(V1 is colored by me, V2 by my friend Phil Moyer)
Makoto is one of my two favorite Sailor Moon characters; Ami is the one I am most like, Makoto is the one I most admire. Makoto is a fierce defender of those she loves despite her own past bad treatment by people and betrayal by someone she cared about. Her heart is strong and unbroken despite repeated tragedies and having to live alone, her family wiped out.
And so the Senshi become her family; she doesn’t always understand them, but she loves them and will fight for them with all her heart.
Happy Birthday, Makoto.