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The 170th Suggestion: Tsurubami Fukurou (鶴喰梟, Tsurubami Fukurou) is the one hundred and seventieth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Outraged at their imprisonment, Shinkirou demands that Fukurou release them. However, Fukurou's response is to kill Shinkirou with his styles, then seal him in a name card. Fukurou hands the card to Kotobuki, telling her to revive Shinkirou when he cools off. Kotobuki tucks the card between her breasts. Shiranui explains her research to Fukurou as his double, though is quieted when he points out she missed his sister complex. Impressed by the extent of Shiranui's research, Fukurou offers her her favorite candy, having researched her himself. He then proposes to Shiranui, listing his failings, but insisting he will make her happy regardless. In the face of their disgust, Fukurou explains his history to Shiranui and Kairai. He always loved his sister, but because of her attitude, he instinctively rejected her, and wished she was nicer. Fukurou introduced Kajiki to Hato in the hopes that their child would possess both Hato's willpower and Kajiki's love. However, Fukurou was disappointed in Medaka, who was even more zealous than her mother, and decided to pursue someone similar instead of the genuine article. Shiranui is horrified to realize Fukurou is only pursuing her because she was Medaka's double. Fukurou insists that life is compromise, and that he will love Shiranui in place of Hato and Medaka. He reveals that he arranged for Medaka to meet Momozono so that she would grow as a person and no longer require her double, and that Kotobuki and Yuzuriha were the only suitors who knew of his true plans. Overwhelmed, Shiranui wonders why her life is turning her into a Minus; even in this situation, she can still manage to smile. Kairai reminds Fukurou of the threat presented by Iihiko, though Fukurou responds that he has developed a style to deal with Iihiko. Fukurou and Shiranui both are surprised when Kotobuki alerts them that Medaka and her friends have arrived at the hospital ruins.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Kakegae Yuzuriha
  2. Fukurou Tsurubami
  3. Joutou Kotobuki
  4. Hansode Shiranui
  5. Shinkirou Kotobuki
  6. Kairai Kugurugi
  7. Mogura Kugurugi (flashback)
  8. Sui Kanaino (flashback)
  9. Momo Momozono (flashback)
  10. Hato Tsurubami (flashback)
  11. Kajiki Kurokami (flashback)
  12. Medaka Kurokami
  13. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  14. Kamome Tsurubami
  15. Namanie Nienami
  16. Misogi Kumagawa


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Volume Twenty
Chapters 168. The First and Only Bias Action • 169. Hakoniwa General Hospital Ruins • 170. Tsurubami Fukurou • 171. I Lied Too Much • 172. Sleep My Baby, Sleep ♪ • 173. What Is a "Song"? • 174. I Hate Lies • 175. Real Eater • 176. You're Forgiven