The 157th Suggestion: My Loss Would Have Been Decided (私の負けは決まっていたよ, Watashi no Make ha Kimatteitayo) is the one hundred and fifty-seventh chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Fed up with Medaka, Momozono tells her to sit down, promising to tell her about Fukurou Tsurubami. At Hakoniwa Academy, Hakama questions why Medaka loves Fukurou as a father, though Maguro tells him he is looking at the question from the wrong end. He then explains that Kajiki married all seven suitors when he came off age, a revelation that shocks Hakama. Kajiki displays no embarrassment, and instead claims that seven wives were not enough. He goes on to say that excessive love is characteristic of the Kurokami family, pointing out both Maguro and Medaka as examples. Listening to his father, Maguro mentions that there is one person who is trying to accept all of Medaka's love, to which Kajiki makes no comment. Maguro then reveals the mothers of himself and his sisters.

Back on Kuromaku Island, Momozono finishes explaining Medaka's relation to Fukurou. Hearing that Fukurou was Medaka's uncle, Wanizuka realizes that makes Tsurubami her cousin. Momozono finally reveals that he was killed by the overseer of the first Black Wedding Feast. She then goes on to explain that the Language Users, the deaths of the original suitors, and the second Jet Black Wedding Feast were all a part of Fukurou's designs. Having heard Momozono's explanation, Nienami acts surprised, even though she should already have been aware of everything said. Ajimu and Kumagawa wonder at how Fukurou could have orchestrated all that has happened after his death. Momozono pauses in mid-explanation however to continue the game. Wanizuka is stunned to find it is indeed already her turn; distracted by her explanation, the other suitors missed their turns, and now both are disqualified, leaving only Medaka and Momozono playing. Momozono admits that, while the suitors are grateful to Fukurou for teaching them their styles, they are all still competing to become a part of the Kurokami family. Momozono then calls Medaka out on her plan, revealing that she realized the time constraint was to provide time for the hostages to free themselves. As Momozono calls Medaka out on her plan, Medaka questions her, and after hearing more, expresses relief, claiming her victory is assured now that Momozono has seen through. Momozono assumes she is bluffing, and the two continue, burning through several hours. As the conclusion approaches however, Momozono suddenly has an epiphany, and is horrified as she realizes the true extent of Medaka's plan. Medaka remains smiling, confident in her victory.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Kudaki Torai
  2. Medaka Kurokami
  3. Kujira Kurokami
  4. Momo Momozono
  5. Kajiki Kurokami
  6. Hakama Shiranui
  7. Maguro Kurokami
  8. Shori Wanizuka
  9. Najimi Ajimu
  10. Mogura Kugurugi
  11. Mukae Emukae
  12. Bukiko Udou
  13. Kakegae Yuzuriha
  14. Namanie Nienami
  15. Misogi Kumagawa
  16. Joutou Kotobuki
  17. Sui Kanaino
  18. Kamome Tsurubami (card)
  19. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi (card)
  20. Hansode Shiranui (card)


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Volume Eighteen
Chapters 150. I Want to Be Like That • 151. We Don't Run Away • 152. This Seems Like a Price Worth Paying, Doesn't It? • 153. After the End of This Battle • 154. What Is Important to Me Now • 155. For the Sake of Zenkichi • 156. I Am Kurokami Medaka • 157. My Loss Would Have Been Decided • 158. I Have No Words to Say