Kenzaki Makoto (剣崎真琴 Kenzaki Makoto?) (or Mackenzie Mack in the English Dub Glitter Force Doki Doki) is one of the main Cures in Doki Doki! Pretty Cure. Originally from the Trump Kingdom, she is a very famous idol and a fashionista. She is a very responsible and head-strong girl, but is also independent and often sacrifices herself for the sake of others. Her Cure form is Cure Sword (キュアソード Kyua Sōdo?), or Glitter Spade in Glitter Force Doki Doki.
Makoto has purple eyes and short length hair that frames the upper head with a few curled strands in various directions, including her thin bangs. She wears a single lilac clip on the left of her head. Her casual wear consists of a white work shirt with an indigo tie and a long lavender flowing vest. This is paired with a pair of pale brown shorts, black socks, and white boots. Initially when out in public she wore this with red glasses and a white painters cap. During summer Makoto wears a white and lavender top, lilac leggings, and a denim skirt. She accessorized this with a pale brown vest, pearl bracelet, and a spade charm necklace.
During her Idol performances, Makoto wears a vibrant purple dress trim with the top lined in white that has a ribbon sewn to the middle and a trim of black frills. The ruffled tail of the dress reveals lavender coloring, while the dress is cut to reveal pastel pink ruffled fabric with layers of white scallop and black pleat beneath it. Around the waist is a black belt with a large pink gem heart to match her necklace, head piece, and hair clip. She also gains a ribbon on her left arm, black gloves with pastel pink ribbon on the wrists, and thigh length boots with a heart on the side of the thigh.
As Cure Sword, her eyes turn into a lighter purple while her hair becomes a vibrant lilac and is worn up in a left curled side-tail held by a feathery ornament that has a ribbon attached. Her hair grows in length to cover the back of her neck with a flip on each side. Her hair clip turns into a spade to match her dangle earrings. She wears a lilac top with a flowered bottom lined in white to accent the stripe going down the middle, where a single band of purple resides. Her sleeves resemble wings, with the left shoulder being larger than the right. Sewn on the right of the navel is a purple heart tailed ribbon, with a similar ornament hanging from a purple gem heart on the left of her chest. Her skirt resembles a wing or flower with a lilac to white gradient, lilac lining, and a frilly petticoat. She gains a lilac choker, lilac sleeves lined in white with an indigo bow, and lilac thigh boots with purple lining, white toe, and heel. Her Lovely Commune hangs from the right hip.
A stubborn girl with a strong sense of justice who is willing to defend others by sacrificing her own safety during battle. She dislikes violence and fighting and as such, preferred to stand alone to keep others out of harms way. Deep down she holds regret at not being able to defend the Trump Kingdom from the Jikochuu, and wishes to find Princess Marie Ange soon and return to save Trump Kingdom. Her true personality is often masked by how she acts and only Dabyi knows what she is really thinking, similar to Cure Muse and Dodory. Despite her rational and calm mind, she is shown to be completely clueless to how things work on Earth but she attempts to figure them out with dedication. She is also shown to be slightly flustered when shown kindness.
Princess Marie Ange: Makoto serves her as her Royal guard and it was her duty to protect her. When Trump Kingdom was invaded, they fled to Earth, but were separated. Makoto felt and held remorse for not protecting the Princess and it was her responsibility to protect her. She kept searching for her ever since. When Marie Ange was fading away, she was deeply saddened, but soon accepted that the Princess could rest in peace and thankful for what the Princess had encouraged her.
Dabyi: As Sword's partner, they have a very good relationship. Dabyi worries for Makoto for her dismay due to losing contact with the Princess, Dabyi also can always tell what she is really thinking, and helps her open up to the rest of the girls. She is also Makoto's manager named D.B.
Ai: A fairy-like baby who is Princess Marie Ange’s present day form. At first Makoto didn’t want to admit that Ai was cute, but soon admitted it after she gradually learned to be more open with others.
Madoka Aguri: They met during the battle with Regina. Aguri advised her to act seriously as a Cure and idol. Makoto was initially uncomfortable on her blunt commentary, but learned to understand it and slowly she became better friends with Aguri.
Kenzaki (剣崎?): Ken (剣) means "sword", an obvious reference to her alter ego, Cure Sword, while zaki (崎) means "small peninsula" or "promontory".
Makoto (真琴?): Makoto is a common given name that means integrity and sincerity. Individually, Ma (真) means "pure/true", while the koto (琴) is a traditional Japanese instrument. The whole name can also pronounce as the whole word Makoto (真).
Cure Sword: Sword is a noun, meaning a weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard, used for thrusting or striking and now typically worn as part of ceremonial dress.
