edit"The Place Where I Belong"
Jibun no Ibasho
(自分の居場所, Jibun no Ibasho)
Episode data
Previous "The Imprisoned Pair"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #406 (Watch Online)
Next "The Yamanaka Clan: Secret Ninjutsu"
Arc In Naruto's Footsteps: The Friends' Paths
Japanese April 2, 2015
English October 10, 2017
"The Place Where I Belong" (自分の居場所, Jibun no Ibasho) is episode 406 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


In the Demon Desert, Ameno is extracting poison out of a wounded man from another Sunagakure team while Shishio is searching for nearby shinobi. Meanwhile, Chōji Akimichi, Ino Yamanaka and Sakura Haruno are in a need for supplies after a confrontation with another team, leading Sakura and Ino to bicker with each other. On their way, they are suddenly attacked by a giant scorpion, which gets defeated by Chōji and Sakura, to which Ino can't help but to admire their growth. While healing Sakura's injured hand, Ino recalls her past visit to the Yamanaka, Nara, and Akimichi Clan Memorial alongside her father Inoichi, who wanted to prepare her for the lengthy training of their clan's hiden, forcing Ino to wriggle herself out of the situation, unwilling to undergo something that takes several years to accomplish. While celebrating Chōji leaving the hospital after his confrontation with the Sound Five, Ino decided to become Tsunade's subordinate like Sakura did before. Tsunade accepted to test her for three months, time Ino needed to learn how to revive an octopus, which she ultimately accomplished after hard study sessions alongside Sakura. Afterward, Ino finally realised her "own place" and decided to undergo the training in her clan's hiden after all, thanking Sakura for opening her eyes. While Sakura, Ino and Chōji eat the flesh of the recently killed scorpion, Team Ameno detects them and prepares to head towards them.


  • While Ameno was about to perform her medical ninjutsu, one of the Suna-nin was mistakenly depicted with a Konohagakure forehead protector. This was corrected in later sequences.


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
Ameno アメノ Ameno Arisa Shida 志田 有彩 Shida Arisa
Kōji コウジ Kōji Ryūichi Kijima 木島 隆一 Kijima Ryūichi
Shishio シシオ Shishio Yō Tokinaga 時永 洋 Tokinaga Yō
Fifth Hokage: Tsunade 五代目火影・綱手 Godaime Hokage: Tsunade Masako Katsuki 勝生真沙子 Katsuki Masako
Asuma Sarutobi 猿飛アスマ Sarutobi Asuma Jūrōta Kosugi 小杉十郎太 Kosugi Jūrōta
Inoichi Yamanaka 山中いのいち Yamanaka Inoichi Daiki Nakamura 中村 大樹 Nakamura Daiki
Sasuke Uchiha うちはサスケ Uchiha Sasuke Noriaki Sugiyama 杉山 紀彰 Sugiyama Noriaki

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  • Episode 406 Discussion: The Place Where I Belong

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    • Episode was OK (much better than those for Team 8 ) and they gave out new start and ending. If that stuff comes out soon it will be good, or e...
    • Sanbi221 wrote: Not necessarily. It could be Konan and/or Zetsu. Konan's strong in her own right, and Zetsu isn't a pushover eith...