This is Naruto fanart, but not exactly canon. It's based on roleplay on Damn Ninja Mux on which I play Kiba and * nightambre
plays Ino. They're dating now and started about a month before the Chuunin exams began. This, they've learned, makes things a little complicated, because now they find they're up against one another in competition. Ino made Kiba promise that he wouldn't go easy on her just because they're an item. Reluctantly, Kiba agreed.
Ino made that relationship a whole lot easier to ignore by striking Akamaru with a poisoned blade, though.
This is based on the log of the fight. Two pages in one here and I plan on doing more. I don't think I ever plan on fully finishing it as in inking, lettering and all. It's mostly the action and interaction of it all that I'm interested in illustrating. Anyway, I thought I'd share it.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it! Watch the dogboi go all KIBA SMASH!
Kiba and Ino © Masashi Kishimoto
Fanart © The Z, 2004
Scene based on roleplay by me and * nightambre