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Twelfth Division
12th Division Insignia
Name 12th Division
Kanji 十二番隊
Romaji Jūnibantai
Captain Sadaharu Urahara
Lieutenant Akon
Allied Organisation Shinigami Research and Development Institute
Division Specialty R&D of new Technology and Spiritual Tools
Insignia Thistle
Insignia Signifies Vengeance, Strictness, Independence
Division Color Olive Green

The Twelfth Division (十二番隊, Jūnibantai) is one of the Gotei 13, headed by Captain Sadaharu Urahara.


The Twelfth Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 division. Under the leadership of Sadaharu Urahara and Akon, its work environment has entirely changed from that of its previous leader. It is now considered to be one of the better divisions to be assigned to.

Special Duties

The 12th Division develops new technology and spiritual tools,[1] and its been the home of the S.R.D.I. for 125 years.[Notes 1]

The 12th Division has been directly linked to the Shinigami Research and Development Institute over 100 years ago by former Captain Kisuke Urahara. As such technological and scientific research has become the full measure of what the division involves itself in primarily. Members are tasked with research and collection of data and samples, something both the current and previous captains are very enthusiastic about, though not to the same extreme.


12th Division
Rank Name In Office Status
CaptainSadaharu Urahara? - CurrentActive
LieutenantAkon? - CurrentActive
3rd SeatNannari? - CurrentActive
Former Members
CaptainMayuri Kurotsuchi? - 2003 ADUnknown
CaptainKisuke Urahara1891 AD - 1901 ADExiled
CaptainKirio Hikifune? - 1891 ADPromoted
LieutenantNemu Kurotsuchi? - 2003 ADDeceased
LieutenantHiyori Sarugaki? - 1901 ADDischarged
UnknownMayuri Kurotsuchi1891 AD - ?Promoted

Notes and references


  1. The fanon-canon story arcs begin approximately 15 years after Bleach ends. Since the S.R.D.I. was around 110 years by the end of Bleach, it is now 125 years old.


  1. Bleach Bootleg, page 111
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