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The most common norm for live-action or animated series is a maximum of two or three opening and/or ending themes per season, and the ocassional special-event or Finale Credits tune. When a show has a large number of OP/ED songs in a relatively short period of time, we're witnessing a Credits Jukebox. Mostly happens with anime endings.

Can overlap with Evolving Credits. Not related to Credits Medley.

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  • If variations count, Akikan! has a different arrangement of the ED every time, sometimes with guest singers. Last episode went to Hatsune Miku. In a case of Tropes Are Tools, this might have been what made the studio skimp on the animation budget.
  • Each episode of Akuma no Riddle ends with the Image Song of one of the members of Class Black.
  • Bakemonogatari's anime adaptation has various openings depending on the heroine of the arc (since she is the one who sings the opening), while the endings tend to be the same for all the anime, with some variations in the sequence from time to time, the only exeception being Monogatari Series: Second Season, who has three endings through it's run. There are also Nekomonogatari: Kuro, Hanamonogatari and Tsukimonogatari, who only have one opening/ending due being TV specials centered in one arc instead of various.
  • Beastars has four different ending themes which it switches between depending on the themes of the episode.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powersís ending theme is usually a tune (e.g. "Marukaite Chikyuu") sung by Italy, the main character. But after certain episodes in certain seasons, a variant sung by a different character is played instead, with the animation changing to fit.
  • Cat Planet Cuties
  • The anime adaptation of Chainsaw Man is notable for not only having a different ending theme every episode, but also having a unique ending animation for each episode, as well.note 
  • Classicaloid has a different ending theme for each episode, usually a full length version of whatever "Musik" song was used in the episode.
  • ef: A Tale of Memories
  • GJ-bu
  • Hanamaru Kindergarten
  • Heaven's Lost Property
  • High School Of The Dead
  • The iDOLM@STER changes the ending theme every episode, with each theme being different songs from the games.
  • Inu ◊ Boku SS
  • Katanagatari has one ending theme per episode.
  • The TV version of Kyou no Go no Ni / Today In Class 5-2 has 5 closing themes for a Thirteen Episode Anime.
  • Kyouran Kazoku Nikki has 8 ending themes for 26 episodes.
  • Lucky Star would have the cast sing the opening or ending theme to some other show at the end of each episode, instead of having its own ED. For example, Konata begins to sing the theme to Monkey only to find the entire song is in English and embarrass herself.
  • Every episode of Mushishi has its own closing tune.
  • The 26-episode Neon Genesis Evangelion has from 14 to 26 different versions of the ending, depending on which edition of the series you're watching, all taken from 5 to 7 arrangements of Fly me to the moon.
    • The series as shown on TV originally had 14 different versions.
    • The Japanese video release of the series changed extensively episodes 21-24, so the 65-second credits had to be extended to 95 seconds to fit the additional credits, giving us four new versions (making 17 in total).
    • The 2005 "Renewal" DVD release modified some of the versions, and used some other versions of Fly me to the moon recorded in connection with Evangelion so as to end up with 28 different versions of the ending theme (24 for episodes 21-24 as were originally aired, or 26 for the video version of those episodes). The 2015 Blu-ray release then made the ending to episodes 21-24 as originally aired a 65-second version of the ending of the video cut of those episodes, having a version per episode no matter which version of those episodes you choose.
  • Nichijou only has one ending theme (albeit with three variations) for its first half, but the second half has a new ED theme every episode.
  • Nisekoi
  • Oreimo has a different ending for each episode. It has twelve (plus four) episodes.
  • Penguindrum has 10 ending themes for 26 episodes. Every ending except the first lasts for one episode.
  • The ReLIFE anime featured a different ending theme for each episode.
  • School Days
  • Shirokuma Cafe changes the ending credits every 4-5 episodes.
  • Shounen Hollywood -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49/50- has each ending coupled with either a Character Song or a song from one of the cast's in-universe performances.
  • The Strawberry 100% OVAs.
  • Togainu no Chi
  • Touken Ranbu - Hanamaru features Character Songs sung by each episode's focus swords.
  • Unlimited Psychic Squad
  • Vividred Operation
  • We Were There

