After being forced to activate the second level of their cursed seals during the previous battle with the Konoha ninja, the Sound Four rest. The Sasuke Return team, observing them, determines that Sasuke is most likely in the coffin that these Four of Sound have. They approach, but are quickly attacked. Although the Sonic Fours think they have stopped the ambush, they discover that they have been captured by Shikamaru’s Shadow Imitation Technique. Sakon is somehow able to free them and Jirobo immediately catches them in a stone prison from which the team cannot escape. The Sound Four keep going, while Jirobo stays behind, which Neji discovers because he absorbs their chakra.