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Personal Info

Male Male


3 cm (Pill)[1]
27 cm (Plushy)[1]
174 cm (Ichigo's body)[1]


5 g (Pill)[1]
182 g (Plushy)[1]
61 kg (Ichigo's body)[1]


Modified Soul


December 30[2]

Current Status

Alive (Unknown)

Professional Status

Ichigo's Group

Previous Team

Karakura Superheroes
Karakura-Raizer Team

Base of Operations

Kurosaki Clinic
Karakura Town
Human World

Primary Skill
Special Skill

Enhanced Leg Strength & Speed

Voice Actor(s)
Japanese Voice Actor(s)

Mitsuaki Madono
Tite Kubo (Memories in the Rain OVA)

English Voice Actor(s)

Quinton Flynn


Bleach Chapter #13


Bleach Episode #6


Bleach: Memories of Nobody


Bleach: The Blade of Fate


Memories in the Rain

Kon (コン, Kon) is an artificial soul modified by the Soul Society operation known as "Project: Spearhead" to inhabit a dead body and use his special powers to help the Shinigami fight Hollows. Kon's special power is in his leg muscles.[3] His name is short for Kaizō Konpaku (改造 魂魄, Modified soul or Mod-soul for short). Ichigo uses him to transform into his Shinigami form, leaving him in charge of his body the way normal Shinigami use artificial souls to look after their gigais. When not serving this purpose, Kon usually inhabits a lion plushy.


Kon primarily serves as a comedic foil in the series; when not inhabiting Ichigo's body, his normal plushy body is treated with little respect and much disdain, sometimes bordering on abuse.

Kon is quite perverted and is preoccupied by sex much of the time. He will often try to take advantage of his plushy body to get girls to hug him to their chests. Kon is especially attracted to girls with large breasts, which makes Orihime the center of many of his fantasies. In the manga he is also seen using Ichigo's body to gratify himself while fantasizing about Orihime and Rukia.[4]

Kon's redeeming quality, which allows Ichigo and Rukia to see him as someone worth saving, is his views on the sanctity of life. Because he spent many years in the form of a pill, fearful that one day he would be discovered and disposed of, Kon has developed a moral stance that prevents him from killing anything. He will also risk his own life in order to save even the lowliest of creatures,[5] and is angered to see people who belittle their creations and dispose of them off-hand.[6]


The Mod-souls were the product of a Soul Society project called "Spearhead". The goal of the said project was to modify artificial souls so that they could be inserted into dead Human bodies and turn them into foot soldiers or cannon fodder in the war against the Hollows. Each Mod-soul had a unique superpower meant to help it fight.[7]

Kon was one of the last Mod-souls ever created. Shortly after his creation the project was deemed inhumane by Soul Society and was shut down. All of the existing Mod-souls were to be terminated.[8] Kon, however, made a lucky escape, along with some other Mod-soul pills, and wound up in the storage room of the Urahara Shop, inside a Soul Candy dispenser. Urahara placed the tainted dispenser in a box designated as "poor merchandise" and had intended to dispose of it but for some reason never did.[9]

Kon's plushy body was a fake version of Ponkichi, the main character of a popular TV show called "Carnivore Kingdom" (肉食帝国, Nikushoku Teikoku). It was purchased in the Karakura Town Festival for a child instead of a more expensive, official version. The child who got it didn't like the cheap knock off, and so threw it away.[10]


Agent of the Shinigami arc

Ichigo asks Rukia about Kon

The Mod-soul is put in Ichigo's body for the first time

When Rukia realizes she won't have much more time in the living world before the Gotei 13 send someone after her, she decides to find a way for Ichigo to transform into a Shinigami without her help.[11] For this reason she goes to the Urahara Shop and buys a dispenser of soul candy, which Ururu fetches from storage. Later, in school, Rukia drags Ichigo to a secluded corner and forces him to take one of the pills. Sure enough, Ichigo's soul is pushed out of his body and his body is now controlled by what seems to be an Artificial soul. Right then, Rukia's Hollow alarm goes off, and the two leave Ichigo's body in the hands of the supposed Artificial Soul, despite Ichigo's mistrust.[12]

At about that time, Kisuke Urahara discovers that the dispenser he sold to Rukia was a faulty one, containing Mod-souls instead of soul candy, which Ururu delivered by mistake. He and his employees decide to set out and find it.