    Live-Action TV 
  • Game Shows:
    • Sale of the Century: The ending credits had a standard theme, plus, whenever a big win happened (such as a car or someone winning the entire lot of prizes), a special "victory" music.
    • Wheel of Fortune: In the 2000s, in addition to the standard closing theme, on occasion one of at least two other songs were sometimes played.
    • On the final program before Christmas (usually Dec. 24 or, sometimes, the last Friday before Dec. 25), daytime shows played a special Christmas song (often a secular one, such as "Sleigh Ride").
  • Growing Pains: At least nine different themes were used at one point or another during the series' run. Most of those were performed by country-pop singer B.J. Thomas, either solo or with one of two duet partners, Dusty Springfield or Jennifer Warnes, the former of whom sang on the second Theme Tune Extended. In addition, an a capella version was played during the sixth and part of the seventh season, with the original B.J. Thomas-Jennifer Warnes duet version rotating with the a capella version during the seventh year. And then there was a special Halloween version for the show's 1990 Halloween special.
  • The second season of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger had covers of various Super Sentai songs play over the ending credits (with the minor exception of episode 4, which instead used a parody of the opening to Ninja Captor).
  • The ending credits theme of Loki (2021) always changes with each episode. Episode 1 ends with the show's opening theme, Episode 2 ends with a track that plays in the episode (specifically, the one that accompanies the Haven Hills/Roxxcart scenes), Episode 3 ends with Bonnie Guitar's cover of "Dark Moon", and Episode 4 ends with Brenda Lee's "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)". Episodes 5 and 6 return to using original soundtracks; the latter in particular uses a Dark Reprise of the show's opening theme.
  • Los Simuladores
  • Murphy Brown used a different Motown song for each episode's opening credits during early seasons.
    • For the closing credits, a synthesized-heavy instrumental version of the theme was played most often. However, during special episodes, different music was played. For instance, a "sad" ending score was used for the episode "Second Chance" (over a nighttime shot of the house) in lieu of the regular theme. And during the Halloween episode, a Halloween-version was played.
  • Northern Exposure used a different previously-existing song for the closing credits of each episode. Usually the lyrics had some kind of thematic relevance. This caused major problems with music rights for the home video release.
  • Sesame Street: During the years where the "classic" theme (with harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans) was used during the ending credit roll, one of several variations were used on occasion. One of the most common was a a "dream"-type mix, played when the final street scene segment took place at night.

    Western Animation 
  • The end titles for Blue's Clues would start off with the same music, but then would go into a different arrangement each episode based on background music heard prominently in the episode.
  • Daria used a real song that tied into the plot or theme of the episode in most instances; though for the first few episodes and every episode on the DVD release, it's an instrumental version of the opening.
  • Doug would feature different end credits music for each episode, usually a piece of background music or a song that appeared in one of the two shorts of the episode. Season one had a variation where one piece of music would play until Porkchop put his headphones on, then the music would switch to background music from the other short of the episode. The music first used in the credits for "Doug's Fat Cat/Doug and Patti, P.I." would be the typical variant used for VHS releases of the Nickelodeon series.
  • Kid Cosmic loves this trope so much that it uses a shot of a jukebox in most of its end credits. A huge amount of original songs were recorded for the show, all of which exist as popular rock songs in-universe. So the end credits of each episode showcases one of these tracks, alongside a shot of whatever device is playing it; usually either a jukebox or Kid's vinyl record player.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic originally used a version of the main theme during the end credits (barring a few Special Edition Titles), but each episode of Season 6 uses an arrangement of an instrumental track from that episode. The Japanese dubs of the first three seasons used new opening and ending themes each season.

Alternative Title(s): Lots And Lots Of Theme Tunes, Multiple Ending Themes