The only one worthy of standing at Kaguya's side is none other than president Shirogane!

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Karen Kino

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Japanese 紀 かれん
Rōmaji Kino Karen
Nickname Shiptrash (by Kozue Makihara)
Gender Female
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown/Lavender (Manga)

Lavender (Anime)

Personal Status
Status Alive
Occupation Mass Media Club

Kaguya-sama Fanclub (Co-founder)

Year Level Junior (2-C) (formerly)

Senior (3-A) (current)

Relationships Unnamed Father
Japanese VA Madoka Asahina
English VA Lindsay Seidel
Media Debut
Manga Chapter 01
Anime Episode 01

Karen Kino (紀 かれんきの かれん, Kino Karen) is a supporting character in the main series and one of the main characters of Kaguya-sama wo Kataritai. She is a member of the Mass Media Club and the daughter of the CEO of Kino Publishing.


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.


Not many are known about her past except that she friends with Erika Kose, Maki Shijo and Nagisa Kashiwagi from childhood.


  • 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.



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Shuchi'in Academy High School
Faculty Adolphe PescaroloKomari MachidaHikaru Oobayashi
Third Year 3-A: Daiki SatoTerashimaPrevious Student Council PresidentTsubame Koyasu

3-B: Kazeno
Unknown Class: KazuMoriShizuku AsahiYume Atenbo

Second Year 2-A: Ai HayasakaKaguya ShinomiyaMirin HinokuchiSubaru Suruga

2-B: Chika FujiwaraGo KazamatsuriMaki ShijoMiyuki ShiroganeNagisa KashiwagiSaburo ToyosakiTsubasa Tanuma
2-C: Erika KoseHayato HongoKaren KinoMasaru KobayashiMomo Ryuju
2-D: Shindou Watanabe
Unknown Class: KaoruMiipanTetchanToshiko

First Year 1-A: Kozue Makihara

1-B: Kobachi OsaragiKoromo ShiranuiMiko IinoRei OnoderaYu Ishigami
1-F: Teppei Tanaka
Unknown Class: Kojima

Unknown Year MakiSarinaShigechiiSoccer Club CaptainTakkun
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Shuchi'in Academy Clubs
Archery Club Kaguya Shinomiya
Astronomy Club Momo Ryuju
Cheer Club KazenoTsubame KoyasuRei OnoderaYu Ishigami
Kendo Club Kojima
Mass Media Club Shizuku AsahiErika KoseKaren Kino
Occult Research Club Yume Atenbo
Soccer Club Soccer Club CaptainMoriKazuTakkun
Tabletop Gaming Club Kozue MakiharaChika FujiwaraTerashima
Volunteering Club Nagisa KashiwagiTsubasa TanumaMaki Shijo
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Kaguya-sama Fanclub
Karen KinoErika KoseAi Hayasaka
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