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NaruKarin is a Het ship between Naruto Uzumaki and Karin in the Naruto series.


Naruto and Karin meet after the latter is rescued after being nearly killed by Sasuke. Kakashi is taking her back to Konoha for interrogation but she pays attention to Naruto upon encountering him. Karin can sense Naruto's chakra and states that it is warm and bright. She also notes that he is the very opposite of Sasuke. However, she also senses something "dark and frightening" inside of Naruto which is actually the nine-tailed fox. When Karin is being questioned, she notices that the other ninjas of Konoha are also "warm and bright" like Naruto.


NaruKarin only has a small number of fans in the Naruto fandom due to their limited interaction. However, the fact that Karin felt brightness and warmness from Naruto caused some fans to begin to ship them together. When it was discovered that Karin is a descendant of the Uzumaki Clan, some fans thought that a relationship between the two would be incestuous. However, the two are probably distant enough from each other. Most fans would rather pair Karin with a character she knows better such as Sasuke or Juugo. Most also ship more popular Naruto pairings such as NaruHina or NaruSaku.