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6th Division
6th Division Insignia
Title Sixth Division
Kanji 六番隊
Romaji Rokubantai
Captain Byakuya Kuchiki
Lieutenant Renji Abarai
Allies None
Specialty N/A
Insignia Camellia
Insignia Signifies Noble Reason
Division Color Cobalt Blue

The Sixth Division (六番隊, rokubantai; "Squad 6" in the English Dub) is one of the Gotei 13, headed by Captain Byakuya Kuchiki.

Organization

The sixth Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division.

Special Duties

No special duties have been noted for the 6th Division. The 6th Division is seen as a model division by every Shinigami and is known for its strict adherence to rules.[1]

Barracks

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6th Division Barracks

Like all the other barracks, the 6th Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 6th. Byakuya's office is notable for having shelves of books lining its walls.[2]

Notable Members

6th Division
Rank Name In Office Status
CaptainByakuya Kuchiki? - CurrentActive
LieutenantRenji Abarai2001 A.D. - CurrentActive
9th SeatMihane Shirogane? - CurrentActive
UnseatedRikichi? - CurrentActive
Former Members
CaptainGinrei Kuchiki? - ?Unknown
LieutenantSōjun Kuchiki? - ?Deceased
LieutenantGinjirō Shirogane? - 2001 A.D.Retired
3rd SeatKōga Kuchiki (anime only)? - ?Deceased


Recruitment

Rule breakers are not tolerated in the sixth Division and Captain Kuchiki will make certain members caught breaking the rules will be strictly punished. Members of the division are also encouraged to always use proper greetings as this is the first foundation of a relationship.[3]

Recruitment Fair Brochure

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Illustration for the 6th Division Recruitment Brochure[4]

The following question and answer, plus illustration, was printed in the special issue of the Seireitei Communication that came out straight after the Ryoka Invasion of Soul Society.[4]

Byakuya Kuchiki

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Men who uphold the law, who can offer up everything for the sake of the division, and who will devote themselves to their practice.

2. How would you describe the atmosphere around your division?

If you join, you'll know.

3. What do you require of new recruits?

The same as question 1.

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

No comment.


Renji Abarai

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Anyone's good.

2. How would you describe the atmosphere around your division?

We're all guys who get along with each other.

3. What do you require of new recruits?

Guys who aim high, guys interested in soccer.

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

If you think you can surpass me, go ahead and try it!


Frank talk!! with the 3rd Division lieutenant, Izuru Kira

The 6th Division, huh...? Their captain seems well, I'm a little jealous. It's a good place, isn't it, the 6th Division. And there's a captain, too. And Abarai-kun... We have good memories together, he's a really good guy. Not that bright, though.

Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude Test

According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, those who believe in law and order are best suited for this division. The Association states that such individuals will have a strong sense of purpose in the sixth division.[5]

Trivia

  • The division has an active five player kickball team consisting of Renji, Rikichi, the fourth-seat, the eighth-seat, the thirteenth-seat, and a twentieth-seat goalkeeper.[6]

References

  1. Bleach Bootleg, pages 93
  2. Bleach anime; Episode 241
  3. Bleach Bootleg, pages 93-95
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bleach Bootleg, page 126
  5. Bleach Bootleg, page 177
  6. Bleach Official Bootleg, page 94

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