"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.
|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|
|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|