Quotes: Medaka Box
" Hyuga, you are right. But Medaka-Chan is even more right. Everything Medaka does is right. Ever since I was two, I watched her justice. I'm the one who understands her best. She might go over the top with it, it might not make much sense, but I'm the one who knows how right she is. I might not understand what pleasure she gets out of helping people. However, if someone tries to go against Medaka's justice, I will not forgive them!"
— Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, showing his devotion to Medaka's ideals
"Junior Unzen, you're right, the two of us are alike. I'm just like you in fact, I never think that I'm always right. In fact, I never have. Was there a better way? Did I really do anything to help them? Did I really think of every possiblity? Did I belittle someone's suffering? Did I simply step over something I didn't notice? Has helping people become a simple routine? I am always questioning myself, I am always scared. I am never right! But I actually try to be right!!!"
—Kurokami Medaka, delivering her Shut Up, Hannibal! to Unzen.
"When you lose, do it honorably. When you win, do it with a bad attitude. That's my principle."
"Alright then! Let's dance, Shiranui! There's no other way around giving it my all ~!!"
"I want to beat them! Even if I'm not cool, or strong, or beautiful, or cute, or pretty. I want to beat the cool, strong, just, beautiful, cute and pretty people. Even though I wasn't blessed with talent, even though I'm stupid and have a bad personality, have bad grades, am misguided and am a good for nothing. I want to beat the talented, smart, likable, over-achieving people. I want to beat those with friends when I can't have friends. I want to beat the people who work hard when I can't work hard. I want to beat the victorious when I can't win. I want to beat the happy people when I'm miserable. Even if i'm hated! Even if I'm despised! Even if I'm useless! I want to prove that I'm better than the main characters!!"
「I just like it」「With thrill and risk I sharpen my nerves. I'm someone who would bet even under the worst circumstances」「Once again, I couldn't win」
「It's meaningless to attack a visionary witch with physical or real attacks」 「An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and a figment for a figment」 「That's right. Try to imagine, in a tangible way. Try to picture what I will tell you」
「 Try to imagine the person you like naked 」 「 Try to imagine the misfortune of the people you hate 」 「 Try to imagine the failure of a successful person 」 「 Imagine a sword that kills magical beasts 」
—Kumagawa Misogi, when faced with Megusuno's imaginative challenge.
"Everything you think about only assumes that you will lose. Every gamble you think about only considers your loss. That's why you cannot win. Even if the girl you like is naked, you will not become her partner. Even if the person you hate falls into misfortune it will be just frivolous happiness. If a successful person fails, it will only supply fuel for greater success. A sword capable of killing a magical beast... will break even without cutting the thin air. That is the concept of your minus... It will not become a figment, but just a delusion."
—Megusuno Uzume, her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Kumagawa as a a response to the above.
"IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IN THE END I'M JUST ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT WANTS TO BE POPULAR! I'M A HUMAN WITH HUMAN URGES! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! DIE! I'M GOING TO DIE! DIE DEVIL! IT'S EMBARRASSING! MY ENTIRE GOAL IN LIFE HAS BEEN A WOMAN! MY MIND IS A MESS AND I CAN'T SORT IT OUT! I HAVE NO SELF ESTEEM! SOMEBODY KILL ME RIGHT NOW! HAVING FIGHTING AS A HOBBY IS STILL A POSSIBILITY! I'M THE EMBODIMENT OF ANIMALISTIC INSTINCT! I'M A WALKING INCARNATION OF DESIRE! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! I HAVE ULTERIOR MOTIVES! I'M AN ANIMAL! I'M THE EMBODIMENT OF LUST! EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE IS FOR KISSING AND GROPING BREAST! IT'S EMBARRASSING! ALL I SPEAK ABOUT IS BEING PROPER AND SELF CONTROLLED YET HERE I AM! I'M PATHETIC! I DON'T EVEN HAVE A SPECK OF SELF CONTROL, I'M JUST A PIECE OF SHIT! I WANT HER TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLES HEART'S? I JUST WANT HER TO UNDERSTAND ME! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING! IT'S EMBARRASSING!"
—Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, realizing what a win is.
"It's fine. You can set a trap. You can use all your smarts. You can strategize your next move. You can mold a plot. You can use a trick. You can think of a way. You can use bluffs. You can set up a plan. You can use underhanded methods. Because we can allow this. We are the Chairmen."
—Unzen Myouri, when confronted with the Naked Apron Alliance's gambit.
Kumagawa: 「What if you die tomorrow?」 「I'm not talking about "you", you're just an insignificant being. I'm asking what if Medaka-chan dies?」 「If that happens are you gonna confess to a grave? Once you become equal to a grave, are you gonna live with a grave for the rest of your life?」 「Are you playing some kind of dating sim? One where you increase your love points and trigger flags and clear events?」 「Then I'll give you my perfect guideline.」 「No matter the reason, making a girl wait is the worst thing to do.」
Zenkichi:"...That's not it. I'm not playing a game. I want to make Medaka-chan happy, I need to become a man that can make Medaka-chan happy.
Kumagawa: 「You don't understand Zenkichi-chan.」 「 You don't just make someone happy. You make each other happy.」 「You're just afraid of being of being rejected, you're afraid so you're playing around. 「Playing at fighting, playing at romance, playing at youth. You're just taking advantage of Medaka-chan's strength.」 「I am truly happy.」 「You have become like me, Zenkichi-chan.」
「Welcome to Class Minus 13. The water here is shallow.」
"Medaka-Chan, No one can tell you the reason you were born for. I don't know what you were meant to live for! You need to find the answer yourself! Since you aren't the president anymore, start from there. Just observing won't be enough. Your vocations are decided by you. After you've lived through a multitude of valuable experiences! If you reach the same conclusion, that you want to make people happy and that you wish to fight for that, then I will root for you! However Medaka-chan, never say lonely things like "I was born to be of use to strangers". Everyone here doesn't think of you as a stranger anymore!"
— Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, reinvigorating Medaka to seek her purpose
"Kurokami Medaka... She was merely a modern girl after all."
" ... It's not a draw. Medaka-chan, this battle is definitely, MY WIN!"
"Don't mess with me, Hansode! Do you know how valuable I am! Scarce! Rare! Unseen! An unique existence that must be preserved! If you're a Shiranui you must understand that as well!! If you do something like this it won't end well for you either!! I AM SHISHIME IIHIKO!! THE ONLY ONE IN HISTORY! JUST ONE! THE LEGENDARY HERO WHO HAS LIVED FOR FIVE THOUSAND YEARS!!"
—Shishime Iihiko, in his Villainous Breakdown.
That's right, and I'm Hitoyoshi Zenkichi... A High Schooler who couldn't live alone for even a second and is cool as the devil himself.
—Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, with a Pre-Mortem One-Liner to the above.
He stopped leaving any and all recordings after this night, as if to fight back against a world where everything is recorded and records are the only things being questioned. As if to take on a challenge he had no way of winning. The minus that crawls from chaos, Misogi Kumagawa. Nothing went as he liked and he never went as others would have liked.
— Final words of the second Good Loser Kumagawa special.
’’’I am currently at work, thus I kill you. I have no time to waste on you, thus I kill you. I won’t try to stop you, thus I kill you. I dislike conflict, thus I kill you. I am disinterested in recruiting Kurokami-san, thus I kill you. The weather is lovely today, thus I kill you. Lunch was delicious, thus I kill you. I had a nice dream last night, thus I kill you. A movie I’ve been looking forward to comes out soon, thus I kill you. My cellphone’s battery is nearly dead, thus I kill you .I have no reason, thus I kill you. As all roads led to Rome I consider everything a reason to kill. I should mention that the director has plainly stated that I am not to kill you, thus I kill you’’’’.
— Munakata Kei
'''Do you openly cry every time someone dies. It's quite an enviable reaction. It makes me want to kill.
— Munakata Kei