20 Great Anime Characters Who Can Fly (Excluding DBZ)

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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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  • 1
    267 VOTES

    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.

    267 votes
  • Happy uses Aera, a type of magic that allows him to sprout wings and fly. The ability does have his limits - he can only carry one object or person while flying, and he can only fly for a short period of time.

    383 votes
  • 3
    345 VOTES

    Ryuk - Death Note

    Ryuk - Death Note
    Photo: Madhouse

    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.

    345 votes
  • As a witch-in-training, Kiki travels from place to place on an enchanted broom. It takes a while for her to be able to drive her broom smoothly, and her first flights are often marked by crashes. 

    181 votes
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    179 VOTES

    Yamraiha - Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

    Yamraiha is Alladin's magic teacher. Though her specialty is water magic, she's also able to fly by using her magic wand the way a witch might use a broomstick.

    179 votes
  • Hawks - My Hero Academia
    Photo: My Hero Academia / Bones

    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. 

    593 votes