Squad Thirteen
13th Division Insignia
Name Squad Thirteen
Captain Jushiro Ukitake
Lieutenant Rukia Kuchiki
Allied Origanization None
Squad Specialty N/A
Insignia Snowdrop
Insignia Signifies Hope
Squad Color Crimson Red

Squad Thirteen (also known as"Jusanbantai") is one of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, headed by Captain Jushiro Ukitake.


Squad Thirteenn's organization is peculiar; the Captain (Jūshirō Ukitake), due to his weakened health state, firstly gave much of his administrative work to his Lieutenant, Kaien Shiba. After the Lieutenant's death, no one was chosen to replace Kaien and administrative duties were assumed by the squad's 3rd seat pair. It's also notable that, until the promotion of Rukia Kuchiki, Squad Thirteen was the only one with two 3rd seats and no Lieutenant.

Special Duties

No special duties have been noted for Squad Thirteen.


Like all the other barracks, the Squad Thirteen Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Soul Reapers of the Squad Thriteen. The Barrack

Squad Thirteen Barracks

grounds all contain the Ugendo (meaning for "Rain Dried Hall") Quarters, which is set aside for use by Jūshirō Ukitake, the captain of the 13th Division. He is known to rest there to recover from his frequent bouts of illness. The pond around the Ugendo Quarters is filled with Koi stolen from the Kuchiki Clan Manor by Yachiru Kusajishi. Orihime Inoue trained in one of the Squad Thirteen training grounds with Rukia Kuchiki.

Notable Members


  • Jushiro Ukitake (Active)


  • Kaien Shiba (Deceased)
  • Rukia Kuchiki (Active)

3rd Seats

  • Miyako Shiba (Deceased)
  • Kiyone Kotetsu (Active)
  • Sentarō Kotsubaki (Active)


Because of Captain Ukitake's gentle nature, the soldiers of the squad thirteen all have a steadfast unity. Squad Thirteen is also said to have a warm, supportive atmosphere.

Recruitment Fair Brochure

The following questions and answers:

Jushiro Ukitake

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

I'll welcome everyone warmly!

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

We're a squad that gets along, and knows how to laugh!

3. What do you require of new recruits?

As long as you have a good attitude, that's all you need!

4. Some words for the soul reaper recruits.

Let's fight together!

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