The second of the flower portrait colorings! Mars and Venus’ can be found here.
Senshi Royalty Project by Delight046
Once again, I love how the artist designed castles for Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury since they weren’t shown in the manga! Venus’ caste was featured in Codename: Sailor V, though.
Princess Jupiter’s dress is even more ornate than Venus’, and that’s saying something!
The most striking aspect of Jupiter’s gown is how incredibly feminine it is. Gauze, ribbons, and roses are everywhere, and the dress itself is rather revealing; none of the other princess gowns have a slit like that. Of course, all of this ties back into Mako’s personality. Of all of the Senshi, she struggled with her femininity the most; more than anything, she yearned to be as pretty and girly as the rest of her friends and classmates, but felt that she was too masculine and awkward to pull it off. Over the course of the series, she gradually grows into herself and becomes much more comfortable with exploring her femininity, and the end result is this gown. In addition, the ruffles of Jupiter’s dress somewhat resemble leaves, furthering her association with nature.
As for the color, green is the essence of nature. Green represents growth, abundance, and vitality. It’s a color that is associated with natural life and represents renewal, growth, health, spring, generosity, fertility, and vigor. It also has connotations with balance, endurance, hope, stability, and safety. All of these concepts tie back into Mako herself, both personality-wise (her generosity towards her friends and how she represents stability and safety to them, for example) and to her life (like the renewal of life she experienced after she became a Senshi).
As always, Naoko designed the perfect dress!
Sailor Moon Crystal (Episode 5) - Sailor Jupiter - Makoto Kino - Accessory Appreciation Post
I absolutely love all of the attention the episode placed on Mako’s many, many cute accessories. It showed that, despite her reputation and somewhat intimidating stature, she really is just a kindhearted, lovely girl who wants to be seen as the person she is instead of what people think she is.
The first thing Usagi notice about Mako was her earrings. The second thing? Her scent. That’s actually a bit unusual, but maybe Mako was getting ready for her first day at her new school, and she decided it wouldn’t hurt to use just a smidge of her mom’s perfume to help her (hopefully) make a good impression and maybe give her a confidence boost. Yeah, I’ll go with that. Imagine Mako, pulling the perfume out of the special make-up box her mother always kept it in, and spritzing on just a little bit to help her feel close to her parents on her first day in a strange school and hoping that maybe she’ll find a friend.
STOP YOU’RE CRUSHING MY HEART
But wait, there’s more! I noticed this line later on in the episode:
Maybe the bento was also Mako’s mother’s. She was planning on giving it to Mako when she got older, but unfortunately, she was unable to watch Mako grow up. Mako eventually found the bento herself and treasured it, even making a special pouch to house it.
"Apparently, everyone’s scared and won’t talk to me."
"Why are they scared of such a lovely girl like you? They must be crazy!"
Makoto Kino || SMC 05