Ino x Sakura

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Pairing: Ino Yamanaka x Haruno Sakura
Alternative name(s): SakuIno
Gender category: Yuri, F/F
Fandom: Naruto
Canonical?: Non-Canon
Prevalence: Popular in yuri, less common in fandom overall
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Ino x Sakura, also known as SakuIno, is a pairing in Naruto fandom. Their canon relationship is that of childhood friends who become rivals in later years, though the rivalry isn't as serious as other ones shown in the series.


(history of fannish interest in the pairing - fan activities, meta discussions, first appearance of pairing in fanworks, etc.)

Six Degrees Influences

(if live-action TV or film: influences from other roles played, like a Keller fic that refers to or is influenced by Firefly.)

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • InoSaku is sometimes the main ship in Sakura-centric fanfic.

Example Fanworks





Other Fanworks

(filk songs, felt dolls, graphic novels, cookies, etc.)

Archives and Communities

Other Fannish Resources

(Rec Lists, Big Bangs, Thing-a-thons, Holiday Exchanges, wiki links, etc.)


Characters Uzumaki NarutoHaruno SakuraUchiha SasukeTsunadeNara Shikamaru
Ships Sasuke x NarutoKakashi x IrukaItachi x SasukeShikamaru x TemariUchihacest
Other: In-Universe Naruto TimelineTimeline of Naruto FandomNaruto DoujinshiNaruto ChallengesList of Naruto Zines
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