Ino Yamanaka (山中いの, Yamanaka Ino) is a member of Konohagakure's Yamanaka clan. She and her fellow members of Team Asuma are their generation's Ino–Shika–Chō trio. She is a character of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga. She is currently a soldier in the 4th Division.


History (Naruto Manga) Edit

Ino was born the only child to Inoichi Yamaanaka the head
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Ino as a child

of the Yamanaka Clan and was a popular student during her time in the Academy. There, she met Sakura Haruno who was teased by other kids for her large forehead. Ino defended Sakura from the bullies and encouraged her to embrace her forehead rather than hide it, becoming good friends in the process. Thanks to Ino encouragement Sakura gained confidence in herself. However they both found that had a crush on the same boy Sasuke Uchiha. Sakura approached Ino, telling her of her liking towards Sasuke. Ino took it to end their friendship, starting their dislike towards each other and becoming rivals in love in the processes in the beginning of the series. Upon graduating

Ino before two year time skip

from the Academy she placed on team with Shikamaru Nara and Choji Akimichi under the command of Asuma Sarotobi much to her displeasure. Because she wanted to be put on a team with Sasuke. She was placed on this team due her clan's tradition called Ino-Shika-Cho. Ino immediately lays ground rules for her new teammates to follow.

Her team is entered in the Chunin exams by Asuma despite being recently graduated from Academy. Shortly before the exams begin, Ino greets Sasuke by cheerfully hugging him, much to his, and of course, Sakura's chagrin. The first stage is a written test on which Ino used her Mind Body Switch Jutsu on Sakura so could get some answers and pass it onto her teammates. they passed the firs stage.

For the second stage of the exams the team enters the Forrest of Death to take part in a five-day survival exercise. Team 10 initially spends their time avoiding conflict, hiding whenever they come across another team. At one point they come across Neji Hyuga. Ino at first tries using her charms on him. But it doesn't work and her team immediately retreats from Neji's intimidation.

Latter she the come across Sakura trying to defend her teammates from Hidden Sound Village ninja Ino recalls her childhood memories of their friendship and finally decides to help her. Ino manages to take Kin Tsuchi hostage by using her Mind Body Switch Jutsu while Shikamaru manages to immobilize Dosu Kinuta with his Shadow Imitation Technique. But Zaku Abumi who does not give much of care for his teammates opts to attack Kin anyway.Too tired to offer much more of a fight, Team 10 wonders what to do. When Sasuke regains consciousness and activates his new cursed seal, Ino becomes frightened by the dark change in Sasuke's chakra and released herself from Kin's body. After the Sound Ninja retreat, the genin take their leave, but not before Ino fixes Sakura's hair.

They pass the remaining genin take part in one-on-one preliminary matches. For her match, Ino is paired against Sakura. The begin at first by insulting each other.
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Sakura vs. Ino

Five World War Fairy Tail CampaignEdit

Introduction Arc (Fairy Tail Campaign)Edit

Aster Mountains ArcEdit

Mount Hokabe ArcEdit


Alliance Edit

4th Division Edit

Shikamaru Nara Edit

Cana Alberona Edit

Nami Edit

Ino met Nami during beginning of the Fiore Campaign on the which the compared the various traits of the annoying men in their life. They seem to get along pretty well as the usually spend time together during the marches.

Temari Edit


Ino sees Usopp as a comrade. She also appears have gained a crush on him due to him saving her from Abirama Redder.


Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Ninjutsu Edit

  • Ninja Art: Mind Destruction Jutsu: A ninjutsu where one sends their chakra into the subject's nervous system, thus gaining complete control of the target's body. Those caught in the technique will fall completely under the user's control, as their bodies become disconnected from their will. The difference between this and the Mind Body Switch Technique is that the caster doesn't project their consciousness into the target's body. Situations of numerical superiority for the adversary are precisely where this technique, which freely manipulates human beings, will display its efficiency, by getting enemies to turn on one another. Control can be exerted even from long distances.
  • Secret Technique: Mind Severing Jutsu:

Earth Style

  • Earth Style: Stone Cannon Jutsu:
  • Earth Style: Earth Spikes Jutsu:
  • Earth Style: Mud Wave Jutsu: The user slams their palm onto the surface below their feet, making it move, akin to waves. This technique is said to require a considerable amount of chakra.

Water Style

  • Water Style: Triple Water Cannon:

Physical Abilities Edit

Weapons Edit

  • Flower Bomb:


  • Ino's Japanese VA is Ryōka Yuzukiwho voices Hana in Bleach.
  • Ino's English VA is Colleen Villard who also Voices Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, Loly Aivirrne, Michiru Ogawa, Yuichi Shibata, Kyoko Haida in Bleach