person ("Thanks to... YOU"), or refer to them in the third person ("Thanks to all our viewers/everyone who read my comic/etc.") Often seen as part of a work's final installment, though it is not limited to such. This is sometimes also the last element in SpecialThanks.

When viewers are thanked specifically for financial support, that's ViewersLikeYou. [[note]] In 1999, the respective TropeNamer, PBS, mandated the combined use of both tropes on its air. [[/note]] For VideoGame characters BreakingTheFourthWall to acknowledge your assistance, see ThePlayerIsTheMostImportantResource.



[[folder: {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* One of the last ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' strips had the girls going to Yukari and thanking her for being their teacher. However, the actual "Thank You" panel showed the girls facing toward the reader, subtly thanking them as well.
* The very final shot in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is [[http://img.imgcake.com/b8c1c8815219fbe74c930f5555d641f9ab.jpg this]] "Thank you for watching" artwork.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' inverts this with the infamous congratulatory scene at the end. What exactly you are being congratulated for is all up to you, though. Perhaps for making it through the show.
* In episode 167 of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', Gintoki becomes nostalgic about 8-bit video games and mentions how touched he was when he saw the words "you" in the credits at the end of the game.
* ''Anime/BattleProgrammerShirase'' had an unusual variant. The head director apologized for the show having to end, specifically addressing: "To those who enjoyed the show on TV and to those outside the broadcast area who took special measures to watch the show on their PC monitors and to everybody who watched it [[FanSub subtitled overseas without permission]]."
* Some of ''Franchise/PrettyCure'''s [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]] do this for its fans.
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'''s last lines are exactly this + WeWillMeetAgain. Of course, [[Anime/PrettyCureAllStars they eventually do]].
** Both ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' and ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' thank their fans with a pastel image. The latter's is shown above. An "Thanks and Goodbye" end card sketch has been done for the final episode of every season since then.
** ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] for the franchise's MilestoneCelebration with [[TheCameo appearances from]] [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all 33 previous Cures]] [[note]] one Cure per episode in random order [[/note]] at the beginning of each episode.
*** At the end of ''Happiness Charge'', Cure Lovely's thanks the viewers for supporting the characters of the now-finished series and then [[SpinoffSendoff introduces the leader in the next series]], [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Cure Flora]]. This marked the first time the past lead Cure has ever took to the screens to thank the viewers and pass the baton. Just like the pastel drawings, this procedure has also been repeated since then.
* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' has Koro-sensei give the diploma to the reader in the final chapter's opening color page.
** The same thing happens at the end of the second season’s final episode when [[spoiler:Nagisa wearing Koro-sensei’s gown waves goodbye to the audience with the words next to him saying "Thanks for watching Assassination Classroom"]][[https://pp.vk.me/c615720/v615720853/1b2d8/8Lmctl1Goz4.jpg as seen here.]]

* The final page of Creator/MarkMillar's ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'' has [[YouBastard quite a subversion...]]
* The final panel of the final ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever'' story has Princess Celestia thank the readers for all their support.
* ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool: Before Gwen [[spoiler: goes to start the loop of the final issue over]], she thanks the readers their support.

* Most FanFic writers thank their readers at some point, but this especially tends to happen a) on the last installment of their work and b) when the work has been particularly long and/or with many readers and fans ("Thanks for sticking with me so long/being such wonderful fans").

* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming JKR did this in]] ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.
* Creator/BrandonSanderson has taken to doing this on the novels he is writing to complete ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''.

