For the quinque, see Lantern (Quinque).
Uruka Minami
Name Uruka Minami
Japanese Name 三波 麗花
Romaji Minami Uruka
Alias Lantern
Species Ghoul
Status Deceased
Age 16–17
Gender Female
Height 156 cm
Weight 46 kg
Foot Length 22 cm
Occupation High School Student
Ward 13th Ward
Rc Type Bikaku
Manga Debut Jack: Chapter 1
Seiyuu Saori Hayami
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Uruka Minami (三波 麗花, Minami Uruka) was one of Taishi Fura's classmates. She was revealed to be the ghoul serial killer Lantern (ランタン, Rantan).


Minami was a beautiful teenage girl, with long brown hair worn down. She usually wore her school's uniform, and was admired by others for her cheerful demeanor and good looks.

As Lantern, she wore a mask that resembles a Jack-o-Lantern and a large trench coat. This would completely conceal her face and body, causing many to mistake her as a man.

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Minami was an example of a Ghoul with a severely compartmentalized personality, neatly dividing her life between the human and ghoul worlds. While living as a human, she is a hard-working and cheerful girl that easily makes friends. However, as Lantern she is a cruel serial killer noted for her extreme appetite and brutal killing methods. Minami has considerable admiration for the peaceful lives that humans led, and longs to experience that for herself through going to school. However, Minami also harbours intense feelings of jealousy towards humanity for their peaceful and easy lives. These feelings led her to carry out a twisted form of vigilantism, preying upon people that she believes do not deserve or appreciate the gift of living as humans. In this way, she is incredibly petty and cruel, viewing juvenile delinquents with the same disgust as hardened criminals because both disrupt the order of society. She claims to be doing human society a favour, through killing these "undeserving" elements.

She hints at having had a very difficult past, breaking into tears when mentioning how difficult it is to live as a Ghoul. Her relationship with other Ghouls is strained due to her binge eating, and complete disregard for them. She readily manipulates others to achieve her goals, sacrificing others to test Arima's strength and tricking Yamori into doing her bidding.



Minami first appears as Lantern, hunting delinquents in an isolated area. After killing three of Taishi's friends including Ryou and injuring Aki's right eye, she runs away from the area. Later on when she gets targeted by her hair dresser, another ghoul, who mistook her for a human, she is saved by Arima and Taishi. Using the opportunity to disguise herself as a human friend, she offers to help the duo collect information on where ghouls may be. Upon reaching an area where the information points to, Taishi splits with Arima and Minami, where Minami attempts to kill Arima. Arima defeats her but leaves her alive. After having a short talk with Taishi, she attacks and is killed by him.

Her kagune was later used to make Fura's A+ rank quinque that is named after her own alias, Lantern.

Powers and Abilities

Ghoul Physiology: Having been born a ghoul, Minami possessed enhanced physical capabilities along with a Bikaku kagune.

Bikaku kagune: Minami's bikaku resembles a lizard's tail, and has extreme flexibility. She alternately used it like a whip, or a sword wrapped around her arm. She is also capable of burrowing her bikaku in the ground and attacking with it from below.

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  • Arima states that her shoe size is 22cm, a key piece of evidence used to uncover her identity.
  • Taishi Fura implies that his Quinque was made from her, stating it came from the first Ghoul he ever killed. This was later confirmed in his character profile.
  • Minami's RC Type is inconsistently portrayed between media appearances. In the original Jack, her kagune is shown to emerge from her upper back, just below her shoulder blades. In the OVA, her kagune instead emerges from her tailbone and has since been stated to be a Bikaku. The reason for these changes is unknown.

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