Squad Three
3rd Division Insignia
Squad Name Squad Three
Captain Vacant
Lieutenant Izuru Kira
Allied Organization None
Squad Speciality N/A
Insignia Marigold
Insignia Signifies Despair
Squad Color Azure

Squad Three (also known as "Sanbantai") is one of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, is headed by Lieutenant Izuru Kira, as it currently have no captain.


Squad Three follows the traditional organization of a Thirteen Court Guard Squad. After the Defection of Gin Ichimaru, the Squad is currently run by the next highest authority in Squad Three, Lieutenant Izuru Kira.

Special Duties

No special duties have been noted for Squad Three.


Like all the other barracks, the Squad Three Barracks house the offices a
nd living quarters of the Soul Reapers of Squad Three. During his captaincy, is said to have planted Persimmon trees in the barrack grounds and dried the fruits himself to create hoshigaki, which he shared with other squads. Captain Ichimaru and Captain Hitsugaya also fought on the Squad Three grounds during the Ryoka Invasion.

Notable Members


  • Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi (Active) (Formerly)
  • Gin Ichimaru (Active)


Unseated Officers

  • 'Inose' (Active)
  • Aida (Active)
  • Kanō (Active)
  • Shinta Seko (Active)


Members of the squad three are encourage not to fear Captain Ichimaru, but instead to take delight in his mischievous nature.

Recruitment Fair Brochure

The following question and answer:

Gin Ichimaru

  • No reply, as his whereabouts are unknown.

Izuru Kira

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

People who don't lie.

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

I wonder. Lately I've been alone a lot, so....

3. What do you require of new recruits?

That they not lie.

4. Some words for the soul reaper recruits.

Even if you come, Captain Ichimaru won't be here.