* The end of ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' ended its 11-year run with a LonelyPianoPiece version of the end credits theme, followed by the message "Thanks for having us over on all those Thursday nights—Cheers" on the screen.
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' is produced by a company called "Where's Lunch?", and features a different dish on a plate as its couch gag [=/=] VanityPlate. In its place for the finale is a bill reading "no charge". Apparently, we were good customers.
* Inverted by Creator/CharlieBrooker in ''Series/{{Screenwipe}}'', ''Series/{{Newswipe}}'', and ''Series/YouHaveBeenWatching'', where he usually tells the viewer to go away. In fact it's almost a CatchPhrase.
* Subverted in the fourth season finale of ''Series/BabylonFive'' (the first episode filmed after season 5 was greenlit by the network) which was dedicated to [[TakeThat "all the people who predicted that the Babylon Project would fail in its mission"]].
** But then played straight in the series finale (which due to the [[{{Uncanceled}} troubled nature of the fifth season]] was produced as the fourth season finale, but aired as the fifth season finale), which was dedicated to "those of you who have been [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes archiving]] this ISN Special Documentary".
* ''Series/BarneyMiller'': "Goodbye and thank you from all of us at the ol' one two."
* In the series finale of ''Series/HappyDays'' after [[spoiler: Joanie and Chachi's wedding,]] Howard Cunningham gives a speech, and at the end, he turns to the audience and says, "Thank you all for being part of our family."
* KoreanDrama ''Series/WhoAreYou'' ends with some behind-the-scenes footage, followed by the male and female leads appearing out-of-character to thank the viewer for watching
* Creator/TheWB had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xftR1CqOgyU a video]] thanking their viewers over their 11-year run, which ran at the very end of the last commercial break of its final program (the pilot of ''Series/DawsonsCreek'') before being replaced with Creator/TheCW. The last image before it went off the air for good (the credits of the final show notwithstanding) was a silhouette of [[WesternAnimation/OneFroggyEvening Michigan J. Frog]], who had been the mascot for the channel up until 2005, [[BackForTheFinale taking a symbolic final bow]].
* The end credits for the final episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' included SpecialThanks to "viewers across the world for watching, submitting ideas and telling us what we got wrong!"
* The credits of both the Season 7 finale and the Season 10 finale of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the credits give a special thanks to "All [=MSTies=] worldwide".
* The final episode (Actually the [[VerySpecialEpisode Sentai history recap special]]) of ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' ends with Tatsuya and the gang in their Timeranger uniforms without their helmets thanking the viewer for supporting the show. Yuuri also adds that they will see each other again someday somewhere else, and they all say their goodbyes.

* Music/{{ABBA}} had a song on their ''[[Music/ABBATheAlbum Album]]'' album called "Thank You For The Music", which was re-released before they fizzled out to thank their fans for sticking by them.
* [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddy Mercury]] gives his [[TearJerker public farewell]] in the last line of "These are the days of our lives" (the last videoclip he made) when he looks into the camera and says to the audience: "I still love you."
* An EasterEgg in the ''Music/WeirdAlYankovic'' album, "Straight Outta Lynwood" features Al paying home movies, but before that, he thanks you for buying his [=CD=]... [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil "instead of downloading like some HOOLIGAN!"]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* While it doesn't have "credits" the {{tecnico}}s of Wrestling/{{Chikara}} will often thank fans for coming the show as they leave the arena during intermissions.
* After their final show of 2015, LLF put a [[http://llf.mx/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-BannerPaginaLLF.png thank you banner]] on their then new site.
* Leva Bates stated the Heart Of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} Championship Tournament was all a big lead up to this and it became disturbed after coming to the conclusion every other wrestler picked had failed to realize it.

