|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.
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.
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.
(† = confirmed death)
|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.