Squad Nine
9th Division Insignia
Squad Name Squad Nine
Captain Vacant
Lieutenant Shuhei Hisagi
Allied Organization Seireitei Communication
Squad Specialty Thirteen Court Guard Squads' Security Force, Arts & Cuiture (Seireitei News Magazine)
Insignia White Poppy
Insignia Signifies Oblivion
Squad Color Orange

Squad Nine (also known as "Kyubantai") is one of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, headed by Lieutenant Shuhei Hisagi, as it currently has no captain.


Squad Nine follows the traditional organization of a Thirteen Court Guard Squad. After the Defection of Kaname Tosen the Division is currently run by the next highest authority in Squad Nine, Lieutenant Shuhei Hisagi. The Captain of Squad Nine is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Sereitei News Magazine.

Special Duties

The mission of Squad Nine is to protect the Seireitei. It is always on standby for combat because it is the security force of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads. Traditionally, Squad Nine has overseen arts and culture. For this reason it is known to be in charge of the Seireitei news magazine. All the lieutenants of the squad of Thirteen Court Guard Squads hand in their reports to them.


Like all the other barracks
, the Squad Nine Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Soul Reapers of Squad Nine. The editing department of the Seireitei Communication magazine is also part of the Squad Nine Barracks.

Notable Members


  • Kensei Muguruma (Active) (Fomerly)
  • Kaname Tōsen (Active)


  • Mashiro Kuna (Active) (Formerly)
  • Shuhei Hisagi (Active)

3rd Seats

  • Heizo Kasaki (Deceased)

4th Seats

  • Shinobu Eishima (Deceased)

6th Seats

  • Todo Gizaeimon (Deceased)


Squad Nine is traditionally an artistic group and have had the responsibility of published the Seireitei Communication Magazine for generations. With no Captain around, Lieutenant Hisagi is the default recruiter for Squad Nine.

Recruitment Fair Brochure

The following question and answer:

Kaname Tosen

  • No reply, as his whereabouts are unknown.

Shuhei Hisagi

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Guys with literary talent.

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

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 soul reaper recruits.

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