As a follow-up to yesterday’s article from Anime! Anime! on Japanese fan’s favorite anime openings from 2020, the popular Japanese anime website also polled their users on their favorite anime endings, again choosing some bangin’ tunes from the last year to top the rankings!
Anime! Anime! got responses from 1,176 people with 28% of them being male and 72% being female. As an aside, this poll wasn’t conducted by Crunchyroll and we didn’t have any say over the listing, we’re just as interested in what Japanese anime fans think as you are!
10 (Tied). “Diamond no Jundo” by Yukino Yukinoshita (VA: Saori Hayami) and Yui Yuigahama (VA: Nao Toyama) (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax!)
10 (Tied). “One Day” by Spyair (HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP 2nd Cour)
9 (Tied). “Max Charm Faces ～Kanojo wa Saiko ♡♡!!!!!!～'” by Shuta Sueyoshi, Totoko♡Nya, and the Matsuno boys (Mr. Osomatsu 3rd season)
9 (Tied). “Kimi wa Tennen Shoku” by Eiichi Ohtaki (Kakushigoto)
9 (Tied). “Nakayoshi! Maru! Nakayoshi!” by Chimame-tai (Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM)
9 (Tied). IDOLiSH7 Second Beat! (ending theme not specified)
9 (Tied). “Welcome My Friend” by Okomoto’s (The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED)
8. “Tiny Light” by Akari Kito (Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun)
7. “Believe In You” by Nonoc (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2)
6. “Kessen Spirit” by CHiCO with HoneyWorks (HAIKYU!! TO THE TOP 1st Cour)
5. “Kizuna” by various artists (Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle: Rhyme Anima)
4. “I will” by Eir Aoi (Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld 2nd Cour)
3. “Etoile” by Oh My Girl (Noblesse)
2. “LOST IN PARADISE” by ALI ft AKLO (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
1. “Ray of Light” by Kim Jae-joong (Smile Down the Runway)
An amazing feat by Kim Jae-joong to not only take the top spot for opening themes but the ending themes as well! The K-pop singer must have a very dedicated following in Japan to gain this much support, but also having a great voice helps in getting that support in the first place!
What was your favorite anime ending in 2020? Let us know down in the comments below!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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