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Makoto Kino is a tomboyishly beautiful fifteen year old girl who transfer to Juuban Municipal Junior High School in the first season. Makoto had lost her parents in a plane accident when she was younger, and lives on her own in an apartment. People are usually intimidated to approach her due to her height, tough appearance, strength, and ability to fight, and she was kicked out of her previous school due to fighting. She also practices karate. Despite her tomboyish exterior, Makoto is a kind person who enjoys cooking, gardening, flowering arranging, handicrafts, and dreams to have a happy marriage and own a flower and bakery shop. Like the rest of the Sailor Senshi, her loyalty towards Usagi never faltered.
Like the others, Makoto retains the same appearance as she does in the manga.
Makoto has brown wavy hair that is always seen styled into a ponytail and held up by a green hair tie. She is also always seen wearing pink rose earrings on her earlobes. Makoto is very tall and is the tallest girl in the Inner Senshi.
Makoto is first introduced in episode 25 when she beats up a group of guys for picking on Usagi. Later in the episode, Umino tells Usagi that Makoto was thrown out of her previous school for fighting and transferred to Azabu Juuban Junior High. After visiting the Game Center Crown with Usagi, she meets Game Machine Joe. Makoto comments on him and says that he looks like someone she knew and leaves the arcade. After departing from the arcade, Makoto follows Joe long enough to witness him being attacked by Zoicite. Once Usagi shows up, Zoicite leaves and Makoto follows Joe and the two get something to eat. When they are attacked by Zoicite again, Joe flees but is found by Zoicite again along with Sailor Moon. After Joe turns into Gesen, Makoto interferes in the battle and Luna recognizes her to be one of the Sailor Senshi. She tells her to use her transformation pen and say "Jupiter Power, Make-Up," allowing Makoto to transform into Sailor Jupiter and help defeat the Youma. After defeating the Youma, Makoto joins the Inner Sailor Senshi.
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- Makoto's name means "Sincerity of the Wood".
- In the English dub, Makoto's name was changed to Lita Kino.
- Makoto's membership number in the Three Lights Fan Club was 1606.
- In the anime, Makoto had four image songs: Anata no Sei Janai, Starlight ni Kiss Shite, Wasureru Tameni Koi wo Shinaide, and We Believe You.