Makoto IS a Scorpio
I address this post to all those people who say Makoto doesn’t fit his zodiac sign.
People often say “Makoto is blushing mess when it comes to love and sexual intercourse “He could not possibly be a Scorpio”. Yeah, Scorpios might be the most passionate sign and stuff but there’s a lot more than that. They’re really dependable and it’s said “Once you’re in a Scorpio’s inner circle, you got a friend for life.” Isn’t that just how Makoto work? As you can see, he can be really friendly, but this doesn’t mean they’re in his inner circle. If you just ponder over the count of people who Makoto puts before himself, you could see the number could be counted on the fingers of your hand.
The meaning of his name is “sincerity” which is something very Scorpio like. He wouldn’t waste his time “playing” as someone’s friend. There’s no middle state for him - he is or he isn’t.
If you’ve paid attention to the episodes, then you should have seen the little hints. His motions suggest the typical for a Scorpio sex-appeal - palpable but not persistent. The aura he radiates with his behaviour also depicts it. Take notice of how he takes of his shirt:
or how he runs his fingers through his hair:
or how innocent he is, asking for a towel:
Makoto is clear about this and knows exactly when and where to put it in use. It’s no accident that nobody could every be mad at him, not yet to say “No” to his request. Scorpios love getting what they want and know how to obtain it, therefore manipulation comes natural to him.
Something else to mention is his affinity for “playing” with Haru - the ability of reading his mind. The smile which appears on his face, while doing so, speaks for itself:
I have always believed Makoto had a “dark” side. Side he shows extremely rare and not to just anybody. I could compare him with a cat - cute and innocent looking, but behind the fluffy paws there are sharp clutches to fall into. This facial expression indicates it pretty good:
No wonder he’s the captain of the team.
Also, you’ve probably noticed he never had a bad opinion about himself, nor yet left himself in the background. Just because he doesn’t point it out, it doesn’t mean the contrary. After all Makoto uses “ore” to say “I”, which hints a lot of things. As a Scorpio, he knows exactly who he is and what he can do.
Self-esteem is very initial for Scorpios, and I don’t see lack of any in this smile.
“Scorpios can be very nice. They just have low tolerance level for people and their bullshit.” In addition, I think Makoto is being underestimated when described by different scenario blogs on tumblr - like being called clumsy. The Scorpio-like finesse, given him at birth, is present at his overall behaviour throughout the series.
In my opinion, in episode 11 Makoto wasn’t fully understood by Haruka. When advising him to look round for a dream, followed by the fact that he’s going to study in Tokio means, in Makoto’s language, that he’d like Haru to go with him. Makoto is the one who offers Haru an idea. It was suggested in epidose 9, during the conversation between Mako and Rin, that he’s going in Tokio to swim. Until now, everybody admonished Haruka to find himself a dream but nothing more than that. While Makoto tried to give him a notion, but was interrupted by Haru’s reaction, who refused to hear it all.
“Having a Scorpio as a friend means they’ll call you out when you are in the wrong and keep it 100% with you.”
This conflict wouldn’t shake their friendship, but give a topic of thought for both of them. No one of them is able to separate from the other, but I don’t see why they have to, since having the rare gift of sincere friendship.
In conclusion, I think Makoto is a Scorpio and nothing else.