The Couple

The CoupleEdit


KibaTama (キバタマ KibaTama) is the term used to refer to the romantic relationship between Kiba Inuzuka and Tamaki.

Their RelationshipEdit

Blank Period ArcEdit

The Beast Marked By Love (Book of Thunder)Edit

Akamaru and Kiba were on one of their walks when Kiba spotted a smiling Tamaki standing on the top of the steps; holding a cat. Kiba smiled back and started to blush, but when he was going to take a step toward her, Akamaru grabbed him from behind and pulled him away. Kiba and Tamaki seemed to have interest in each other, but Akamaru did not approve of the relationship.

Konoha Hiden: The Perfect Day for a WeddingEdit

While visiting her family after moving to Konoha, Tamaki runs into Kiba, Akamaru, and Shino Aburame as they are searching for the Beekeeper, leading her to diffuse a situation they were having with ninneko, Momo. As Kiba is left in a love-struck stupor with her appearance, Tamaki happily leads them to the Beekeeper's location while Kiba begins to successfully gain her affection (through blatant lies and convenient truths). When they arrive in their location, Tamaki warns the trio that no one ever leaves them fogged bamboo forest. Once they enter, Kiba boasts his superior abilities to ease her worries.



Kiba and Tamaki

Many years after the Fourth Shinobi World War, the Five Great Shinobi countries have finally come together in peace. Living in the village, Kiba can be seen talking with Tamaki. Being surrounded by many cats and dogs, the latter of which being the pups of an elderly Akamaru, Kiba begins to tell the story of how Naruto became Hokage. Calling to Akamaru as he always did when they were younger, Tamaki giggles when the elderly dog ignores him.

Boruto: Naruto The MovieEdit

Tamaki can be seen sitting next to Kiba and Akamaru up on the stands watching the 3rd round of the Chunin exams.


  • Kiba can be seen talking with Tamaki.[1]
  • Despite not having children, Kiba and Tamaki are shown to have a family of both cats and dogs.[2]

Among the FansEdit

KibaTama was never really known as a pairing until the chapter hit 700 where the two characters were shown together. As Tamaki wasn't easily recognized by the fans, many questioned to whether Tamaki was just a random villager that Kiba hooked up with or a character that just wasn't introduced yet. But despite not being very known as a couple, the pairing is shipped due to both characters being polar opposites as Kiba has a love for dogs while Tamaki has a love for cats and their personalities deeply contrasting.

External LinksEdit


  1. Manga: Chapter 700
  2. Manga: Chapter 700