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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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Anime:

  • If variations count, Akikan! has a different arrangement of the ED every time, sometimes with guest singers. Last episode went to Miku Hatsune. In a case of Tropes Are Not Good, this might have been what made the studio skimp on the animation budget.
  • Axis Powers Hetalia’s 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
  • Classicaloid has a different ending theme for each episode, usually a full length version of whatever "Musik" song was used in the episode.
  • ''Bakemonogatari and it sequels have various openings depending of 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.
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  • Bokura ga Ita
  • ef: A Tale of Memories
  • GJ-bu
  • Hanamaru Kindergarten
  • Inu × Boku SS
  • Heaven's Lost Property
  • High School Of The Dead
  • 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.
  • Mawaru-Penguindrum has 10 ending themes for 26 episodes. Every ending except the first lasts for one episode.
  • 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.
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    • 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.
  • The ReLIFE anime featured a different ending theme for each episode.
  • School Days
  • Shirokuma Cafe changes the ending credits every 4-5 episodes.
  • The Strawberry 100% OVAs.
  • Togainu no Chi
  • The iDOLM@STER changes the ending theme every episode, with each theme being different songs from the games.
  • The Unlimited Hyoubu Kyousuke
  • Vividred Operation
  • Each episode of Akuma no Riddle ends with the Image Song of one of the members of Class Black.

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").
  • 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.
  • Los Simuladores
  • WEEDS
  • Murphy Brown used a different Motown song for each episode's opening credits during early seasons.
  • 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. 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.
    • 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.
  • 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).

Western Animation


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

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