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Ino Yamanaka
TITLE Ino Yamanaka
EYES Blue and Green
HAIR Blonde
SPECIALITY Mind-jutsus
PRIMARY JUTSUS Mind Transfer Jutsu
SECONDARY JUTSUS Healing Techniques
CLAN Yamanaka Clan
TEAM Team 10

Ino Yamanaka is a chunin-level Kunoichi of Konogakure, and a character of Naruto. She specialises in the Mind-techniques, being from the Yamanaka Clan, and she's part of the Ino-Shika-Cho team. Anime/Manga: Naruto

First Appearance: Chapter #3

Rival: Sakura Haruno

Background Edit

During time in the Academy, Ino was considerably more popular and self-confident than Sakura Haruno when they met. She convinced Sakura that hiding the size of her forehead was pointless, saying that it only made her look worse. Ino gave Sakura a red ribbon to draw attention elsewhere, suggesting that Sakura had great potential, but had yet to reach it. This had lead to ongoing arguments about Sakura's "Billboard Brow" and Ino's nickname "Ino-pig" (due to her name, Ino, meaning 'boar'). Despite all these arguments, she helped Sakura gain her confidence. When Sakura became attracted to Sasuke, and found out that Ino was attracted to him as well, Sakura ended their friendship hurting Ino in the process so she could compete with Ino for his affection. Ino later decided to and made friends with Sakura again during the Chūnin Exams, but they are still considered rivals by many.


  • Ino's name means the word boar in Japanese, leading to her nickname from Sakura, Ino-pig. Ino, part of the Ino-Shika-Cho formation is also a part of the Boar-Deer-Butterfly combo.
  • Ino's character in the game is a blue outfit, though hers is only available in Non-Shippuden form, and possibly might be an outfit that will be changed into an Orange in her form, gaining vamped up stats and be harder to obtain.
  • Ino was said to have the highest average-score for Academy, beating Sasuke due to the fact that his score was lowered greatly by his co-operation score.
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