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Medaka Box  
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Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box, later dubbed by students the "Medaka Box." Medaka encourages students to submit any problem to the box without hesitation and promises to take on any issue from anyone.

Since Medaka won the Student Council elections with a staggering 98% of the vote, she ends up as the Council's only member. She asks her childhood friend, Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help and he grudgingly agrees, becoming the Student Council's lowest ranking member. Soon Medaka recruits two more people to the Student Council, the former judo club member Akune Kouki as secretary and the current swim club member Kikaijima Mogana, on loan for 300 yen a day, as treasurer.

Now the Student Council members spend their days solving the problems submitted through the Medaka Box, whether they be hooligans in clubs where they don't belong, girls who need help writing love letters or people who've lost their pets, gradually earning the respect and admiration of the entire school.


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Latest Release(s)
v.22 c.192.5 by /a/nonymous & [minus] over 3 years ago
v.1 c.1 by CXC Scans over 4 years ago
c.192 (end) by CXC Scans over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)
Oneshot (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 55

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (1108 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.99 / 10.0
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October 13th 2017, 8:36pm PST



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Weekly Pos #465 increased(+194)
Monthly Pos #938 increased(+266)
3 Month Pos #1691 decreased(-53)
6 Month Pos #1762 increased(+174)
Year Pos #1887 decreased(-125)

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Forum Posts
Medaka Box Question about 1 year ago
Medaka Box Ends This Week over 4 years ago
voiding a previous arc? *Spoilers* over 4 years ago
did medaka box just end at 185? over 4 years ago
Yeah....I still don't know over 5 years ago

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Expect the Unexpec- Actually scratch that.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SilverStripe
October 23rd, 2011, 7:57pm
If you want a normal manga, this is not what you are looking for. This is the farthest thing from your typical shounen manga. People call it stupid, weird, and over the top. In a sense, it's pretty accurate, and that's what makes it unique. The characters, especially, are the reasons why this is such a non-mainstream manga.

It's so stupid at times, it's genius. Stupid things happen all the time in real life, so why do they not happen in manga? In actuality, this manga is actually a fairly intelligent read. They rip apart the common cliches of manga and illustrate a new and more unique alternative. Is it confusing? It's meant to be. There is a lot of dialogue, but it is meant to explain the strange train of thoughts that characters possess. Otherwise it's pretty simple, blunt and funny how the plot progresses.

It's so weird at times, it's creative. The twists and turns of the manga are created by no one else but by the characters. The flow is unnatural, which is strangely completely reasonable due to what the characters are like. It's like predicting the movements of a insane man. You can be interested in what you see, even though it isn't what you expected.

It is over the top, but so are many good things in life. Medaka Box is a reasonable manga, so although the characters go over the top at times, it's because of their purposely weird characteristics. It was never portrayed as a realistic manga to begin with, especially when weird people have existed in the manga since the first chapter and accumulating non-stop. This is no different than a regular shonen manga, where the protagonist fights stronger people with powerful, and stranger abilities, so I see no reason why to complain.

It starts with a normal premise, but eventually it gets weirder. That's where things get interesting and funny. Eventually you will be confused by the writing style, and at the same time you will get attached to it. The greatest way to read this manga is to expect nothing. Enjoy the characters, enjoy the bashing of cliches, and enjoy the strange world of Medaka Box.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2011, 10:01am
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Misunderstood Manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by miragecg
September 28th, 2011, 3:25am
Medaka Box is prolly one of the most underated and misunderstood Manga out there.
Most of people fail to see that everything is just exagerated on purpose.

The character are clearly exagerated on purpose.All have an overexagerated clichée personnality.The story and setting is too clichée and totally stupid with a lot of refererence to other Jump Manga... But everything is clearly made on purpose and exagerated.

It's why, when you read Medaka Box you must not take it seriously at all... Even the super power name are exagerated on purpose.

in the end it's a fun manga... And not some crappy one like a lot of people, who, unfortunately, failed to see that's you must not take it serisouly, said.

in fact, taking Medake Box like a "serious" Jump Battle Manga like Bleach, Naruto etc... It's like taking Gintama for one too.

