The 85th Suggestion: I've Been Looking Forward to It (私はずっと楽しみにしていました, Watashi wa Zutto Tanoshimi ni Shiteimashita) is the eighty-fifth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


A flashback: Hinokage fought daily against delinquents who would make trouble at the academy. He fully intended to become Student Council president again, but the April of his third year, he met Medaka for the first time, when she stopped him from finishing off an opponent. In the present, Zenkichi notes that Hinokage seems different. Maguro notes that Hinokage's atmosphere feels like Medaka's Altered God Mode. Hinokage confirms with Choujabaru that he can participate. Choujabaru thinks it is fine, but Chougasaki prompts him to check with his superiors. Choujabaru does so, telling Chougasaki to select a card in the interim. Naze is upset by Chougasaki's behavior, noting that his personality has changed. Medaka and Hinokage greet each other with a handshake, Medaka stating her pleasure at being able to fight alongside Hinokage. The earlier flashback continues: Hinokage and Medaka ended up fighting for three days and nights, and afterward, they would begin fighting whenever they met. This was because Medaka would always interrupt his own fights. Hinokage eventually asked Medaka why she kept stopping him. Medaka explained to Hinokage that, if he protected the victims and she protected the assailants, together they could protect everyone. Hinokage found her reasoning bizarre, but realizing that she wanted to protect everyone and had always considered him an ally, Hinokage decided to retire, and asked Medaka if she wanted to become Student Council president. Choujabaru returns with confirmation that Hinokage can participate. The group moves to an under construction building for the Vice-President's Battle, "Dropping Mad Dog", and Choujabaru explains the rules. Naze realizes that the stage provides several disadvantages to Hinokage because of his size. Chougasaki admits that he researched and chose the battle on purpose. Hinokage interrupts Chougasaki's gloating with an attack faster than he can see, knocking the junior back, stating that objects moving fast will not fall regardless of their weight. Hinokage tells Medaka to watch closely, and introduces his new Abnormality as Theme Song. Chougasaki tells him it will be his requiem.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Kuudou Hinokage
  2. Medaka Kurokami
  3. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  4. Youka Naze
  5. Itami Koga
  6. Maguro Kurokami
  7. Tokemichi Choujabaru
  8. Gagamaru Chougasaki
  9. Hitomi Hitoyoshi
  10. Shibuki Shibushi


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Volume Ten
Chapters 080. He'll Return • 081. My Love Was Real • 082. I'm Your Son • 083. He Loves His Comrades • 084. I Wonder if We Could Understand Each Other • 085. I've Been Looking Forward to It • 086. It was an Unexpected Accident After All • 087. Obvious Popularity • 088. Nice to Meet You