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20 Great Anime Characters Who Can Fly (Excluding DBZ)

Just about every character in Dragon Ball Z can take to the skies, but there are plenty of great anime characters who can fly outside of that series. Flying anime characters can crop up in everything from action-packed shonen series like One Piece and Naruto to quirky slice-of-life shows like Flying Witch.

Who are the best anime characters who can fly? That's up to you! If you love villainous characters who fly using innovative and bizarre methods, you may also be a fan of Donquixote Doflamingo. Love flying wizards who cry when they mess up their hair? You'll probably like Howl from the Studio Ghibli film, Howl's Moving Castle.

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  • Ichigo is able to fly thanks to his bankai. He's also able to concentrate reishi - a form of energy similar to chakra - beneath his feet to form a "floor," allowing him to walk on air.

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    Howl Jenkins Pendragon - Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl is a wizard who spends his time in a constantly traveling castle. He can fly both when he transforms into a large birdlike beast and in his human form.

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    Hawks - My Hero Academia

    Hawks is a professional who has so far only appeared in the My Hero Academia manga. He has red wings which he can expand and contract at will, and which also allow him to fly. 

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    Ryuk - Death Note

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    Ryuk is a shinigami, or god of death. While his primary abilities lie in taking human lives via a magical notebook, he can also fly. He uses this skill to traverse between the shinigami realm and the human realm.

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