Kon Jumps Over Teacher

The Mod-soul tests out his body

The Mod-soul, finding himself for the first time in a Human body, decides to hijack Ichigo's body for his pleasure and amusement. He wows a teacher by jumping over his head onto a rooftop 20 yards away. Next he surprises the girls in Ichigo's classroom by jumping up to the 3rd floor window from the ground. He makes a move on Orihime and kisses Tatsuki, throwing her into a fit of rage. Ichigo and Rukia return in time to find school desks flying through the window, they try to corner the Mod-soul but he jumps down from the window and runs away.[13]

Kon watches kids

The Mod-soul encounters Hashigami, Kaneda and Ino

The Mod-soul goes off on a spree, leaping high and far through the air. His spree brings him near Ichigo's younger sisters' school, where he encounters three boys - Hashigami, Kaneda and Ino - who cut from gym class to play video games. He is enraged by the callous way the boys delete the game characters they created. He attacks the boys and breaks their game console.[14] Later, as he makes his way away from the school, he senses a Hollow near the place he just left and doubles back, arriving just in time to drag the three boys out of harm's way. Rukia and Ichigo, in their search for the Hollow are surprised to find the Mod-soul, in Ichigo's body, taking a beating against it. Ichigo and the Mod-soul destroy the Hollow together, but the Hollow's falling body threatened to crush a trail of ants, so the Mod-soul kicks it away, putting himself and Ichigo's body at risk of falling off the roof. He later says that he refuses to kill anything or allow anything to be killed, because he feels anything has the right to live and die freely.[15]


Urahara arrives to recover the Mod-soul

When Urahara arrives to retrieve his "poor merchandise", Ichigo and Rukia decide to keep the Mod-soul as the permanent means to replace Ichigo's soul, and agree to claim responsibility over the Mod-soul.[16] They later find a lion plushy for the Mod-soul to reside in while not in use. Unexpectedly, the plushy comes to life, and Ichigo orders him to not reveal himself to the rest of the household. Ichigo chooses 'Kon', short for Kaizō Konpaku (instead of 'Kai', which sounded too cool) for the Mod-soul's name.[17]

During the fight between Ichigo and Grand Fisher Rukia puts him into Ichigo's body to help her carry Ichigo's sisters. He later asks Rukia to go help Ichigo as a favor.[18][19]

When he is fed up with the pains of living in the Kurosaki Clinic, he decides to run away but comes back after finding nowhere better.[20]

When Uryū Ishida challenges Ichigo to a duel, Ichigo uses Kon to transform.[21] He later stops a Hollow from attacking Rukia and then confronts Uryū about creating the crisis for the sake of challenging Ichigo.[22]

Ichigo finds Kon Tied

Ichigo finds Kon taped to the toilet

Before escaping the Kurosaki Clinic, Rukia tapes Kon to the bathroom to keep him from telling Ichigo of her escape, he later helps Ichigo decipher the coded note she left. Before leaving to help Rukia, Ichigo uses Kon to transform.[23]

When Ichigo and his companions depart for Soul Society, Kon wishes to come along, but instead Ichigo leaves him in charge of his body and asks him to take care of his family.[24]

Soul Society arc

Kon is recruited by Don Kanonji to the Karakura Superheroes and receives the name Karakura King. The team members use him as a crash test dummy for painful, seemingly useless and unnecessary experiments. Kon jumps from the frying pan into the fire though, when he decides to quit and gets himself abducted by a female Hollow who wants to keep him as a pet. The Hollow is finally vanquished by the team with Kon utilized as the weapon: Passed from Ururu like a volleyball to Jinta, hit by a Jinta Homerun towards Karin and finally kicked at the Hollow with the Karin Impact Kick.[25]

