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The Legendary Ino-Shika-Chō
Kanji フォーメーション猪鹿蝶
Rōmaji Fōmēshon Ino–Shika–Chō
Literal English Formation Boar–Deer–Butterfly
English anime Ino-Shika-Cho Formation
Manga Volume #7, Naruto Chapter #55
Anime Naruto Episode #33
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie
Classification Nara Symbol Akimichi Symbol Yamanaka Symbol Hiden, Ninjutsu, Taijutsu, Cooperation Ninjutsu
Class Offensive, Supplementary
Derived jutsu

Formation Ino–Shika–Chō are formations used by the members of the Yamanaka, Nara, and Akimichi clan members designed as a result of their long history of working together.


Formation Ino–Shika–Chō!

The formation being applied in battle.

These formations are designed to use each member's abilities in the best way possible that complements the others'. This formation is usually done with flawless accuracy, which comes after working together — another testament of how close-knit the three clans are. This formation is not limited to any one specific technique of any of the clans but the respective clan members can use several of their respective clan's techniques in tandem to create different versions of this formation.



  • The name is a reference to a card combination in the Hanafuda card game, Koi-Koi; Inoshikachō uses the Boar (, Ino), the Deer (鹿, Shika), and the Butterfly (, Chō).