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Makoto Kino (木野 まこと)Birthday: December 5
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Blood Type: O
Favorite Sports: ballet, basketball, skating
Favorite Color: sugar pink
Favorite Class: Home Economics
Least Favorite Class: Physics
Favorite Foods: cherry pie, meatloaf
Least Favorite Food: none
Hopes To Go To: Rome
Habit: Gets nervous and stutters
Special Skill: Bargaining
Pet she wants to raise: Tropical fish
Motto: A peony standing, a tree peony sitting, in the form of the lily flower when walking.
Favorite Stone: Emerald
Makoto Kino, called Lita Kino in the original English dub, is a fourteen-year-old girl who is a student in Usagi Tsukino's class and was rumoured to have been expelled from her previous school for fighting. Unusually tall and strong for a Japanese schoolgirl, she transforms into Sailor Jupiter, the Guardian of Thunder and Courage. Both of Makoto's parents died in a plane crash years ago, so she lives alone and takes care of herself. She cultivates her physical strength and domestic interests, including housekeeping cooking, and gardening. Makoto excels at hand-to-hand combat. Her dream is to marry a young handsome man and to own a flower-and-cake shop.
Henshin a go go baby! Transformation is a staple in many genres of anime, from fighting to magical girl. The sacred rule of transformation is that no other character is allowed is interrupt while you power up to your next form, so of course you want to make things spiffy with a henshin sequence.