"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 remembering 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 teammates, Mamushi and Sana to battle Chōji. Saya's Puppet Imitation Technique proves to be a formidable skill 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 teammates. 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, 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 chakra chain.


RoleSeiyūEnglish Voice Actor
Sakura HarunoChie Nakamura中村 千絵Nakamura ChieKate Higgins
Ino YamanakaRyoka Yuzuki柚木 涼香Yuzuki RyōkaColleen O'Shaughnessey
Chōji AkimichiKentaro Ito伊藤 健太郎Itō KentarōRobbie Rist
Fifth Hokage: TsunadeMasako Katsuki勝生 真沙子Katsuki MasakoDebi Mae West
Sasuke UchihaNoriaki Sugiyama杉山 紀彰Sugiyama NoriakiYuri Lowenthal
SuigetsuTakashi Kondo近藤 隆Kondō TakashiGrant George
KarinKanako Tojo東條 加那子Tōjō KanakoAli Hillis
OrochimaruKujiraくじらKujiraSteve Blum
Kabuto YakushiNobutoshi Kanna神奈 延年Kanna NobutoshiHenry Dittman
SayaMegumi Han潘 めぐみHan MegumiDorothy Elias-Fahn
MamushiEiji Takeuchi竹内 栄治Takeuchi EijiKyle Hebert
SanaMariko Higashiuchi東内 マリ子Higashiuchi MarikoErin Fitzgerald
WandererMinoru Kawai
Kosuke Goto
河合 みのる
後藤 光祐
Kawai Minoru
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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