(セーラージュピター, Sērā Jupitā
?) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon
metaseries. Her real name is Makoto Kino
(木野 まこと, Kino Makoto
?, or Lita Kino
in the English versions), a strong schoolgirl who can transform into one of the series' specialized heroines, the Sailor Senshi.
Sailor Jupiter is the third member of the Sailor Team to be discovered by Sailor Moon, and serves as the "muscles" of the group. In addition to being physically tough, she is able to manipulate electricity and uses some plant-based powers. Her friends rarely use her full given name, normally shortening it to Mako-chan.
Aside from the main body of the Sailor Moon
series, Makoto features in her own manga short story, Mako's Depression
. A number of image songs featuring her character have been released as well, including the contents of three different CD singles.