|Three Haimaru Brothers|
|(灰丸三兄弟, Haimaru Sankyōdai)|
|Anime||Naruto Episode #79|
|OVA||Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
Being triplets, all three dogs have the same grey fur with white undersides and short pointed ears and mostly resemble Huskies. They have also seemingly grown much larger in Part II since their Part I appearance.
Invasion of Konoha Arc
Sasuke Retrieval Arc
They appeared in Kiba's flashback along with Hana, Kuromaru and Tsume Inuzuka when Kiba first meets Akamaru when they were children and promises that he'll take good care of him. When Kiba returned from his mission to retrieve Sasuke Uchiha badly injured, the triplets waited in his room alongside several of canines from the clan as Hana treated Akamaru's wounds.
They also make an appearance alongside Hana in the anime-only filler episode Kiba's Long Day, in Part I. They, along with Hana, were assigned the mission to find Akamaru and inject him with a cure that could possibly work. When they encountered Akamaru the trio diverted his attention while Hana attempted to administer the drug.
Invasion of Pain Arc
In the anime one of the triplets was seen alongside Hana and the other Konoha shinobi by celebrating Naruto's victory over Pain after the invasion was over.
Shinobi World War Arc
During the Fourth Shinobi World War, one of the triplets is again seen alongside Hana when members of the Fifth Division were sent as backup for the Second Division after the enemy was detected travelling underground. He and Hana use the Fang Rotating Fang technique to destroy the White Zetsu Army clones, once they were unearthed.
- The 'Hai' in the name Haimaru means 'ash' or the colour 'grey' (as their name suggests, their fur is grey), and 'maru' meaning 'perfection' or 'full circle' is a common suffix for Japanese male names.
- ↑ Naruto chapter 521, pages 9