|“||The only one worthy of standing at Kaguya's side is none other than president Shirogane!||”|
—Karen, Kaguya-sama wo Kataritai Chapter 1 Page 5
|Nickname||Shiptrash (by Kozue Makihara)|
|Eye Color||Brown/Lavender (Manga)|
|Occupation||Mass Media Club President
Kaguya-sama Fanclub (Co-founder)
|Year Level||Junior (2-C) (formerly)
Senior (3-A) (current)
|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, often fantasizes about the two of them as a couple, and draws her own manga based off said fantasies. 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 shown to know about bugs like the lacquer tree cockroach (a trait that she shares with Kaguya Shinomiya and Chika Fujiwara) and lacking fear, 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.
|Faculty||Adolphe Pescarolo • Komari Machida • Hikaru Oobayashi|
|Third Year||3-A: Daiki Sato • Terashima • Previous Student Council President • Tsubame Koyasu|
Unknown Class: Kazu • Mori • Shizuku Asahi • Yume Atenbo
|Second Year||2-A: Ai Hayasaka • Kaguya Shinomiya • Mirin Hinokuchi • Subaru Suruga|
2-B: Chika Fujiwara • Go Kazamatsuri • Maki Shijo • Miyuki Shirogane • Nagisa Kashiwagi • Saburo Toyosaki • Tsubasa Tanuma
2-C: Erika Kose • Hayato Hongo • Karen Kino • Masaru Kobayashi • Momo Ryuju
2-D: Shindou Watabe
Unknown Class: Kaoru • Miipan • Tetchan • Toshiko
|First Year||1-A: Kozue Makihara|
1-B: Kobachi Osaragi • Koromo Shiranui • Miko Iino • Rei Onodera • Yu Ishigami
1-F: Teppei Tanaka
Unknown Class: Kojima
|Unknown Year||Maki • Sarina • Shigechii • Takkun|
|Archery Club||Kaguya Shinomiya|
|Astronomy Club||Momo Ryuju|
|Cheer Club||Kazeno • Tsubame Koyasu • Rei Onodera • Yu Ishigami|
|Mass Media Club||Shizuku Asahi • Erika Kose • Karen Kino|
|Occult Research Club||Yume Atenbo|
|Soccer Club||Shindou Watabe • Mori • Kazu • Takkun|
|Tabletop Gaming Club||Kozue Makihara • Chika Fujiwara • Terashima|
|Volunteering Club||Nagisa Kashiwagi • Tsubasa Tanuma • Maki Shijo|
|Karen Kino • Erika Kose • Ai Hayasaka|