Kankuro attacks Shino with his puppet with a vast arsenal of weapons. Shino dodges his attacks with insect clones. Kankuro manages to hit Shino with poison gas, but his bugs have already found the puppeteer, absorbed his chakra and attacked himself. Both foes are defeated. Meanwhile in Konoha, the Third Hokage continues to try to extract the soul from Orochimaru. At the same time, his statue on the Hokage Rock is cracked. This is noticed by his grandson Konohamaru and his teacher Iruka.