The 163rd Suggestion: Fresh (新しい, Atarashii) is the one hundred and sixty-third chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Iihiko cackles in delight at seeing Ajimu again after five thousand years. Ajimu responds in kind, telling him she does not want to be called Anshin'in by him. In a rage, Zenkichi attacks Iihiko. He shocked is to find his attack completely ineffective. Mistaking Zenkichi for a mosquito, Iihiko crushes Zenkichi with his palm. Zenkichi survives the attack, but is left severely injured as a result. Seeing Zenkichi has survived, Iihiko realizes Zenkichi is a human being, and lauds his "strategy" of pretending to be a mosquito. He then swings Obi's body around again, knocking aside Kumgawa before the boy can attack him with his screws. Noticing Medaka is the only one not to attack mindlessly, Iihiko asks Ajimu if the other girl is her favorite. Ajimu once again tells Medaka to run. At Medaka's insistence and Obi's pushing, Ajimu reveals her history with Iihiko. Five thousand years ago, Iihiko became the first man Ajimu could not win against. In trying to attain a certain goal, Ajimu fought and lost against Iihiko at least one hundred million times, despite using all her skills and being aided by other Not Equals she had created. Eventually, Ajimu achieved her goal by simply avoiding him. Medaka acquiesces to Ajimu's order to flee, and creates four clones of herself to evacuate everyone in the room, promising Ajimu that she will come back to help her. After Medaka escapes, Ajimu notes that the other girl still rescued her enemies as well as her friends. As Iihiko taunts her with his "weapon" (a rubber band), Ajimu notes that he has not changed, and makes her distaste clear. Changing his tone, Iihiko tells Ajimu he has grown bored with fighting her, and offers to let her live if she captures the group that has just escaped. Ajimu refuses without hesitation, and activates several of her skills. In response, Iihiko uses the rubber band to blow her body in half. As Medaka hurries to the jeep, Shiranui regains consciousness, and tells her that as long as she is with the group, Iihiko will continue to come after them. Medaka does not understand her, but reassures her that Ajimu is buying them time…only to find Iihiko waiting for them in the jeep, who taunts Medaka with Ajimu's severed hair.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Obi
  2. Iihiko Shishime
  3. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  4. Medaka Kurokami
  5. Najimi Ajimu
  6. Hansode Shiranui
  7. Misogi Kumagawa
  8. Hitomi Hitoyoshi (flashback)
  9. Mogana Kikaijima (flashback)
  10. Kouki Akune (flashback)
  11. Hanten Shiranui (flashback)
  12. Kairai Kugurugi


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Volume Nineteen
Chapters 159. Shiranui Hansode Is • 160. Welcome to the Shiranui Village • 161. What We're Really Protecting Is • 162. Everything About Hakoniwa Academy • 163. Fresh • 164. Born to Destroy the World • 165. The Thirteen Party • 166. I'll Crush Him Before the Day Is Over • 167. I Definitely Won't Tell You