The 44th Suggestion: We Have to Run (もう逃げるしかねーぜ, Mō Nigeru Shikanēze) is the forty-fourth chapter of the series Medaka Box.


Akune tries to talk with Medaka, only for her to call him "Toshima". Maguro explains to Akune that it is surprisingly easy to tamper with memories, and to himself worries as to whether Medaka can really still fight if she has forgotten the event from thirteen years ago. Akune tries to convince Koga not to fight, as she is clearly past her limits as well. Koga readies herself to fight the Medaka, declaring that on the ground (not on the ceiling or in a handstand), she cannot be beaten. When Medaka's declares her intention to fight, Akune is relived, believing that Medaka is still the same even without her memories. Though the fight is not shown, Koga manages to defeat Medaka, Akune, and Maguro. She stops at Naze's order, recognizing that Medaka is too weak to be fought seriously. Akune angrily insists that Medaka would have won with her Abnormality. Naze reveals that Medaka's Abnormality has already returned, but it seems her personality (still gone with her memories) is more important. Maguro asks Naze to release Medaka, but Naze reveals she plans to rewrite Medaka's personality with the help of Oudo. Koga jumps down to the sixth floor with Naze and Medaka, and Naze bids her brother farewell. Maguro makes to follow, but Akune stops him before he can hurt himself. He tells Maguro they need to meet up with the others if they want to have a chance at saving Medaka. Maguro laments that he has now lost both Kujira and Medaka.

On the thirteenth floor, Naze and Koga observe a restrained Medaka. Recharging herself, Koga complains to Naze about their circumstances, as they don't have enough time to brainwash Medaka, nor enough people to delay the Student Council. They are both surprised by the arrival of the Plus Six, who offer to help. Naze wonders to herself whether the chairman gave them some incentive to show up, but decides it doesn't matter, as there is no way the Student Council can escape now.

After suggesting they regroup above ground, Zenkichi is slammed up against the wall by a furious Akune. He insists that the Student Council is completely outnumbered, and that they have to think about the entire student body, not just Medaka. He is shocked by the arrival of the Loser Team, consisting of Unzen, Onigase, Nabeshima, Myouga, Takachiho, and Munakata.

Characters in Order of Appearance

*Note: Bold = First Appearance

  1. Youka Naze/Kujira Kurokami
  2. Medaka Kurokami
  3. Maguro Kurokami
  4. Kouki Akune
  5. Itami Koga
  6. Oudo Miyakonojou (flashback)
  7. Hamaya Hyakuchou
  8. Yamami Tsurumisaki
  9. Gunki Itoshima
  10. Shoko Kamimine
  11. Otome Yunomae
  12. Yutori Chikuzen
  13. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  14. Unou Tsushima
  15. Mogana Kikaijima
  16. Sanou Tsushima
  17. Myouri Unzen
  18. Harigane Onigase
  19. Nekomi Nabeshima
  20. Myouga Unzen
  21. Shigusa Takachiho
  22. Kei Munakata


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Volume Six
Chapters 044. We Have to Run • 045. Take the Shortcut • 046. Who Are You? • 047. You're All Fools • 048. Within the Entire Party, You're... • 049. I Am Not • 050. You're Medaka-chan's Enemy • 051. Then You Tell Me • 052. Why Were You Born?