The 75th Suggestion: It's Not a Reason to Give up Fighting (戦わない理由にはならない, Tatakawanai Riyū ni wa Naranai) is the seventy-fifth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


A flashback: Medaka expresses her distress that Naze wants to fight in the Secretary's Battle, surprised that a noncombatant wants to fight. Naze insists that even someone as terrible as her does not want to be considered a Minus. In the present, using her bandages and her blood, Naze improvises a mace to fight Shibushi with. She defends with her Black Ogre, then hits Shibushi with her needles. Choujabaru questions Naze on how she can fight so well in the freezing cold. Naze explains to Choujabaru that she studied up on the rules of the election battle beforehand. Medaka asks Kumagawa if he truly intends to withdraw if Shibushi loses. Kumagawa sobs at the sight of two girls beating each other up, but quickly drops the charade. He tells Medaka he is fully confident in Shibushi's ability to win. Naze keeps her distance, having still not figured out Shibushi's Minus. She reveals however that she has hit Shibushi with her Normalize Liquid, and advances, only to be injured again. Observing her injuries, she realizes Shibushi is reopening her old wounds. Kumagawa is amused by Naze's attempts to seal Shibushi's Minus. Chougasaki explains the true nature of Scar Dead. Emukae expresses her concern about the strength of Naze's mind, but Chougasaki assures her not to worry about Shibushi losing. Naze rises to fight again, but Shibushi reopens Naze's mental wounds, forcing her to relive her past trauma.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Medaka Kurokami
  2. Kujira Kurokami
  3. Shibuki Shibushi
  4. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  5. Kei Munakata (flashback)
  6. Hitomi Hitoyoshi
  7. Tokemichi Choujabaru
  8. Gagamaru Chougasaki
  9. Misogi Kumagawa
  10. Itami Koga
  11. Kouki Akune (flashback)
  12. Mukae Emukae
  13. Kuudou Hinokage (flashback)


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Volume Nine
Chapters 071. Come Again When it's Over • 072. Even if Everybody Forgot Me • 073. From Now On, I Will... • 074. Please Win for Sure • 075. It's Not a Reason to Give up Fighting • 076. My Older Sister Kurokami Kujira • 077. There's No Way I Can Win Against This • 078. I Want You to Show Me • 079. Just the Right Handicap