Mina and Minoru do not interact commonly, as Mina, alongside her other female classmates, have proven unfond of Minoru’s usual perverted behavior, although this doesn’t push to an extent of hatred, especially with Mina’s ungrudging, carefree nature. On Minoru’s side, he doesn’t seem to have an actual preference for any girl, but has noted that he finds Mina attractive; after finding a peephole from the boy’s locker-room to the girl’s locker-room, Minoru lists that attributes of each girl (minus Kyoka) that he finds most desirable though his eyes, and expresses attraction towards Mina’s “slender waist”. Luckily, however, he doesn’t manage to catch a peep, thanks to Kyoka blocking the hole with an (ear) jack in time.
Mina and Minoru are teamed (alongside Izuku and Ochako) to fight in the final set of Joint Battles against the opposing 1-B team, which, in turn, consisted of Yui, Reiko, Neito, Hitoshi and Nirengenki. The two, alongside Ochako, break apart from Izuku, who decides it’d be best for him to be the one to fight against Hitoshi solely. As they walk, Minoru spreads his ‘grapes’ to differing parts of the battleground. However, not too far into the duration of the battle, Izuku’s Blackwhip suddenly forms and spreads haywire; Ochako leaves behind Mina and Minoru as to find and help Izuku.
In the meantime, Minoru and Mina are left to fight against Yui, Nirengenki and Reiko, who suddenly jump them. The two land a melee of Minoru’s ‘grapes’ and Mina’s acid. Yui suddenly launches an enlarged, gear-shaped object towards an unsuspecting Mina, but before she can be hit, Minoru performs a new move of his, which he deems ‘Grape Buckler’, and knocks the object away. Mina yells his name excitedly from the rescue, although her welcome of him diminishes when he, purposefully, face plants in her breasts to his delight, and her disgust. Mina pulls him off, and throws him with her ‘Acid Layback’, allowing him to bounce off of the grapes he’d thrown prior, giving them the brand-new combo move of ‘Grape-Pinky Combo’. After the effects of the move wear off, Minoru is sucker-punched in the gut by Nirengenki. Mina yells his name worriedly, before she in turn is attacked (by the combo of Yui and Reiko’s quirks, which rained enlarged objects on her). They manage to overcome this, and the fight names their team victorious.
As of just about every ship involving Minoru, especially those between him and a girl, MinaNeta is rather unpopular, and even hated in the MHA/BNHA fandom, due to Minoru’s constant perverted behavior, which many express strong disgust towards. However, Minoru still has his fans, and enjoy the thought of him ending up reformed, and putting an end to his uncontrolled lust. As Mina is a headstrong girl, she could easily be the one to beat the ‘respect women juice’ into his head if she tried.
- Mina and Minoru’s ‘Grape-Pinky Combo’ is one of the few combo moves portrayed in the series, next to Tsuyu and Ochako’s ‘Meteor Frafrotskis’, and Katsuki and Eijiro’s, semi-canon (as of BNHA Smash) ‘Kirishima Rocket’.