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Ending Demo

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Ending Demo
Various arrangements of "Ending Demo".
Debut appearance Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Last appearance Super Kirby Clash (2019)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando
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"Ending Demo"[1] is the ending cutscene theme from Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.


The heroes return home for a good night's sleep.

"Ending Demo" is a sweet and peaceful theme in C-sharp (D-flat) major and 4/4. Its intro begins with sparkling swaying harmonies between A and F-sharp major. These are soon joined by a steady bassline. The melody comes in with this background. Its intonations are closely tied to "Vegetable Valley" and other tracks' melodies, avoiding tonic itself, and featuring stepwise movement up and a jump by a larger interval. The bassline and accompaniment support the melody with short phrases of similar character. The melody transitions to the second section, where it gradually falls down large intervals such as perfect fifths or minor sixths. It finishes on an elongated C-sharp and slowly fades away while the bass and accompaniment renew their swaying phrases, now in C-sharp G-sharp major. This goes on for a while until they also fade.

The beginning of this theme can also be heard in other ending themes, such as the ending theme for Kirby's Dream Course and the ending theme from the Super Famicom version of Kirby's Star Stacker.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, "Ending Demo" plays during the ending cutscene.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, the Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land version of "Ending Demo" plays during Kirby's ending cutscene if the "Old School" setting is on.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, an arrangement of "Ending Demo" and "Level 8 Demo" serves as the secret staff credits theme.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, a medley of "A New Wind for Tomorrow", "Ending Demo" and "Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits" titled 明日あしたからもずっと、ベストフレンズ。 ("Best Friends, Tomorrow and Always.") plays as the Dream Friends's Curtain Call theme.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In Super Kirby Clash, an arrangement of "Ending Demo" based on its iteration in "Dream a New Dream for Tomorrow" plays during the cutscene after defeating Aeon Hero in The True Final Battle.

Other appearances[edit]

"Ending Demo" is included on the Kirby's Adventure soundtrack, which also features a vocal arrangement of the track titled おやすみカービィ ("Good Night, Kirby").

It is also featured in the medley "Dream a New Dream for Tomorrow", one of the bonus tracks of the Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack.

Finally, it was mixed together with "Level 8 Demo", "Grape Garden" and "Orange Ocean" in the "Kirby's Adventure Medley" of the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert. This medley is later rearranged as "Sleeping Like a Baby" in Kirby Memorial Arrangements.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エンディング・デモ[2]
endingu demo
Ending Demo