First Division
1st Division Insignia
Name 1st Division
Kanji 一番隊
Romaji Ichiban-tai
Captain Daisuke Yamamoto
Lieutenant Lirin
Allied Organisation None
Division Specialty N/A
Insignia Chrysanthemums
Insignia Signifies Truth and Innocence
Division Color Deep Purple

</div> The First Division (一番隊, ichiban-tai), also known as Squad 1 in the English Dub, is one of the Gotei 13, formerly headed by Captain Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto and currently headed by Daisuke Yamamoto.


The 1st Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division.

Special DutiesEdit

No special duties have been noted for the 1st Division. The First Division is ranked highest among the 13 Divisions. Even subordinate members of the First Division are considered model Shinigami. Emergency must be dealt with swiftly; quick decisions and quick actions are essential. The division is able to ascertain a situation and mobilize quickly even before an order is issued. That is the true value of the First Division.



1st Division Barracks

Like all the other barracks, the 1st Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 1st. In addition, due to the 1st Division being the division of the Captain-Commander, the barracks hosts the assembly hall where the captains gather for their meeting. The barracks also has a room set aside for lieutenants' meeting. Captain-Commander Yamamoto's office within the barracks commands a wide, sweeping view of the Seireitei.

Notable MembersEdit

(† = confirmed death)

Rank Name In Office Status
Captain Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto ? - 2003 Deceased†
Captain Daisuke Yamamoto 2004 - Current Active
Lieutenant Sakura ? - 2006 Deceased†
Lieutenant Lirin 2006 - Current Active
3rd Seat Yoko ? - Current Unknown

Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude TestEdit

According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, those who consider themselves "leaders" are best suited for the this division as Captain Yamamoto is a captain's captain and serving under him means that leadership skills are learnt from the very best.


  • Once a month, Captain-Commander Yamamoto gathered the 1st Division together for a tea party in their offices. Yachiru showed up to every one, but only to eat all the tea cakes and then go home.