The 7th Suggestion: In the Middle of It All (途中からでも, Tochuu Kara Demo) is the seven chapter of the series Medaka Box.


A month after Medaka's inauguration, Zenkichi is seen watering a room full of flowers. Akune walks in his new uniform, and the two trade veiled insults with each other, before heading off to attend to the next request. Yatsushiro requests that that the Student Council write a letter for her, having seen Medaka's impressive penmanship. Medaka assigns Akune to take care of it. Zenkichi thinks she made a good call, stating that Akune should have no problem with the request. Medaka agrees with him, and states that itself is the biggest problem, leaving Zenkichi perplexed. Yatsushiro admits to Akune that she wants him to write a love letter for her. Recognizing her feelings due to his own love for Medaka, he promises to write a letter that will cause any man to fall for her. Shiranui and Zenkichi discuss Yatsushiro at lunch. Shiranui describes her as rougher than the guys, and that she excels at everything she does, though Zenkichi thinks it sounds more like she excels at her own stupidity. Shrianui questions why Medaka would hand the request over to Akune, when she could do it better herself. Zenkichi tells her that it is both to get Akune experience, as well as determine whether or not Yatsushiro deserves help. Akune presents the letter he wrote for Yatsushiro to Medaka. She questions what he is trying to say with his nice handwriting and fancy words. When Akune finds himself at a loss for words, she tells him that he has only created problems. She finishes by declaring he has disappointed her and that his work is over. Zenkichi offers him some words of concealment, but Akune rebukes him, tearing up the letter and declaring he won't give up. He returns to Yatsushiro and works with her on improving her penmanship so that she can write the letter herself. A week later, Yatsushiro gives her own letter to her crush, and Medaka congratulates Akune on a job well done, much to Zenkichi's chagrin. With this, Medaka's flower garden begins to extend outside of the Student Council room.

Characters in Order of Appearance

*Note: Bold = First Appearance

  1. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  2. Kouki Akune
  3. Medaka Kurokami
  4. Kenna Yatsushiro
  5. Hansode Shiranui


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Volume One
Chapters 001. I Call the Student Council to Action • 002. That Will Suffice • 003. I Guess You're the Right One • 004. That's Unnecessary Behavior • 005. If You Want to Express Your Gratitude • 006. I Won't Tell You Not to Lose • 007. In the Middle of It All