Bount arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

Arrancar arc

With the Arrancar invasion beginning, Kon takes over Ichigo's body to have a little fun on the town, only to run into Grand Fisher.[28] He is saved by the timely re-emergence of Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's father, as a Shinigami. Isshin quickly dispatches Grand Fisher with ease and Kon is forced to keep Isshin's true identity secret. Isshin reveals that he knew about Kon ever since meeting him during Grand Fisher's first attack at the graveyard.[29] When Ichigo leaves to the Visored training, causing Yuzu to cry over his disappearance, Kon comments Ichigo is a bad brother for making her cry.[30]

Hueco Mundo arc


Konsō Cop Karakura-Raizer

While Ichigo is off fighting in Hueco Mundo, Urahara makes Kon an offer to make him into a super hero to fight the Hollows in Karakura Town. Kon initially refuses, but jumps at the chance when Kisuke mentions he could become a 'babe magnet'. He becomes Konsō Cop Karakura-Raizer, and Urahara provides a background story for him: Kon, an evil space alien hiding among inhabitants of earth in order to carry out nefarious schemes, is captured by Dr. Urahara, a scientist on the side of justice, and turns him into the superhero Konsō Cop Karakura-Raizer. Now, to return to his old alien self, he must lay to rest the 108 Hollows that murdered Dr. Urahara's daughter![31]

He first destroys a large Hollow called Zonzain with his Raizer Beam. When other Hollow arrive so does the Karakura-Raizer Team. Together with his team he destroys every Hollow but then they spot a large fortress flying in the air.[31]

After the destruction of the Hollow fortress, Kon soon falls asleep as Urahara's plans are completed for the final showdown in Karakura Town.[32]

Beast Swords arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.

Gotei 13 Invading Army arc (anime only)

Note: Events occurring in this arc are only in the anime and do not constitute canon material.


Protective Charm: A Kidō-based charm originally given to Ichigo by his father. If the owner is attacked by hostile forces, it acts as a defense by forming a powerful barrier, as seen when Kon (in Ichigo's body) was attacked by the Arrancar Grand Fisher. Isshin later reveals that he created the charm for Kon in the first place.[57][58][59]

Karakura-Raizer Watch (anime only): As part of the Karakura-Raizer team, he is given a task to defeat the Hollows in Karakura Town. For this, he needs powers of his own, so he is given a watch, which activates his suit. His suit is Karakura-Raizer.[60]


Kon, as Karakura-Raizer, using Raizer Beam.

  • Karakura-Raizer Suit: The Karakura-Raizer Suit gives Kon abilities of his own such as:
Raizer Beam (ライザービーム, Raiza Bimu): As Karakura-Raizer he can fire beam strong enough to kill a large Hollow. He first has to spell "Raizer" with his body in charades, otherwise he will be electrocuted.

Powers & Abilities

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: During the few times that Kon is in combat, he has proven to be able to hold his own; in addition to possessing all the potential combat abilities of whoever's living body he inhabits, he was designed to have exceptionally powerful leg strength. He was able to fend Ichigo off in combat by using just kicking attacks and leg-blocks, and is able to kick aside massive Hollows.[61]

Enhanced Strength: With his enhanced leg might, he is also capable of jumping over 13 meters and 56 cm from standing position in Ichigo's body and effortlessly smash through a metal fence with a single kick.[61][62]

Enhanced Speed: Kon can run 100 meters in 3.8 seconds.[61]

Spiritual Power: Being a Mod-soul, Kon possesses some spiritual power, though not as much as spiritually aware Humans, such as Yasutora Sado or Orihime Inoue.


