Hes being tortured by Ichigos sisters, dressing him up and adding more jewelry to his ears ^^
I can hear him scream already
Now that you mention it.It seems Kubo totally forgot about him.He probably didn't know how to deal with Kon and this situation,so he just threw him out of the manga.
Actually, Kon was kidnapped by Akon and the rest of the 12th Division associates. It was part of the sketch story between chapters for the Deicide stuff, can't remember which but in volume 47, 48 or 49. Jinta and Ururu were shown helping them with the experimentations upon him. They never actually got translated to my knowledge, so I have no idead what the whole story of those sketches is.
Obviously Kubo forgot about him
I just checked, it was volumes 44 and 45 that showed Kon being experimented on by Ururu and Jinta with Akon and the 12th. The last of those sketches has a silhuette of Urahara coming into the room.
Kon is being given the Kensei treatment. No conformation on whether he is alive or dead.
I hope Kubo extends that treatment to all of the Vizards. They suck so bad/generally unappealing compared to captain/espada counterparts.
I hope Kon will come back to the manga. He was obviously one of the funniest characters of Bleach and thus I believe we'll see him later in the Arc.
Haha~ I didn't realized he's gone (for good?) until I saw this thread.
Well, though he's annoying at times, he's really funny and I kinda miss the others' mistreatment on him... XD
Kon who-is-a-lion-doll-but-more-fitting-as-a-black-sheep should come back!
Kon is not gone for good.
As of the most recent anime episode of Bleach, Kon was awarded a substitute shinigami badge just like ichigo, but smaller.
He did not accept it in the episode instead turning around to show off the present he gave to nozomi, but that doesnt mean he didnt take it with him.
So,,,,, now kon is a Substatute mod-soul shinigami.
I think possibly, the next time we see him, he may be in a new body.
Possibly one that Urahara created for him.