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10th Division
10th Division Insignia
Title Tenth Division
Kanji 十番隊
Romaji Jūbantai
Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya
Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto
Allies None
Specialty N/A
Insignia Daffodil
Insignia Signifies Mystery, Egoism
Division Color Dark Green

The Tenth Division (十番隊, jūbantai; "Squad 10" in the English Dub) is one of the Gotei 13, headed by Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya.

Organization

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

Special Duties

No special duties have been noted for the 10th Division.

Barracks

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10th Division Barracks

Like all the other barracks, the 10th Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the Division. Rangiku and Hitsugaya share an office. Rangiku has a habit of sleeping on the sofa in the office and accusing Hitsugaya of being in her room when she wakes up.[1] She is also known to hide alcohol in Hitsugaya's desk.[2]


Notable Members

10th Division
Rank Name In Office Status
CaptainTōshirō Hitsugaya? - CurrentActive
LieutenantRangiku Matsumoto? - CurrentActive
7th SeatKōkichirō Takezoe? - CurrentActive
UnknownShūtetsu Nagamoso? - CurrentActive
Former Members
Captain[3]Isshin Shiba? - 1983 A.D.Exiled
3rd Seat[4]Tōshirō Hitsugaya? - ?Promoted
UnseatedŌko Yushima (anime only)? - 1905 A.D.Promoted


Little is known of former Tenth Division members other than that the division was without a captain until Tōshirō Hitsugaya was promoted.[5] Also, according to Shunsui Kyōraku, the former captain of the 10th Division died.[6] Retsu Unohana comments the captain fell in combat.[7]

Recruitment

Captain Hitsugaya's leadership is meticulous and he pays close attention to his soldiers, as a result everyone works very hard. The sole exception to this is Lieutenant Matsumoto, who cleverly pushes all her work onto her captain. The soldiers of the Tenth Division find the captain and the lieutenant very approachable and as such the division is kept in excellent condition.[8]

Recruitment Fair Brochure

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Illustration for the 10th Division Recruitment Brochure[9]

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.[9]

Tōshirō Hitsugaya

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Guys who will do their jobs.

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

It's fine, I guess.

3. What do you require of new recruits?

Nothing really.

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

If you're interested, you can come anytime.


Rangiku Matsumoto

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Kids who'll drink with me and keep me company.

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

I think it's a good division.

3. What do you require of new recruits?

Mmm, nothing really, I think.

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

The only division where you can spend all day looking at Captain Hitsugaya, who's very well-liked among both men and women, is the 10th division! We'll be waiting~~ ♥


Frank talk!! with the 13th Division captain, Jūshirō Ukitake

The 10th division is made up of the reliable Captain Hitsugaya and balanced by the gentle Lieutenant Matsumoto, so I think it's a very good division. I recommend this division to those of you who want to keep refining your abilities. Hah, Captain Hitsugaya is the kind of guy who just keeps soldiering on no matter what you throw at him. And hey, look, his name kind of looks like mine. Whenever I see him I keep subconsciously wanting to give him candy. It's really a good division.

Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude Test

According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, this division is best for those who treasure their childhood friends as Captain Hitsugaya approves highly of those who sign their friends and acquaintances from one's childhood up for the division. The Association goes on to state that the tenth division is for the kind and thoughtful Shinigami.[10]

References

  1. Bleach anime; Episode 47
  2. Bleach anime; Episode 168
  3. Bleach manga; Chapter 529, page 10
  4. Bleach manga; Chapter 529, page 13
  5. Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 230
  6. Bleach manga; Chapter -108, page 15
  7. Bleach anime; Episode 206
  8. Bleach Bootleg, pages 105-107
  9. 9.0 9.1 Bleach Bootleg,page 130
  10. Bleach Bootleg, page 178

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