* In video games in general it's almost a tradition to thank the player at the ending credits, particularly in the "Special Thanks" section. The phrase 'and YOU' appears in the end credits of huge numbers of games, including many Creator/{{Capcom}} arcade games.
** ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' ends with the words "Everybody loves a hero. Everybody loves you" on the screen.
* ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi''
* The computer game ''VisualNovel/DigitalALoveStory''.
* The credits sequence in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'' ends in "And... so many players."
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' famously used this at the end. It even addresses the player by their real name. Assuming that you didn't put in "BUTTS" or "Ness".
** In ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', you are mentioned, by name, at the end of the credits, of course. Not only that, but at the end of the game, [[spoiler:everyone in the game thanks you, personally, for all that you did for them, assures you that [[EveryoneLives their world is going to be okay]], and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments hopes that your world is as good to you as you've been to them]].]]
** Ditto for the fangame ''VideoGame/TouhouMother''.
* A staple of at least the UsefulNotes/{{SNES}} releases of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games. "Thanks X, Zero and YOU!"
* One of the hidden galleries in the original ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' has the ''entire cast'' (including the joke characters of multiplayer) cheering and thanking the player in a huge group shot.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Prehistorik}}'' series.
* Used in ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa: Minstrel Song'', with the character you selected [[NoFourthWall directly thanking the player]] and encouraging them to "[[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent help the others just like you did me!]]", to roughly paraphrase it.
* Mario says "Thank you so much for playing my game!" at the end of the credits roll for every 3D ''Super Mario'' game, with the exception of (ironically) the ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand 3D Land]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld 3D World]] duology.'' Those games have their {{Brutal Bonus Level}} spell out "Thank you" at the very end instead, with various [=NPCs=] thanking/cheering Mario and the player on. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' uses both methods.
** At the end of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', the Yoshi eggs Mario rescued thank you, the player, for saving them.
** ''VideoGame/HotelMario'': "YOU'RE THE BEST PLAYER EVER!"
** The coral in World 9-4 of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'' spells out "アリガトウ!" (''arigatou!'', "Thank you!"). Also, the GameOver screen if you die there, which appends "You're a super player! We hope we'll see you again. Mario and staff." below the usual message.
** The flipping tiles at the end of Special 8-Crown in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'': "Thank you. I will always watch you from beyond the stars..."
** Also, if you get all of the 120 stars in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', Yoshi appears on top of the castle, greeting Mario as an old friend. However, the end of his speech ends with "The Super Mario 64 Team", meaning that his message isn't entirely his own. But the later part of the speech has a lot of thanking.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'': towards the beginning of the game, [[AnyoneYouKnow you - the player - were asked to sign for a letter]]. At the very end of the credits, your signature appears.
** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'': Thanks A Million
* ''VideoGame/{{Karoshi}}'': THANKS FOR PLAY
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'' says in its credits: "You played the greatest role in this game". Some of the later titles also thank the player.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' has a strange example: [[spoiler:After Gillian and Jamie escape from the church before it's destroyed with the KillSat along with the Snatcher production factory, Random thanks the player for being "a hell of a Junker" as he holds Elijah down. He thanks the player ''after'' the character he's been controlling leaves the scene.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Arfenhouse}} 3'', the "Special Thanks" section of the credits ends with "...and you...for doing nothing."
* ''VideoGame/{{Messiah}}'': "Thanks for playing", with the protagonist waving at you.
* ''VideoGame/TombRaider2013'':"Thank you for taking the time to complete our game" in the first part of the credit.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** ''VideoGame/HaloReach''[='s=] credits open with Creator/{{Bungie}} thanking the fans for all their support throughout the past decade. It doubles as a touching farewell, because ''Reach'' turned out to be Bungie's last ''Halo'' game.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has a particularly heartwarming one: the credits open with a message from Creator/ThreeFourThreeIndustries that not only thanks the player for completing the game, but putting their trust in them as they take over the direction of the franchise.
* "I am Calypso, and I thank you for playing ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal''."
* ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'''s GoldenEnding has your three primary party members thanking you personally for getting them to the best ending. The game has NoFourthWall to begin with, but this is the only time they talk directly to the player.
** The PS Vita/PC UpdatedRerelease, ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1'', also does this, in both the normal ending which plays similarly to the original example, only with the other 3 goddesses and [[spoiler: a cameo from Arfoire]] added, and in the GoldenEnding in which ''everyone'' [[spoiler:from the Maker characters, to the CPU Candidates to [=NPCs=] and even Arfoire herself]] gives their thanks.
* The original ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' ends its credits with "THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS ENRICHMENT CENTER ACTIVITY".
* Simply completing ''Arkista's Ring'' [[AWinnerIsYou rewards the player]] with Christine thanking the player for saving Arkista's Ring.
* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon'', the final "Very Special Thanks" credit goes to "You! (For Shelling Out Your Hard Earned Bucks To Buy This Game)."
* ''VideoGame/MegaPony'' ends its "special thanks" section with thanks "to you, 'cause you just don't put a thanks section without thanking the player, that'd be just rude!"
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': The "cast list" of the game, where each of the playable characters who you picked up in the World Of Ruin is shown with what they were renamed to as well as their original names, end with "AND YOU".
* ''Anime/DragonBallGT: Final Bout'' ends with a gradually populating image of the game's cast and an upbeat song in which Hironobu Kageyama sings "Thank you!"
* Two examples from Creator/BioWare:
** The credits scene at the end of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'''s Tresspasser DLC has Cassandra read out excerpts from Varric's new book about the Inquisition, ''All This Shit is Weird''. But after the narration, that's more - a heartfelt message from the Dragon Age team:
-->''To all of you who played ''Dragon Age: Inquisition'': who laughed, cried, and reached out on social media; who made fan art and comics and cosplay and jokes - Thank you. ''Dragon Age: Inquisition'' was a labor of love. Without you, it would never have been possible. Your support and your passion touched us deeply. We hope that, in some small way, this game touched you as well.\\
Bare your blade and raise it high.''[[note]]For extra heartwarming points, this is one of the verses from the poignant group song in the main game, ''The Dawn Will Come. '' The Dragon Age Staff is more or less telling you to never give up.[[/note]]
** The end of the credits of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s Extended Cut:
-->''It has been a long journey - for Shepard and for the team here at Creator/BioWare - and like Shepard, we couldn't have done it alone. The Mass Effect trilogy began as a vision of a small team, but over the years it has grown. That growth has been fueled and shaped by the feedback and support of our player community. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing further adventures with you in the Mass Effect universe.''
* A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example from [[spoiler: the true ending of]] ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy''. Before ''resuming'' the [[DancePartyEnding Dance Party]] CreativeClosingCredits, Enna Kros thanks the player.
* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIINovaCovertOps'' ends with a thank you to the players throughout the franchise before the credits roll to the sight of [[AndTheAdventureContinues Nova's ship speeding through asteriods.]]
* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheWoolBall'': From the credits: "Thanks a lot for playing my game! :D"
* Clearing ''VideoGame/BlueRevolver'' on one credit on [[HarderThanHard Parallel Mode]], ''including the TrueFinalBoss'', [[GoldenEnding results in a special thank-you message from the developers after the credits finish]].
* In the ''[[VideoGame/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]'' and ''Franchise/PrettyRhythm'' video games, the credits end with a special thanks to various developers, ending with "and... InsertNameHere", with the name being the player's name.
* Every ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' announcer has at least one "Thank you for playing!" line, but special mention goes to the track "[=PARANOiA=] Revolution", which has lines from the first ''DDR'' announcer hard-coded into the track audio. The track ends with said announcer saying "I'm so impressed I could cry! Thank you very much for your best dance!"...[[FakeOutFadeOut followed by]] the ending drumroll and [[KaizoTrap accompanying stream of notes that will likely cause an off-guard player to fail the stage at the last second]].
* The ''Franchise/{{Drakengard}}'' series (including ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'' and [[VideoGame/NierAutomata the sequel]]) ended with a character(s) saying "Thank you for playing." after reaching an ending.

