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Old 2012-04-25, 02:57   Link #8261
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More importantly, I hear the middle school prequel novels are going to be released next week. As far as whether those will be "shounen", I honestly couldn't say. After all, it might be a stretch to expect the standard Jump demographic to actually read (lol). I figure the prequel novels might be Nishio's actual chance to stretch his fingers and explore the Medaka Box universe in his usual style. Hopefully someone, somewhere will take upon the challenge of translating them.
Middle school prequels? That's the first I've heard of this. I guess I skim too much in this thread. I suppose that makes it official that nothing else of importance happened back then. An interesting story to tell, but not one that'll affect future events.

Another prequel I'd like to see would be Medaka's first election. When she supposedly met all the Committee Chairmen and everyone.
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Old 2012-04-25, 03:32   Link #8262
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Middle school prequels? That's the first I've heard of this. I guess I skim too much in this thread. I suppose that makes it official that nothing else of importance happened back then. An interesting story to tell, but not one that'll affect future events.

Another prequel I'd like to see would be Medaka's first election. When she supposedly met all the Committee Chairmen and everyone.
One of the problems I think with the prequels is that alot of the character development of Medaka Box is not present then. So, you'd have Akune with his dependency issues, Medaka coming off as a Saint Sue every step of the way, etc. On the other hand, I do think that some parts of Medaka Box works better in Novel format.

Then again, I do wonder how Zenkichi turned from that cheery optimist to the Cynic.

But I still think that the Manga is hinting at a world after High School, a larger world where I really wonder how Abnormals function, fit in and operate in society? If the bulk of those in leadership positions in the adult world of Medaka Box happens to be Specials and Abnormals....

There are very strong hints after all that Medaka is fully aware that the status quo as it is is only transitory. Does this suggest that Nisio has several ideas for a Post-High School set of stories following an adult Medaka and Zenkichi, perhaps in a more Seinen setting? If so, I'd imagine they'd take the shape of full scale novels, rather than manga, because any story centered around political and business intrigues probably work far far better as a book, than drawn, especially to a Shouen demographic.

I wonder whether one of the objectives of Haiknowa Academy is to serve as a Special/Abnormal Training Facility. It's implied, very strongly, IMO, in the Flask Plan arc. You know, I seriously suspect that an epilogue to the Medaka Box manga might quite easily end with a teasing suggestion that Medaka took a seat among the board of directors of the Academy, and Flask Plan, to keep an eye over it and ensure that certain ethic lines aren't crossed.
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Old 2012-04-25, 05:35   Link #8263
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Middle school prequels? That's the first I've heard of this. I guess I skim too much in this thread. I suppose that makes it official that nothing else of importance happened back then. An interesting story to tell, but not one that'll affect future events.

Another prequel I'd like to see would be Medaka's first election. When she supposedly met all the Committee Chairmen and everyone.
Haha, that they are prequels set in middle school is a presupposition I've made based on a cover image. However, the novels themselves (as part of a Medaka Box novel project) have been mentioned in this thread before.

lol, well for information's sake, here's the cover which was posted:


I think CxC translated the title names from one of the informational pages during one of the magazine chapters previously; in any case the title has been recorded on the Medaka Box wiki as Kuguhara Messhiís Ravenous Rule and Naginora Sanagiís Forced Vote, due to release on May 2nd.

The second novel, pardon my earlier statements, is actually due to release on June 4th, and hasn't had it's cover released yet. So yeah, I'll amend my supposition to only the first is presumed to be about middle school thus far.
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Old 2012-04-25, 06:13   Link #8264
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Haha, that they are prequels set in middle school is a presupposition I've made based on a cover image. However, the novels themselves (as part of a Medaka Box novel project) have been mentioned in this thread before.

lol, well for information's sake, here's the cover which was posted:


I think CxC translated the title names from one of the informational pages during one of the magazine chapters previously; in any case the title has been recorded on the Medaka Box wiki as Kuguhara Messhi’s Ravenous Rule and Naginora Sanagi’s Forced Vote, due to release on May 2nd.

