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    Steve is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Default Gotei 13 -- The Flowers

    Giving credits and thanks to happysky, it is the first time I have seen all the Gotei 13 flowers in one single image, and some of them never appeared in the manga (as far as I remember... or maybe I just never noticed them?). Anyway, here it is:



    The image is taken from a promotional sticker foil for Gamecube DS, and fully features the Gotei 13 numbers as well. Follow the link above to catch the full hi-res image and eventually partecipate to the bid for the item.

    Anyway: it would be cool now to understand what are all these flowers, that are shown in order of Division... I even have problems to assign the Italian name to each single flower, so you can imagine how dumb I am with English :D
    But, just to start, the 11th Division symbol seems everything but a flower to me...
    Any opinions out there? :)

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    11th guys are tough love fighting ones - zaraki must have asked to change the flower to something else, an insigna since it made the squad too 'sissy'

    :P

    "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the baddest mother fucker in the valley."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbosquet
    zaraki must have asked to change the flower to something else
    It is possible, but I feel much more interesting if the flowers were invented at the origin of the Gotei 13 system. OK, nothing as ever been said about the first captains ever, but I think it could be somewhat romantic if their symbols could not be modified.
    But, after all this "poetry", I still have to understand KT's flowery way :D


    PS: at the military medical exams here in Italy, there was a psychological question like "do you like flowers?" or similar, and the urban legend was that any soldier with a like for flowers could be homosexual. Some of us answered YES in order to fake gayness and try to be rejected at the military recruitment... :D
    I wonder if KT likes flowers, then... :P

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    [sarcasm]Hey, did you know that reading wikipedia prevents you from being *****?[/sarcasm]

    Saw that image a loooong tme ago.


    They have higher-res image and the meaning of 11th div. insignia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiniga...ch%29#Insignia



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    Quote Originally Posted by DeDaL
    Saw that image a loooong tme ago.

    They have higher-res image and the meaning of 11th div. insignia.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiniga...ch%29#Insignia
    Thanks for pointing it out, DeDaL.
    That image on Wikipedia has, anyway, differences from the one I posted. Every flower is different: there are small differences (examples: Divisions 9th and 10th) and big differences (examples: Divisions 2rd and 7th), and sometimes they aren't similar at all (examples: Division 1st and 2nd).

    The image I posted is coming from an official promo merchandise, so I tend to give it more credit than Wikipedia -- but which of the two is right, anyway? :)

    It is stated on Wikipedia that Division 11th symbol is not a flower. OK, now I'll just have to gather the names for the other twelve :P

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    I read from a foreign forum and there was an author tried to find all those hidden meaning in each division's symbol, he used the same picture from a promotional sticker too.
    he assume this symbol represent flowers :
    1st div. - Higanbana or Red Spider Lily
    2nd div. - unidentified
    3rd div. - Kiku or Chrysanthemum
    4th div. - Rindo or Gentian or bell-flower
    5th div. - Susuran or Lily of the valley
    6th div. - Tsubaki or Camellia
    7th div. - Ayame or Iris
    8th div. - Gladiolus
    9th div. - unidentified
    10th div. - Yuri or Lily
    11th div. - Nokogirisou or Yarrow
    12th div. - Azami or Thistle
    13th div. - Kakitsubata (a kind of Ayame) or rabbit ear Iris

    so if this flower remain correctly to each div. sign I though that there should represent something or some hidden meaning.

    Comparing between Wikipedia and the sticker one, the one that has a bit different as 3rd Div. I found numbers of pages that refer to the same flower on the sticker Bleach vol15

    and the one that has a big different as 7th Div. I can found only one clearest page is Bleach vol16 ch138 p4

    but for 1st and 2nd I cant found any reference from manga.

 

 

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