Instantly, Pokemon's team rocket comes to mind when I think of characters blasting off after losing a battle, just to become a twinkle in the skytvtropes.

However, it has become rather popular in lots of shows!

Luffy blasting Alvida Off If you're a man, fly to the heavens and become a star!

I'd like to know what was the first anime that featured characters blasting off and if possible, whether or not the first instance of this was in Anime?

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    A Twinkle in The Sky . . . you just need to search for anime/manga release date . . Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 5:23
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From what I understand this trope actually dates all the way back to Greek mythology. Apparently, Hercules did this to someone.

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