Welcome to another segment of Honey's Anime, Top 10, list for everyone to enjoy. Now, in this list, we will be selecting some of the best Wind users in anime. To start things off, it was pretty challenging to try and pick characters that fit this criteria while still being a favorable/popular character amongst everyone in the anime community.
While there really isn't a significant number of wind users in anime that are worthy of the Top 10 list, It was especially hard to choose this list before you. I'm pretty sure a lot of hearts are going to be broken, or many of you aren't really going to know what character it is and where they came from. That's due to my age, and I ask you to not judge me on that subject. For the love of humanity.
So without further ado, here is our selections for the “Top 10 Anime Characters Who Wield the Power of Wind”!
10. Jin (Yu Yu Hakusho)
- Episodes: 112
- Aired: Oct 10, 1992 to Jan 7, 1995
Jin is a character from Yu Yu Hakusho, and a member of the Shadow Channelers which took place during the Dark Tournament. Jin has a cheerful and upbeat attitude about life, always enjoying a fight with a lot of emotions produced from it, especially when ones life is on the line.
His special ability in fighting is the power to manipulate wind, which ables him to float in the air, form miniature cyclones with his fist and create full sized tornadoes.
9. Kazehana (Sekirei)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008
Also known as No. 03, Kazehana's power is wind, which is why her name is Kaze. She is Minato's fifth Sekirei and sees herself as his “new wife” in many cases. Kazehana's personality is somewhat relaxed and giddy when having conversations of love.
She isn't afraid to speak her mind which sometimes has her being rejected by others. Her love for Minato is extended by his passion for his Sekirei, which has Kazehana in wanting nothing more than to be his Sekirei.
She's a very passionate woman, and yet, very powerful.
8. Fuu Hououji (Magic Knight Rayearth/Mahou Kishi Rayearth)
- Episodes: 20
- Aired: Oct 17, 1994 to Mar 13, 1995
Fuu Hououji is one of the Legendary Magic Knights sent to save Princess Emeraude. Her special ability is the power to control Wind and is always seen smiling, for a strategist. Mostly calm and polite, she can be very blunt with her remarks as she gets to the point in many situations.
She has many spells of the wind element which includes the Wind of Healing, Emerald Typhoon, Winds of Admonishment, and Emerald Cyclone. Her magic is mainly used for defense, but nonetheless, she is one to not mess with.
7. Kazuma Yagami (Stigma of the Wind/Kaze no Stigma)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Apr 13, 2007 to Sep 21, 2007
Kazuma is a powerful individual who was a former member of the Kannagi household. He was banished for his defeat with Ayano by his father, during the Successor Ceremony of the Enraiha, the family sacred sword.
Due to his lack of intelligence to use the fire magic, Kazuma later returns to his home land as a skilled master in the wind arts. With his new wind power, he tends to look down on others in his family who banished him because he was powerless. Well, not anymore!
He is now known as one of the most powerful character in the series from his family.
6. Kagura (Inuyasha)
- Episodes: 167
- Aired: Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
Kagura is a ruthless individual who was created from Naraku's own body. She is a very skillful wind sorceress who has her own mind and is willing to do anything to keep her freedom from the grasp of Naraku or anyone else.
She is so powerful that she nearly kills Inuyasha after using her wind powers to unleash a Kaze no Kizu attack. However, she learns that Naraku has been using her for his own gain, she then begins to resist against him, threatening her own life.
5. Negi Springfield (Negima!/Mahou Sensei Negina!)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Jan 6, 2005 to Jun 30, 2005
Negi is a school teacher at the Mahora Girls Jr. High School , and is son of the master mage Nagi Springfield. Negi's mother is widely known as the legendary “Thousand Master” and is princess of the Ostian Empire of the magic world.
His specialties are wind spells and trains tirelessly under a martial arts expert in order to quickly develop the skills he needs to live in his families shoes.
Due to his training, he has come to develop new abilities that have him exceeding his expectations as a wind user and more.
4. Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)
- Episodes: 175
- Aired: Oct 12, 2009 to Mar 30, 2013
Wendy is a child mage who just happens to be a very powerful mage in the Fairy Tail saga. Wendy is the Dragon Slayer of the Sky, which puts her in the same league as Natsu Dragneel and Gajeel Redfox, buy with the ability to manipulate air/wind.
She can eat air, much like Natsu eating fire, and she also has the ability to heal others. Sometimes, even bringing them back from the dead, so to speak. Despite all these attributes to Wendy, she is still somewhat limited to how much she can use.
3. Temari (Naruto)
- Episodes: 402 and Counting
- Aired: Feb 15, 2007 to Ongoing
Temari is the oldest sibling of the Fourth Kazekage and big sister to Gaara and Kankuro. Somewhat overbearing and cruel, she is definitely a character in anime you don't want to battle with.
As a wind user, Temari is very skillful with her giant iron fan that can produce winds speed so fast, their know to make small incision on an enemies body. Sometimes, her strength is overwhelming to the point of no remorse.
Temari's iron fan is also used as means to glide across areas in order to approach and defeat her foes.
2. Mimi (D. Gray-man)
- Episodes: 103
- Aired: Oct 3, 2006 to Sep 30, 2008
Mimi is Lulubell's faithful akuma, a young girl dressed in a maid's costume, and has died due to a sudden illness. Because of Mimi's death, Lulubell made a contract with the Earl in order to bring Mimi back as an akuma.
Since her resurrection, Mimi has been killing tirelessly, with her weapon of choice, two large fans with sharpened edges. Mimi's akuma form is pretty much a dragon who has the power of wind, and she uses her two fans to create extremely powerful strikes of wind attacks.
She is a strong individual and will stop at nothing to protect Lulubell.
1. Uzumaki Naruto (Naruto Series)
- Episodes: 402 and Counting
- Aired: Feb 15, 2007 to Ongoing
It probably isn't a surprise for many, but Naruto is in fact one of the best and most powerful wind users out there. His elemental affinity is wind, and plays a huge roll as part of his secondary choice of attack, the Rasengan.
Infusing his chakra with the element of wind, Naruto is able to create the Rasengan, Wind Release: Rasengan, and later on in the series, Wind Release: Rasenshuriken.
Combined with Sage Mode or the Sixth Paths Sage Mode, the Rasengan can manifest in to a power that in virtually unstoppable.
Phew! That does it for this segment of Honey's Anime Top 10 list. As much as it was hard to find some of the best candidates for the Top 10 list, I feel pretty satisfied with the selection. I hope you enjoyed the selections? In fact, I'm pretty sure some of you have something to say?!
If you do, please mention it in the comments below! Or, if you simply think there is another anime character you would like to add, then let us know!