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8th Division
8th Division Insignia.png
Title Eighth Division
Kanji 八番隊
Romaji Hachibantai
Captain Lisa Yadomaru
Lieutenant Yuyu Yayahara
Allies None
Specialty N/A
Insignia Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise)
Insignia Signifies Everything is Obtained
Division Color Raspberry Rose

The Eighth Division (八番隊, hachibantai; "Squad 8" in the English Dub) is one of the Gotei 13, headed by Captain Lisa Yadomaru.


The 8th Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division.

Special Duties

No special duties have been noted for the eighth Division.


8th Division Barracks

Like all the other barracks, the 8th Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 8th. During the Ryoka Invasion, Chad and Kyōraku fought on the barrack grounds, with Chad causing significant damage to part of the barracks during the fight.[1]

Notable Members

8th Division
Rank Name In Office Status
Captain Lisa Yadōmaru 2003 A.D. or later - Current Active
Lieutenant Yuyu Yayahara ? - Current Active
3rd Seat Tatsufusa Enjōji ? - Current Active
Unknown Ibara Tomokane[2] ? - Current Active
Former Members
Captain Shunsui Kyōraku ? - 2003 A.D. Promotion
Lieutenant Lisa Yadōmaru ? - 1900 A.D. Discharged
Lieutenant Nanao Ise ? - 2003 A.D. Promoted


Captain Kyōraku is a man who can give commands and as such the 8th Division is accustomed to strong leadership. However, it seems like the real power in this division is held by the lieutenant.[3]

Recruitment Fair Brochure

Illustration for the 8th Division Recruitment Brochure[4]

The following question and answer, plus illustration, was printed in the special issue of the Seireitei Communication that came out straight after the Ryoka Invasion of Soul Society.[4]

Shunsui Kyōraku

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

As long as they're girls, I'll happily welcome all of them. ♥

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

It's a fun place. ♥

3. What do you require of new recruits?

Only girls are allowed. ♥

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

Boys can go join some other division, but girls should come join the 8th division. ♥ Once a week we have a drinking party, too.

Nanao Ise

1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?

People who do their work to the letter.

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

An orderly and serious division.

3. What do you require of new recruits?

You are not allowed to drink alcohol, and of course both men and women may inquire.

4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.

I'll be waiting to hear from you. By the way, we do not have drinking parties.

Frank talk!! with the 10th Division's lieutenant, Rangiku Matsumoto

Nanao is reeeally strict. Anyone else who's strict shouldn't join. The 8th Division has a captain full of mature charm, and a sexy lieutenant, so it's really exciting~! Everyone, come and play sometime. ♥

Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude Test

According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, those who cherish sophistication and elegance are best suited for this division. However, recruits must also remember to put training before panache.[5]


  • On their days off, the soldiers of the 8th division and Rangiku and her friends all drink together.[3]
  • A persistent rumor regarding the division is that once a week the soldiers of the 8th Division are invited to come to a drinking party, but male soldiers are forbidden, so in the end it's an entirely female gathering.[3]


  1. Bleach anime, Episode 37
  2. Bleach manga; Chapter 652, page 7
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bleach Bootleg, pages 99-101
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bleach Bootleg, page 128
  5. Bleach Bootleg, page 178