|Pairing:||Hatake Kakashi x Maito Gai|
|Alternative name(s):||KakaGai, kkg|
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Kakashi and Gai are both ninja in Konoha from the same generation who teach Team 7 and Team Gai, respectively. They've known each other since they were children, and by the time Naruto takes place in are "Eternal Rivals". At the end of Naruto and into the sequel Boruto, Kakashi and Gai live together and even go on vacation together. Fans also cite the fact that Gai can be serious with Kakashi and Kakashi can be serious with Gai as a reason for shipping them.
KakaGai wasn't very popular when Naruto was big and coming out for the first time, but has seen a recent surge in popularity. Many people have said that they only picked up the ship after returning to the series as adults. Several tumblr users have talked about why KakaIru was popular back in the day but KakaGai is gaining traction now:
i know some of the more veteran naruto fans tell me that kakagai is a relatively recent phenomenon bc yall werent ready for it in 2003 or whatever but im not blinded by the past and its wild to me that its not the most popular kakashi ship bc its so damn obvious
- Challenges — Gai and Kakashi canonically keep track of their challenges, so they often do challenges in fanworks.
- Curtain fic & other domestics — Kakashi and Gai end the series living together.
- Secret Marriage
- Adopting Uzumaki Naruto
- Break In The Routine by Maldoror_Chant
- Good Lives by jibrailis
- Family's Just Another Word For Something Left To Lose by Chrononautical
- Sex Education by Surreptitious Chi
- devising some devious plan probably
- Kakashi & Gai on a double date with Kurenai & Asuma pls!!!
- I got 2 nart hcs and they're both kinda contradictory
- img for the kakagai zine @thezinezone
- forgot to post my drawing i did for @thezinezone‘s eternal rivals zine
- Brain expansion meme
- Lunchbox WIP
- Eternal Rivals! a KakaGai zine
- DEAR RIVAL - a kakagai fanmix
- Never Alone - KakaGai Week 2015 (an AMV)
- Hatake Kakashi/Maito Gai | Might Guy
- KakaGai on the Naruto Couple wiki.
- #kakagai on twitter
- kakagai on wattpad
- kakagai on 8tracks
- kakagai on playmoss
- gaikaka on livejournal
- Example: Anonymous asked: When did you start ship Kakagai? (archive)
- i know some of the more veteran naruto fans tell me that kakagai is a relatively recent phenomenon bc yall werent ready for it in 2003 or whatever (archive), Jul 16th, 2018
- tags by aprldaze (archive), July 16th, 2018.
- acircleoflight, July 17th, 2018.