Kanji 赤丸
Rōmaji Akamaru
Race Dog
Gender Male
Height Part I: 28 cm-29.1 cm
Part II: 127.2 cm
Weight Part I: 5.1 kg-5.3 kg
Part II: 80.5 kg
Hair Color White
Affiliations Hidden Leaf Village
Allied Shinobi Forces
Manga Naruto Volume 5 Chapter #39
Anime Naruto Episode #23
Film Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Japanese Junko Takeuchi
Kōsuke Toriumi (Man-Beast Form)
English Jamie Simone
Kyle Hebert (Man-Beast Form)

Akamaru is the ninja hound partner of Kiba Inuzuka of Team 8 from the Hidden Leaf Village.


Akamaru was a present to Kiba from his mother and his sister when he went off to the academy. His mother has wolves instead of dogs like Akamaru.



  • Kiba

Kiba has a trusty companion he found named Akamaru. He has been with Kiba nearly all of Kiba's life. Akamaru can also transform into the exact shape of Kiba. He helps Kiba in the fight against Naruto by confusing him. Then Kiba goes for the finishing strike.

  • Kiba's sister

Akamaru owes his life to Kiba's sister because after the fight with the two headed fiend he was in bad shape.

Story Arcs

Chunin Exam Arc

During the Chunin exams Kiba used Akamaru to cheat on the test.

Sasuke Retrieval Arc

When they are trapped with Naruto, Choji, and Neji, Akamaru and Kiba use jutsu to try and bust it open. But it turns out that the rock wall was actually reinforced with chakra and would regenerate itself when hit. So as Akamaru and Kiba kept attacking the wall, Neji studied the wall and its weak points where it took more time to regenerate the rock. So once Neji knew where the weak points in the structure were, he told Kiba and Akamaru where to attack, and soon enough they were free.

Powers & Abilities

Akamaru can sense how strong ans enemy is by smelling their chakra level. Another thing is Kiba is the only one who understands Akamaru because they have such a close bond.

One of Akamaru's techniqes is marking the opponent so him and Kiba can do their most powerful jutsu. The reason Akamaru marks the enemy is because during this jutsu you are completly blind because your twisting so fast but with Akamaru's smell he can easily find his target that he marked.

Akamaru also has another technique that after Kiba gives him a special pill his fur becomes red and he is twice as strong. Akamaru also uses this technique when Kiba faught Naruto in the Chunin exams, it did not last long but he hurt Naruto badly. Also when Kiba was fighting the demon, it was trying to take over Kiba's body. He had to stab himself to get the demon off because the demon felt whatever pain Kiba did. Before he did that he had to get Akamaru to hold the demon off, in the red fur form. After that Akamaru fell unconcious and they were able to get away.

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