Early lifeSword had been an idol in the Trump Kingdom, singing to an audience as well as Princess Marie Ange, in her Pretty Cure form. DDPC07 The Princess later told Sword that she liked her singing, flattering her. After this, the Selfish Trio, along with the Jikochuu that they had created, attacked the Trump Kingdom, leaving Marie Ange to fight them. She eventually turned the Selfish King into stone, but Sword felt that she could not protect anything, blaming herself for the destruction of the Trump Kingdom. Before she became a singer however, her parents had unfortunately died in an accident when she was a baby. DDPC42
The Destruction of Trump Kingdom
Sword, along with the Princess, escaped to the human world. However, after an attack caused by Bel, Sword had been separated from the Princess, and began searching for her in Japan. She becomes a popular idol in order to check whether she was still alive.
In Japan, Cure Sword uses the name Kenzaki Makoto, but it is still not clear if Makoto is her fake or true name, since most Trump people do not use Japanese names. The process how she later became well-known and popular is still unknown, but in a flashback DDPC05, it was shown that she began as a street singer playing the piano in a promenade with people around her listening to her music.
As an idol, Makoto sang songs and could be seen on Yotsuba TV, a popular TV channel. Her debut single sold over 1 million copies in its first week. She was an idol on the road to stardom. One of her known songs was called "~SONGBIRD~".
Meeting the new Pretty Cures
In episode 1, she was introduced when a crowd of fans surrounded her with D.B and her body guards. Mana and Rikka saw her and Mana rushed over to get a closer look. When a fan pushed Makoto by accident, a hair clip that held her Cure Lovead fell off which Mana saw and quickly grabbed. Mana squeezed through the crowd and gave Makoto her Cure Lovead when she got to the elevator to which Makoto thanked her before the elevator doors closed. Later when the Jikochuu attacked, she appeared as Cure Sword.
At first, Mana and Rikka didn't know who Cure Sword really was. In the last scene of episode 4, Alice indicated that she found out Makoto had been Cure Sword all along, via her monitor system and scientific identification. In episode 5, Makoto pretends to know nothing about the Pretty Cure when questioned Mana, and later in episode 6 Makoto officially showed her identity to the new Cures.
Earning the Purple Royal Crystal
Makoto received an opportunity to be Snow White when she was searching for Marie Ange. She initially wanted to turn it down but couldn't resist it. When her friends came to her rehearsal, they found her diligently practicing but another actress Tamaki was jealous if Makoto due to the way she had received the role.
On the last day of the shooting, Tamaki, despite appeared to have no selfishness, was forcefully turned into a Jikochuu by Regina. At first, Sword's friends were worried that they might not be able to gain an advantage, but Sword suggested they combined their powers. With Ai producing four new Cure Loveads, they managed to purify the Jikochuu.
Tamaki then came to appreciate Makoto's efforts and in turn gave Makoto a worn-out but precious script as a gift. Ai then touched it and as a result, Makoto earned the third Royal Crystal. DDPC15
Regaining Motivation on her Career
Makoto began to debate whether she should continue her idol career or not. When Aguri criticized her for not being professional enough, she was greatly upset. Mana later pointed out to her that she had been avoiding her concert, which won't help the situation get better.
When Leva interrupted the concert with a Jikochuu and captured her friends, Makoto was desperate, until Ai produced a new Lovead. It had a mirror which seemed to contain Marie Ange's voice, much to her surprise. Makoto asked Marie Ange for advice and Marie Ange encouraged her to carry on. Encouraged, Makoto managed to seek for Aguri's help and together they transformed, finishing off the Jikochuu to rescue their friends.
With her conflict resolved, Makoto decided to continue pursuing her career. DDPC24
After recovering Trump Kingdom, Makoto was still heartbroken because Marie Ange would never be able to witness such a miracle. Marie Ange was glad that Makoto had learned to overcome her pain by making new friends and told her to keep smiling and singing, allowing Makoto to accept the fact after crying.
She later became a worldwide celebrity as the star from Trump Republic. Before performing on stage, she thanked Mana for opening her heart. She was last seen becoming Cure Sword once again to help her friends stop a satellite from crashing into Oogai Town. DDPC49
Yūki no Yaiba! Kyua Sōdo!
