|Manga||Volume #4, Naruto 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|
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.
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.
Land of Waves Arc
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 Retrieval Arc
Ultimate Weapon Arc
He along with the other ninken were summoned by Kakashi to investigate the Takumi Village.
Kazekage Rescue Arc
Itachi Pursuit Arc
Five Kage Summit Arc
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.
Adventures at Sea Arc
Main article: Adventures at Sea Arc
- Akino was initially shown to have completely tan fur in the anime. This was later changed when he was coloured in the manga.
- His sunglasses are similar to the ones Shino wears in Part I.