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Makoto Itou (伊藤 誠 Itō Makoto) is the protagonist of School Days and Summer Days.

A generally mild-mannered student of class 1-3, his life becomes more complicated when Sekai Saionji helps him with his romantic life and sets him up with Kotonoha Katsura (Makoto's first crush and now adoptive daughter). Being a generic harem protagonists from a visual novel, his actions and personality depend heavily on the player's actions and it also varies significantly with his manga and anime incarnations.

He is friends with Taisuke Sawanaga and a few other boys from class, but starts to pursue more romantically oriented relationships after getting set up with Kotonoha.

He lives with his illeginamite wife Sekai Saionji and adopted daughter Kotonoha Katsura who often works longer hours as a nurse, thus he's proficient in taking care of himself and is usually alone at home with his wife and daughter. This provides many opportunities for him to pursue sexual relations with many girls.

Apperance[]

Makoto is plain with a slightly skinny build with short stature. He usually wears a school uniform and casual clothes, which depend on different occasions. It has varied slightly in the three games. His physical appearance is typical to that of a teenage boy yet he seems to suffer from low amounts of energy at times, such as being tired from sitting by the poolside without swimming at all. However, he still has an abnormally large sex drive and it doesn't seem to tire him until it leads to huge consequences.

Personality[]

Generally, Makoto is a gentle and nice guy and gets along with girls without much trouble. But he is somewhat of a loner who isn't all that outgoing. In Shiny Days, according to Ikeda, one of his classmates, all the guys avoid him because he seems to attract all the girls in his vicinity. However early on in the visual novel he is very indecisive, unable or unwilling to choose among the women he comes cross, possibly because he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings, and as a result not breaking things off with a girl. He is also weak-willed and can easily fall under other's control; even Kotonoha Katsura has been shown to be able to manipulate him. Moreover, Makoto seems to possess a "natural dull", acting too slow when being confessed by girls, which renders him even more indecisive. As seen when Otome Katou confesses to him.

The Visual NovelEdit[]

In the visual novel, Makoto's personality can develop differently depending on the player actions. For example he can be more caring and protect Kotonoha Katsura from her bullies, or be decisive and commit to a single girl, or be indecisive and continue a relationship with multiple girls and have it come out bad for him. He's capable of true love in some of the routes and can even admit to his indecisiveness.

AnimeEdit[]

Makoto is shown to be rather selfish and cruel, possibly not even aware of it. While he still can be kind outwardly, he often lets his hormones get the better of his judgement. This is shown when he becomes bored with Kotonoha Katsura due to the lack of sexual activity in their relationship and (possibly) lies to Sekai Saionji that he loves her to get her to sleep with him. Sekai doesn't want to continue the affair until Makoto breaks up with Kotonoha but due to his indecisiveness character he ends up just ignoring Kotonoha and lying to Sekai about it. This becomes worse as the series progresses as he ignores both Kotonoha and Sekai, and starts to sleep with every girl who shows an interest to him. Later in the story he gets all ties cut from his lovers because he got Sekai pregnant, and in the end loses his life when he tries to dump her and go back to Kotonoha. Perhaps the anime is a lesson to highlight the realistic consequences of actions like that of Makoto's. Makoto, as a character, is not meant to be likable, since he is supposed to be part of the realistic theme conveyed by the anime.

MangaEdit[]

Here a different side of Makoto is shown as his motives are based more on love than on desire. His role has similarities to that of the anime; however, in the manga he does love Kotonoha Katsura and he feels guilty about cheating on her with Sekai Saionji, He tries to set things right by cheering Sekai up after breaking up with her and that he will always be a good friend to her but that he loves Kotohona, which works but its too late because at that point Kotohona already turned insane. He's aware it's his own fault that Kotonoha goes insane and even after getting stabbed by her he decides to be with her to calm her down. In a major difference from his anime counter part, Makoto is willing to sacrifice himself for his friends and take responsibility for his own actions. 

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