The 81st Suggestion: My Love Was Real (僕の恋は本物だったんだ, Boku no Koi wa Honmono Dattanda) is the eighty-first chapter of the series Medaka Box.


With his enhanced sight, Zenkichi dodges Emuake's attacks with minimal effort, who grows annoyed as he tells her take her plant barrier down. Meanwhile, Hitomi sets up a picnic, hoping her behavior will force out some of Kumagawa's true emotions. She eventually drives him to cry bloody tears, and at her prompting, he begins talking about his most recent love. Kumagawa explains the circumstances behind his expulsion from Hakobune Middle School: he viciously attacked his vice-president (the one responsible for making him president), ostensibly to confirm his feelings for her. Worried that he loved her only for her good looks, Kumgawa ripped off her face. Kumagawa criticizes Medaka for getting in the way of his love. Watching from the monitors, Medaka asks both her friends and her enemies if she really has to save Kumagawa. Naze chastises Medaka for being so cowardly as to ask what they are thinking. Emukae summons several plants in the shape of humans to attack Zenkichi. However, these prove ineffective as well, Zenkichi explaining that what he is seeing is Emukae's own vision. Kumagawa goes on to talk about his previous love's numerous skills, admitting that his All Fiction was born from what she gave him, and focusing on her Parasite Seeing in particular. Hitomi asks for the girl's name, and Kumagawa give it: Ajimu. Zenkichi uses his knowledge of Emukae's sight to direct her to destroy her own plant barrier. Kumagawa is furious to see that Zenkichi now possess Parasite Seeing. Zenkichi decides to call his new ability Devil Eyes, but Kumagawa corrects him to the proper name.

Characters in Order of Appearance

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


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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