|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #224|
Team Bandō is a trio of shinobi from Benisu Island. They are first seen in the anime when they are encountered by Naruto Uzumaki, Sakura Haruno, Ino Yamanaka and Chōji Akimichi on Nanakusa Island. At this time, the four Konohagakure ninja are attempting to collect ingredients (for medical purposes) for Tsunade. Team Bandō interferes with the latter's ingredient collecting (including medicinal herbs and red newts, although they first claim to only be after medicinal herbs and they don't mention the red newts) saying that they need them to protect themselves (a minor country) during the upcoming war. The three are all skilled with their abacuses, using them as skateboards, and are skilled enough with them to slide across a plain of geysers with randomly erupting toxic gas and reach the other side unharmed. Bandō, the supposed leader of the trio, was able to decipher a safe path after watching Naruto's shadow clones run through the field in an attempt to reach the other side. The other two members also seemed to know the path that Bandō figured out since they followed him, but it is possible that they were simply just following him.