The 84th Suggestion: I Wonder if We Could Understand Each Other (わかりあうことができたのかなあ, Wakariau Koto ga Dekita no Kanā) is the eighty-fourth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


At the Ghost Babel, Medaka brings Maguro up to speed with the election battles. Despite the difficulties, she remains confident that the two groups can come to understand one another. When Maguro hugs both her and Naze, the sisters send him flying, Medaka in Altered God Mode, Naze with Ice Fire. Maguro warns them that the path to understanding the Minuses will be a difficult one however. In their classroom, Kumagawa asks Chougasaki to kill him so that he can retrieve his original Minus. Chougasaki refuses, but Kumagawa provokes him into a rage. Kumagawa attacks with a screw, only for Chougasaki to stop him in his tracks with Encounter. Chougasaki defeats Kumagawa, then kills him by crushing his head. Zenkichi asks after Akune and Kikaijima, to hear they are both out of the hospital, currently doing another mission in preparation for the President's Battle. Maguro adds that Hinokage is out as well, but the former president can no longer fight. Elsewhere, Hinokage is approached by Shiranui, and Hinokage admits to her that, after watching Medaka take a Minuses hand in the Treasurer's Battle, he feels ashamed of himself for being unable to do more. Shiranui tells him to participate in the Vice-President's Battle, but a distraught Hinokage laments that his Abnormality has already lost to a Minus. Shiranui leans over him however, saying she will "lend" him her own skill, and reveals her Real Eater. On August fifteenth, Medaka prepares to face Chougasaki in the Vice-President's Battle, not having found anyone else to participate, despite Zenkichi's concerns. They are interrupted by the arrival of a black-haired Hinokage, who offers to fight Chougasaki in Medaka's place.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Medaka Kurokami
  2. Itami Koga
  3. Youka Naze
  4. Maguro Kurokami
  5. Hitomi Hitoyoshi
  6. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  7. Misogi Kumagawa
  8. Shibuki Shibushi (flashback)
  9. Gagamaru Chougasaki
  10. Mukae Emukae (flashback)
  11. Kouki Akune (flashback)
  12. Mogana Kikaijima (flashback)
  13. Kuudou Hinokage
  14. Hansode Shiranui
  15. Tokemichi Choujabaru


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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