The Hidden Plot Set Into Motion

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"The Hidden Plot Set Into Motion"
Bunpuku's Tea Kettle
(動き出した陰謀, Ugokidashita Inbō)
Episode data
Previous "Their Backs"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #410 (Watch Online)
Next "The Targeted Tailed Beast"
Arc In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths
Japanese April 30, 2015
Sandstorm BarrierSensing Sand Sphere
Suna Exploration Group
"The Hidden Plot Set Into Motion" (動き出した陰謀, Ugokidashita Inbō) is episode 410 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Gaara creates his Third Eye to observe the events in the Demon Desert. At the same time, Yōrō and Kegon try to convince to go to the direction of the tower, with her speaking up that she wants to find some friends first. Her mind quickly changes, however, when her teammates bring up Shibuki. Meanwhile, Gaara notices Team Matsuri, who are heading towards the tower, with Mikoshi informing his teammates about a plan, which would involve them getting the scroll they need. As the team rushes towards the tower, they get noticed by Hōichi. At the same time, Fugi recalls his meeting with Hōichi and their plan to seal Shukaku in a tea kettle, with Gaara being the necessary sacrifice for it, and creates a barrier that overwrites the village's Sensing Barrier and creates a huge sandstorm in the surrounding area. The headquarters notice the issue, with Kankurō and Temari quickly rounding-up the available troops and leaving to help out the genin who are taking the Chūnin Exams in the desert. Meanwhile, two shinobi are seen standing guard in front of Gaara's office, checking up on him so that he wouldn't leave the room, only to be fooled by a sand clone. As the sandstorm rages on, many teams collapse from exhaustion, but are eventually saved by Kankurō, Temari and other Sunagakure shinobi. Team Guy manages to shield themselves from the sandstorm. Meanwhile, Team Matsuri are seen struggling, with Mikoshi accidentally falling in quicksand. As his teammates try to help him get out, Fū overhears them and rushes to their aid, recalling her past and friendship with Shibuki. As Matsuri and Yukata both fall into the sand alongside their teammate, they are saved by Fū's Net-Shaped Prison. Fū uses her healing ability to treat them, only to be approached by Gaara, who tells her about Naruto and notes her likeness to him. Fū tries to give Matsuri her scroll, but the kunoichi refuses to accept it, recalling the training she had with Gaara. At the same time, Hōichi notices the Kazekage and prepares to attack.


  • The rope of Matsuri's jōhyō could be seen at Mikoshi's wrist even before it was wrapped around it.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Fifth Kazekage: Gaara 五代目風影・我愛羅 Godaime Kazekage: Gaara Akira Ishida 石田 彰 Ishida Akira
Neji Hyūga 日向ネジ Hyūga Neji Kōichi Tōchika 遠近 孝一 Tōchika Kōichi
Tenten テンテン Tenten Yukari Tamura 田村ゆかり Tamura Yukari
Rock Lee ロック・リー Rokku Rī Yōichi Masukawa 増川 洋一 Masukawa Yōichi
Kankurō カンクロウ Kankurō Yasuyuki Kase 加瀬 康之 Kase Yasuyuki
Temari テマリ Temari Romi Park 朴 璐美 Paku Romi
フウ Ryōko Shiraishi 白石 涼子 Shiraishi Ryōko
Totchi トッチ Totchi Daisuke Nakamura 中村 太亮 Nakamura Daisuke
Kun クン Kun Shō Okumura 奥村 翔 Okumura Shō
Shibuki シブキ Shibuki Isshin Chiba 千葉 一伸 Chiba Isshin
Fugi フギ Fugi Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu
Hōichi ホウイチ Hōichi Yō Tokinaga 時永 洋 Tokinaga Yō
Matsuri マツリ Matsuri Maaya Sakamoto 坂本 真綾 Sakamoto Maaya
Yukata ユカタ Yukata Tomomi Nakatsuka 中塚 智実 Nakatsuka Tomomi
Mikoshi ミコシ Mikoshi Kengo Kawanishi 河西 健吾 Kawanishi Kengo
Exploration Group 探査班 Tansahan Minoru Kawai 河合みのる Kawai Minoru
Kōsuke Gotō 後藤 光祐 Gotō Kōsuke
Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi

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