Depth of Journey. This has always been our pitch, our ace, and I believe the one thing that JAOMIK will never come to surpass. The story of MIGI just has a deeper gamut of emotions. The thing you mentioned about getting through good and tough times together? MIGI has had that in multitude, even ten times the magnitude. Tawa kung tawa, saya kung saya, galit kung galit, iyak kung iyak. As a matter of fact, through their lowest points, only Gino was there for Mikay and vice-versa. Unlike JAOMIK whose interactions seem to have been mainly driven by sheer circumstances, MIGI is born out of both fate and CHOICES.
Gino is the only character that has deeply encompassed the duality of the princess. He has an unbeatable grasp of the life of Mikay and Areeyah. He was never put out of the picture, either from a third person or from a first person stand point. What a great privilege for a character in the story! Something that Jao will NEVER be able to claim, because his knowledge of the life of the princess is only a function of the circumstances and conflicts they went through. Nothing more, nothing less. You can go on and harp about the gravity of their experiences, invoke relevance to the Yangdon conflict, but a SPADE must be called a SPADE. From an analogy perspective, JAOMIK is partial, MIGI is whole.
The Real Odds. Everyone is free to allude to "Tadhana" and themesongs and whathaveyou, but the sacredness of the fact that Gino stands as the only possible true narrator of the story, the "I" in #PrincessandI, that is something that NOT even the BITUIN-inspired journey of JAOMIK can ruin.