Zen Ureshino (志野 然, Ureshino Zen) is a senior classman of Hakoniwa Academy and one of the delinquents who originally made up both the Kendo Club and the 2% of the votes that Medaka Kurokami did not receive.


Ureshino ignores the great majority of school rules, instead hanging out in the kendo hall with his friends. Like the rest of his gang, he smokes.[1] After Medaka's intervention however, he seems to have reformed somewhat, and the passion for kendo he once had has been rekindled.[2]


Ureshino wears the men's uniform of Hakoniwa Academy, though without the tie. He is also seen in his kendo uniform. He has a shaved head and numerous ear piercings.


Student Council Executive Arc

Medaka's Speed

The Kendo Club stunned by Medaka's speed.

Ureshino is hanging out at the Kendo Hall when Medaka and Zenkichi Hitoyoshi arrive.[3] At Mahibi Moji's order, he and the others surround the pair. He is amazed when Medaka manages to confiscate the cigarettes of everyone present before they can react.[4] He does not know what to make of Medaka's posing as she preaches to the group.[5] The next day, the group returns to the kendo hall in uniform, much to Zenkichi's surprise.[6] After Medaka leaves to attend the Student Council Recruitment meeting, the Kendo Club is attacked by Habataki Hyūga, who defeats them all.[7] To Hyūga's shock, Moji gets back up, proclaiming that even he was once passionate about kendo. Inspired, the other members rise back up as well. An enraged Hyūga attacks them, only to be stopped by Zenkichi.[8][9] After being "converted" by Medaka, Hyūga takes over the Kendo Club and shares the hall with the other members, though he and Moji sometimes butt heads.[10]

At the club battle swim meet, Ureshino is seen as one of the participants representing the Kendo Club, along with Moji and Hyūga.[11]

After Myouri Unzen blows up the Student Council office, Ureshino and several other members of the Kendo Club hear the commotion, though they assume it is simply Medaka being up to her usual antics.[12]

Bouquet Toss To The Future Arc

Ureshino is among the students who confront Medaka at the beginning of the 100 Flowers Run, holding flower number fifteen.[13] He and the others are all blown away by Medaka's Kurokami Final.[14] All present wonder if Medaka thinks of their time together as good memories.[15] His message to Medaka is that she was crazy and cool.[16]


Kendo Practitioner: Ureshino is somewhat skilled in kendo, though his skill level is nowhere near that of Hyūga's[17] or Medaka's.[18]


  1. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, pages 15-16
  2. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 43
  3. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, pages 15-16
  4. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, pages 18-20
  5. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 22
  6. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 33
  7. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 41
  8. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, pages 43-44
  9. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 46
  10. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 53
  11. Medaka Box anime; Episode 5
  12. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 19, page 1
  13. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 187, pages 18-19
  14. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 188, pages 2-3
  15. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 188, page 5
  16. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 190, pages 2-3
  17. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 40
  18. Medaka Box manga; Chapter 1, page 17

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