Train until it kills you. Because really, when you get down to it, there's nothing else you can do.
Makomo was a young girl of a short stature with pale skin, who possessed gentle eyes of a deep cyan color, their pupils rectangular and white, that were a notably paler turquoise near the bottom. She had black hair that came down to her shoulders, spiking outwards at the ends, and short micro bangs over her forehead.
Makomo wore a red yukata with a pink and white flower dot pattern, over which she sported a dark-purple sleeveless haori and a paler brown piece of fabric tied around her waist. On her feet, she wore a pair of sandals of a similar design to the ones worn by Mitsuri Kanroji, tied around her ankle from her heel and closed at the toe. As with the rest of Sakonji Urokodaki's apprentices, Makomo's white warding mask, hand-carved by her master himself, took the shape of a fox's face, hers additionally being decorated by two blue flowers painted on its left-hand side.
Completely opposing to Sabito's aggressive personality, Makomo was a girl of quiet, patient and kind nature. She was always helping Tanjiro Kamado by pointing out any mistakes in his technique and correcting any bad habits he had unconsciously developed during his training under Sakonji. Makomo's pet phrase is that she loves Sakonji very much.
She is also a somewhat mysterious person, as she always speaks in an abstract and dreamy way without ever giving straight answers to questions about her past.
Makomo and the other spirits of Sakonji's children entrust Tanjiro with putting their foster-father's mind at ease. She and Sabito watch over their loved ones, including Tanjiro, who helps put their souls to a peaceful rest.
During her seven days on Mt. Fujikasane, Makomo encountered a powerful morphed Demon, this Demon claiming to have eaten many of Sakonji's children. The Demon said he hoped the old man feels responsible, and Makomo, overcome with emotion and without control of her movements, is swiftly ripped apart by the Demon, left to join the ranks of the other children he had already killed.
Makomo and Sabito's souls return to Sagiri Mountain, as they cannot rest due to their failure and Sakonji's grief. Although, as Makomo was adopted and died a period of time before Sabito, they didn't meet each other in person until after he died.
Sakonji eventually takes on a new student named Tanjiro, and, after one and a half years of training, when Tanjiro is still unable to pass Sakonji's final test, Sabito challenges the boy and defeats him using a wooden sword. Afterwards, Sabito entrusts the boy's training to Makomo, who introduces herself to Tanjiro when he awakens after the fight. She tells him he can be like Sabito one day, and also that she loves Mr. Urokodaki very much and all of his children are guiding Tanjiro.
Makomo corrects the bad habits in his form and teaches him more about Total Concentration Breathing, and, when he asks how he can master all of these techniques, Makomo simply tells him to "train to death". She trains Tanjiro for six more months until he's finally able to defeat Sabito in a duel.
Makomo commends Tanjiro and tells him to never forget what he's done. She disappears into the mist, asking him to defeat a certain someone. Thanks to Makomo's guidance, Tanjiro is finally able to slice the boulder.
Tanjiro enters the Final Selection, and the spirits of Sakonji's children continue to watch over him. Makomo asks Sabito if he thinks Tanjiro is strong enough to overcome the Demon they failed to defeat, to which Sabito only replies he doesn't know because it's never enough when they try.
When the fateful battle between Tanjiro and the Hand Demon arrives, Makomo worries that he may lose as well. Sabito says that he can't predict the outcome, but he reminds Makomo that Tanjiro is the man who split the largest, toughest boulder of all. Tanjiro uses all his training to defeat the Hand Demon and finally put an end to the wicked cycle. The souls of Sakonji's children appear before Tanjiro, finally able to rest, and Makomo bids farewell to Tanjiro and disappears into the fog one last time.
Abilities and Powers
While not much is known about her prowess as a Demon Slayer candidate, Makomo was deemed strong enough to earn Sakonji's permission to enter Final Selection. She underwent his training and was able to survive until encountering a powerful morphed Demon, who, although he claimed Makomo didn't have much power, commended her agility since she was able to evade most of his attacks.
Water Breathing (
- First Form: Water Surface Slash (
壱ノ 型 水 面 斬Ichi no kata: Minamo Giri?) - The swordsman generates enough momentum to create a powerful single concentrated slash.
- Second Form: Water Wheel (
弐ノ 型 水 車Ni no kata: Mizu Guruma?) - The swordsman leaps and vertically spins forward in the air while releasing a flowing attack in a circular motion.
- Third Form: Flowing Dance (
参ノ 型 流 流 舞い San no kata: Ryūryū Mai?) - The swordsman swings their blade at his opponent in a way that mimics the movement of waves on the surface of water.
- Fourth Form: Striking Tide (
肆ノ 型 打ち 潮Shi no kata: Uchishio?) - The swordsman makes multiple consecutive slashes while twisting their body in a flowing fashion similar to a harsh tide.
- Fifth Form: Blessed Rain after the Drought (
伍ノ 型 干 天の 慈 雨Go no kata: Kanten no Jiu?) - A "sword strike of kindness" that kills the target with little to no pain. Used when the enemy surrenders.
- Sixth Form: Whirpool (
陸ノ 型ねじれ 渦Roku no kata: Nejire Uzu?) - The swordsman fiercely twists their upper and lower body, creating a whirlpool that cuts anything caught in it. It can be used in a place without footing, and if used underwater can generate a large whirlpool that draws in anything nearby in addition to cutting them up like a large blade.
- Seventh Form: Piercing Rain Drop (
漆ノ 型 雫 波 紋 突き Shichi no kata: Shizuku Hamon Tsuki?) - A fast and accurate stab, capable of reducing the impact of a moving target. The fastest form of this Breathing technique.
- Eighth Form: Waterfall Basin (
捌ノ 型 滝 壷Hachi no kata: Takitsubo?) - The swordsman cuts the target vertically.
- Ninth Form: Splashing Water Flow (
玖ノ 型 水 流 飛沫Ku no kata: Suiryū Shibuki?) - Minimizes the landing time and surface needed when landing, allowing the user to move without limits. Ideal when fighting in a place with no solid foothold.
- Tenth Form: Constant Flux (
拾ノ 型 生 生 流 転Jū no kata: Seisei Ruten?) - The most powerful Water Breathing technique. A continuous flowing attack which takes a form of a water dragon that increases in strength and power with each rotation.