|Allied Organisation||Seireitei Communication|
|Division Specialty||Gotei 13 Security Force, Arts & Culture|
The Ninth Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division. After the Defection of Kaname Tōsen the Division was run by the next highest authority in the 9th Division, Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi. The Captain of the 9th Division is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Sereitei News Magazine. Some time after Aizen's defeat, Kensei Muguruma returned to his position as Captain of the 9th Division.
The mission of the Ninth Division is to protect the Seireitei. It is always on standby for combat because it is the security force of the Gotei 13. Traditionally, Ninth Division has overseen arts and culture. For this reason it is known to be in charge of the Seireitei news magazine. All the lieutenants of the divisions of Gotei 13 hand in their reports to them.
Like all the other barracks, the 9th Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 9th. The editing department of the Seireitei Communication magazine is also part of the 9th Division Barracks.
|Rank||Name||In Office||Position Status|
|Captain||Kensei Muguruma||? - 1901 A.D.||Discharged|
|Captain||Kaname Tōsen||? - 2001 A.D.||Dishonorably Discharged|
|Captain||Kensei Muguruma||2001 or 2002 A.D. - Current||Filled|
|Lieutenant||Mashiro Kuna||? - 1901 A.D.||Discharged|
|Lieutenant||Shūhei Hisagi||? - Current||Filled|
|3rd Seat||Heizō Kasaki||? - 1901 A.D.||Vacant|
|4th Seat||Shinobu Eishima||? - 1901 A.D.||Vacant|
|5th Seat||Kaname Tōsen||? - ?||Promoted|
|6th Seat||Izaemon Tōdō||? - 1901 A.D.||Vacant|
|20th Seat||Toshimori Umesada||? - 1901 A.D.||Filled|
The ninth division is traditionally an artistic group and have had the responsibility of publishing the Seireitei Communication Magazine for generations. With no Captain around, Lieutenant Hisagi is the default recruiter for the Ninth Division.
Recruitment Fair Brochure
- No reply, as his whereabouts are unknown.
1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?
Guys with literary talent.
2. How would you describe the atmosphere around your division?
We're really a very energetic division!
3. What do you require of new recruits?
There is no smoking inside the editorial department.
4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.
Our circulation and proceeds are rising!! Why not come join us in making the Seireitei News!
Frank talk!! with the 9th Division's lieutenant, Hisagi Shuuhei
Our captain isn't here, but don't worry! My dedication to protecting the 9th division hasn't changed. Right now I'm focusing all my efforts on the unfamiliar editing work, but as one of the "Protection Divisions" and as the "publisher's house", we're doing our best to stay together! For now, I'm welcoming everything you bring me! I'll be waiting for your creative submissions!!
Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude Test
According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, this division is best for those who are filled with curiosity, noting that many members of the division enjoy reading and exercising the mind.
- Except for Mashiro and Umesada, all known members of the 9th Division wear kosode without sleeves, including the former captains.
- The kanji on the back of the seated officers who accompanied Kensei reads 六車九番隊 (Muguruma kyūbantai, Muguruma's Ninth Division).
- ↑ Bleach Official Bootleg KaraBuri+, page 102-103
- ↑ Bleach anime; Episode 138, omake
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bleach manga; Chapter -103, pages 4-5
- ↑ Bleach Bootleg; pages 102-104
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Bleach Bootleg; page 129
- ↑ Bleach Bootleg; page 178
|1st Division||Captain-Commander Shunsui Kyōraku • Lieutenant Nanao Ise • Lieutenant Genshirō Okikiba|
|2nd Division||Captain Suì-Fēng • Lieutenant Marechiyo Ōmaeda|
|3rd Division||Captain Rōjūrō "Rose" Otoribashi • Lieutenant Izuru Kira • 3rd Seat Rikū Togakushi • 5th Seat Taketsuna Gori • 6th Seat Asuka Katakura|
|4th Division||Lieutenant Isane Kotetsu • 3rd Seat Yasochika Iemura • 7th Seat Hanatarō Yamada • 8th Seat Harunobu Ogidō|
|5th Division||Captain Shinji Hirako • Lieutenant Momo Hinamori|
|6th Division||Captain Byakuya Kuchiki • Lieutenant Renji Abarai • 9th Seat Mihane Shirogane|
|7th Division||Captain Sajin Komamura • Lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba|
|8th Division||3rd Seat Tatsufusa Enjōji|
|9th Division||Captain Kensei Muguruma • Lieutenant Shūhei Hisagi • 20th Seat Toshimori Umesada|
|10th Division||Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya • Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto • 7th Seat Kōkichirō Takezoe|
|11th Division||Captain Kenpachi Zaraki • Lieutenant Yachiru Kusajishi • 3rd Seat Ikkaku Madarame • 5th Seat Yumichika Ayasegawa • 10th Seat Makizō Aramaki|
|12th Division||Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi • Lieutenant Nemu Kurotsuchi • 3rd Seat Akon|
|13th Division||Captain Jūshirō Ukitake • Lieutenant Rukia Kuchiki • 3rd Seats Kiyone Kotetsu & Sentarō Kotsubaki • 6th Seat Hidetomo Kajōmaru|
|Left Service||Yoruichi Shihōin (2nd Division Captain) • Gin Ichimaru (3rd Division Captain) · Shūsuke Amagai (3rd Division Captain) • Sōsuke Aizen (5th Division Captain) • Ginrei Kuchiki (6th Division Captain) • Love Aikawa (7th Division Captain) • Kaname Tōsen (9th Division Captain) • Isshin Shiba (10th Division Captain) •Marenoshin Ōmaeda (2nd Division Lieutenant) • Chikane Iba (3rd Division Lieutenant) • Seinosuke Yamada (4th Division Lieutenant) • Ginjirō Shirogane (6th Division Lieutenant) • Jin'emon Kotsubaki (7th Division Lieutenant) • Jirōbō Ikkanzaka (7th Division 4th Seat) • Lisa Yadōmaru (8th Division Lieutenant) • Mashiro Kuna (9th Division Lieutenant) • Kirio Hikifune (12th Division Captain) • Hiyori Sarugaki (12th Division Lieutenant)|
|Dishonorably Discharged||Kisuke Urahara (12th Division Captain) • Kōga Kuchiki (6th Division 3rd Seat) • Kagerōza Inaba (12th Division 7th Seat)|
|Killed In Action||Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto (Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13, 1st Division Captain) • Retsu Unohana (4th Division Captain) • Kenpachi Kiganjō (11th Division Captain) • Chōjirō Tadaoki Sasakibe (1st Division Lieutenant) • Sōjun Kuchiki (6th Division Lieutenant) • Heizō Kasaki (9th Division 3rd Seat) • Shinobu Eishima (9th Division 4th Seat) • Izaemon Tōdō (9th Division 6th Seat) • Kaien Shiba (13th Division Lieutenant) • Miyako Shiba (13th Division 3rd Seat)|