edit"The Cursed Ghost Ship"
The Cursed Ghost Ship
(呪われた幽霊船, Norowareta Yūreisen)
Episode data
Previous "The Ninja of Benisu"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #225 (Watch Online)
Next "Battleship Island"
Arc Paradise Life on a Boat
Japanese August 18, 2011
English January 18, 2014
"The Cursed Ghost Ship" (呪われた幽霊船, Norowareta Yūreisen) is episode 225 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


As they continue their voyage towards the Land of Lightning, Naruto, Aoba, Guy and Yamato sail through a thick fog. To pass the time, Yamato tells Aoba and Naruto some ghost stories (much to Naruto's dislike). One of which tells the story of a ship whose crew is comprised entirely of ghosts, which appears in thick fogs such as the one they were sailing through at the time, and can be identified by the flocks of crows that follow it. After finishing the story, Yamato reassures Naruto that there's no such thing as ghost ships but, moments later, a seemingly abandoned ship which meets the exact same characteristics and conditions appears next to their ship. Yamato, Aoba and Naruto board the ship to investigate and Naruto comes across a young boy who says his name is Hishaku. He apparently lived alone on the ship and tended to it but he was once one of the crew of the ship until they were wiped out by a creature Hishaku called the "Giant Corpse Crab". The creature then attacks the boat, capturing Yamato. Naruto then tells Aoba to warn Guy and the rest of the crew. Naruto, with the help of Hishaku, defeats the Skeleton Crab, and Hishaku then reveals that he is, in fact, a ghost. When the crab attacked the first time, the captain told Hishaku that he was young and to save himself and ever since then, Hishaku's soul couldn't rest, because it felt guilty at letting its crew-mates die. When the crab was defeated, Hishaku's soul, and the souls of the rest of the crew members who couldn't rest either, left with the ship, which really was a "ghost ship".


  • The title of this episode may be a reference to the legend of the Flying Dutchman.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Naruto Uzumaki うずまきナルト Uzumaki Naruto Junko Takeuchi 竹内 順子 Takeuchi Junko
Yamato ヤマト Yamato Rikiya Koyama 小山 力也 Koyama Rikiya
Aoba Yamashiro 山城アオバ Yamashiro Aoba Kenjiro Tsuda 津田健次郎 Tsuda Kenjiro
Might Guy マイト・ガイ Maito Gai Masashi Ebara 江原 正士 Ebara Masashi
Hishaku ヒシャク Hishaku Kumiko Higa 比嘉久美子 Higa Kumiko
Ship's Captain 船長 Senchō Kenji Nomura 乃村 健次 Nomura Kenji
Servant 奉公人 Hōkōnin Toshiharu Nakanishi 中西としはる Nakanishi Toshiharu
Soba Shop's Owner 奉公人 Soba-ya no Shujin Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Ghost Ship's Sailor 幽霊船の船員 Yūreisen no Sen'in Yūsuke Ochiai 落合 佑介 Ochiai Yūsuke