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Minami Hokutozai ( (ほく) (とう) 西 (ざい) (みなみ) Hokutōzai Minami) is a pre-petrification human and was a reporter before the petrification event. She was revived by Tsukasa, someone she heavily admires, to help locate strong and capable people for increasing the power of the Tsukasa Empire. After the collapse of the Empire, she joins and helps the Kingdom of Science with her information gathering and documentation skills.


Minami is a curvy young woman of moderate height with very long, slightly wavy, blonde hair that reaches her hips. She wears a short grey headband that has two cone-shaped protrusions at the ends which are hollow, allowing her to hide small items within it.[9] She has large brown eyes, slightly pointed at the ends, and soft facial features. Her lips are thin and darkened. Minami is exceptionally well-endowed.

She wears a short paneled burgundy dress with short splits at the top of her thighs. It is both shoulderless and sleeveless, with a ragged top hem. A tan-colored ribbon is wrapped around her upper body, just below her breasts, with no visible knot. She does not wear shoes.



She seems to prefer strong, handsome men with strong conviction as she is enamored with Tsukasa and is heartbroken when he is cryogenically frozen in order to save him. Despite this, she has great confidence in her abilities as a former reporter to determine who will be the best to revive, whether working for the Tsukasa Empire or for the Kingdom of Science.

It seems she is particular with the kind of man she likes and doesn't just focus on looks or strength, as Ryusui's proclamations of her as being beautiful did not move her at all (she even seemed confused but not disgusted) [10] though she did get embarrassed and blush heavily when he was first revived and fully naked. She also reacted with comical disgust and exasperation at Moz's antics, particularly due to his desire to protect the "cute girls".[11]

She was initially a firm believer in Tsukasa's philosophy of not reviving greedy or rich people, fearing they would plunge the new era in chaos. This was best seen when she did not want to revive Ryusui, though admitted her views of him changed after she got to know him.[12] From this, it is seen that she can alter her perspective of a person after getting to know them as an individual.

She is so passionate about being a reporter and photography that she agrees to exchange her last bit of revival fluid in exchange for the tool of her trade, a camera. Once she gains the equipment, Minami wastes no time in reporting Perseus' voyage for America.

On a side note, she seems to love clothing, becoming quite happy when the Kingdom of Science manages to create cloth and being one of the first to purchase a set of clothes for herself. Though oddly enough, she continues to wear the same primitive outfit despite having new attire, not even bothering to wear shoes.

She seems to be emotional, developing a strong attachment to Tsukasa and crying when he is cryogenically frozen for a long time before Senku snaps her out of it with a job. Similarly, she cries when Senku gives her a camera and when a good portion of the Kingdom of Science goes on their voyage, she wants to take a picture to commemorate it, crying because she understands that it may be a long time before everyone meets each other again. She is in tears of joy at Tsukasa's revival and nervously states how happy she is to see him okay.

Minami likes to pry into people's relationships, as she questions Kirisame and Kinro on their status, leaving them flustered. She was excited at the thought of Ruri and Chrome's obvious attraction.

Abilities and Skills[]

  • Acute Senses: She has good eyesight being able to see from a distance that Senku was holding a machine gun, despite him being in the air in a plane.
  • Linguistic Proficiency: She states as a reporter that she had to learn other languages. Therefore she is fluent in both Japanese and English. She was able to understand and communicate with Brody during their negotiations for the establishment of Corn City.[13]
  • Researching Abilities: In her worker file, it is stated she is able to hunt down every last detail of the story through her extensive network of connections. Minami herself calls these skills her weapons. She uses the knowledge she's gathered over the years well as the one in charge of selecting who to revive during her time in the Tsukasa Empire.
  • Knowledge of Others: In her years as a reporter, Minami has come to interview and research all sorts of people. In her time in the Tsukasa Empire, she is the one who selected Yo[14] and Ukyo[15] to be revived, as well as most of the revived Tsukasa Empire members, and once she joins the Kingdom of Science, she is the one who finds the sailor they needed, Ryusui.[16]
  • Photography: In her years of being a reporter, Minami has picked up photography as a skill. Minami is seen setting up photo shoots for Senku, trying to find the perfect pose and angle to capture a photo. Minami would continue to take group photos of the Kingdom of Science, as a record. She would organize poses and photo shooting areas for the perfect shot. Minami is often able to capture the moment perfectly within her photos, and built up a large record of photos for the Kingdom of Science.


