Iwata Karen
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Iwata Karen, Hori Pro Profile Image
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 Miyagi, Japan
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Height 159cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, Idol, Actress
Years Active 2008-present
(12 years; 9 in AKB48)
Agency AKS, Hori Pro
group AKB48
Team Team A
Generation 12th Generation AKB48
Associated Acts AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, Nogizaka46
Sub-Units Milk Planet, NO NAME, Balance Sentai - Veggie Rangers
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Graduated March 15, 2016

Name Spelling
Birth Name
Kanji 岩田華怜
Hiragana いわた かれん
Katakana イワタ カレン
Romaji Iwata Karen
"Lovely, splendid and elegant girl. Team A's high school first year student, I'm Iwata Karen."
" (可憐で華麗な伊達娘。チームAの高等学校1年生、岩田華怜です)"
"(Karen de karei na Date musume. Chiimu A no kotogaku ichinensei, Iwata Karen desu?)
―Iwata Karen

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

Team History

Senbatsu Events

Discography Participation


Team 4 1st Stage

  • Himawari

Team A Waiting Stage

Team A 5th Stage (Revival)

  • Renai Kinshi Jourei

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

  • Miniskirt no Yosei

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

  • Skirt, Hirari

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

  • Skirt, Hirari

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

  • Wasshoi Shiro!
  • Ame no Doubutsuen

Unit Matsuri 2013

  • Kagami no Naka no Jean Da Arc

AKB48 8th Anniversary

  • Ice no Kuchizuke

Solo Songs

  • Hana wa Saku

Media Appearances


General trivia

  • Her hobbies are watching anime and movies.
  • She can play guitar.
  • Had rhinoplasty because of breathing problems that began after a childhood accident.
  • Member of Light Music Club.
  • Her most admired AKB48 member is Takahashi Minami.
  • She was the youngest member of the unit NO NAME, made up the AKB0048 voice actresses.
  • Was the youngest participant of the single Hana wa Saku, which featured famous people from areas heavily affected by the Tohoku Earthquake.
    • Sang a solo version of Hana wa Saku for the B-side of the single, which was her first solo song.
  • Actively participated in AKB48′s Tohoku Earthquake relief efforts.
  • Was the only kenkyuusei interviewed in DOCUMENTARY of AKB48 Show Must Go On.
    • In the documentary, she spoke about her reaction to the Tohoku Earthquake.

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