|“||The only one worthy of standing at Kaguya's side is none other than president Shirogane!||”|
—Karen, Kaguya-sama o Kataritai Chapter 1 Page 5
|Nickname||Shiptrash (by Kozue Makihara)|
|Eye Color||Brown/Lavender (Manga)|
|Occupation||Mass Media Club
Kaguya-sama Fanclub (Co-founder)
|Year Level||Junior (2-C)|
|Japanese VA||Madoka Asahina|
|English VA||Lindsay Seidel|
Karen Kino (
Karen is based on Ki no Tsurayuki (紀 貫之), a famous poet from the Heian period of Japan.
Karen is a girl of average height with long light brown hair, that are separated in the middle . She wears the standard Shuchi'in Academy girls uniform but she and her best friend Erika are been shown with many different matching outfits in official art.
She was initially shown with brown eyes, but this was changed to lavender in later appearance.
She is a major fan of Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, and often fantasizes about the two of them as a couple. She also has a knack for picking up on people's romantic feelings, being the only one of her friends who was aware of Maki's crush on Tsubasa.
- She is being show to know about bugs like the lacquer tree cockroach (a trait that isn't unique to her but she shares with Kaguya Shinomiya and Chika Fujiwara) and not being scared them even saying that it is noble to show compassion to them because the president would do the same. but didn't hesitate to kill one German cockroach because according to her it is was a pest.
|Third Year||3-A: Daiki Sato • Terashima • Previous Student Council President • Tsubame Koyasu|
|Second Year||2-A: Ai Hayasaka • Kaguya Shinomiya • Misuzu Hinokuchi • Subaru Suruga|
2-B: Chika Fujiwara • Go Kazamatsuri • Maki Shijo • Miyuki Shirogane • Nagisa Kashiwagi • Saburo Toyosaki • Tsubasa Tanuma
|First Year||1-A: Kozue Makihara|
|Unknown Year||Maki • Sarina • Shigechii • Soccer Club Captain • Takkun|
|Karen Kino • Erika Kose • Ai Hayasaka|