When Sai visits the hospital with his teammates in order to be introduced to his new team leader Kakashi following their failed mission, they also run into Team 10 when Asuma barges into Kakashi's room uninvited. Here, Ino encounters Sai for the first time and she quickly becomes captivated by him due to finding him attractive.
Ino can be seen staring and blushing at Sai's presence when they're at the hospital and she compliments his looks whilst talking to Sakura. Sakura tells Ino that although Sai is attractive, he has poor social skills but this doesn't deter Ino from her interest in him. Ino, who has already become smitten upon meeting Sai, devises a plan to sit next to him so she can flirt with him as both their teams are invited to go to Yakiniku Q by Asuma. When Team 10 and Team 7 all go out to dinner, Ino sits next to Sai and begins flirting with him.
Sai, having read in a book that you can form closer bonds with people by giving them nick-names based on their perceived personality traits, calls Ino "Miss Beautiful" gorgeous in the dubcausing her to blush and become flustered whereas Sakura becomes enraged as Sai ly called her "ugly" and Sakura was gleefully expecting him to do the same to Ino.
After Shikamaru diverts Hidan away leaving the rest of Team 10 and Kakashi to fight Kakuzu, Team 7 arrive as back up and Sai can be seen stood in front of Ino to protect her. When stuck in the Infinite TsukuyomiIno dreams of Sai fighting with Sasuke for her affection whilst her father, Inoichi cheers her popularity on. In Sai's dream, Ino can be seen blushing at Sai's presence and describes his smile as "beautiful".
Later, Sai and Ino along with everyone else are released by Naruto and Sasuke from the Infinite Tsukuyomi and all the shinobi who participated in the war return back to their normal lives. During this period Ino's attraction to Sai grows into something much stronger as following the war, they begin to bond and form a much closer relationship with each other and eventually fall in love.
Ino, along with Chouji, Sakura and Temaricome to the rescue of Sai and Shikamaru Naruto shippuden ino and sai they were captured by a man named Gengo. Whilst Chouji and Temari come to aid Shikamaru, Ino is more eager to save Sai, the one who is under Gengo's genjutsu and whom she has a crush on.
Ino, after having read Sai's distressed letter about his conflicted and confused feelings regarding the Shinobi world is desperate to rescue him from his inner conflict and performs her Mind Body Switch Technique on him as she delves into his mind. Despite the danger for herself she dives deeply into Sai's heart as she feels she is the only one who can rescue him. She feels that she wants to learn more about him and his loneliness as she dives deeper down into him. Ino finds him trapped deep in his consciousness, crying and wrapping himself with the memories of his friends and she calls out to him before putting a reassuring hand on his shoulder which he returns with a heartfelt smile.
After they defeat Gengo, Shikamaru checks in on an ashamed Sai and assures him that he is not to blame for anything he did while under Gengo's control before asking Ino to look after Sai. Ino and Sakura go to Sunagakure in order to open a clinic for children. On the way there, the two begin gossiping about the various relationships developing amongst their friends.
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Sakura then asks Ino about her own love life and she shyly reveals her crush on Sai which has progressed to love. Ino tells Sakura she plans to confess her love but is unsure which type of flower to give to Sai to express her feelings, lavender or a flowering dogwood.
As Sai is investigating Kido, Kakashi informs Sakura and Ino of the rumours about Sasuke's activity that have been reported by him. Ino is more concerned by the risks Sai may be facing and anxiously questions Kakashi on Sai's safety but Sakura steers things back to what the rumours mean for Sasuke.
Later, as Sakura with Sai's information think that Kido and Magire are behind the Sasuke impostor, Kakashi orders Ino, Sakura and Sai to team up, since they are investigating the same thing.
Ino gets flustered at Sai's proposition of her working closely with him as he also states that they will make a good duo. Ino dubs themselves Ino—Saku—Sai and they promise to keep each other informed of their findings. Later on, Ino runs to Sai's home in order to inform him about Sakura's capture by Kido. However, when Ino arrives she becomes flustered at the sight of him in only his underwear, since Sai was taking a shower before her arrival.
While he gets dressed, Ino contacts Kakashi and informs him of what's happened. He advises not getting anyone else involved in the rescue as that might only provoke Kido to kill Sakura. He also informs them that the Fourth Raikage is contemplating a Kage Summit to discuss reports of Sasuke's activity. Sai and Ino go to one of Kido's hideouts and Ino senses the interior for Sakura's chakra. She isn't there, but Sai decides they should see what intel they can get anyway.
When the sentry, an acquaintance of Sai's, is unwilling to answer their questions, Sai forces Sakura's whereabouts from him by tickling him with a paintbrush. They go to the hideout where Sakura is being kept on Sai's imitating bird and Ino initially struggles to maintain her balance but Sai comforts her causing her to feel a sweet warm sensation well up within her heart.
When they arrive they find that Sakura has already escaped and is on the offensive. Sakura, Sai, and Ino work well together despite being outed.
Sakura is drawn into a fight with the Sasuke impostor, who chokes her using his synthetic tailed beast cloak. Sakura breaks free and, as she beats him unconscious, warns him to never impersonate Sasuke again.
This has the added benefit of revealing that the synthetic cloaks disappear when their user loses consciousness; Sai and Ino also discover that the cloaks have time limits. Sai recommends they use this information to end the fight quickly.
