(excerpt from Prince Animage 2014 autumn issue on Makoto)
Not only does his height tower above the rest, Makoto possesses a body of solid muscles developed as a result of his long-term training. He has a gentle personality and is always watching over the others with his smile. Even for the part of him that is easily intimidated by scary things, for him it has become a charm point rather than weakness. Before, when he was terrified by Nagisa’s prank, it was really cute too.
In the second season Makoto’s gentleness is even furthered amplified, as seen where towards the kids at Iwatobi SC Returns, he is always smiling. Crouching in order to be at the eye level as the child, with a serious expression on his face as he speaks to him, it reminds us that indeed, he is the big brother who is constantly looking after Ran and Ren at home.
For this Makoto to suddenly be agitated, it was during the argument with Haruka in episode 11, revealing to us a side of Makoto that we have never seen before. Towards Haruka who he loves, the expression that he bares as he lets out his feelings is one that is really painful; in truth he surely did not wish to have such a confrontation.
Of course, he reconciles with Haruka in the end, and they proceed to the nationals. After graduation, he goes to a university in Tokyo to pursue his dream. Even though he’s together with Haruka, for Makoto he’s going to be popular with both guys and girls in his university.
*translated with some help from chinese translations here, please forgive any inaccuracies ><
「大好きな遙」reads ‘daisuki na haruka’ pls translate it as you wish