  • His theme song, as chosen by Tite Kubo, is "Nichiyoubi Dansu" by Kuuki Koudan (Kon Theme #1) and "Bushman" by Rip Slyme (Kon Theme #2)


  • (To Ichigo Kurosaki) "Right after I was born, Soul Society ordered the mod souls to be destroyed... and the day after I was born I was already chosen to die! Everyday while I was in that pill I was afraid. As I watched my friends disappear each day. Even after I got lucky and escaped the storage among other pills, I feared being discovered and killed. As I trembled in fear I would think... life isn't something that should be taken from others. I was born like this! I should at least have the right to live and die freely! Whether it's humans or insects... or even us... it's the same. That's why I won't... kill anything.[63]
  • (After Rukia Kuchiki stepped on him and he looked up her skirt) "Nice angle!"[64]
  • (Daydreaming about being smothered by women) "Extra large...puffy wuffy...booby woobies!"[65]
  • (About Orihime Inoue) "Well, I could tell whether or not Orihime is the real one...if she would invite me into her Valley of the Gods!"[66]
  • (About Yuzu missing Ichigo) "How could you make this poor kid cry? What a worthless brother!"[30]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bleach Official Character Book 2 MASKED, page 57
  2. Bleach Official Character Book Souls, page 49
  3. Bleach manga Chapter 15, page 11
  4. Bleach manga Chapter 182, page 17
  5. Bleach manga Chapter 16, page 16
  6. Bleach manga Chapter 15, page 18
  7. Bleach manga Chapter 15, page 11
  8. Bleach manga Chapter 16, page 15
  9. Bleach manga; Chapter 14, page 3
  10. Weekly Shonen Jump interview, year 2004, issue 42
  11. Bleach manga Chapter 13, page 2
  12. Bleach manga Chapter 13, pages 6-18
  13. Bleach manga Chapter 14
  14. Bleach manga Chapter 15, pages 14-17
  15. Bleach manga Chapter 16, pages 5-16
  16. Bleach manga Chapter 16, pages 17-20
  17. Bleach manga Chapter 17, pages 16-17
  18. Bleach manga Chapter 22, pages 1-3
  19. Bleach manga Chapter 23, page 6
  20. Bleach manga Chapter 27
  21. Bleach manga Chapter 36, page 16
  22. Bleach manga Chapter 44, page 14-16
  23. Bleach manga Chapter 53, page 9-18
  24. Bleach manga Chapter 70, page 6-14
  25. Bleach anime Episode 50. This occurred in the anime only
  26. Bleach anime; Episode 80
  27. Bleach anime, Episode 91
  28. Bleach manga; Chapter 184, page 18
  29. Bleach manga; Chapter 187, page 8
  30. 30.0 30.1 Bleach manga; Chapter 217, page 3
  31. 31.0 31.1 Bleach anime, Episode 213
  32. Bleach anime, Episode 214
  33. Bleach anime; Episode 261
  34. 34.0 34.1 Bleach anime, Episode 317
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Bleach anime, Episode 318
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Bleach anime, Episode 319
  37. 37.0 37.1 Bleach anime, Episode 320
  38. Bleach anime, Episode 321
  39. Bleach anime; Episode 322
  40. Bleach anime; Episode 325
  41. Bleach anime; Episode 326
  42. Bleach anime; Episode 327
  43. Bleach anime; Episode 328
  44. Bleach anime; Episode 329
  45. 45.0 45.1 Bleach anime; Episode 330
  46. Bleach anime; Episode 331
  47. Bleach anime; Episode 332
  48. Bleach anime; Episode 333
  49. Bleach anime; Episode 334
  50. Bleach anime; Episode 335
  51. Bleach anime; Episode 336
  52. Bleach anime; Episode 337
  53. Bleach anime; Episode 338
  54. Bleach anime; Episode 340
  55. Bleach anime; Episode 341
  56. Bleach anime; Episode 341 omake
  57. Bleach manga; Chapter 69, page 12-13
  58. Bleach manga; Chapter 186, page 16-17
  59. Bleach manga; Chapter 187, page 8
  60. Bleach anime; Episode 213-214
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 Bleach manga; Volume 3, Kon's character profile
  62. Bleach manga; Chapter 14, page 5-6
  63. Bleach manga; Chapter 16, pages 15-16
  64. Bleach manga; Chapter 17, page 7
  65. Bleach anime; Episode 50
  66. Bleach anime; Episode 67


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