Iwata Karen
岩田華怜(いわた かれん)
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Iwata Karen, Hori Pro
Nickname Karen (カレン?)
Datemusume (伊達娘?)
Former Stage Name Karen (かれん?)
Birthdate May 13, 1998 (1998-05-13) (age 22)
Birthplace Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Height 159cm
Professional Information
Years Active 2011-2016
(4 Years 2 Months)
Agency Hori Pro
group AKB48
Team Former Team A
Generation AKB48 12th Generation
Associated Acts AKB48
SNS Instagram @karen0513_
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Graduated May, 2016

Iwata Karen was a member of AKB48's Team A.


Karen de karei na Date musume. CHIIMU A no kotogaku ichinensei, Iwata Karen desu
(Lovely, splendid and elegant girl. Team A's high school first year student, I'm Iwata Karen)

Team History

AKB48 Senbatsu Election

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Singles

  • Hana wa Saku (NHK "Ashita e" Higashi Nihon Daishinsai Fukko Shien Song)

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums



Stage Units

41 (Boku no Taiyou)
Team A Waiting Stage
Skirt, Hirari (Before Sasaki Yukari's Promotion)
Glass no I LOVE YOU (Before Kasai Tomomi's Graduation)
Kuroi Tenshi (After Kasai Tomomi's Graduation)
Kioku no Dilemma (New Units)
A5 (Renai Kinshi Jourei)
Renai Kinshi Jourei (Revival)
SS1 (Eve wa Adam no Abarabone)
Heart Gata Virus
Kimi Dake ni Chu! Chu! Chu!
A7 (M.T ni Sasagu)
Make Otoko (Backdancer)

Concert Units

AKB48 First Dome Concert "Yossha~Ikuzo~! in Seibu Dome"

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Unit Matsuri 2012

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

Unit Matsuri 2013

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014


AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

Solo Songs

Media Appearances



  • Hiroi Uchuu no Naka de (広い宇宙の中で)
  • Maria to Midori no Princess (マリアと緑のプリンセス) - Maria

Variety Shows



  • Hobbies: Dancing, watching movies and anime, playing guitar
  • Favorite character: Elizabeth Gintama
  • Favorite colors: Dark blue, red, yellow
  • Favorite dance styles: Tap, jazz
  • Favorite drinks: Sport drinks
  • Favorite food: Avocado sandwiches
  • Favorite subject: Art
  • Favorite AKB48 song: Iiwake Maybe
  • Favorite NMB48 member: Mita Mao
  • Favorite SKE48 member: Matsui Rena
  • Good friends with: Sato Sumire
    • She was supposed to be transferred to SKE48 with Sato Sumire, but because of health problems in her family she couldn't do it
  • Future ambition: Theater play performer on Broadway or a seiyuu
  • Former member of Light Music Club
  • Former member of NO NAME
  • Youngest seiyuu of AKB0048
  • Former ace of 12th Generation
  • Participated in AKB48′s Tohoku Earthquake relief efforts
    • Before auditioning for AKB48, the earthquake striked her house and she had to live in a shelter for a few days
    • Was part of the single Hana wa Saku produced by NHK World. The song featured celebrities, musicians, and athletes from the areas the Tohoku Earthquake struck hardest. Karen was the youngest participant and also sang a solo version of the song for the B-side
    • Because of this, she was the only Kenkyuusei interviewed in DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show must go on
  • Cannot handle eating natto
  • Had a surgery on her nose because of breathing problems that began after an accident she had when as a child
  • Is a big fan of Shingeki no Kyojin and often cosplays as Mikasa Ackerman for handshake events
  • Former member of the unofficial "Potebari!!" unit with Ishida Haruka and Iwasa Misaki
  • After her graduation she played the leading role "Maria" in in the musical "Maria to Midori no Princess (マリアと緑のプリンセス)", together with Yamauchi Mizuki who played "Eliza junior", before the latter joined AKB48 as a 16th generation member.
  • On March 8, 2019, she suffered a car accident in Tokyo due to a broken bone, and she was unable to attend the shooting of the 8th Anniversary program of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2019.


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