|Division Specialty||Melee Combat: Swordsmanship|
</div> The Eleventh Division (十一番隊, jūichibantai; ; ; ), also known as Squad 11 in the English Dub (and is sometimes called the Zaraki Corps and Zaraki Squad) is one of the Gotei 13, headed by Captain Kenpachi Takuji.
The Eleventh Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division. The Division has no Fourth Seat even though the former Fifth Seat, Yumichika Ayasegawa was technically qualified for the position. He wanted to be the Third Seat because he thought that kanji was the most beautiful, he chose to be the Fifth Seat because the kanji resembles the kanji for the Third Seat, leaving a vacant position that wouldn't be filled as nobody was more qualified than him within the division short of the first three seats.
The Eleventh Division is the direct-combat Division with a specialization in swords-only combat, forgoing the other Shinigami arts and thereby being one of the most specialized divisions in the Gotei 13. The division's doctrine of dominating in battle is what appeals to its members; they believe that fighting is what makes life worth living. This is what separates 11th Division from the others and makes them the strongest division. Everyone in the 11th Division are highly skilled in fighting. They believe if they are going to die anyway, go down fighting gloriously.
The division is also setup so that to become the Captain of the Eleventh, the candidate must do so through the third method of becoming a captain, killing the previous captain in front of 200 members of the Division, which is almost the entire Division. Upon defeating the previous Kenpachi, the new captain takes on the name of Kenpachi or the best swordsman of each generation. Since the rise to captain status of the current Kenpachi, an unofficial rule has been added that says to be a true member of the Eleventh Division, one's Zanpakutō must be a melee-type.
Like all the other barracks, the 11th Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 11th.
(† = confirmed death)
|1st Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|2nd Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|3rd Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|4th Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|5th Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|6th Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|7th Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|8th Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|9th Kenpachi||Captain||? - ?||Deceased†|
|Kenpachi Zaraki||Captain||? - 2004||Deceased†|
|Yachiru Kusajishi||Lieutenant||? - 2004||Deceased†|
|Kenpachi Takuji||Captain||2010 - Current||Active|
|Akira Zaraki||Lieutenant||2010 - Current||Active|