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Ninth Division
Ninth Division
Organization
Headquarters Soul Society
Ninth Division Barracks
Affiliation Soul Society
Gotei 13 (JCP)
Purpose Protecting Soul Society

The Ninth Division in the Gotei 13 was formed over 1,000 years ago by Shutara Senjumaru, who later went on to join the Royal Guard.  At one pont the Captain became Kensei Muguruma, who started the Muguruma Commando Unit, which specializes in combination, syncronized attacks while on missions.  The unit was wipped out during the Turn Back the Pendulum Arc.  After the end of the Thousand Year Blood War, the Kami Uroko Goldsmith  became the new Captain.  The Lieutenant is Shuhei Hisagi.  

Organization

Muguruma Commando Unit

Special Duties

Barracks

Notable Members

Current Members

Name Rank
Uroko Goldsmith Captain
Shuhei Hisagi Lieutenant
Izumi Koukoku Third Seat
Toshimori Umesada Twentieth Seat

Previous Members

Name Rank
Shutara Senjumaru Captain
Kensei Muguruma Captain
Mashiro Kuna Lieutenant
Kaname Tosen Captain
Kaname Tosen Fifth Seat
Keizo Hazaki Third Seat
Shinobu Eishima Fourth Seat
Izaemon Todo Sixth Seat

Recruitment

The ninth division is traditionally an artistic group and have had the responsibility of publishing the Seireitei Communication Magazine for generations. With no Captain around, Lieutenant Hisagi is the default recruiter for the Ninth Division.[6]

Recruitment Fair Brochure

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.[7]

Kaname Tōsen

  • No reply, as his whereabouts are unknown.

Shūhei Hisagi

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Guys with literary talent.

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

We're really a very energetic division!

3. What do you require of new recruits?

There is no smoking inside the editorial department.

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

Our circulation and proceeds are rising!! Why not come join us in making the Seireitei News!


Frank talk!! with the 9th Division's lieutenant, Hisagi Shuuhei

Our captain isn't here, but don't worry! My dedication to protecting the 9th division hasn't changed. Right now I'm focusing all my efforts on the unfamiliar editing work, but as one of the "Protection Divisions" and as the "publisher's house", we're doing our best to stay together! For now, I'm welcoming everything you bring me! I'll be waiting for your creative submissions!!

Shinigami Woman's Association Aptitude Test

According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, this division is best for those who are filled with curiosity, noting that many members of the division enjoy reading and exercising the mind.[8]

Trivia

  • Except for Mashiro and Umesada, all known members of the 9th Division wear kosode without sleeves, including the former captains.
  • The kanji on the back of the seated officers who accompanied Kensei reads 六車九番隊 (Muguruma kyūbantai, Muguruma's Ninth Division).
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