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20 Great Anime Characters Who Can Fly (Excluding DBZ)

Updated April 19, 2019 10.5k votes 2.0k voters 6.5k views20 items

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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    Ryuk - Death Note

    Ryuk - Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Great Anime Characters Who Can Fly (Excluding DBZ)
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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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    Tatsumaki - One Punch Man

    Tatsumaki - One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Great Anime Characters Who Can Fly (Excluding DBZ)
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    Tatsumaki is a powerful esper who is proud of her skills and won't let anyone else forget them. One of those skills involves propelling herself into the air with the force of her own inner energy.

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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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