The second novel, pardon my earlier statements, is actually due to release on June 4th, and hasn't had it's cover released yet. So yeah, I'll amend my supposition to only the first is presumed to be about middle school thus far.
So, Medaka is in the background. One of the persons in the foreground then is likely to be Zenkichi- but who is the other girl?
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Old 2012-04-25, 06:16   Link #8265
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pretty sure that is not zenkichi. Kuguhara Messhi and Naginora Sanagi maybe
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Old 2012-04-25, 07:51   Link #8266
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So, Medaka is in the background. One of the persons in the foreground then is likely to be Zenkichi- but who is the other girl?
We know what Zenkichi looks like. Most likely they're both new characters (although the guy on the right is not dissimilar to Kumagawa when he's not acting cool).
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Old 2012-04-25, 08:35   Link #8267
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The girl looks a bit like Medaka, just with brown hair and no ahoge... Actually, given their appearances, in comparison to the Medaka in the back, I'd assume the two of them are likely to be Teachers.
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Old 2012-04-25, 11:22   Link #8268
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well as you can see the artist have same face suyndrome
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Old 2012-04-25, 12:28   Link #8269
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That's the highschool uniform tho :x so I'm not so sure it takes place in junior high~
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Old 2012-04-25, 12:50   Link #8270
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Hmm, I guess so. I was thinking pigtails Medaka was only in Junior High but it seems she also had that hairstyle during spring before she became the SC president.

In that case, first Student Council election arc? I suppose. If the two new characters are teachers then perhaps that will explain why we haven't seen them in the story before.
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Old 2012-04-25, 12:54   Link #8271
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it'd be cool if they were teachers, we haven't seen any adults in this series save for the headmaster and zenkichi's mother (who doesn't really count since she looks 9 >.> )
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Old 2012-04-26, 00:50   Link #8272
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it'd be cool if they were teachers, we haven't seen any adults in this series save for the headmaster and zenkichi's mother (who doesn't really count since she looks 9 >.> )
...I actually hadn't noticed that, til you pointed it out
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Old 2012-04-26, 13:43   Link #8273
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As far as I know, the only Zaregoto character who can survive Anshinin is Crystal Kaiser, due to his nature of not losing no matter what happen, even if he can't win.
But then, it is arguable that his not losing nature is not going to apply if Anshinin uses 神の視点.
But I can't see anyone beating her. Orange Seed reign at the top in Zaregoto verse in terms of actual power, and I don't think she can even beat Misogi.
Well, I'd certainly argue that Orange Violence (and in extension Overkill Dread) could prolly beat Misogi considering how amazed everyone was when watching Medaka beat the entire school in a tug o' war but yeah lets stop now we're stepping too far in that direction.

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Speaking of which, did we ever learn more about Kumugawa's 'trump card', 'that child', which Naze referred to when she saw the list of Minus's transferring over?
Nisio will obviously end the manga randomly only to make a dictionary saying there were actually two different stories going on during that fight which is the reason that Child never appeared. Yes he's done this.


But yeah, I always thought 'that child' implied someone else besides the Delayed Two. Which is why I've been waiting to see where he would go with it but never did anything with it >_>

I actually thought it was Kamome when he was first introduced but it quickly turned out that was not the case.
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Old 2012-04-28, 02:14   Link #8274
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Huh. Early this time.

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I heard a rumor that Nisio himself is leaking them... As an aside, Torai's first name is apparently "Kudaki".

Also, from the light novel...

Spoiler for seems Aka lives up to her name:


That's all of that for now, but there will almost definitely be more.
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Old 2012-04-28, 02:31   Link #8275
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Damn, I justg love this new student council ! All of them are great but not overpowered as Medaka. And the girl seems top be a martial artist
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Old 2012-04-28, 04:02   Link #8276
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Old 2012-04-28, 06:33   Link #8277
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Huh. Early this time.

Spoiler for 144:


I heard a rumor that Nisio himself is leaking them... As an aside, Torai's first name is apparently "Kudaki".

Also, from the light novel...

Spoiler for seems Aka lives up to her name:


That's all of that for now, but there will almost definitely be more.
Light Novel? You mean a Medaka Box LN?
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Old 2012-04-28, 07:55   Link #8278
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And someone said the new girl in the student council was there just to fill up the General Affairs Manager place.

Oh, Nishio, no one, absolutely no one can predict you
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Old 2012-04-28, 08:35   Link #8279
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And this ... is good. Hitoyoshi has assembled one kick ass Amazon Brigade as his SC. Zen, you're living the dream, man - livin' the dream.

Spoiler for about next spoiler:
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Old 2012-04-28, 10:18   Link #8280
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Which is exactly what Medaka's team is horrible at, teamwork.

Also...perfect theme song for this up-incoming fight?
http://youtu.be/tQWnaFKsgVg
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