Gotei 13

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The Gotei 13 are the elite Captain and Lieutenants of the Soul Society's Soul Reaper army. Split into 13 different divisions, they keep the peace and battle the Hollows.

The Gotei 13(護廷十三隊, goteijūsantai) are the leadership of the main military force of Soul Reapers(死神, shinigami) in the realm calls the Soul Society. They were created as part of the manga BLEACH that is written and illustrated by Tite Kubo in 2001.


The Gotei 13 is the name given to the group of death gods who have obtained great power; these are commonly known as captains. The captains consist of 13 squads, each with a lieutenant and around 200-500 death god warriors. Besides the 13 squads there are also 3 special groups: the Kido corps which deals in magic conjuring, Special Forces lead by the captain of the 2nd division and dealing with spying and detention/jail, and thirdly the Scientific Bureau .

The Gotei 13 is headed by Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryusai, leader of the 1st division. The Gotei 13 was created to diminish hollows, a creature that eats the souls of humans.

There are three ways to become a captain of the Gotei 13; you must either be able to use Bankai, have the recommendation of 6 other captains and approval of another 3, or defeat another captain with at least 200 witnesses.

Gotei 13 Divisions

Each captain has distinct underside color on there robes, each color and who has it is on the list below.

1st Division

Captain- Shigekuni Yamamoto Genryusai

Lieutenant- Chojiro Sasakibe

Insignia: Chrysanthemums - "Truth and Innocence"

2nd Division

Captain- Soi Fon

Lieutenant- Marechiyo Omaeda

Insignia: Tulip - "Seek Nothing"

3rd Division

Captain- Gin Ichimaru (previous),Rojuro Otoribashi

Lieutenant- Izuru Kira

Insignia: Marigold - "Despair"

4th Division

Captain- Retsu Unohana

Lieutenant- Isane Kotetsu

Insignia: Bellflower - "Those Who Grieve Are Loved"

5th Division

Captain- Sosuke Aizen (previous),Shinji Hirako

Lieutenant- Momo Hinamori

Insignia: Lily of the Valley - "Sacrifice", "Danger", "Pure Love"

6th Division

Captain- Byakuya Kuchiki

Lieutenant- Renji Abarai

Insignia: Camellia - "Noble Reason"

7th Division

Captain- Sajin Komamura

Lieutenant- Tetsuzaemon Iba

Insignia: Iris - "Courage"

8th Division

Captain- Shunsui Kyouraku

Lieutenant- Nanao Ise

Insignia: Bird of Paradise - "Everything is Obtained"

9th Division

Captain- Kaname Tousen (previous),Kensei Muguruma

Lieutenant- Shuhei Hisagi

Insignia: Buttercup - "Oblivion"

10th Division

Captain- Toshiro Hitsugaya

Lieutenant- Rangiku Matsumoto

Insignia: Daffodil - "Mystery", "Egoism"

11th Division

Captain- Kenpachi Zaraki

Lieutenant- Yachiru Kusajishi

Insignia: Yarrow - "Fight"

12th Division

Captain- Mayuri Kurotsuch

Vice Captain- Nemu Kurotsuchi

Insignia: Thistle - "Vengeance", "Strictness", "Independence"

13th Division

Captain- Jushirou Ukitake

Vice Captain- Sentaro Kotsubaki & Kiyone Kotetsu

Insignia: Summer Snowflake - "Hope"

Kido Corps

No known Captain or Lieutenants.

Special Forces

Commander- Soi Fon

Captains unique Hikama-Hino color

1st Division

Yamamoto - royal purple

2nd Division

Soifon - amber

3rd Division

Ichimaru - light bluish-white

4th Division

Unohana - grayish pink

5th Division

Aizen - light green

6th Division

Kuchiki - blue

7th Division

Komamura - brownish tan

8th Division

Kyōraku - rose pink

9th Division

Tōsen - brownish orange

10th Division

Hitsugaya - dark green

11th Division

Zaraki - deep purple

12th Division

Kurotsuchi - dark greenish blue

13th Division

Ukitake - dark rose pink

General Information Edit
Concept Name Gotei 13
Japanese Name: 護廷十三隊
Romaji Name: Goteijūsantai
Aliases 13 Division Imperial Guards
13 Court Guard Squads
1st manga book: Bleach #8
1st anime episode: Bleach #20
1st anime movie: Bleach: Memories of Nobody
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