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(アキノ, Akino)
Debut
Manga Chapter #29
Anime Naruto Episode #17
Novel Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky
Movie Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Appears in Anime, Manga, Novel, Game, Movie
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Species Dog
Classification
Affiliation
Jutsu

Akino (アキノ, Akino) is a ninken and a personal summon of Kakashi Hatake.

Background

Ninken summoned to search Orochi

Akino and the other ninken are summoned to search Orochimaru.

In the anime, some time after Akino and the other ninken made a contract with Kakashi, they aided him search for the fleeing Orochimaru.[1]

Appearance

He has tan fur with one white strip starting from the top of his head and going down his muzzle. He wears sunglasses and the standard outfit of Kakashi's ninken, consisting of a blue vest with the heno-heno-moheji seal and a Konoha forehead protector around his neck.

Abilities

Earth Release-Fanged Pursuit Technique

Akino and his pack attacking Kiba.

Akino is among the ninken that has demonstrated the ability to speak. He also has heightened senses with which he can use to track his target with ease. He has also demonstrated the ability to track his target underground through the use of the Summoning: Earth Release: Tracking Fang Technique as well as hold a target down, allowing Kakashi to attack them freely. He also along with exceptional teamwork with the rest of his pack, able to develop and effectively use several offensive and defensive formations in battle which make use of the manoeuvrability and powerful limbs.

Part I

Prologue — Land of Waves

Kakashi called on Akino and the ninken pack to track and capture the missing-nin Zabuza Momochi. They managed to bite onto the missing-nin and pin him in place. This allowed Kakashi to use Lightning Cutter without fear of a counter attack.

Sasuke Recovery Mission

Later, Akino and his fellow ninken were summoned by Kakashi to track down Naruto Uzumaki and his team who had gone off in pursuit of Sasuke Uchiha.

Sunagakure Support Mission

In the anime, he, along with the other ninken were summoned by Kakashi to investigate the Takumi Village.

Part II

Kazekage Rescue Mission

Akino and the ninken pack were called upon to track down the Akatsuki member Sasori, using a small piece of his clothing.

Itachi Pursuit Mission

Some weeks later, Kakashi summoned the pack to help track down Itachi Uchiha. He and Guruko partnered with Shino.

Five Kage Summit

In the anime, Akino was seen along with Urushi, Shiba, Bisuke and Ūhei being deployed by Kakashi each carrying scrolls with intel for the other hidden villages.

Paradise Life on a Boat

Main article: Paradise Life on a Boat

Blank Period

Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky

Main article: Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky Akino makes an appearance in this novel.

In Other Media

Movies

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Main article: Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Trivia

  • Akino was initially shown to have completely tan fur in the anime. This was later changed when he was coloured in the manga.

References

  1. Naruto: Shippūden episode 352
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