The newly formed Team 7 is given to the care of the jounin teacher, Kakashi Hatake. To help them get to know each other, they all say something about themselves; Naruto wants to become Hokage; Sasuke wants to kill one man; Sakura blushes, showing that she is in love with Sasuke but openly states that she hates Naruto; Kakashi, even though it was his idea, refuses to tell them anything about himself, instead noting that they are all hopeless.
Before they can officially become genins and therefore ninjas, Team 7 must participate in a survival test. Kakashi advises them not to eat beforehand and gives them until the next day to prepare. The next day, he is late. Team 7 is instructed to get one of the two bells Kakashi keeps with him. Any two team members who get the bell also get lunch and become genins, while the third goes back to the Academy with an empty stomach. Intending to get the bell for himself, Naruto attacks Kakashi. He is easily stopped by Kakashi. The latter suggests that they may have potential after all.