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Ino, who was usually positioned near the back lines during close ranged combat situations was now instead supporting Sai with her taijutsu and healing him. Sakura complements them on how well they work together as a duo. Sakura, Sai, and Ino defeat all their opponents but Kido and Magire. Since Magire is a medic-nin, they decide to separate Kido from him so that Magire can't heal his injuries. Sai and Ino exchange attacks with Magire, but neither side is able to hit the other. Magire activates a synthetic tailed beast cloak and, with its tails, is able to create glowing orbs that detonate on contact.
While Sai tries and fails to overpower Magire with his Super Beast Imitating Drawings, Ino takes control of an eagle which she uses to stab Magire from behind with a poisoned kunai. Magire's movements slowed, allowing Sai to deliver a finishing blow. Kakashi arrives to help soon after Magire is defeated, with Naruto and Hinata accompanying him.
Together, they head into the forest to help Sakura. However, she defeats Kido with her Cherry Blossom Impact.
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However, they are interrupted by news that several of Kido's Anbu have fled the village. Sai and the others immediately give chase, but on reaching the Anbu they find them all defeated with a combination of fire and genjutsu. They guess that it was Sasuke's doing and that he chose not to stick around when he confirmed Kido was defeated. Although they're disappointed that Sasuke didn't at least say hello, they are glad that the entire ordeal is over.
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Ino offers to go with her, but Sakura tells her to instead have lunch with Sai. As Akamaru and Kiba go for a walk, Akamaru beings to notice how romance has started to develop amongst their friends. In the ending credits, Sai and Ino attend Naruto and Hinata 's wedding. They can be seen standing next to each other and holding hands together, showing they are in a relationship. Ino and Sakura get into an argument as they both pick out the same gift to give to Naruto and Hinata for their wedding.
The two share heated words including Ino saying Sakura is jealous because she would be getting married long before Sakura will which Sakura believes is her getting cocky about her blossoming relationship with Sai. Sai attended Naruto and Hinata's wedding alongside Ino, where he was seen holding Ino's hand, showing they are dating. They were described as looking blissfully happy as their friends teased them on the progress of their relationship.
Ino along with the others arrive at the Konoha entrance following an invasion by intruders. Ino recognizes one of the intruders as a regular patron of her families flower shop known as Tadaichi.
Ino is in disbelief after the kind, old man explodes in front of her followed by a of other intruders. Following their efforts, they are able to stop the invasion but Ino and Aoba pass out from exhaustion after they use their techniques and are both transported to the hospital on Sai's Super Beast Imitating Drawing along with Sakura who provides them with medical aid.
They discuss the attack from a few days earlier and the heightened security measures that have since been put into place. They begin discussing possible motives, but then realize they shouldn't be doing this while Ino is recovering. Sai and Ino eventually got married. Sai took on the Yamanaka name and they run a modern version of the Yamanaka Flower shop together with their son Inojin. They train their son who uses his fathers techniques as part of the new generation Ino-Shika-Cho.
Ino becomes irritated that Inojin didn't turn up to his training, as Sai attempts to calm her down. Sai and Ino appear alongside their son in the ending Naruto shippuden ino and sai of the movie as well as during the group shot of the the entire cast. In chapter 3 when Sai is stood in front of the genin for the 'True or False' quiz, Boruto describes him as being a man that has survived many harsh things and not someone that would go easy on them because of personal emotions stating ' That man's only weak when it comes to Aunt Ino'.
The Yamanaka family had faced prejudices from the other villagers due to Sai's past with Root as an Anbu. Ino went against peoples prejudices and married Sai despite him being regarded poorly by some people still harbouring ill feelings towards Danzo and his organisation. During an investigation regarding the remains of the Root organisation, Sai discovers a photo of researchers who were enthusiastic followers of Danzo.
Sai then begins to think about the man who personally raised him as a tool and ponders when did he stop referring to Danzo as 'Lord', he starts getting sentimental when realising it was either after he married his 'beloved one and only' Ino or when he got to hold Inojin in his arms for the first time. Whilst working together in their flower shop and discussing Inojin's frustration at not being able to perform the Super Beast Imitating DrawingSai tells Ino of his belief that their son needs to find the solution to his problem by himself for his own benefit but Ino remains worried about him, fearing their son may give up altogether.
Sai then affectionately comforts his wife by telling her that he has faith in Inojin because he is their son, causing Ino to become flustered and blush. Sai tells her that he loves art as it brings him closer to people and he believes Inojin also felt the same way as but has recently lost his passion for art which he feels he needs to rediscover on his own.
Ino then tells him he should express his feelings regarding art more to their son as it may help Inojin but Sai says he doesn't quite know how to, causing Ino to show amusement on how awkward her husband can sometimes still be with expressing himself.
Whilst Inojin prepares to throw away his old drawings, Ino and Inojin discover one of his old drawings he made of his family as and Ino remarks how happy Sai was when he saw it which motivates Inojin to retry performing the technique again. After Inojin has learnt the true emotional meaning of art and is able to perform the Super Beast Imitating drawings once again, he returns to the Yamanaka flower store where Sai and Ino are working and they share a heartfelt family moment when Sai reveals he always keeps Inojin's drawing of their family he drew when he was in his pocket with him everywhere he goes and tells his son how he will always believe he can overcome any obstacle.