History Manga / MedakaBox

29th Jul '16 1:36:54 PM Willbyr
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** More blatantly, Anshin'in references ''21'' famous Shonen Jump series in the span of one page (chapter 116) when she [[spoiler:tries to convince Zenkichi to join her side]]. (Following in Misogi's footsteps?) [[note]]:If you're curious...:''Manga/DragonBall, Cobra, Manga/CityHunter, Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar, Manga/SlamDunk, Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis, Manga/CaptainTsubasa, Sexy Commando Gaiden, Manga/VideoGirlAi, Manga/HikaruNoGo, Manga/RokudenashiBlues, Sakigake Otokojuku, Anime/YuGiOh, Manga/DaiNoDaiBouken, UltimateMuscle, Manga/RurouniKenshin, Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure, Manga/YuYuHakusho, Manga/SoulHunter, Manga/SaintSeiya, and Keiji''.[[/note]]

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** More blatantly, Anshin'in references ''21'' famous Shonen Jump series in the span of one page (chapter 116) when she [[spoiler:tries to convince Zenkichi to join her side]]. (Following in Misogi's footsteps?) [[note]]:If you're curious...:''Manga/DragonBall, Cobra, Manga/CityHunter, Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar, Manga/SlamDunk, Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis, Manga/CaptainTsubasa, Sexy Commando Gaiden, Manga/VideoGirlAi, Manga/HikaruNoGo, Manga/RokudenashiBlues, Sakigake Otokojuku, Anime/YuGiOh, Manga/DaiNoDaiBouken, UltimateMuscle, Anime/UltimateMuscle, Manga/RurouniKenshin, Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure, Manga/YuYuHakusho, Manga/SoulHunter, Manga/SaintSeiya, and Keiji''.[[/note]]
22nd Jul '16 7:38:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Kumagawa decides to send thugs after the other Student council reps, using himself and his fight with Zenkichi as a distraction, specifically to prevent them from receiving a TrainingMontage. He then specifically goes after [[spoiler: Medaka's sister]], attempting to abuse her NietzscheWannabe status.
** Originally it was thought this was what Ajimu was DangerouslyGenreSavvy, with her knowing about plot armor and making [[NoFourthWall references to other Shonen Jump serieses]]. Then it was discovered [[spoiler: that believing one is in a manga is a ''literal'' mental disorder in the Medaka Box universe, a result of a dangerous detachment from reality that results in self destructive behavior until they fail at something, at which point their belief in reality is restored.]] Unfortunately, Ajimu, being a near PhysicalGod, simply ''can't'' fail at something...
** You could also interpret it the other way, since she's ''actually right'' that they're all manga characters.



* FourthWallObserver: [[spoiler: Ajimu appears to be this, noting her inability to defeat Medaka due to Medaka's main character status. Given that she says it as an analogy, she may just be DangerouslyGenreSavvy]]

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* FourthWallObserver: [[spoiler: Ajimu appears to be this, noting her inability to defeat Medaka due to Medaka's main character status. Given that she says it as an analogy, she may just be DangerouslyGenreSavvy]]GenreSavvy]]



* GenreSavvy: Kumagawa seems to have read enough Shonen Jump manga (he even says this at points in the story) to know how to counter the Student Council. For example, rather than have each side do their own TrainingMontage, he sends his own team to [[spoiler:beat the crap out of the Student Council before they finish their own training]] to the point where Akune and Kikaijima wouldn't be able to fight his Minus 13 class in the tournament.

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* GenreSavvy: Kumagawa seems Originally it was thought this was what Ajimu was Genre Savvy, with her knowing about plot armor and making [[NoFourthWall references to have read enough other Shonen Jump serieses]]. Then it was discovered [[spoiler: that believing one is in a manga (he even says this at points is a ''literal'' mental disorder in the story) to know how to counter the Student Council. For example, rather than have each side do Medaka Box universe, a result of a dangerous detachment from reality that results in self destructive behavior until they fail at something, at which point their own TrainingMontage, he sends his own team to [[spoiler:beat the crap out of the Student Council before they finish their own training]] to the point where Akune and Kikaijima wouldn't be able to fight his Minus 13 class belief in the tournament.reality is restored.]] Unfortunately, Ajimu, being a near PhysicalGod, simply ''can't'' fail at something...



* InterruptedSuicide: The end result of [[spoiler: Ajimu's DangerouslyGenreSavvy mental disorder.]] She gets frustrated at the situation and tries to shoot herself, fortunately for all involved [[spoiler: Medaka is ''very'' vast, the action knocks Medaka out of her HeroicBSOD, and gives both of them a reason to go forward.]]