Combat Power
1/5 E
Writing Ability
3/5 C
5/5 A
Minami's stats, according to Volume 9

Chapter Appearances[]

Chapter Appearances
Vs. Hyoga Arc
46. Stone Wars Absent
47. Science Vs. Power Absent
48. Blades of Science Absent
49. To the Present Absent
50. Humanity's Greatest Weapon Debut
Communications Arc
51. Sweets for the Stone World Absent
52. Age of Energy Absent
53. Hard Knocks Crafting Club Absent
54. Flickering Blue Jewel Absent
55. Treasure Dungeon Push Start Absent
56. The Treasure Absent
57. Heat Heart Absent
58. Wave of Science Absent
59. Voices from Here to Infinity Absent
60. Angel's Song, Devil's Whisper Absent
61. Stone Wars Begin Absent
62. Double Chase Absent
63. Information Warfare Absent
64. Hotline Absent
65. Call From the Dead Absent
66. Liars and Truth Tellers Absent
67. Full Mobilization Absent
68. Flame of Revolution Absent
69. Steam Gorilla Absent
70. Paper Shield Absent
71. Prison Break Absent
72. Experience Points Absent
73. Top-Secret Mission Absent
74. Fateful 20 Seconds Absent
75. 20-Second Countdown Appears
76. Final Battle Absent
77. The Power of Science Absent
78. That Which Destroys or Saves Absent
79. For This Very Moment Absent
80. Humanity's Strongest Tag Team Absent
81. Fingertip Absent
82. Epilogue of Stone Wars (End of Part 2) Pictured
Age of Exploration Arc
83. Dr. Stone Mentioned
84. People = Power Appears
85. Ultimate Resource Appears
86. Money Appears
87. Senku's Department Store Pictured
88. Wings of Humanity Absent
89. Adventures Absent
90. New World Map Absent
91. Need Bread? Start with Wheat Absent
92. Desire is Noble Appears
93. The First Shot Is Yours Appears
94. The Scent of Black Gold Pictured
95. First Contact Absent
96. Eye of Science Absent
97. The Joy of Leadership Absent
98. Ryusui Appears
99. Kingdom of Science Photo Journal Appears
100. Origin of the 100 Tales Appears
Treasure Island Arc
101. Treasure Chest Absent
102. Perseus, Ship of Science Absent
103. Light of Hope and Despair Absent
104. Men of Forensics Absent
105. The Island's Great Beauty Absent
106. The Secret of Petrification Absent
107. To the Trump Card Science Vessel Absent
108. Two Trump Cards Absent
109. The Great Escape Absent
110. Beautiful Science Absent
111. Science Wars Absent
112. King of Three Dimensions Absent
113. Cryptography Science Absent
114. Silently, Science Pierces the Stone Absent
115. One Second, One Grain Absent
116. Miracle in Hand Absent
117. The Kingdom of Science Strikes Back Absent
118. Silent Soldiers Absent
119. Science Soldiers Absent
120. Top Secret Absent
121. Medusa's True Face Absent
122. Brain-Battle Puzzle Pieces Absent
123. The Battle of Wits' Deal Game Absent
124. The Invention of God and the Devil Absent
125. The Decisive Three-Dimensional Battle Absent
126. A 3-D Strategy Absent
127. Medusa and Perseus Absent
128. Island-Wide Battle Royale Absent
129. Joker Absent
130. Devil's Choice Absent
131. Nasty Crimes Absent
132. The Strongest Weapon Is... Absent
133. Flash of Destruction Absent
134. Commander Faceoff Absent
135. Counting Absent
136. Medusa Vs. Science Absent
137. Last Man Standing Pictured
138. End Of Part 3 Absent
New America City Arc
139. First Dream Absent
140. New World Plots Absent
141. First Team Appears
142. World Power Absent
143. Ryusui vs. Senku Appears
144. Ryusui & Gen vs. Senku & Kohaku Appears
145. Bar Francois Absent
146. Bar Francois: Bitters Appears
147. Science Journey Appears
148. Pioneers of Earth Appears
149. Light Lure in Darkness Absent
150. Righteous Science User Absent
151. Dr. X Absent
152. Doctor Vs. Doctor Appears
153. Science Wars Appears
154. Spy vs. Spy Absent
155. Science Is Elegant Appears
156. Two Scientists Absent
157. Same Time, Same Place Absent
158. Who's the Scientist? Appears
159. Lock On Absent
160. Gunshots Echo Pictured
161. Craft Wars Pictured
162. Down the Earth-Stained Path Appears
163. Multifront Final Battle Pictured
