The 17th Suggestion: Because I Decided to Try Hard (私はがんばると決めた, Watashi wa Ganbaru to Kimeta) is the seventeenth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


After hearing Unzen's declaration of war on the Student Council, Medaka is unimpressed, and leaves the situation in Shiranui's hands, before making to leave the music room. Unzen attacks her again, but she dodges by abandoning her band outfit. Starting a three minute countdown, Medaka rushes off to help the other members of the Student Concil. Unzen expresses his surprise, wondering whether Medaka is a ninja, and makes to pursue her, but is stopped by Shiranui, who points out that he can't attack her because she hasn't broken any rules. When Onigase confirms this, Unzen decides to wait in the music room and simply observe the situation as if he was watching a movie. As Yoshinogari sneaks up on Kikaijima, Medaka clotheslines him, knocking them both out of a window. Despite Yoshinogari's struggling, Medaka manages to land them both safely. Running into Isahaya, she asks the older girl for her cleats, having destroyed her own shoes running at full speed. With the new pair of shoes and Yoshinogari's claws, Medaka scales the outside of the school, aiming for the third floor, though she overshoots it and arrives at the third floor.

As Kunisaki raises his bike to strike Akune with it, Medaka appears on top of it, and chtazies the Enforcer for using the bike incorrectly. She then rides away, leaving Kunisaki standing with his hands above his head. When Akune questions what his pose is supposed to be, Kunisaki answers that it is supposed to be the Statue of Liberty. Medaka finds her way blocked by a large group of members of the Public Morals Committee, but she manages to cycle around them, avoiding them all. Yobuko makes herself known to Zenkichi, asking him to carry some boxes for her, and comments that he seems used to hard work. When Zenkichi answers that he has heard the same about her, she acts embarrassed, before agreeing and revealing that she has attacked multiple people on Unzen's orders. She then attacks Zenkichi from behind with several chains hidden in her sleeves, only to be stopped by Medaka, who comments that the Enforcers even had prepared a finishing tape for her. Stunned by the other girl's entrance, Yobuko can only think to herself that Medaka isn't normal.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Myouri Unzen
  2. Rankaku Yoshinogari
  3. Mogana Kikaijima
  4. Kanraku Kunisaki
  5. Kouki Akune
  6. Fue Yobuko
  7. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  8. Medaka Kurokami
  9. Hansode Shiranui
  10. Harigane Onigase
  11. Isagi Isahaya
  12. Aria Ariake


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Volume Three
Chapters 017. Because I Decided to Try Hard • 018. That's Not Fair • 019. Kurokami Medaka's 4th Trump Card • 020. I Am the Student Council President • 021. You Went Overboard • 022. What Do You Guys Think? • 023. 4136163735641? • 024. Everyone Says That • 025. It's Never Been Done to Me