"The Cursed Puppet" (呪いの人形, Noroi No Ningyō) is episode 408 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.

The Cursed Puppet (呪いの人形, Noroi No Ningyō) is episode 408 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


As Team Asuma were taking a different route to bring their set of scrolls to the centre building to avoid being ambushed, Sakura suddenly collapses due to her constant flow of chakra for the Strength of a Hundred Seal. After remembeing her training with Tsunade, she awakens just as her team are confronted by Team Saya. Saya makes it clear that she wants Ino and Sakura to herself, leaving her team-mates, Mamushi and Sana to battle Chōji. Saya's Puppet Imitation Technique proves to be a which allowed her to invade Ino's mind and completely control her due to her puppet doll having her hair sample. Leaving Ino's body, Saya uses the same method on a gigantic Chōji when he captures her team-mates. With Saya using Chōji as her pawn, Ino uses her Mind Body Switch Technique to enter Chōji's mind and try to kick the enemy kunoichi out as Sakura tries to figure out to deal with currently controlled Chōji, seeing as she doesn't have enough chakra to both flow chakra for the seal and battle at the same time. Meanwhile, at Orochimaru's hideout, Sasuke having an ulterior motive to test Suigetsu and Karin's abilities, he releases Suigetsu from his containment, and joins Karin to bring him back. Ultimately, Suigetsu is put into a jelly-like state after being hit by Karin's Adamantine Attacking Chains.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Sakura Haruno 春野サクラ Haruno Sakura Chie Nakamura 中村 千絵 Nakamura Chie
Chōji Akimichi 秋道チョウジ Akimichi Chōji Kentarō Itō 伊藤健太郎 Itō Kentarō
Ino Yamanaka 山中いの Yamanaka Ino Ryōka Yuzuki 柚木 涼香 Yuzuki Ryōka
Fifth Hokage: Tsunade 五代目火影・綱手 Godaime Hokage: Tsunade Masako Katsuki 勝生真沙子 Katsuki Masako
Sasuke Uchiha うちはサスケ Uchiha Sasuke Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山 紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki
Suigetsu 水月 Suigetsu Takashi Kondō 近藤 隆 Kondō Takashi
Karin 香燐 Karin Kanako Tōjō 東條加那子 Tōjō Kanako
Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Orochimaru Kujira くじら Kujira
Kabuto Yakushi 薬師カブト Yakushi Kabuto Nobutoshi Canna 神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi
Saya サヤ Saya Megumi Han 潘 めぐみ Han Megumi
Mamushi マムシ Mamushi Eiji Takeuchi 竹内 栄治 Takeuchi Eiji
Sana サナ Sana Mariko Higashiuchi 東内マリ子 Higashiuchi Mariko
Wanderer 流れ者 Nagaremono Minoru Kawai 河合みのる Kawai Minoru
Kōsuke Gotō 後藤 光祐 Gotō Kōsuke

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  • Episode 408 Discussion: The Cursed Puppet

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    • Elveonora wrote: It's always something that looks like a creepy retarded cripple. Please explain?
    • A decent episode. However, I wish the fillers would end already, especially this late in the anime.
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