* The [[http://www.screencuisine.net/hlcomic/index.php?date=2006-11-06 final page]] of ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}''.
* Every chapter of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' ends with Tom Siddell thanking the reader in TheRant.
* The end of ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has some [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=001840 credits]] with the line "Story: You", because it's an {{interactive comic}}.
* This [[http://vanheist.deviantart.com/art/windsong-kiriban-495577004 strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Bomango}}''. The Website/DeviantArt gallery hit 2 million pageviews. So someone asks Gogo if she wants to thank the readers or anything. But she's trying to sleep, so Gogo, being [[{{Jerkass}} Gogo]] and all, tells them to "[...]shut up and get out of [her] room or else [she'll] start breaking bones."

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Many Youtube channels and streamers will regularly thank their viewers and subscribers, some to the point of MemeticMutation.
* No-one appreciates their audience as much as LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}}. In addition to more 'thank you for watching' type things than we could hope to list he makes videos just to tell his fans how awesome they are. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t24zk02fT6A Like this one.]]

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s finale ended with nearly all the cast from past episodes gathering for a "wrap up party" hosted by ComicBook/AmbushBug. Batman then turns to the viewers and thanks them for watching as we get a final group shot.
* ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet'' would thank you for watching the ClosingCredits, then end with a "See You Soon."
* David Mandel thanks the viewers in his VanityPlate on ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' ended with a drawing by series creator, Tom Warburton (Mr. Warburton in the credits), [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments of the Sector V cast overlooking the sunset from their treehouse with the words "Stay Young" at the top]]. A subtle thank you to the viewers for the six-year series.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' always had a licensed song playing during its CreativeClosingCredits; in the GrandFinale, the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue ends with the beginning of a song from Supergrass: "''Thanks to everyone for everything you've done/But now it's tiiiiime to go...'''"
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. ''Hey Assholes, thanks for watching!''
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' had a drawing of Mac and Bloo at the end of the final episode from series creator, Creator/CraigMcCracken, with a thank you to the viewers.
* OncePerEpisode, the end of ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'' (except for the first season) has Mickey saying to the viewers "Aww, thanks for stopping by!"
* From the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' the song "Thank You For Comin' Along" has the characters singing to the audience, thanking them for watching. At the end of the song, Phineas waves goodbye to the audience before closing the door.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" ends with a message thanking the audience tuning in for the past 20 years.
** As does their 500th episode, which also asks viewers to get outside before going online to say the episode sucked.
* During {{Creator/Toonami}}'s final broadcast ([[UnCanceled until its 2012 revival]]), TOM 4.0 thanks the viewers for eleven years of support.
* The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} short ''Me Musical Nephews'' has Popeye's nephews saying their prayers before bedtime, mentioning all their friends. They hop into to bed, only to quickly get back out and add "And all the people who come to see our pictures."
* The credits for the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has the message "A special THANK YOU to all those who have contributed to the success of Animaniacs."
* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'''s ending theme (sung by Creator/RebeccaSugar) is about making cartoons, with the second half thanking the viewer in several ways.
-->''Thanks you for coming.\\
Thanks you for staying.\\
Thank you for watching the show!''
* This happened during the end credits of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' with a message to acknowledge the fans for helping to bring the movie out of DevelopmentHell saying "Thank you to all the fans who wrote letters and signed petitions encouraging the making of this movie."

* ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'': The live ''Disneyland Fun'' video has, at the end of the Special Thanks credits, "...and all the guests who joined us for a day of Disneyland Fun."

* Many towns, at the town limits, will have a sign saying something to the effect of "Thank you for visiting!" (it's usually on the reverse of a "Welcome to ___" sign).
* Some letters and other messages contain a "Thank you for taking your time to read/watch this."
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