... Last updated on September 28th, 2011, 3:26am
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Where is the substance?   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 31st, 2011, 11:04am
It seemed questionably interesting in the beginning, but slowly lost steam. If there were more depth I might stay interested, but half the time the story just doesn't make sense in the slightest. Many times throughout the story the haracters actions or inactions seem so vague it's almost laughable. In one chapter a character can betray a lifelong friend in the name of plot, but moments later do a heel-face turn for some unfathomed reason... Only to go back to the bad team 3 chapters later. I can accept a plot-hole or two for the sake of a good story, but this author strikes up new holes with each passing chapter and pretends they're not there with superpowers for the main characters that seem almost made up on the spot.

Oh yeah, and why the superfluous enormous rack on every single female character? I mean, I though we were past that. Will it kill the reader to actually see a single anatomically correct version of a human being? I'm not asking for flat-chests all around, but there has to be a limit to how many H-cups you need!

... Last updated on July 31st, 2011, 11:06am
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WELL. I like it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chirpy
May 27th, 2011, 8:30am
If you are going to read this manga, You Have To Roll With The Genre Changes!

DO NOT come to this manga expecting a full blown
"Action Comedy Ecchi Martial Arts Psychological School Life Shounen Supernatural"
Each and every one of these tags (with the OBVIOUS exception of ecchi) WILL NOT CONSTANTLY BE A PART OF THE SERIES. Starts with more comedy, switches to shonen battles, where I am at now it is increasingly psychological.

It is all I ever wanted in a manga.

Seriously, my one pet peeve with manga (unless they're episodic) is genres. I hate specific genres in a long manga! *RAWR!*

I just wish it had romance....
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Rating: N/A
by krytorii
April 25th, 2011, 3:36pm
This keeps switching around, as others said. Started off as relatively normal, then started bringing in the stuff that stretched what you could call human (unzen with his balls), then they start bringing in psuedo-scientific powers, and as of now, I'm waiting for a kamehameha...

Still, a fun thing to read every week smile The art is nice as well.
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An aquired taste.   
Rating: N/A
by Leos Klein
February 23rd, 2011, 5:44am
This is 1 weird as hell manga. Starts off as a Haruhi rip off then to avoid being canned it switches to a battle manga. It's fun to read but don't take it too seriously or expect it to make much sense if any at all.
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Good Start, bad manga   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
February 16th, 2011, 2:55am
This started off really good. Student council President who enjoys a bit of exposure. Her best friend and loyal man, who stays with her through thick and thin. Dealing with the various other clubs and issues. Then it went off into never never land. The bouncing ball kid arc was so over the top, and so moronic, that I realized this was going off the deep end. It was no longer worth reading. Put it simply, read through chapter 15, then throw the rest away. It might be good as toilet paper, but thats about all its good for.

I give this a rating of 3, because of the good start, and the art quality.

... Last updated on February 16th, 2011, 2:56am
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Shit is awful   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ZoddGuts
September 13th, 2010, 4:05am
This has to be one of the worst Shonen Jump series in years. Don't waste your time on it unless you want to get brain damage, because when reading this series your going to be banging to head against your desk for how stupid this series has become.
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Rating: N/A
by skyarsalan
September 6th, 2010, 3:11pm
sure, the girl is hot- brought is from 1 to 2, seriously the story is ridiculous, and the concept annoys me.

there is nothing more annoying than a idiot who thinks he is smart, perfect human? ha
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Flipped the whole world over   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by randomblah123
August 14th, 2010, 6:24am
This series started off very interesting with the whole business of the "Suggestion Box" and Kurokawa trying to fix up everything. The individual short stories were quite amusing.
This however, was not going to keep a manga serialized for long, and this is probably why the author changed it into the more popular battle manga style - a total 180 flip that was quite unsettling at first.
Its still interesting now with the concept of the abnormals and creating the perfect human, but a battle manga is a battle manga. With the incessant fighting on one side, the plot itself isn't quite enough to make it perfect.
I will keep reading this to see how it unfolds, but the best part of this manga is still the beginning.
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