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Kanji 流魂街
English "Wandering Soul City "
Romaji Rukongai
Location Statistics
Type Residental Area
Located In Soul Society
Ruled By Central 46

The Rukongai (流魂街, literally "Wandering Soul City"), otherwise known as the "Rukon District", is the massive residential area where all souls live in the afterlife.


Rukongai is divided into 320 districts (80 in North Rukongai, 80 in West Rukongai, et cetera), each numbered in descending order on how far they are from the center; this results in the higher-numbered (and farther) districts decaying into slums. Thus, while District 1 is peaceful and lawful, much like the antiseptic lifestyle of early-Edo Era Kyoto, District 80 is a hardscrabble, violent, crime-infested area that more depicts Heian era Kyoto. The duties of the Gotei 13 Divisions include defending allocated districts of Rukongai. However, which Division is responsible for which district has not been stated. The living standards in Rukongai decline sharply beyond the fiftieth district, with an increase in people wearing rags and no footwear. According to statistics from the last 550 years, no Rukongai resident wears sandals beyond District 59.

Rukongai is full of families that are not related by blood. People die at different times and places, and it is rare for a person to find their real family in the vast Rukongai. When a soul arrives in Soul Society, they are given a ticket according to the time they died and are sent off in different directions. Even if two people were to die together, if they do not receive tickets at the same time, they will not know where the other is.

101 years ago, many souls in Rukongai mysteriously vanished due to the experiments of Sōsuke Aizen. These occurrences continued for about a month before the Shinigami sent Kensei Muguruma and a team from the Ninth Division to investigate. The Visored were Hollowfied in a forest in the west of the 6th ward of the Fugai District on the same night that the 9th Division team arrived to begin their investigation. Tessai Tsukabishi used forbidden Kidō to teleport the Visored back to the lab of Kisuke Urahara in Seireitei in a bid to save them.

When the balance of souls between the Human World and Soul Society is endangered, the Shinigami can request permission to kill citizens in Rukongai in order to restore the balance of souls between the two worlds. When the Vandenreich destroyed a large amount of Hollows, Twelfth Division Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi orders members of his Division to kill 28,000 Rukongai residents without first attaining permission to restore the balance of souls.

Known Districts

North Rukongai

District # District Name Significant Notes
79Kusajishi (草鹿, "Grass Deer")Yachiru Kusajishi was found and named after here by Kenpachi Zaraki.
80Zaraki (更木, "New Tree")Captain Kenpachi Zaraki originated from here.

East Rukongai

District # District Name Significant Notes
19Fugai (郛外, "Outside the Earthwork")The Visored were experimented on in the forest by Sōsuke Aizen.
64Sabitsura (錆面, "Rusted Face")Ikkaku Madarame and Yumichika Ayasegawa lead an investigation into the disappearance of villagers from this area.
73Kabuki (歌舞伎, "Avant-Garde")Kawahiru Dojang is located here.
80Yoshida (吉田, "Lucky Ricefield")Seireitou Kawahiru was found here by Shōyō Shakyamuni. Kirio Hikifune grows her grain and vegetables ingredients for cooking here.

West Rukongai

District # District Name Significant Notes
1Junrinan (潤林安, "Lush Forest Peace")Tōshirō Hitsugaya, Momo Hinamori, Jidanbō Ikkanzaka are all from here.
3Hokutan (北端, "North End")Royal Guard member Raian Getsueikirite was born and raised here.

South Rukongai

District # District Name Significant Notes
59Azai (浅井, "Shallow")Hakkōda Kanō and his gang were originally in charge of this area, before being defeated by Minato Kuramoto as part of his first case as Spirit Detective, which led to the dissolving of his group and subsequent joining of Team Kuramoto.
78Inuzuri (戌吊, "Howling/Hanging Dog")Hisana Kuchiki and Rukia Kuchiki were sent here when they died. Both Rukia and Renji Abarai grew up here.

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