History Manga / MedakaBox

24th Jun '17 2:57:11 PM nombretomado
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** In Chapter 29, the splash page is done in the style of a ''DragonQuest'' box cover.

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** In Chapter 29, the splash page is done in the style of a ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' box cover.
13th Apr '17 3:44:50 PM MagBas
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Thirteen chapters later, the series undergoes a GenreShift: multi-chapter story arcs become the norm as Medaka discovers the existence of other students with inhuman abilities like herself known as [[GodModeSue Abnormals]]. There are also other students called Specials whose talents are not quite at an Abnormal level, and regular students like Zenkichi who do not possess any particularly special traits. All of them have been assembled under the auspices of Hakoniwa Academy's chairman, Hakama Shiranui. The whole Academy exists to support a project called the Flask Plan, whose goal is to mass-produce perfect humans by duplicating Abnormal talents in normal people.

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Thirteen chapters later, the series undergoes a GenreShift: multi-chapter story arcs become the norm as Medaka discovers the existence of other students with inhuman abilities like herself known as [[GodModeSue Abnormals]].Abnormals. There are also other students called Specials whose talents are not quite at an Abnormal level, and regular students like Zenkichi who do not possess any particularly special traits. All of them have been assembled under the auspices of Hakoniwa Academy's chairman, Hakama Shiranui. The whole Academy exists to support a project called the Flask Plan, whose goal is to mass-produce perfect humans by duplicating Abnormal talents in normal people.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All of the shown student council president have been some of the strongest people on the academy. Both [[MarySue Medaka]] and [[RetiredBadass Hinokage]] were undoubtedly the most powerful students in their time and [[spoiler: Zenkichi isn't exactly weak either]]. Heck they even had Kumagawa as a president during their middle school time.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All of the shown student council president have been some of the strongest people on the academy. Both [[MarySue Medaka]] Medaka and [[RetiredBadass Hinokage]] were undoubtedly the most powerful students in their time and [[spoiler: Zenkichi isn't exactly weak either]]. Heck they even had Kumagawa as a president during their middle school time.



* TacticalRockPaperScissors: What to do when your group is facing doppelgangers of themselves? Have the PhysicalGod go after the MarySue, the MarySue smack around her ChildhoodFriend, have the friend smack down the [[BornUnlucky Born Loser]], and have the [[BornUnlucky BornLoser]] seal away the PhysicalGod.

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* TacticalRockPaperScissors: What to do when your group is facing doppelgangers of themselves? Have the PhysicalGod go after the MarySue, the MarySue Medaka, Medaka smack around her ChildhoodFriend, have the friend smack down the [[BornUnlucky Born Loser]], and have the [[BornUnlucky BornLoser]] seal away the PhysicalGod.



* XMeetsY: If LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya was a GodModeSue, in a story turned into a fighting shonen.
18th Jan '17 5:54:19 PM DustSnitch
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** [[BadAss Hinokage Kuudou]] is known as "Mr. Unknown", as his abnormality means people neither see or remember him as while he's huge and friendly, he's also so intimidating that most people want to forget his very existence.

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** [[BadAss Hinokage Kuudou]] Kuudou is known as "Mr. Unknown", as his abnormality means people neither see or remember him as while he's huge and friendly, he's also so intimidating that most people want to forget his very existence.
28th Dec '16 6:16:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[BadAss Well, obviously, Zenkichi]] [[StrongFleshWeakSteel is tougher than a battleship.]]

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** [[BadAss Well, obviously, Zenkichi]] Zenkichi [[StrongFleshWeakSteel is tougher than a battleship.]]
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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