The 79th Suggestion: Just the Right Handicap (ちょうどいいハンデでしょ, Chōdo Ii Hande Desho) is the seventy-ninth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


On August eighth, Hitomi faces Emukae in the Treasurer's Battle, set in the academy's botanical garden. Kumagawa is completely unmotivated, complaining about being forced to continue the election battles. Choujabaru begins to explain the rules of the match, starting with a request for sub-players. Kumagawa agrees to be Emukae's sub-player. Zenkichi is annoyed by Kumagawa's lack of enthusiasm. He decides to be the sub-player for the match. Medaka tries to take his place, but is refused. Zenkichi calls Emukae on Kumagawa's behavior, but is rebuffed, Emukae telling him not to talk to her. Hitomi tells Zenkichi that Emukae is already completely under Kumagawa's spell. Choujabaru continues to hand each sub-player an explosive bracelet. He explains that the main competitors, Hitomi and Emukae have one hour to retrieve their opponent’s key and unlock their partner's bracelet. Medaka is appalled to hear the rules of the match. Upon learning that both he and Zenkichi could potentially die, Kumagawa energizes. He tells Emukae to end the fight in a draw, assuring her she will be fine with his support. Hitomi cuts off a frantic Medaka, reminding her that she is the one fighting. She then makes a bet with Kumagawa; if she wins, he must answer one question honestly. In return, Kumagawa tells her to go on a date with him if Emukae wins. As the match begins, Hitomi and Zenkichi enter the garden, only to be quickly attacked by the plants, controlled by Emukae with Kumagawa's instruction. Pulling out a pair of pruning shears, Hitomi easily cuts her son and herself free.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Hitomi Hitoyoshi
  2. Mukae Emukae
  3. Shibuki Shibushi
  4. Gagamaru Chougasaki
  5. Misogi Kumagawa
  6. Tokemichi Choujabaru
  7. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  8. Itami Koga
  9. Youka Naze
  10. Medaka Kurokami
  11. Najimi Ajimu (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