Makoto Saotome (早乙女 マコト Saotome Makoto?) is the friend/roommate of Himeko Kurusugawa.
Makoto has short brown hair where part of her hair is wrapped in a light green ribbon on the left side and turquoise eyes.
She usually wears the school standard female uniform.
Makoto is a cheerful, funny and energetic girl who is also an athletic girl, one of the best runners on the Ototachibana track team.
Makoto made her debut in Episode 1 when she woke up Himeko Kurusugawa. To make her hurry up, she started to take pictures of Himeko. They walk together to school. After Chikane Himemiya embraced Himeko, she tells her she is very lucky and started to tell Himeko how popular Chikane is. Makoto was separated from Himeko when she returns to rescue the present for Chikane's birthday.
In Episode 2, Himeko visited her at hospital were she was seriously injured. Also, Makoto tells Himeko to leave and then started to cry. She appeared later in the series and helped Himeko to make a decision during episode 9. When the Orochi made their last move in Episode 11, she is seen helping Izumi to escape. In the last episode she is seen again as Himeko's roommate.
- Makoto's surname Saotome means "already, now, early" (早) (sa) and "virgin, maiden, girl" (乙女) (otome).
- Himeko Kurusugawa calls Makoto Mako-chan.