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, Seeraa 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."
Her name completely in hiragana would be "きのまこと" (Kino Makoto).
Makoto is a teenage girl who fair skin and a slim complexion, though she is slightly more muscular than most of her fellow Sailor Senshi. She has big green eyes, long reddish brown 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 Sailor Senshi, standing at 168 cm or 5 feet 6 inches.
Sailor Jupiter wears a sailor suit with two colors: green (scarf, boots, skirt, choker, the gem of the tiara, the 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 her shoulder pads, the length of her back bow and the shape of the button on her front bow (circle to the heart), along with a yellow star with a green gem embedded in it added to her choker. Her boots are also the same.
As Eternal Sailor Jupiter, she wears an upgraded version of the Super Sailor Jupiter uniform. The scarf is still dark green, along with the first layer of her skirt. The second layer of the skirt is transparent green. Her front bow remains pink, while the back bow changes from pink to light green and has ribbons of the same color flowing from it. Her puffy white sleeves are now replaced with transparent green big puffy sleeves with the remainder of the sleeve being two dark green puffs. Replacing the usual button on her front bow is a green star-shaped button, the oval-shaped gem on her tiara is now a green star-shaped green gem, and the plain collar now has a green star attached to it. Instead of the original dark green tie-up boots, Eternal Sailor Jupiter now has a pair of white boots with a strip of dark green at the top with a gold star in the middle. Jupiter is still wearing her hair accessory but her pink rose earrings have been replaced by green dangling 5-pointed star earrings.
Sailor Jupiter is also the princess of the planet Jupiter. She wears a green gown with two green roses, one on each side, that goes down to her toes and splits in two right above the knee and trails back. Her hair is tied up with a green ribbon with a pink rose in the middle. She has a green choker that is tied in a bow a the back, with the streams running down her back. Her symbol is always on her forehead. In addition to the choker, she also wears a necklace. She also has green heels with a strap across the ankle. She dwelt in Io Castle.
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. 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 of "Act 4 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
In Act 17, Makoto falls under the influence of a mysterious illness spreading around Tokyo. After being escorted home by Ittou Asanuma she reveals her identity as a Sailor Senshi before fainting from exhaustion. Makoto is then attacked by a Droid Petz created. She transforms and battles Petz but finds herself unable to overpower Petz's attack as she's using the Dark Crystal to amplify her powers. Makoto is then kidnapped by Rubeus and held hostage on Nemesis until Sailor Moon rescues the group in Act 22.
Makoto Kino, as Sailor Jupiter, becomes in Super form. When during an attack, her soul gets taken along with the others.
By the help of Hotaru(Sailor Saturn) gets her soul back and the other too.
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.
- Jupiter Power, Make Up
- Jupiter Star Power, Make Up
- Jupiter Planet Power, Make Up
- Jupiter Crystal Power, Make Up
- Jupiter Crisis, Make Up
- Jupiter Crystal Eternal Power, Make Up
- Flower Hurricane
- Jupiter Thunderbolt
- Supreme Thunder
- Sparkling Wide Pressure
- Jupiter Coconut Cyclone
- Jupiter Oak Evolution
- Jupiter Thunder Hurricane
- Sailor Planet Attack
- Sailor Planet Power
- Galactica Gale
- Galactica Planet Attack
Makoto was present in the original proposal for the Codename: Sailor V anime; however, she was called Mamoru Chino, a name similar to Mamoru Chiba. It was later confirmed this character was eventually turned into Makoto, her character was meant to be not only tough but the leader of a female gang and a smoker. Also, her hair was straight instead of wavy.
- The Kanji 木 Is used to identify the day Thursday in japan. Thursday according to Nordic mythology, is the thunder god, Thor's Day.
- Although Makoto is not formally introduced in the Sailor V manga, at the end of Chapter 16, Makoto is seen right behind Minako on the train, remarking in her thoughts that she is weird for bringing a cat onto the train before getting off.
- Her school uniform was a further representation of her tough girl status, that being the style for those girls at the time.
- In the manga and Crystal, it is shown that Makoto keeps many plants in her apartment.
- Her very first appearance in the manga was at the end of Act 4, even though her identity wasn't revealed until Act 5.
- In the first "Chibiusa Picture Diary", Makoto is seen eating a chocolate cigarette.