The 90th Suggestion: Now and Long Ago (今も昔もそんな君が, Ima mo Mukashi mo Sonna Kimi ga) is the nintieth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Outside, several Nabeshima and Unzen stop a group of students who want to attend the President's Battle to cheer for Medaka. Nabeshima explains that no one can follow the match because of the intensity of the participants' fighting. Medaka's and Kumagawa's frantic battle carries them outside and up the clock tower, where Medaka knocks Kumagawa back down with a punch to the face. Zenkichi and the others are amazed by the intensity of Medaka's and Kumagawa's fighting. Maguro tells the others they need to follow after. Crash landing on a rooftop, Kumagawa lament's Medaka's superiority. Landing on the same rooftop, Medaka insists that fighting Kumagawa is fun. As Kumagawa mulls over Medaka's words, he comes to the realization that he loves her, and wants her to accept his feelings. Kumagawa challenges Medaka to take his Book Maker head on, explaining that doing so will bring her down to the same level as him, just as the Student Council climb onto the roof. Zenkichi tries to convince Medaka not to accept Kumagawa's proposal, though no one is surprised when she accepts. Kumagawa spears Medaka through the chest with an elongated screw. As her hair turns white, Medaka says she gives up using the same speech brackets as Kumagawa. Kumagawa is delighted, but is horrified when Medaka then takes back her words, speaking normally, revealing that she has not broken. A furious Kumagawa demands to know how she can still be talking in such a way. Rising, Medaka tells Kumagawa she does not want to antagonize him.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Aria Ariake
  2. Isagi Isahaya
  3. Mahibi Moji
  4. Kyousai Usa
  5. Mari Imari
  6. Nekomi Nabeshima
  7. Myouri Unzen
  8. Medaka Kurokami
  9. Misogi Kumagawa
  10. Itami Koga
  11. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  12. Youka Naze
  13. Maguro Kurokami
  14. Hansode Shiranui (flashback)
  15. Hitomi Hitoyoshi
  16. Najimi Ajimu (flashback)


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Volume Eleven
Chapters 089. And There Is Only One Rule • 090. Now and Long Ago • 091. Even if There Are Mistakes • 092. I Was Told We'd Be Equals Someday • 093. We're Just Impartial Non-Humans • 094. The Making of Kurokami Medaka's Successor • 095. If You Were Alone... • 096. Because it's My Job! • 097. Please Don't Laugh