| Minami Uehara |
(上原 美波 Uehara Minami)
|Appears in:||Digimon Tamers|
|First appearance||"Battle of Adventurers" [M1]|
|Voice actor(s):||(Ja:) Kotono Mitsuishi|
(En:) Stephanie Sheh
|Known relatives||Takehito Uehara (Father)|
Minami is a young girl with blue eyes and short brown hair, worn in pigtails with yellow hairclips. She wears a yellow dress with red straps, and white and pink sandals.
Minami is the daughter of V-Pet creator Takehito Uehara. The V-Pet was based off of her pet dog, Mei, who drowned in the ocean while Minami was riding her bodyboard during a storm. The death of her pet hit Minami very hard and she refused to accept the virtual pet as a replacement.
After VP Labs was attacked by Digimon, Minami was the only person able to escape, and she took the laptop containing the original V-Pet with her. While being pursued by Mephistomon's flunky Digimon, Minami was rescued by Takato Matsuki and his cousin Kai Urazoe. She had dinner with them at the home of Kai Urazoe's grandfather, but grew sad when the older man played music. She revealed in a conversation with Takato what had happened to Mei.
Later that evening the evil Digimon made another attempt at catching Minami. Seasarmon appeared from out of her laptop and protected her, but Minami was afraid when he called her by name. She was captured by Mantaraymon and taken to VP Laboratories. Locked in a room of industrial lasers, her father was threatened that she would be hurt if he did not reveal the location of the V-Pet vaccination program. The evil Digimon tried to destroy her, but were defeated by Seasarmon, who had led Takato, Kai and Guilmon to where she was. Minami was reunited with her father, but still uneasy around Seasarmon.
During the battle against Mephistomon, Minami was protected from harm by Labramon, the pre-evolutionary form of Seasarmon, at the cost of his life. Upset, she tried to tell Labramon that she did not appreciate what he had done. Labramon told Minami that, as he had been created to replace Mei, he WAS Mei and that Mei's death was not her fault. This caused Minami to break down and beg Labramon not to die, calling him "Mei". By calling out the name of her lost dog Minami activated the vaccination program which repared the damage that the corrupted V-Pets had done to the network.
Notes and ReferencesEdit
|Main characters:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Ryo Akiyama | Jeri Katou | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong | Ai and Mako|
|Digimon:||Guilmon and Grani | Terriermon | Renamon | Cyberdramon | Leomon | Guardromon | MarineAngemon | Lopmon | Impmon and Behemoth | Calumon|
|Allies:||Omnimon | Mitsuo Yamaki | Monster Makers | Digimon Sovereigns | DigiGnomes | Alice McCoy and Dobermon | Minami Uehara and Seasarmon | Takehito Uehara|
|Villains:||Millenniummon | Hypnos| Monster Makers | Deva | Mephistomon | D-Reaper | Locomon and Parasimon|
|Relationships:||Takato Matsuki | Henry Wong | Rika Nonaka | Jeri Katou | Ryo Akiyama | Kazu Shioda | Kenta Kitagawa | Suzie Wong|
|Other media:||Battle of Adventurers | Runaway Locomon | Digimon Tamers 1984 | Message in the Packet | Brave Tamer|
|See also:||Digimon | Digital World | D-Power | Digi-Modify | Digital field | List of episodes|