Makoto "Mako" Kino (木野 まこと, Kino Makoto) is the civilian identity and present-day incarnation of Sailor Jupiter (セーラージュピター, Sera Jupitaa).
Nomenclature & Etymology
Makoto: Makoto's first name in Japanese is written in hiragana as "まこと", which can be read as "実", which can mean "trust" or "sincerity" in Japanese. Originally, it was "Mamoru" meaning "to guard/protect".
Kino: The kanji of "Kino" (木野) can translate to "wood field" or "tree field."
Makoto Kino Means "trusting wood field".
Makoto is a teenage girl who fair skin and a slim complexion, though she is slightly more muscular than her most of her fellow Senshi. She has big green eyes, long auburn wavy hair that she usually keeps tied up with a ponytail holder with two green balls, and is almost always shown wearing her pink rose earrings. She is also the tallest out of the Inner Senshi, standing at 168 cm or 5 feet 6 inches.
Sailor Jupiter wears a sailor suit with two colors: green (scarf, boots, skirt, choker, gem of tiara, button of front bow, end of sleeves on gloves) and pink (both bows, earrings). The rest of her outfit is white. Her tiara is the same base color as the rest of the Sailor Senshi's; gold. She is also seen wearing a light blue hair accessory as well as a pair of pink rose earrings.
As Super Sailor Jupiter, she wears an upgraded version of the Sailor Jupiter sailor uniform. The entire uniform is the same. The only things that have changed are the length of her back bow and the shape of the button on her front bow (circle to heart), along with a yellow star added to her choker. Her boots are also the same.
Makoto was an only child who lived with her parents until one fateful day when her parents died in a plane crash, leading her to develop a fear of airplanes. She would learn how to take care of herself and develop impressive cooking skills in the process.
Makoto would grow to be a very tall girl for her age with impressive strength for her gender, leading most to assume she was a delinquent and avoid her.
One day, Makoto tried to confess her feelings to a boy she liked, but he rejected her; this is the first adaptation of her back story to reveal the both the appearance of the boy and a deliberate rejection rather than a ambiguous breakup. She would later transfer schools, partly because of heartache, but also because she felt a greater purpose calling her elsewhere.
Dark Kingdom arc
Makoto's first appearance in the Sailor Moon series was at the end "Act 5 Masquerade Dance Party". Here, she is seen walking outside at night in the rain. However, she makes her formal appearance in the following act, "Act 5 Makoto - Sailor Jupiter". At the beginning of the act, she saves Usagi from getting hit by a car. After doing so, Makoto tells Usagi to be more careful in the future and walks away. At school, Makoto accidentally bumps into Usagi and gets yelled at by a teacher who tells her to wear a proper uniform. As Makoto was setting up for lunch, she protects Usagi from an oncoming baseball. as Usagi was spying on her. She throws the ball far and Usagi joins her for lunch.
Black Moon arc
Sailor Senshi Info
Makoto can transform into Sailor Jupiter by saying "Jupiter Power, Make Up!", increasing her already high combat prowess with attacks centered around lightning and nature.
- Flower Hurricane
- Jupiter Thunderbolt
- Supreme Thunder
- Sparkling Wide Pressure
- Jupiter Coconut Cyclone