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This is the article on the episode. For the actual formation, head to Formation Ino–Shika–Chō.

"Battle Formation: Ino–Shika–Chō!!" (無敵のフォーメーション!いのシカチョウ!!, Muteki no Fōmēshon! Ino–Shika–Chō!!) is episode 33 of the original Naruto anime.

Synopsis

Team 10 battles the Team Dosu, and Ino Yamanaka possesses Kin Tsuchi, rendering both of them unable to fight. However, the Oto genin still manage to hold their own. Just as Rock Lee's teammates appear to join the fight, Sasuke awakens, the Cursed Seal of Heaven given to him by Orochimaru engulfing his body. Noticing Sakura's wounds, Sasuke begins attacking Zaku Abumi in retaliation, eventually breaking both of his arms. As Sasuke turns his attention to the final Oto genin, Dosu Kinuta, Sakura thinks to herself that this is not the real Sasuke and that he is somehow possessed. She then runs to him and embraces him while begging him to stop. Sasuke's cursed seal disappears and he falls to the ground. Dosu admits Sasuke's strength, leaves their scroll and retreats while carrying his teammates, vowing to not run away next time they meet.

Trivia

  • This is the third episode to be rated TV-14-V in uncut format.

Credits

RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
EnglishJapaneseRōmaji
Naruto UzumakiJunko Takeuchi竹内 順子Takeuchi JunkoMaile Flanagan
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama NoriakiYuri Lowenthal
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Shikamaru NaraShotaro Morikubo森久保 祥太郎Morikubo ShōtarōTom Gibis
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Neji HyūgaKoichi Tochika遠近 孝一Tōchika KōichiSteve Staley
TentenYukari Tamura田村 ゆかりTamura YukariDanielle Judovits
OrochimaruKujiraくじらKujiraSteve Blum
Zaku AbumiKeijin Okuda奥田 啓人Okuda KeijinSam Riegel
Dosu KinutaDaisuke Egawa江川 大輔Egawa DaisukeJohn DeMita
Kin TsuchiAkiko Koike小池 亜希子Koike AkikoStephanie Sheh