|Specialty||Melee Combat: Swordsmanship|
"If you're unable to fight with any sword, you are not a fit to be a member of the Eleventh Division."
- "11th division - the faces in Team Zaraki - the love for fighting to them is like the need for three meals a day!"
- —Tite Kubo
The Eleventh Division (十一番隊, Jūichibantai; "Squad 11" in the English Dub), is part of the Gotei 13 and are the chief combat officers tasked with being on the front lines during combat situations. New additions to the division must complete a grueling physical fitness test and grade in an "expert" level of Zanjutsu prowess. As such, the few Shinigami that pass the exam and join the division are considered to be the best in regards to the utilization of Zanpakutō in practical combat. The Division is headed by Kenpachi Zaraki, the Grandmaster of Zanjutsu within the Seireitei, and Lieutenant Kain Kuromiya.
The barracks, like any other division, are used as living quarters for the members of the Eleventh Division.
|Captain||Kenpachi Zaraki||? - Current||Active|
|Lieutenant||Kain Kuromiya||? - Current||Active|
|3rd Seat||Kazuki Kawahiru||? - Current||Active|
|8th Seat||Ace||? - Current||Active|
|Unknown||Izaya Nishimura||2003 A.D. - Current||Active|
|Captain||Yachiru Unohana||1002 A.D. - ?||Deceased|
|Captain||2nd-9th Kenpachi||? - ?||Deceased|
|Captain||Kenpachi Kiganjō||? - ?||Deceased|
|Captain||Kenpachi Zakari||? - ?||Deceased|
|Lieutenant||Yachiru Kusajishi||? - 2003 A.D.||Deceased|
|4th Seat||Tetsuzaemon Iba (promoted)||? - ?||Deceased|
|5th Seat||Yumichika Ayasegawa||? - 2003 A.D.||Deceased|
|6th Seat||Renji Abarai (promoted)||? - 2001 A.D.||Deceased|
|10th Seat||Makizō Aramaki||1991 A.D. - 2003 A.D.||Deceased|
|Unknown||Goteitaishi||? - 2003 A.D.||Deceased|
|Unknown||Maki Ichinose||? - ?||Deceased|
|Unknown||Seizo Harugasaki||? - 2001 A.D.||Retired|
1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?
At bare minimum those willing to fight for the sake of their pride. Generally, those willing to fight using their blade.
2. How would you describe the atmosphere around your division?
At times, you will be randomly stopped and asked to train with other members of this division. We are always training to further enhance our skills, especially in swordsmanship.
3. What do you require of new recruits?
4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.
As Ikkaku Madarame stated long ago, "If you're unable to fight with any sword, you are not a fit to be a member of the Eleventh Division."