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Eighth Division
8th Division Insignia
Name 8th Division
Kanji 八番隊
Romaji Hachibantai
Captain Raian Getsueikirite
Lieutenant Higure Yamayaki
Allied Organisation Hollow Research Institution
Division Specialty Monitors of Hell
Insignia Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Insignia Signifies Everything is Obtained
Division Color Rose Pink

The Eighth Division (八番隊, Hachibantai), also known as Squad 8, is one of the Gotei 13, headed by Captain Raian Getsueikirite.


The 8th Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division.

The Eighth Division acts as one giant family unit. Raian only gave positions to Shinigami who got along well with other Shinigami from his division, and thus could preform well as a group unit. Life is somewhat comical in the Eighth Division under Raian's captain-hood, since most of the Shinigami within the division are close friends with each other. The division gets itself into comical adventures when off duty. Despite their comic nature, however, members of the division can be very tough and tend to be serious about missions. They are also very caring about their comrades.

Special Duties[]

The 8th Division is charged with being the guardians and monitors of Hell. They maintain the Gate to Hell in the Rukongai, as well as monitor the gate in the Human World. All Shinigami must get clearance from the 8th Division before traveling to Hell. They are charged with keeping the dimension of Hell tightly sealed, to prevent Togabito from escaping, and in the event one does, they are to return it to Hell. They are also the ones who prevent the Kushanāda from breaking out and coming into the Real World or Soul Society.

Upon Raian becoming the captain of this division, the Hollow Research Institution has become merged with it, and division members often participate in its duties as well.


Like all the other barracks, the 8th Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 8th. It has been upgraded since Shunsui Kyōraku's captaincy, with the captain's office, and subsequent officers' offices having a large amount computer equipment designated to monitor and control the space in and around Hell.


(† = confirmed death)

Name Rank Other Duties Status
Shunsui Kyōraku Captain Royal Guardsman Promoted
Seireitou Kawahiru Captain Renegade Dishonorably Discharged
Taōre Minamitō Captain None Deceased †
Raian Getsueikirite Captain (Current) Regimental Commandant of the Spiritual World Army Active
Lisa Yadōmaru Lieutenant Visored Left Service
Nanao Ise Lieutenant Royal Guardsman Promoted
Kujaku Kuchiki Lieutenant Unknown Deceased †
Higure Yamayaki Lieutenant (Current) Unknown Active
Tatsufusa Enjōji 3rd Seated Officer None Deceased †
Tōshi Kyōkaku 3rd Seated Officer (Current) Unknown Active
Takagari Hasami 4th Seated Officer Unknown Active
Yūbi Shikizaki Unseated Officer Unknown Active


Captain Raian is a man who can give commands and, as such, the 8th Division is accustomed to strong leadership.

Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude Test[]

According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, those who cherish sophistication and elegance are best suited for this division. However, recruits must also remember to put training before panache.


  • On their days off, the soldiers of the 8th division and Rangiku and her friends all drink together.