164. Re-Lock On Appears
165. Know the Rules, Make the Rules Appears
166. Ultimate Knight Appears
167. Different Strokes Absent
168. Corn City: Population One Million Absent
169. RISK or HEART Appears
South America Arc
170. Staring Up at the Same Moon Appears
171. Staring at the Same Light Absent
172. Marked with an "X" of Wisdom Absent
173. Earth Race Absent
174. The Specter of the Panama Canal Absent
175. Ultra Race Across South America Absent
176. Net-Breaking Battle Plan Absent
177. Medusa Mechanism Appears
178. Science Scales Mountains Appears
179. Bonds on the High-Wire Absent
180. Sickening Yet Beautiful Absent
181. New World Science Absent
182. Diamond Heart Appears
183. Stone Sanctuary Appears
184. Fort Medusa Absent
185. Lovely Cleavage Plane Appears
186. To Each Their Own Blade Absent
187. Cyber Guerilla Absent
188. What I Once Sought to Destroy Absent
189. Our Dr. Stone Absent
190. Science Transcends Life Appears
191. Divine Scream, Down to Earth Pictured
192. Until We Meet Again Absent
193. Our Stone World Absent
New Stone World Arc
194. Homo Sapiens, All Alone Petrified
195. Treasure Hunter, All Alone Absent
196. Scientist, All Alone Absent
197. A Stony Eden and Its Forbidden Fruit Absent
198. Whole New World Absent
199. Superalloys Absent
200. Future Engine Absent
Globetrotting Arc
201. Morse Talk Absent
202. Ryusui Corp. Absent
203. Missile Heart Absent
204. The Universe is Written in the Language of Mathematics Absent
205. Universe of Zeroes and Ones Absent
206. Dawn of the Computer Appears
207. Linking the Circuit Diagram Absent
208. Science Transcends Humanity Appears
209. The Rocket's Hard Truth Absent
210. Not One-Way Absent
211. World Tour for Resources Absent
212. Final Part: Stone to Space Absent
Moon Mission Arc
213. Unknown Known Absent
214. Stone World's Earth Defense Force Pictured
215. Long, Long Road Appears
216. Hello, World Absent
217. Science Underdogs Absent
218. WWW (World Wide Workshop) Absent
219. Three Heroes Absent
220. A Desire for All Appears
221. Entrusting It All Absent
222. Science Road Appears
223. 0 Appears
224. In Space Absent
225. Docking Absent
226. Giant Step Appears
227. It Was You Appears
228. Life Stone Absent
229. Why-Man Absent
230. Human Absent
231. A Future To Get Excited About Absent
232. Final Chapter: Dr. STONE Pictured


  • Minami's name contains the kanji for "North" ( hoku), "East" ( ), "West" (西 zai), and "South" ( minami), which, when translated to English, spells out "NEWS".[17]
  • When remembering to the old world, Minami remembers newspaper names such YoHoo and Gooble, which she could have perhaps written for.[18]


  1. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 22 — Extras
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 9 — Extras
  3. Dr. Stone: Kingdom of Science Encyclopedia, Page 98
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 1, Page 15, Minami Hokutozai is petrified along with all of Earth's human population.
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 50, Page 4
  7. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 191, Page 19, Minami Hokutozai is petrified along with the rest of Corn City.
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 206, Page 5, Minami Hokutozai is revived in Corn City.
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 6
  10. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 142, Page 14
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 166, Page 7
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 141
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 169, Page 3
  14. Dr. Stone Anime: Episode 30
  15. Dr. Stone Anime: Episode 31
  16. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 85, Page 7
  17. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 4
  18. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 85, Page 4

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