The 87th Suggestion: Obvious Popularity (当たり前の人望です, Atarimae no Jinbō desu) is the eighty-seventh chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Unzen and Nabeshima make their way through the halls to the Vice-President's Battle, running late due to the Unzen siblings visiting their family graves. They are stopped by three girls, who ask for directions to the Vice-President's Battle. Meanwhile, Hinokage creates several copies of himself and charges Chougasaki, attacking from all directions. A flashback: Chougasaki has no memorable past; he discovered his ability as a child. Using it, he would push away all the injuries, problems, bad memories, and pain in his heart onto his surroundings, leaving everyone around him to suffer through his pain. Doing this caused his family to leave him, so from a young age he lived on his own. He had doubts about living this way and felt guilty over pushing his trauma onto other people, but he soon pushed those feelings away as well and forgot about them. He continued to live his life, believing that living without any sad or painful memories he could become happier than anyone else. He continued to push them away until there was essentially nothing left. In the present, Chougasaki is unfazed by the attacks, and redirects the damage to Medaka. hough every bone in her body is broken, Medaka refuses to fall, though Zenkichi supports her. Though Medaka rallies, Hinokage collapses, Theme Song finally wearing off. Chougasaki starts to gloat.

As Hinokage struggles against Chougasaki, Nabeshima and Unzen lead the student body to cheer for him, Nabeshima having distracted the Election Management Committee. Zenkichi is surprised as the student body arrive to cheer for Hinokage, and Maguro realizes that, now Unknown Hero is gone, the students can remember Hinokage. Naze laments that Kumagawa scared the students off during the earlier battles. Medaka just takes it as proof of Hinokage's popularity for protecting the school for two years. Chougasaki begins to panic as Hinokage rouses, not understanding why he continues to fight without his Abnormalities. With a roar, Hinokage destroys the platform he and Chougasaki are on top of. Hinokage rides Chougasaki's body as they fall, crash landing on top of him. Because Chougasaki's body touched the ground and Hinokage's body did not, Choujabaru declares Hinokage the winner. As the students cheer for him, a tearful Hinokage tells Medaka he was proud to serve unrecognized, but that being appreciated is really great. Shiranui watches the Vice-President's Battle from a rooftop with binoculars. After Hinokage is declared the winner, Shiranui decides it is finally her turn, once Kumagawa comes back. In the dream classroom, a beaten and bloodied Kumagawa is seen asking Ajimu for his original Minus back, who tells him to call her Anshin'in.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Myouri Unzen
  2. Nekomi Nabeshima
  3. Kuudou Hinokage
  4. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  5. Maguro Kurokami
  6. Gagamaru Chougasaki
  7. Medaka Kurokami
  8. Youka Naze
  9. Tokemichi Choujabaru
  10. Kenna Yatsushiro
  11. Aria Ariake
  12. Isagi Isahaya
  13. Mari Imari
  14. Mahibi Moji
  15. Kyousai Usa
  16. Hansode Shiranui
  17. Misogi Kumagawa
  18. Najimi Ajimu


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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