Minako Aino has no time for Shoujo cliches.
Minako Aino busts all the shoujo manga cliches.
(but also can we talk about how Rei’s school is basically every private Catholic all-girls’ school that’s in basically every crappy yuri manga CAN WE???)
Rei has a devoted group of little lesbians with a crush on her IT IS CANON, and think that she’s some kind of yuri manga perfect oneesama, Minako of course demolishes that, even when she’s totally hot for Rei, fuck I love the Exam Battles,
Those tags could not be more accurate and are exactly why I love this exam battle chapter, and this ship so so so much.
I mean Rei’s school life couldn’t be more of a yuri manga cliche if it tried, and tbh she hates it, and then here is Minako who just… really doesn’t fit into that yuri manga nonsense life at all, she’s too direct and upfront and honest and sincere and very much a bull in a china shop and so she just contrasts with all those tired played out cliches and highlights how silly they are and ugh… what a good chapter and what a good ship.