Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Makoto (Street Fighter)

The Girl with Pure Karate Spirit!

Here's a post that's looooong overdue, for one of the best barefoot videogame babes around. I was actually consciously pushing this back as I was waiting for this hottie's confirmation in the upcoming Super Streetfighter IV, but what the heck... if and when that happens, it will be worth a separate post. Anyway...

As we all know, some of the best barefoot game babes are martial arts tomboys, and certainly this fighter from Streetfighter III: Third Strike qualifies as one in every sense of the word. At first mistaken for a boy during the early days of SF3:3S (her gender-ambiguous name didn't help either), this ferocious new challenger immediately impressed players with her innovative, in-your-face, offense-heavy style which was a huge difference from the myriad clones and retread characters of the Shotokan-Fireball School. This young upstart knocked out the competition with lightning-fast punches, brutal grapples and powerful karate techniques. But what really got players' eyes popping was when Makoto got stunned- causing her loosely-fitting gi to sag slightly, revealing that she was, indeed, a girl.

Of course, Makoto probably bucks the usual trend of fighting game hottie- she really does look like a young boy with her somewhat messy, short hair, while her bulky gi pretty much hides her physique (though we surely know she's got a hot, athletic body beneath all that cloth). Even further, her official artwork portrays her as not being your usual soft-looking babe; she's a martial artist with callused, rough-looking and STRONG looking feet... in fact, she has quite mannish feet as seen above in her official portrait.

I actually prefer seeing Makoto in her in-game sprites; her feet are nice, big and expertly drawn, and you see them from pretty much every angle throughout her smoothly-animated attacks. I love her slow, methodical walking animations, as she pads towards her enemy with her complex kata-like stances. Watching her, I really do find her attractive, and would readily give her a soothing foot massage after a hard day's ass-kicking.

Surely a babe just made for foot fans to love.

Makoto tussles with her rival and another HOT barefoot babe, Ibuki.

Makoto shows Ryu what she's all about.

Cool Makoto Fan Artwork.

This unique barefoot babe last appeared about a decade ago in the sprite-based, 2D Third Strike... but rumor has it that she may appear in the upcoming Super Streetfighter IV, along with fellow barefoot babe Ibuki. Seeing this karate kid in full 3-D would be BEYOND AWESOME, and I truly look forward to dishing out the pain with Makoto's formidable feet in High Definition. Here's crossing our fingers that SSFIV really pushes through as the barefoot babe fighting game to watch out for in early 2010.

Feet First! Makoto is one unique barefoot babe.


  1. I've always preferred Ibuki...

  2. Awesome post Sole Keeper. These pictures and clips of Makoto really rocked. All the Street Fighter Women are really awesome...especially when they are barefoot.

  3. I like both Ibuki and Makoto, but I think Makoto became better because I was really good with her. I use to love punishing shotas for throwing a fireball HAHA.

    I always like karate gi girls, so Makoto shoots up into the sky with her arrogence and her flowing gi. It'd be great to get her in SFVI, and teach Sakura what its meant to be a gi wearing, barefoot having, cute karate girl!

    SHOUBU DA! - Makoto

  4. I like Sakura, Cammy, Elena, Ibuki, Makoto, Maki

    speaking of Elena, she is one of the finest barefoot girls around.

  5. I love all the Street Fighter women but I rank the barefoot ones at the top because they are so few, not mention they rock. First time I played Street Fighter III 3rd Strike I beat the game with Makoto. ^^

    Nice post Sole Keeper! =D

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, guys. Makoto is awesome. She's a real barefoot fan's babe, and her fighting style is beyond awesome. Indeed, I can't wait for her to be confirmed in SSFIV, so I can use her to teach Sakura what a real karate kid can do. ^_^

    Elena is also awesome, but she's the least of the three SF3 barefoot babes for me since her feet aren't detailed in-game; Ibuki's and Makoto's feet are so much nicer to see, so big and beautifully drawn. Heheh


  7. hey sole! whats your gamertag on xbox or do you play on ps3? just wondering so i can download your ghosts on tekken 6

  8. looks to me like ryu is might as well get used to being at makoto's feet XD

  9. Sorry Sutsena but I don't play online. My internet connection is horrible.