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KankuSaku is a Het ship between Kankuro and Sakura Haruno in the Naruto series.


Kankuro and Sakura first met when the former's team arrived in Konoha to take the Chunin Exam. They were technically enemies since his team was participating in an attack on the village but Sakura mostly encountered hostility from his brother Gaara. Over two years later, Kankuro was badly poisoned and nobody in the Sand Village knew how to cure him. Sakura arrived and was able to save his life. She later fought Sasori, the man who poisoned him and helped defeat him. When he was revived during the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sakura gave Kankuro tips on how to defeat him.


KankuSaku only has a small amount of popularity in the Naruto fandom. Fans tend to prefer the more popular ships such as SasuSaku or NaruSaku and Kankuro is overlooked as a character and not the center of many ships to begin with. KankuSaku is mostly shipped due to the scene where Sakura healed Kankuro as well as her advising him about fighting Sasori. KankuSaku rivals other Sakura ships such as SasuSaku and NaruSaku.