Kabuto's Genin Team
|Anime||Naruto Episode #36|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
This team, disguised as Konohagakure genin-levelled shinobi, were Otogakure spies that took part in the Chūnin Exams to observe Sasuke Uchiha for Orochimaru. Kabuto proved most successful in this goal, but withdrew from the exams before the preliminary matches. Testing Sasuke's mettle was left to Yoroi Akadō, who was defeated by Sasuke in the first preliminary match. Misumi Tsurugi was later defeated by his opponent as well.
Yoroi, Misumi, and their unnamed team leader were not seen again in the manga. In the anime, Yoroi and Misumi made another appearance in the Land of the Sea assisting Orochimaru's scientist, Amachi. Both are killed when Misumi was trapped inside a collapsing cave and Yoroi sinks into the depths of the ocean and drowns. The unnamed leader also makes several cameos in the anime, most prominently at Hiruzen Sarutobi's funeral and later in Part II as a member of the Nijū Shōtai.
- Kabuto's name (meaning helmet), along with Yoroi's (armour) and Misumi's (sword), makes up the helmet—armour—sword trio.
- Although the three members are Orochimaru's servants, it is unknown if the team leader was as well.
- This is one of the few teams that do not follow the two-boys and one-girl pattern.
- All members of this team, including their sensei, wore a pair of glasses.