Squad Twelve
12th Division Insignia
Name Squad Twelve
Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi
Lieutenant Nemu Kurotsuchi
Allied Origanization Department of Research & Development
Squad Specialty R&D of new Technology and Spiritual Tools
Insignia Thistle
Insignia Signifies Vengeance, Strictness, Independence
Squad Color Olive Green

Squad Twelve (also known as "Junibantai") is one of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, headed by Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi.


The Squad Twelve follows the traditional organization of a Thirteen Court Guard Squad. Squad Twelve is a one-man squad, with Mayuri Kurotsuchi having absolute authority. If one dares to utter an opinion, he could very well find himself reconstructed into a human bomb. The secret to longevity here is working quietly and without being noticed.

Special Duties

Squad Twelve develops new technology and spiritual tools and its been the home of the Department of Research & Development for 110 years.

Squad Twelve has been directly linked to the Department of Research & Development 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.


Like all the other barracks, the Squad Twelve Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Soul Reapers of Squad Twelve. During the cap
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taincy of Kisuke Urahara, he converted part of Squad Twelve into the then newly formed Department of Research & Development. Since then, new buildings appear to have been erected for the Department of Research & Development, complete with its own gate and all.

Mayuri also runs a cosmetic surgery clinic called Charismatic Dr. Mayuri Kurotsuchi's Magical Clinic from the buildings controlled by the Squad Twelve.

Notable Members


  • Kirio Hikifune (Active)
  • Kisuke Urahara (Active)
  • Mayuri Kurotsuchi (Active)


  • Hiyori Sarugaki (Active)
  • Nemu Kurotsuchi (Active)


  • Rin Tsubokura (Active)
  • Hiyosu (Active)
  • Akon (Active)


In the Squad Twelve, Mayuri Kurotsuchi, the captain, holds absolute power. Members of the squad fear that those who express unwanted opinions could be chemically altered without their knowledge into essentially becoming living bombs. The key to long life is succeeding in their missions without getting in the way.

Recruitment Fair Brochure

The following question and answer:

Mayuri Kurotsuchi

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

Anyone is fine.

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

It's a very fun place.

3. What do you require of new recruits?

Healthy bodies.

4. Some words for the soul reaper recruits.

Just come.