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* InterruptedSuicide: The end result of [[spoiler: Ajimu's DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy mental disorder.]] She gets frustrated at the situation and tries to shoot herself, fortunately for all involved [[spoiler: Medaka is ''very'' vast, the action knocks Medaka out of her HeroicBSOD, and gives both of them a reason to go forward.]]
19th Jul '16 2:32:29 PM morenohijazo
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* DefectorFromParadise: A less broad home-based example is presented. It is eventually revealed that Medaka's older sister, [[spoiler: Naze Youka]] ran away from home at a young age because her home was too idyllic. She had wealthy supportive parents, an older brother and younger sister who loved her, and everybody was eager to help her make the most of her genius intellect. Her personal philosophy, however, boiled down to "[[MiseryBuildsCharacter Adversity Makes You Stronger]]", and the huge number of advantages she enjoyed got in the way of that. In the end, she not only abandoned wealth and privilege, she also concealed her beautiful face (to avoid preferential treatment based on looks), [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erased her own memory]] to avoid clinging to the past, and deliberately set herself up as a feared outcast in a new school. [[SelfMadeMan Only then could her genius TRULY blossom!]]
26th May '16 11:09:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Making use of [[CoolLoser Misogi Kumagawa]]'s ground-breaking popularity in the manga, Nisio and Akira announced a SpinOff one chapter story with the aforementioned character, entitled ''Good Loser Kumagawa'', published in Jump NEXT Magazine on December 26th, 2011, followed by a two volume LightNovel series of the same title. A "concluding chapter" of the SpinOff will be released in Summer 2013.

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Making use of [[CoolLoser Misogi Kumagawa]]'s ground-breaking popularity in the manga, Nisio and Akira announced released a SpinOff one chapter story with the aforementioned character, entitled ''Good Loser Kumagawa'', published in Jump NEXT Magazine on December 26th, 2011, followed by a two volume LightNovel series of the same title. A "concluding chapter" of the SpinOff will be was released in Summer 2013.
8th May '16 9:22:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Which may or may not be ActorAllusion or a ShoutOut to [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann another blue-haired male leader of a bunch of delinquents]] who is also voiced by Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi.

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** Which may or may not be ActorAllusion or a ShoutOut to [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann another blue-haired male leader of a bunch of delinquents]] who is also voiced by Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi.
6th Apr '16 10:34:29 AM esr95tkd
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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Medaka and Zenkichi, Maguro ships them, as does Mukae. Up to the Successor Arc there is only a shortage of an actual mention of the word LOVE. Will go through hell for her? Check. Will do anything to stay at her side? Check. Will challenge inhuman teenagers that defy logic? Triple check. And for the other side, Will have a mental breakdown when he is hurt? CHECK twice at that. "I only need him" declaration? More than once. Reaction to the idea of his rejection? Let herself erase every single concept of her new personality just to make him happy (doubles for him when he stops her just to tell her that he will always support her even changed). This list could be expanded.
15th Mar '16 4:01:01 AM LinTaylor
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* BrilliantButLazy: Taken to extremes by Tachirai Kiruko, the head of the election committee who sleeps for 22 hours a day, has never been seen standing or even sitting, and is so opposed to doing work (her sleep mask even has "I CANNOT WORK" on it) that she was placed in Class A because no one knew what to do with her. When the treasure hunters reach her she doesn't even take off her sleep mask but instantly comes up with a difficult challenge for them.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Taken to extremes by Tachirai Kiruko, the head of the election committee who sleeps for 22 hours a day, has never been seen standing or even sitting, and is so opposed to doing work (her sleep mask even has "I CANNOT WORK" on it) that she was placed in Class A because no one knew what to do with her. When the treasure hunters reach her she doesn't even take off her sleep mask but instantly comes up with a difficult challenge for them. During the election arc, the fact that she '''stands up''' for the whole ceremony was considered a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, which resulted in the entire student body showing up for the voting.
** [[spoiler:In the epilogue, it's revealed that Kiruko invented a [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic stasis chamber]]...which she used so she could get really good sleep. Or, Zenkichi posits, she believes that humanity will still be there when she wakes up in a hundred, or even a thousand years.]]
15th Mar '16 2:22:04 AM LinTaylor
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* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: Chapter 71 confirms that ''this'' is the true nature of Kumagawa's "All-Fiction". Comes with a hitch, though: [[spoiler: anything he takes away with it such as Zenkichi's eyesight, his own "aura" or Emukae's Raffrafflesia 'becomes nothing'. After getting it taken away and restored it's been weakened to the point where he can't wholly erase Zenkichi's stab wound.]]

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* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: RealityWarper: Chapter 71 confirms that ''this'' is the true nature of [[spoiler: Kumagawa's "All-Fiction". Comes with a hitch, though: [[spoiler: anything he takes can take things away with it such as Zenkichi's eyesight, his own "aura" or Emukae's Raffrafflesia 'becomes nothing'. After getting it taken away and restored it's been weakened to the point where but he can't wholly restore them, because they "become nothing". He loses it for a while (specifically, he trades it in for a [[BroughtDownToNormal new power]]), and then when regains it there's a new limitation: he can't erase Zenkichi's stab wound.things with strong feelings attached to them, like say true love or strong memories. Near the end of the series he finally gets it back up to its original power.]]
14th Mar '16 10:58:35 PM LinTaylor
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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: A weird twist on the concept. [[spoiler:In the Unknown Shiranui Arc, Kumagawa is in a coma and meets with an afterimage of Anshin'in-san, which she says is effectively a physical "video recording" made in the event of her death. Kumagawa immediately tries to peek up her skirt, and she kicks him in the head, saying "I can't see or hear you, but I still know how you think, so I'll throw in a kick right here for good measure. If it hits you, good for me."]]
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