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Karen Chibi
"Every path leads to Aikatsu!"

– Karen before her performance in season 2

Karen Kamishiro
Charaimg karen
Kanji 神城カレン
Romaji Kamishiro Karen
Statistics
Gender Female
Age 18-19
Birthday October 4
Occupation Idol
Affiliation Love Me Tear
Blood Type B
First Appearance
Data Carddass Game Data Carddass Aikatsu Friends! Part 1
Anime Aikatsu Friends! Episode 02 - The Invincible Love Me Tear☆
Portrayal
Seiyū/Singer Azusa Tadokoro
Autograph
Karen Kamishiro Autograph

Karen Kamishiro (神城カレン) is a character in the Aikatsu on Parade! series and was one of the main characters of the first and second season of the Aikatsu Friends! series. She is a graduate of Star Harmony Academy. Karen is a cute-type idol whose preferred brand is Classical Ange. Along with Mirai Asuka, the two are a part of Love Me Tear.


Bio

Appearance

Karen has long flowing golden-blonde hair worn loosely with a thick, fanned out nose-length ponytail held by a scrunchie with a large cherry bow. Her thick bangs have a small part on the left and a few loosely curled strands. Her eyes are light indigo. When she was a child, the section of hair that Karen let down had a larger volume and had two fanned out pigtails held by red ribbons instead of her current single ponytail.

When she was in Star Harmony, Karen's long hair was tied into a high ponytail that held with a light pink bow.

Personality

Karen is known to be kinder than anyone else with a strong heart, described as a cute princess and an angel of love, as well as an idol full of smiles and overflowing with love. Her prodigal skills give her an overwhelming aura of elegance.

Background

As a child born into a wealthy family, Karen had received special education and grew up into a lady who excels at whatever she does. With her professional ability in traditional Japanese refurbishment activities, Karen is known to be a Yamato Nadeshiko.

Karen, later on, paired up with Mirai to form Friends and later won the Diamond Friends Cup together.

Upon season 2, Karen embarked on a trip around the world to share love through Aikatsu!.

Relationships

Karen's partner who won the Diamond Friends Cup together.
Karen reunited with Alicia after embarking on her trip around the world. Karen wishes to help Alicia after listening to her troubles.

Etymology

Kamishiro (神城) - Kami () means god and shiro () means castle.

Karen (カレン) is the Danish form of the feminine given name Katherine, meaning pure or clear. One of its many forms in kanji is 華蓮, meaning beauty or brilliant.

Quotes

"The Aikatsu! way cannot be mastered in just one day!"

– Karen before her performance in season 1

"Shine bright, Mirai!"

– Karen to Mirai before their performance

"Aine and Mio hold a radiance far greater than any I have ever felt before from another Friends. Perhaps they're already up there, bringing warmth to the world from heights that can overcome any barrier— Right where we're trying to go."

– Karen to Mirai

Trivia

  • Her star sign is Libra.
    • Her birthday, October 4th, is known as Angel Day in Japan, as the numbers 10/4 (ten shi) can be read the same as "angel" (天使 tenshi).
    • Coincidentally, when adding their birthday digits respectively (Karen's 10+4=14 & Mirai's 5+9=14), both Karen and Mirai reach the same sum of 14, which can also be pronounced as 1 4 ( ishi, lit. stone) in Japanese, alluding to them not only being Diamond Friends, but to share a meaning within their birthdays.
  • She is 162cm tall.
  • She likes cooking.
  • Her favorite food is senbei.
  • She dislikes mushrooms.
  • Her specialties are archery, flower arrangement, and tea ceremony.
  • She is afraid of caterpillars.
  • Karen bears resemblance to Hime Shiratori from the Aikatsu Stars! series.
    • They both have a shade of blonde hair.
    • They both have a shade of eyes from the cool color spectrum.
    • They are both cute idols.
    • They are both the top idols of their series.
    • They are both founders of their own brands.
    • They both wear a bow on their ponytails.
    • They both have an elegant personality.
  • She shares her voice actress with Aoi Kiriya from the original Aikatsu! series and Yuzu Nikaidō from the Aikatsu Stars! series.
  • She shares her first name with Karen Kurebayashi, Juri's mother, from the original Aikatsu! series.
  • She shares her last name with Rei Kamishiro from the original Aikatsu! series, however, they're written in different kanji.
  • She is the second known Yamato Nadeshiko in the Aikatsu! franchise, following Miyabi Fujiwara from the original Aikatsu! series.
  • She is the tenth idol in the Aikatsu! franchise to have created her own brand, following Mizuki Kanzaki, Sora Kazesawa, Hime Shiratori, Lily Shirogane, Elza Forte, Yume Nijino, Rei Kizaki, Mio Minato, and Mirai Asuka.
  • She is the third idol in the Aikatsu! franchise who owned her own idol school, following Orihime Mitsuishi from the original Aikatsu! series and Elza Forte from the Aikatsu Stars! series.

