The 38th Suggestion: Both Being Bad, and Destroying Things (不良さも破壊さも, Warusa mo Kowasa mo) is the thirty-eighth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


As a student at Hakobune Middle School, Akune was a violent delinquent known as the Destroyer. At the behest of then Student Council President Kumagawa, he attacked Medaka to destroy her. As she continued coming to school, Akune continued to attack, though he was unable to make her stop. It was at this time that Medaka began to make a name for herself as the diamond in the rough that the Destroyer couldn't destroy. At the same time, Akune's own reputation began to decline, leading to Zenkichi gathering together the other "Anti-Akune" students to gang up on him. It was at this time that Medaka finally attacked, not Akune but her childhood friend, admonishing him for trying to bully someone weaker than him, as well as telling him to switch back to his old hair-style. She also told Akune that she would continue to take his beatings until he regained the heart of a good person. Though he refuted her analysis, this lead to Akune pledging himself to Medaka, asking her to becoming the "something" he had never had before. This event became the precursor to Medaka's confrontation with Kumagawa.

Back in the present, Akune manages to stop Koga's attack with his hands despite being caught off guard; he wonders if his life just flashed before his eyes. Naze mockingly acts impressed with his performance, before sealing Akune off from the rest of the Student Council. She and Koga then introduce themselves, with Koga declaring herself Naze's BFF. Naze reveals that she purposely isolated Akune because, unlike the ever changing Medaka or unchanging Zenkichi, Akune has been the most changed by Medaka. She then summons a pack of animals to attack Akune.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Kouki Akune
  2. Misogi Kumagawa (flashback)
  3. Medaka Kurokami (flashback)
  4. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi (flashback)
  5. Itami Koga
  6. Youka Naze


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Volume Five
Chapters 035. He's Normal Cool • 036. Let's Be Wary of Bad Skin • 037. Sorry, but I'm Making It My Business • 038. Both Being Bad, and Destroying Things • 039. For Abnormals to Be Free • 040. I'll Be There • 041. The Only Thing Greater Than I • 042. Searching the World Over • 043. But the You of the Past