This is the article on the genin from Konohagakure. For the village from the Naruto OVA, head to Inaho Village.
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イナホ Inaho
Manga Volume #5, Naruto Chapter #43
Anime Naruto Episode #25
Appears in Anime, Manga
Voice Actors
Sex Gender Female Female
  • Part I: 22
Ninja Rank

Inaho (イナホ, Inaho) is a genin from Konohagakure.


Inaho, like her teammates, is overconfident in her and her team's abilities to the point where she thought Team Ajisai fled because they were too powerful which wasn't the case.


Inaho's short brown hair frames her face, falling over her blue-clothed forehead protector which is worn normally. She wears a green top, brown knee-length skirt along with a beige sash and a poncho top. At the second Chūnin exams two years later, her hair has grown longer and was tied back a few inches above the end in a loose ponytail.


In the anime, Inaho fought using explosive tags in tandem with kunai.

Part I

Chūnin Exams

She and the rest of her team entered the Chūnin Exams, but when Komugi chose not to complete the first phase fearing that they would never get the opportunity to retake the test if they failed as Ibiki Morino said, the rest of her team was disqualified as well.


In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths

Team Komugi crying

Inaho crying about their team passing the first round.

In the anime, about two years later, Inaho and her team partake in the joint Chūnin Exams co-sponsored by Konoha and Sunagakure. For the first phase of the exams, Inaho and her teammates were split into different rooms, with her being placed in room three. After settling in, Shikamaru Nara, the first exam proctor, explained the goal of the written test on a monitor.[2] Her team ultimately passed the first round since their combined score equalled 100 points as it was supposed to, and by leaving the bonus question unanswered. However, a preliminary round had to be held to lessen the many participants there were. The preliminary round involved a race to Suna where only the first 30 teams to arrive at the destination would qualify for the second phase.[3]

Ultimately, her team were among the first 30 teams to the reach the checkpoint. The next day, the second exam proctor, Temari, announced the start of the second round taken place within Demon Desert.[4] Later, the team again found the Ame-kunoichi, battered and one teammate short. While seeing this as easy win for a scroll, Team Guy stepped in to help. While shocked that a fellow Konoha team would stand against them to side with a Ame team, Neji Hyūga insisted that they needed their help and ultimately, there is no alliance in the exams beyond one's own team. This prompted Inaho and her team to retreat now that the numbers were against them.[5]

Team Komugi failed

Inaho and her team failed the exams.

Ultimately, the Chūnin Exams ended early due to controversy happening in the second exam. Instead, it was decided by Gaara that a report on each participant would be sent to their respective village leader for them to decide if they would be promoted. Inaho was later disappointed to hear from Tsunade that she would have to try again next year as her performance did not prove to be good enough.[6]


  • "Inaho" (稲穂) means "an ear of rice".


  1. First Databook, page 138
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 396
  3. Naruto: Shippūden episode 397
  4. Naruto: Shippūden episode 398
  5. Naruto: Shippūden episode 405
  6. Naruto: Shippūden episode 413
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