Gallery

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Tvtokyo chara list otomeOtome Arisugawa List Tvtokyo chara list yurikaYurika Tōdō List Tvtokyo chara list sakuraSakura Kitaōji List
Tvtokyo chara list kaedeKaede Ichinose List Chara list shionShion Kamiya List Tvtokyo chara list hikariHikari Minowa
Dream Academy Tvtokyo chara list seiraSeira Otoshiro List Tvtokyo chara list kiiKī Saegusa List Tvtokyo chara list soraSora Kazesawa List Tvtokyo chara list mariaMaria Himesato List Chara list noeruNoeru Otoshiro
WM Tvtokyo chara list mizukiMizuki Kanzaki List Tvtokyo chara list mikuruMikuru Natsuki
Starlight School Akari Gen Tvtokyo chara list akariAkari Ōzora List Tvtokyo chara list sumireSumire Hikami List Tvtokyo chara list hinakiHinaki Shinjō List Tvtokyo chara list juriJuri Kurebayashi List Tvtokyo chara list rinRin Kurosawa List Tvtokyo chara list madokaMadoka Amahane List Tvtokyo chara list nonoNono Daichi List
Tvtokyo chara list risaRisa Shirakaba List Tvtokyo chara list yuYū Hattori List Tsubaki Saionji
Local Idols Tvtokyo chara list miyabiMiyabi Fujiwara List Tvtokyo chara list kokoneKokone Kurisu List Tvtokyo chara list ninaNina Dōjima List
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School Staff Orihime Mitsuishi List Tiara Yumesaki List Johnny Bepp List Naoto Suzukawa List Shun Yotsuba
Hoshimiya Family Ringo Hoshimiya List Raichi Hoshimiya
Entertainment Officials Asuka Amahane List Tsubasa Sena
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Tvtokyo chara list yozoraYozora Kasumi List Tvtokyo chara list yuzuYuzu Nikaidō List Tvtokyo chara list lilyLily Shirogane List Haruka☆Ruka List Kokoro Momoi
M4 Subaru Yūki List Nozomu Igarashi List Asahi Kasumi List Kanata Kira
Neo Venus Ark Tvtokyo chara list elzaElza Forte List Tvtokyo chara list kiraraKirara Hanazono List Tvtokyo chara list reiRei Kizaki List Tvtokyo chara list ariaAria Futaba List
Yuri Ashida List Juli Liszt List Alice Carol
School Staff Hikaru Moroboshi List Tamagorō Miwa List Anna Hibiki List Dave Satō List Momoko Yachigusa List Grandpa
Entertainment Officials Jirō Okamoto
Aikatsu Friends! Star Harmony Academy Tvtokyo chara list aineAine Yūki List Tvtokyo chara list mioMio Minato List Tvtokyo chara list maikaMaika Chōno List Tvtokyo chara list emaEma Hinata List Tvtokyo chara list sakuyaSakuya Shirayuri List Tvtokyo chara list kaguyaKaguya Shirayuri
Love Me Tear Tvtokyo chara list karenKaren Kamishiro List Tvtokyo chara list miraiMirai Asuka
I Believe Tvtokyo chara list hibikiHibiki Tenshō List Tvtokyo chara list aliciaAlicia Charlotte
Other Idols Tvtokyo chara list wakabaWakaba Harukaze List Marin Manami List Rinna Shinkai List Coco (Aikatsu! Navi) List Nako Ebihara List Niko Nishina
School Staff Tamaki Enjōji List Chiharu Hachiya List Ken Mayuzumi List Mushirō Haryū
Yūki Family Kazune Yūki List Momone Yūki
Chōno Family Maito Chōno
Charlotte Family Charles Charlotte
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Kiseki Family Sāya Kiseki
Others Kokoro Kojima List Kotomi Kojima
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