Assemble! The 13 Divisions
Kanji 結集!護廷13隊
Romanji Kesshū! Gotei jūsantai
Episode Number 24
Manga Chapters Chapter 80, Chapter 81, Chapter 82
Arc Soul Society: The Sneak Entry arc
Previous Episode 14 Days Before Rukia's Execution
Next Episode Penetrate the Center with an Enormous Bombshell?
Japanese March 22, 2005
English February 24, 2007
Theme Music
Opening *~Asterisk~
Ending Thank You!
Episode 24 Screenshots

Assemble! The 13 Divisions is the twenty-fourth episode of the Bleach anime.

As Ichigo Kurosaki continues working to get into Seireitei, the Gotei 13 captains have a meeting.



The cannon rises out of their home.

Kūkaku Shiba tells Ichigo's group how she is going to get them into the Seireitei. Then, Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko are told by Kūkaku to "raise it up". They then start to rotate two cranks. The ground under Ichigo's group begins to rise up, and the ceiling opens. Kūkaku passes an orb to Ichigo, and tells him to put spirit power into it. However, Ichigo does not know how to do this. She then tells Ganju Shiba to demonstrate it for him. Ichigo, at first, refuses to let him take the orb and show him. Kūkaku then hits both of them, and tells them to "Cut that crap out".


Ganju demonstrates the use of the Kidō Orb.

Ganju then gets up and begins a demonstration of how to put Reiryoku into the orb. It works, and a giant blue orb appears around Ganju. Kūkaku than explains that, the wall around the Seireitei is made out of a rare rock called 'Sekkiseki' and it completely rejects Reiatsu. Kūkaku explains that the orb will allow them to break through the Seireitei's defense. They then go to an underground hall to practice putting spirit power into the ball.

Elsewhere, Lieutenant Renji Abarai and the lieutenant from the 7th Division are seen walking on a catwalk. They start walking into a room and see Lieutenant Momo Hinamori, of the 5th Division , sitting down. Then Lieutenant Rangiku Matsumoto, of the 10th Division, walks in. Momo asks Renji if he's seen Captain Sōsuke Aizen lately, because he's been acting strange, something which Renji agrees with.

At Kūkaku's place, Ichigo's group is still training. Kūkaku is seen pouring a drink into two cups, and says: "Sorry bro, for helping that Shinigami... But if you were alive and saw me not helping one, you'd yell at me... You who loved Shinigami... and died as one."


Most of the Captains gather to question Gin Ichimaru.

Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryū Ishida go up to show the progress they've made in making the force field, with Orihime performing the best and Ichigo being the worst. Koganehiko and Shiroganehiko scold Ichigo, telling him he has no talent. This angers Ichigo and he throws the orb at them. The day goes by, and during the night, Ichigo is still trying to form the barrier. Meanwhile Ichigo's friends go eat. Once Ichigo tells Ganju why he wants to save Rukia Kuchiki, Ganju tells Ichigo his secret of how to make a barrier with the orb easier.

The technique worked for Ichigo, but his Reiatsu was too strong and it started to blow away Ganju. After Kūkaku arrived and yelled at Ichigo to lower off his Reiatsu he does, but he loses focus, causing the barrier to explode. Kūkaku started to give him a hard time for this and because of this, she decides not to give either of them dinner.

Back at the Seireitei, the captains meeting is being initiated. They begin to discuss matters such as Rukia's execution and Captain Gin Ichimaru's handling of the Ryoka. During the meeting, the intruder alarm is sounded.

Kon-sama's Ultimate Shinigami Illustrated Guide

The featured character is Marechiyo Ōmaeda.

Characters in order of appearance



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