Makanoto is mainly navy blue, with some lighter blues accenting its features. Like its normal counterpart and its child form, Makanoto is based upon the Komainu dog of Japanese legend. Covering its body are several swirling designs, with a pair of buns on its head like its Child form.
The High Krawl Maja uses a Makanoto in the storyline of Beyond the Portals. It is summoned after an abducted Aldous regains consciousness and tussles with Maja aboard the Ancient Starship. Aldous survives the ordeal, although the outcome of the battle is unknown. Later, on the planet Darkmos, Maja faces Rallen and uses Makanoto again to demonstrate the superiority of Dark Spectrobes versus their normal counterparts; in the first battle it cannot be defeated and a forced defeat is necessary to continue gameplay.