Konoha Cryptanalysis Team
Konoha Cryptanalysis Team (木ノ葉暗号解読班, Konoha Angō Kaidoku Han; Literally meaning "Konoha Cryptanalysis Team")
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #153|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
The Konoha Cryptanalysis Team (木ノ葉暗号解読班, Konoha Angō Kaidoku Han) also known as the Konoha Cryptology Team (木ノ葉暗号班, Konoha Angyō Han) is an organisation specialising in deciphering secret codes and messages, taking their orders directly from the Hokage. Their base of operation is located in a library-structured office. This facility possesses a desktop computer and numerous vertical files, presumably holding almost all of the secret codes Konohagakure uses in missions and message delivery. They work closely with the shinobi who oversee the Konoha Aviary.
After Takamaru arrived at the aviary, noting the fact that the village had sent their fastest hawk and the seal on the scroll, Natori immediately calls Yurika — a member of the Cryptology Team — who rushes to Tsunade to inform her that the Fifth Kazekage had been captured by Akatsuki.
The Cryptanalysis Team was later requested to assist in deciphering the code Jiraiya had left behind. After finding out the key to the code (with help from Naruto and Kakashi), Shiho uncovers that the message stated: "the real one is not amongst them", referring to who the real Pain is. After the invasion where their office was destroyed, they operated in a tent for the time being.