Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure ending explained – how are Gudetama and Shakipiyo related?

December 13, 2022 (Last updated: December 16, 2022)
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The finale of Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure has a couple of poignant moments, and also suggests a new adventure. Perhaps the cycle of chicken and egg is endless after all.

This article contains spoilers for the Netflix anime Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure season 1, episode 10, “I’m Pooped…”, including an open discussion of the Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure ending.

Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure is a charming Netflix anime with visuals by OLM with help from L’ESPACE FILM, about a lazy egg, the titular Gudetama, and a spunky freshly-hatched chick named Shakipiyo, who believe themselves to be siblings and set out to find their mother in a live-action world fraught with challenges.

Gudetama and Shakipiyo begin the series knowing almost nothing about themselves and each other. Gudetama is a runny egg approaching his use-by date, while Shakipiyo is a chick with a bit of her shell still attached. They’re not even sure that they’re both chicken eggs, let alone biologically related, but Shakipiyo’s enthusiasm is able to override Gudetama’s general disinterest.

Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure ending explained – how are Gudetama and Shakipiyo related?

The pair get involved in many different mini adventures along the way, but what we’re concerned with primarily is the ending detailed in the final episode, the fittingly titled “I’m Pooped…”.  Here, Gudetama and Shakipiyo finally reach the chicken coop they’ve been targeting the whole time, hoping to find their mother there.

This excursion reveals one problem after another, really. For a start, the whole place is full of identical-looking chickens, and the only real clue they have to go on is the name of their mother’s breed, not their actual mother’s name. It’s a mess. Luckily, a kindly old lady who works at the coop is able to provide some answers.

For a start, Gudetama realizes that he hatched out of a distinctive blue shell, and there are other similar-looking eggs at the coop. The lady explains that only one chicken, Kana, lays blue eggs, and that they can’t be sold because, despite being totally fine inside, they have that dodgy-looking blue shell. But since Shakipiyo still has half of her shell attached, and it isn’t blue, this leads to an obvious revelation: Gudetama and Shakipiyo aren’t related at all.

The bad news for Shakipiyo is she’s told that her mother has already been slaughtered. Devastated, she runs away. In the meantime, the kindly lady takes Gudetama to meet his mother, but just at that moment, she is being shipped out somewhere else. Luckily, Shakipiyo stops the truck so Gudetama can meet her, and the two share a nice moment in which Kana reminds Gudetama that he doesn’t need salt to make him special. He, after all, managed to travel all that way. Most eggs aren’t so lucky!

Of course, the matter of Gudetama’s impending spoilage must also be addressed. He still wants to be eaten rather than suffer the fate of being rotten, so the old lady offers to consume him as part of the greatest of all egg dishes. She lays him over a bowl of rice and wolfs him right down, in a somewhat bizarre turn.

In a last-minute development, the lady informs Shakipiyo that her mother was not killed, but instead shipped somewhere else. So, she sets off on another adventure to find her. Meanwhile, Kana lays another distinctive blue egg that rolls and cracks on the floor, and from it emerges a yolk looking very much like Gudetama. “What a drag,” it intones, in that now-familiar way.

You can stream Netflix anime Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure season 1, episode 10, “I’m Pooped…” exclusively on Netflix. What did you think of the Gudetama: An Eggcelent Adventure ending? Let us know in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure ending explained – how are Gudetama and Shakipiyo related?

  • December 26, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    So, gudetama was reborn as Kana’s egg?

  • January 8, 2023 at 2:13 am


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