|Division Color||Spring Green (Magic Mint)|
The 3rd Division follows the traditional organization of a Gotei 13 Division. After the Defection of Gin Ichimaru the Division was run by the next highest authority in the 3rd Division, Lieutenant Izuru Kira. Some time after Sōsuke Aizen's defeat, Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi was reinstated as the captain of the 3rd Division.
No special duties have been noted for the 3rd Division.
Like all the other barracks, the 3rd Division Barracks house the offices and living quarters of the Shinigami of the 3rd. During his captaincy, Gin Ichimaru is said to have planted Persimmon trees in the barrack grounds and dried the fruits himself to create hoshigaki, which he shared with other divisions. Captain Ichimaru and Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya also fought on the 3rd Division grounds during the Ryoka Invasion.
|Captain||Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi||1889 A.D. - 1900 A.D.
2001 or 2002 A.D. - Current
|Lieutenant||Izuru Kira||? - Current||Active|
|Unseated||Inose (anime only)||? - Current||Active|
|Unseated||Aida (anime only)||? - Current||Active|
|Unseated||Kanō (anime only)||? - Current||Active|
|Unseated||Shinta Seko (anime only)||? - Current||Active|
|Captain||Gin Ichimaru||? - 2001 A.D.||Deceased|
|Captain||Shūsuke Amagai (anime only)||2001 A.D.||Deceased|
|Lieutenant||Chikane Iba||? - ?||Retired|
|3rd Seat||Makoto Kibune (anime only)||2001 A.D.||Deceased|
|Unseated||Sugama (anime only)||? - 2001 A.D.||Deceased|
|3rd Seat||Rikū Togakushi||? - Current||Deceased|
|5th Seat||Taketsuna Gori||? - Current||Deceased|
|6th Seat||Asuka Katakura||? - Current||Deceased|
Members of the 3rd Division are encouraged not to fear Captain Ichimaru, but instead to take delight in his mischievous nature.
Recruitment Fair Brochure
- No reply, as his whereabouts are unknown.
1. What kind of individuals are you seeking?
People who don't lie.
2. How would you describe the atmosphere around your division?
I wonder. Lately I've been alone a lot, so....
3. What do you require of new recruits?
That they not lie.
4. Some words for the Shinigami recruits.
Even if you come, Captain Ichimaru won't be here.
Frank talk!! with the 6th Division lieutenant, Renji Abarai
Since that incident, Kira's seemed pretty down. Well, it's pretty hopeless... Hey, any of you guys who'd think, "Anything's fine! I just want to be helpful to Lieutenant Kira!" -- join here!! Good luck, Kira!!!
Shinigami Women's Association Aptitude Test
According to the Shinigami Women's Association aptitude test, those who like pranks and do not want to give-up their "playful side" are best suited for this division as they will learn how to stay that way from Captain Ichimaru, who works hard and plays hard. The Association also assures recruits that while you cannot tell what Captain Ichimaru is thinking, he is well liked by his subordinates.
- Bleach Official Bootleg, page 84
- Bleach manga; Chapters 130-132
- Bleach Bootleg, page 85
- Bleach Bootleg, page 123
- Bleach Bootleg, page 177