The 177th Suggestion: Up Until Now, that Person (この人は今まで, Kono nin ha imamade) is the one hundred and seventy-seventh chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Fukurou greets his son, making jokes concerning the relationship, and congratulates Nienami on bringing Medaka to the hospital. Tsurubami does not respond to his father, but quickly becomes exasperated once more with Nienami's behavior. Fukurou laughs his congratulations off as another joke. Tsurubami attacks his father, only to be quickly defeated despite using the Kamome System. Nienami is amazed to see the Kamome System fail, prompting Tsurubami to ask how she even knows about his Kamome System. Her verbal exchange with Fukurou only annoys Tsurubami further. Fukurou decides that the style Contradictory Conjunction User is best suited to defeat Iihiko. He reveals to Tsurubami that he is just another of Fukurou's failed attempts to create a gentler Hato, abandoned when he turned out to be a boy. Kairai loses his temper and calls out Fukurou on his behavior. In response to Kairai's anger, Fukurou insists that he is just acting in accordance with modern society. Zenkichi arrives at Fukurou's office with Shiranui and Kumagawa. Though he can understand Fukurou's rationale, he refuses to hand Shiranui over to him. Nienami is surprised by the arrival of Zenkichi, not recognizing him. Fukurou greets the boy, and begins to explain how he arranged his meeting with Medaka fourteen years prior. Before he can finish however, the right side of his body is destroyed by the arrival of Iihiko, killing him. After calling out for his enemy, Iihiko only just notices that he has landed on someone. Shiranui takes this as proof that even styles will not work on Iihiko, but Tsurubami explains to Shiranui that Fukurou's style did not affect Iihiko because Iihiko was in a frenzy. Because Fukurou himself had never felt anger, he did not understand the anger of others, and was blind to the weak point of his own styles. With Tsurubami's explanation, Kairai remembers Fukurou's behavior towards Shinkirou. Tsurubami realizes that he was not that angry at his father, and that he has grown aloof to the world. Not finding anyone challenging him, Iihiko tells Shiranui they are going back to the village. He is amused when Zenkichi, Kumagawa, and Nienami move to protect her, but is stopped from attacking by the arrival of Medaka. Medaka climbs in through the window and challenges him to a rematch, having just defeated the 640,000 Yuzuriha copies.

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Kamome Tsurubami
  2. Fukurou Tsurubami
  3. Namanie Nienami
  4. Kairai Kugurugi
  5. Kujira Kurokami (flashback)
  6. Hato Tsurubami (flashback)
  7. Medaka Kurokami
  8. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  9. Misogi Kumagawa
  10. Hansode Shiranui
  11. Iihiko Shishime


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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