Banda (Japanese: バンダ君, Banda-kun) is a character in Darwin's game who is also known as the "newbie hunter". In the first chapter, Kaname is pulled into battle against Banda. In reality, Banda is a high school teacher named Kato wearing a costume.
Banda is the mascot of the local baseball team, the Pandemics. He has a large, cartoon-ish head that is meant to resemble a panda's, and wear's the team's jersey, with the number 666 emblazoned on the front and back.