| (ランカ, Ranka)
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #197|
|Appears in||Anime and Manga|
Ranka (ランカ, Ranka; Viz "Lanka") is a shinobi from Konohagakure.
Ranka is depicted as having brown hair that is covered by his forehead protector which he wears like a bandanna. He has a small pointed goatee and wears the standard outfit of the Konohagakure shinobi. He also has small, squinted eyes that rarely seem to open.
Five Kage Summit Arc
In the anime, Ranka, along with Tokuma Hyūga and Muta Aburame, were sent to replace Sai and Yamato who were aiding Anko Mitarashi in investigating one of Orochimaru's hideouts for Kabuto Yakushi's whereabouts.
Confining the Jinchūriki Arc
While on their reconnaissance mission, the team comes across the dead bodies of three Takigakure shinobi as Ranka checks the bodies, he confirms that it was in fact Kabuto that killed the shinobi. After hearing Tokuma's findings from scouting the area ahead of them, Ranka wonders if the masked man was "Madara Uchiha" that they had heard about from their intel.
Shinobi World War Arc
While following Kabuto trail they are led to the Akatsuki headquarters where the team uncovered Tobi's massive army. Still shocked, Anko told him and the others to report the finding while she would instigate further. Though they initially refused to leave her behind they soon departed. Ranka and the others are pursued by Chūkichi and Deidara, but Tokuma is able to warn the team and tells them to go on ahead while he attempted to hold them off.
Despite their best efforts, both Ranka and Tokuma barely survive their encounter with the revived Akatsuki shinobi, Sasori took control of his and Tokuma's body and used them as a puppets to fight the Surprise Attack Division. Ranka was later released by Omoi when he cut the chakra threads and taken away to be healed by Kiri.