The 182nd Suggestion: My Words Will Reach (言葉は届く, Kotoba ha Todoku) is the one hundred and eighty-second chapter of the series Medaka Box.


As Zenkichi hovers on the brink of death, several voices appear in his mind to encourage him. Zenkichi awakens to find himself restored by Kotobuki's style. He is stunned to see what appears to be Nienami fighting Iihiko, and is further shocked to find Nienami behind him. Nienami reveals that the one fighting is actually Yuzuriha. Nienami takes Zenkichi's hands to pass on her style to him; Zenkichi questions if it would not be better for some else, or Nienami herself, to fight. Kotobuki explains that Zenkichi was the only one she could revive. Nienami tells him he has to be the one to defeat Iihiko. Kotobuki reminds Zenkichi that her style is not permanent, and when it wears off, he will be back to being dead. As Zenkichi wonders at Nienami's behavior, she mimics Ajimu, only to reveal the next second that she is joking. With encouragement from Nienami (and his memories), Zenkichi resolves to fight Iihiko. He catches Yuzuriha as she falls, and reveals he now has Nienami's tattoo on his tongue.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  2. Joutou Kotobuki
  3. Kakegae Yuzuriha
  4. Iihiko Shishime/Hansode Shiranui
  5. Namanie Nienami
  6. Mizou Yukuhashi (flashback)
  7. Maguro Kurokami (flashback)
  8. Misogi Kumagawa
  9. Kamome Tsurubami
  10. Medaka Kurokami
  11. Youka Naze (flashback)
  12. Kouki Akune (flashback)
  13. Mogana Kikaijima (flashback)
  14. Myouri Unzen (flashback)
  15. Nekomi Nabeshima (flashback)
  16. Mukae Emukae (flashback)
  17. Kudaki Torai (flashback)
  18. Hisshuu Kanoya (flashback)
  19. Kei Munakata (flashback)
  20. Harigane Onigase (flashback)
  21. Dianne (flashback)
  22. Tsugiha Yojirou (flashback)
  23. Najimi Ajimu (flashback)


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Volume Twenty-One
Chapters 177. Up Until Now, that Person • 178. I Cannot Promise That • 179. I Love People • 180. Kurokami Final • 181. You Lost • 182. My Words Will Reach • 183. His Heart Was Full • 184. And Medaka-chan • 185. One Plus One Is