Dabyi calls out her name before Makoto places her transformation Cure Lovead onto Dabyi's silver heart medallion object and shouts "Pretty Cure Love Link!" She then spells "L-O-V-E" on her Lovely Commune and the transformation begins. She is seen with most of her body glowing in purple light. First, her hair glows purple and grows into a ponytail, with her spade shaped earrings and hair accessories already there as her hair then turns to a lighter purple. Her arm warmers appear one after the other followed by her dress and her Lovely Commune attaches itself to it. Next her boots appear after striking her legs together. She taps her chest with her hands and the heart brooch materializes. Finally her dress ribbon appears and Cure Sword poses saying her introduction speech.
Holy Sword - is Cure Sword's first attack, with the incantation "Flash! Holy Sword!" (閃け！ホーリーソード！ "Hirameke! Hōrī Sōdo!"?). In Glitter Force Doki Doki, it is "Glitter Force! Sparkle Flash!" It is the first Doki Doki! Pretty Cure attack. To activate it, she puts the attack Cure Lovead on her Lovely Commune. She then draws a heart on the Commune's screen. Cure Sword flies in the air, and then she draws a flurry of swords at the Jikochū, purifying it.
Sparkle Sword - is Cure Sword's purification attack, which appeared in episode 11. This attack could only be done by a Love Heart Arrow and a Cure Lovead. She first inserts the Lovead into the Love Heart Arrow and then slides her finger across the 4 different colored hearts, activating them and making them shine. The big heart in the top shines in a purple color. She spins with the arrow, then she stops and pulls Arrow's trigger, from that the purple heart shines then rapidly fires a blast of spade shapes to the enemy.
Sword Hurricane - is Cure Sword's third individual attack performed with a Magical Lovely Pad, which first appears on episode 35. She first summons her Pad, later hits it, causing on the Pad to fire the shots. The attack could wound the Jikochuu.
Power-UpLike her Cure friends, she has the power to use full strength, as she gained that she had believed on learning the "five Pretty Cure vows". The power-up is shown, as a purple aura appears and surrounds her. She has much greater strength than in her normal form.
Makoto's voice actor, Miyamoto Kanako, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Nabatame Hitomi, who voices Aida Mana, Kotobuki Minako who voices Hishikawa Rikka, Fuchigami Mai, who voices Yotsuba Alice, and Kugimiya Rie, who voices Madoka Aguri.
- Flower of Courage
- HOLY SWORD ~Bonds of Courage~
- Starry Sky's Way Home
- Missing Piece
- Smiling Present
- To Dream of Regret
- With All My Heart
- The Jewel in the Left Chest
- Dance at dawn
- Where The Future Lies (Along with Kugimiya Rie)
- Beyond The Sky (Along with Nabatame Hitomi, Kotobuki Minako, Fuchigami Mai, Kugimiya Rie, Yoshida Hitomi and Kurosawa Tomoyo)
- Episode 42 reveals that she was born on November 4, thus making her a Scorpio
- Makoto's voice actress Miyamoto Kanako has performed several songs for the Pretty Cure franchise, including the ending themes of Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!, the ending themes of KiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode, and the opening of HUGtto! Pretty Cure.
- Kenzaki Makoto/Cure Sword ranked as the 9th top anime character in the December 2013 issue of Animage.
- Makoto appeared as Cure Sword to give the 10th anniversary congratulatory message in episode 32 of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!
- It was revealed in episode 35 that Makoto has a fear of the dentist.
- Main page: Kenzaki Makoto/Image Gallery
- ↑ http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Mackenzie
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie_(surname)
|V • T • EDoki Doki! Pretty Cure characters|
|Cures||Aida Mana/Cure Heart • Hishikawa Rikka/Cure Diamond • Yotsuba Alice/Cure Rosetta • Kenzaki Makoto/Cure Sword • Madoka Aguri/Cure Ace • Cure Empress • Cure Magician • Cure Priestess|
|Mascots||Sharuru • Raquel • Lance • Dabyi • Ai • Melan|
|Villains||Selfish King/Trump King • Regina • Ira • Marmo • Bel • Leva • Gula • Lust • Goma • Jikochuu|
|Others||Princess Marie Ange • Michiko • Sebastian • Okada Joe • Aida Ayumi • Aida Kentaro • Bando Sokichi • Hishikawa Ryoko • Hishikawa Yuuzou • Yotsuba Ichiro • Yotsuba Seiji • Yotsuba Shouko • Yotsuba Hiromichi • Madoka Mari • Nikaidou Takuya • Momota Tsubasa • Yashima Chihiro • Juujou Hiroshi • Saotome Jun • Itsutsuboshi Reina • Ootori Tamaki • Karuta Queen • Morimoto Eru • Mr. Kido|
|Movie only||Marsh • Mannequin Carmine • Silver Clock • Purple Buggy • Bando Isuzu/Bebel • Maro • Clarinet|