Ino Yamanaka is one of the female shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Village. Her beauty and abilities are both acknowledged by the other ninjas as well as the fans. For someone as beautiful as Ino is, naturally the question pops in our mind, who does Ino marry? Especially when in all the Naruto and Shippuden series Kishimoto never showed who she marries.
Ino Married Sai Yamanaka, the Anbu chief of Konoha. Both Ino and Sai began to like each other from the very beginning. It’s shown numerous times that Ino likes Sai and vice versa. And at the end of the Shippuden, when Naruto and Hinata got married, we saw Sai and Ino getting closer and holding hands. Later in Boruto, we get to see them as a married couple.
So in this article, we will tell you who she marries, her relationship with Sai, if she still likes Sasuke or not, and some other interesting questions.
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Who is Ino Yamanaka?
Ino is the daughter of Inoichi Yamanaka. She is charming and quite capable shinobi. And she is also a close childhood friend of Sakura Haruno. Since childhood, she was famous in the academy.
When Sakura used to be bullied by others for her large forehand, Ino protected her from the bullies. She encouraged Sakura not to feel down about her forehead. Thus they become best friends.
Ino was a member of team 10, one of the new generation of Ino-Shika-Cho formation. She is well known for her sensory abilities which cover the whole Hidden Leaf Village. So, basically, she can contact anyone in the village anytime she likes.
Does Ino get married?
Yes, Ino is married in the Boruto series. She married Sai. After their marriage, Sai took Ino’s last name. She even has a son named Inojin.
Though her marriage ceremony never showed in anime or in Manga, it is to this point self-evident.
Who Does Ino Marry?
Ino marries Sai. In the 500th episode, in Naruto’s marriage ceremony we see all the well-known characters attend. They converse with each other. After watching Shikamaru and Temari getting along with each other like they were dating, Ino gets surprised.
However, Sai pointed out that they were acting the same way. Meaning without even knowing, Ino and Sai were kinda dating at that point.
Later in the Boruto series, Ino and Sai get married. And they got a son named Inojin who is also a part of the new Ino-Shika-Cho formation. The other 2 members are Shikadai who is Shikamaru’s son and Chocho who is Choji’s daughter.
Ino’s relationship with Sai
Ino first met Sai when he was visiting the hospital. He went to the hospital to be introduced to his new team leader Kakashi. Ino was startled after seeing Sai and found him attractive.
Later on, Team Kakashi and Team Asuma went to a restaurant for dinner. Ino sat next to Sai. Sai was giving nicknames to others in order to create a bond with everybody. He nicknamed Ino ‘Miss Beautiful’ which caused her to blush.
In the infinite Tsukuyomi, Ino dreamed Sai and Sasuke were fighting with each other for her affection. And Sai dreamed Ino was praising his smile as ‘beautiful’.
When Naruto and Sasuke together ended the Infinite Tsukuyomi Ino’s attraction toward Sai grew much stronger. Afterward, their bond grew much deeper and they eventually fell in love. Later, Akamaru spotted Ino and Sai’s dating and described them as ‘totally on heat’.
On Naruto and Hinata’s wedding day Ino and Sai were seen holding their hands together. That day, everyone understood they were dating and stated them as a happy couple.
Ino Had a Crush on Sasuke
Like almost every other girl in the academy Ino too had a crush on Sasuke. One day Sakura told Ino about her feelings towards Sasuke which caused breaking their friendship.
And after that, they start to dislike each other. Ino’s crush on Sasuke got their friendship ruined for some time. But eventually, Ino gave up on Sasuke.
Does Ino Still Like Sasuke?
Sasuke has been Ino and Sakura’s crush since they were in the academy. Her sensei Asuma’s last words to Ino was never to lose against Sakura in terms of power and love. And in Infinite Tsukuyomi we see, she dreamed Sasuke and Sai were fighting for her.
Even in the 4th Great Ninja War, when Sasuke arrived on the battlefield, Ino tried to rush towards him inactively. Though Shikamaru stopped her. Ino still had feelings for Sasuke.
Ino always liked Sasuke, but as he started to walk the dark path of revenge and joined Akatsuki, that feeling got faint and faint over time. And that happened for three reasons actually.
- Sasuke left and betrayed the leaf village and became a wanted criminal.
- Sai approached Ino passionately and genuinely, and she also had a thing for him.
- Sakura’s devotion towards Sasuke got stronger and stronger.
So, no Ino does not love Sasuke, not anymore. It was a childhood crush and that is all. Their bond never grew anywhere near deep. Her affection towards Sasuke was always inconsistent, unlike Sakura.
Does Ino Like Naruto?
Ino likes Naruto just like she does Choji and Shikamaru. She likes and admires him as a friend and a shinobi. In Naruto Shippuden episode 175 Naruto comes back to the village after defeating Pain, all by himself because Naruto learned sage mode. And when all the villagers welcome him they acknowledge Naruto as a hero.
Like everyone else, Ino too starts to admire him as a shinobi and a comrade. That’s why she said, “I could almost fall for him”. It’s nothing romantic, more of somewhat admiration, appreciation, and acknowledgment.
Although Ino had a childhood crush on Sasuke, he didn’t pursue him later. Instead, he acknowledged Sai’s feelings for her and went into a relationship with him. Later they married and had a wonderful kid. In the Boruto series, we see them as a strong and loving couple.
So, I hope you all know by now, who does Ino marry. If you have any other questions, let us know in the comment section below.
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