"The girl with sheer karate spirit", Makoto is a young Japanese tomboy
trained in Rindoukan karate and was raised in the rural Tosa region of Japan.
Although she has little
fashion sense for a girl her age, she hates it when she is mistaken for a boy. When
her father (Masaru) passed away, she inherits the Rindoukan dojo but she never
gets any new students. Because of this, she decides to start traveling around the world to make her style famous and attract
students. Around her neck, Makoto wears her father's headband that he was known for wearing while teaching Karate.
During the time of Super
Street Fighter IV, Makoto's dojo has been floundering and her older
brother decided to become a businessman, leaving Makoto to with the task of
rebuilding the dojo. She enters S.I.N.'s tournament in order to win money to
renovate it. During the tournament, she encounters and fights Fei
Long, hoping that the publicity will enhance Rindoukan's reputation.
Unfortunately she didn't win any money since the tournament sponsor, Seth,
was killed and S.I.N. disbanded. After the tournament, she decides to rebuild
her father's dojo by hand and make money the old-fashioned way.
In Street Fighter
III: 3rd Strike, she finds Ryu and
challenges him to enhance her dojo's reputation. After her fight with Ryu, the
publicity attracts a swarm of potential students to her dojo. Unfortunately,
she enforces a counterproductive policy and decides to only accept students
that are able to defeat her.