The ending consists of several shots of a 3D-composited seashore. The first shot features a medium close-up of the water flowing over the sand, moving foward across the screen from right-to-left and receding multiple times.
The scene then fades into a bird's-eye view of the beach panning right with the shoreline directly in the middle. Waves roll in from the bottom of the shot, while the top is casually populated with rocks and palm trees over sparse patches of grass closer inland. The view is occasionally disrupted by passing clouds.
The scene eventually fades again into a shot of golden hour with the perspective of one standing on the beach facing towards the ocean. In the foreground, various large rocks are scattered around the shore. Above the animated waves, several 2D-rendered clouds drawn in a style that mimics those seen in the manga slowly move from left to right. The sun is shown obstructed by the clouds, causing it to cast light beams in various directions.
Version 2 (Stone Ocean cour 3)
In the third cour, the ending animation is slightly changed compared to the previous episodes.
The first shot of the beach now includes a lone butterfly. The scene fades into a view of the ocean underwater and the camera slowly moves forwards. Several dolphins appear and swim into the background as well. The scene fades again into a shot of the sun above the ocean. At the end, a bird flies into the shot and goes towards the horizon.
- As a result of being used as the ending theme for the Stone Ocean anime, official streams of "Distant Dreamer" in Japan increased overnight by 32,000% while worldwide the song received an 1,828% increase in streams. Universal Music Japan further reported that visits to their website for Duffy increased by 23,000% after the song was announced as the ending theme; their official upload of the song to YouTube featuring Japanese subtitles of the lyrics also received comments about how listeners were moved by the lyrics and how they relate to Jolyne.