Originally Posted by spiritomb
Ur not putting into play the reinforcement mjm. U put into play a copy token etc. of the reinforcement which realistically u would symbolize as a token.
I do believe sacrifice would still need to b met though.
I don't understand why you don't understand this; you are not playing a token, there are NO tokens in the Naruto CCG. No matter what you use to symbolize it as, it is not considered a token. You are putting into play a copy of the Ninja, when it is play, it is considered a Ninja, not a coin, not a copy, not a token, just a Ninja.
And yes, it was made quite clear Sacrifice needed to be payed whenever a Ninja was being put in play, even if it was removed from game and moved back to the Village through effects like Idle Comrades.