The 35th Suggestion: He's Normal Cool (普通に格好いい, Futsū ni Kakkō Ii) is the thirty-fifth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Some of Munakata's history is shown. When walking through a city at a young age, Munakata first realized how fragile human lives are. He lists the numerous ways they can die, culminating with shooting, as the action returns to the present. Munakata takes aim with his guns, only for them to be kicked away by Zenkichi. He is amazed to see Zenkichi charged with the guns pointing at him, and is more amazed when Zenkichi disassembles them. Zenkichi says that he read up on guns in case something like this ever happened. Munakata pulls out a large a large number of guns, but Zenkichi kicks them away before he can use them. He and Munakata begin rapidly struggling in close quarters. Aside, Akune notes that Zenkichi is starting to use more foot techniques. Maguro explains Zenkichi's style, Savate, and notes it is most suited for street fighting. Medaka comments that if it were a street fight, Takachiho would not have let her take off her shoes. Akune notes that Zenkichi is also very Abnormal. Maguro corrects him, explaining that Zenkichi is a Normal. He goes on to state that Zenkichi is "normal cool" in that he keeps trying no matter how many times he loses. Medaka reiterates how Zenkichi stuck by her side for thirteen years, even when he said he didn't want. She finishes by declaring that Zenkichi is the guy she likes, depressing Akune and thrilling Kikaijima.

Munakata tosses a pair of grenades at Zenkichi, though he does not expect them to be effective either. Zenkichi kicks them into a pond. Munakata pulls out a rocket launcher, but Zenkichi kicks even this weapon away, avoiding both the trigger and the gun powder. Kikaijima asks if Munakata is all out of weapons now. Maguro reminds the others that even after being disarmed, Munakata is still a dangerous killer. With all his weapons gone, his speed increases drastically. Munakata attacks Zenkichi from behind with his bare hands, but Zenkichi kicks him in the head, knocking him to the ground. Maguro states Zenkichi has won. He asks Medaka if she is upset for being the one protected, as she looks a bit put out. She starts to say that something is off, when Zenkichi is impaled in the back with five swords. Munakata rises to his feet, and chides Zenkichi for dropping his guard, claiming he hasn't even used half of his hidden weapons yet. Spitting up blood, Zenkichi flippantly remarks that he knew he forgot something, and collapses as Medaka screams his name.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Kei Munakata
  2. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  3. Kouki Akune
  4. Maguro Kurokami
  5. Medaka Kurokami
  6. Mogana Kikaijima
  7. Unou Tsushima
  8. Sanou Tsushima


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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