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| image = Kin-iro Mosaic - OP_00.57 (Karen).png
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|image = [[File:6D629FC4-6005-4615-93A4-C98808F5D085.png|thumb]]
| Japanese = {{ruby|九条|くじょう}} カレン
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|Japanese = {{ruby|九条|くじょう}} カレン
| Romanized = Kujyō Karen
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|Romanized = Kujyō Karen
| Gender = Female
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|Gender = Female
| Age = 17
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|Birth = December 1 (Sagittarius)
| Seiyū = Nao Tōyama
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|Age = 17
| Manga Debut = [[Kin-iro Mosaic Volume 1]]
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|Height = 157 cm (5'2)
| Anime Debut = [[The Wonderland's]] (flashback) <br> [[What Kind of Friends I Can Make?]] (present)
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|Weight = 48 kg (105 lbs)
}}
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|Blood = AB
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|Seiyū = Nao Tōyama
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|Manga Debut = [[Kin-iro Mosaic Volume 1]]
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|Anime Debut = [[Kin-iro Mosaic]] <br> [[Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic]] <br> [[The Wonderland's]] (flashback) <br> [[What Kind of Friends I Can Make?]] (present)
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}}
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{{quote|Hey! Ohayō gojaimasu!|Karen's habit of using broken Japanese.}}
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{{quote|Yoko, Shinobu, and...|Karen trying to memorize the other girls' names.}}
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{{quote|Ayaya! Ayaya!|Karen's nickname for Aya.}}
   
{{quote|Hey! Ohayō gojaimasu!|Karen's habit on using broken Japanese.}}
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{{nihongo|'''Karen Kujō'''|九条 カレン|Kujyō Karen}} is one of the main characters in the ''[[Kin-iro Mosaic]]'' series.
 
{{nihongo|'''Karen Kujō'''|九条 カレン|Kujyō Karen}} is one of the main characters in the ''[[Kin-iro Mosaic]]'' series. She is half-Japanese and half-English.
 
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Karen has long, pale golden hair worn loose but with a small bun on the left side of her head. She wears a Union Flag (the flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) jacket. On the inside, she wears a white collared shirt with a pink red-striped bow tie. Like everyone else, she conforms as she wears the standard blue skirt. She also wears a pair of long blue socks and her own shoes that also carries part of the Union Jack. 
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Karen is a cute fair-skinned girl with long, pale blonde hair that is worn loose with a small amount pulled into a bun on the left side of her head and light purple Tsurime eyes.
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She wears the school skirt and top with a dark blue Union Jack design on it, the pink striped bow-tie, and a pair of dark blue socks. She wears her own red sneakers with the Union Jack design. During summer, Karen switches for a sleeve-less parka reminiscent of her jacket.
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Her casual attire is fairly normal with a mixture of playful and feminine.
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
 
Karen is a carefree, happy-go-lucky person who tends to get excited or passionate about new things fairly easily. She is never afraid to try something new or risky, but sometimes her imagination gets the best of her. She is very charismatic and is friends with just about everyone in the class to the point that they have began to feed her during class break once she befriends them.
 
Karen is a carefree, happy-go-lucky person who tends to get excited or passionate about new things fairly easily. She is never afraid to try something new or risky, but sometimes her imagination gets the best of her. She is very charismatic and is friends with just about everyone in the class to the point that they have began to feed her during class break once she befriends them.
   
While she can come off a little immature or selfish, she is very affectionate with friends or even some strangers, and she values her friendships with everyone. She is extremely loyal, but enjoys teasing people she is close to. She also tends to be one of the few girls to make a perverted comment or joke.
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While she can come off a little immature or selfish, she is very affectionate with friends or even some strangers, and she values her friendships with everyone. She is extremely loyal, but enjoys teasing people she is close to. She also tends to be one of the few girls to make a perverted comment or joke.
   
She usually speaks slightly broken Japanese (presumed to be in purpose) when communicating with her friends, but she can speak fluent some times; much to her friends surprise.
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She usually speaks slightly broken Japanese (presumed to be in purpose) when communicating with her friends, but she can speak fluently sometimes; much to her friends surprise.
   
Like Alice, Karen is very fond of Japanese culture. She usually ends her sentences with "ですよ" (desu yo) wherever applicable.
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Like [[Alice Cartelet]], Karen is very fond of Japanese culture and she usually ends her sentences with "ですよ" (desu yo) wherever applicable.
   
Karen also comes from a massively rich family, consisting of her parents and herself. This often surprises her friends apart from Alice, of whom, it is assumed, has always known about Karen's wealth. Karen's family wealth is expressed mostly when Karen turns up in a motor-home of grandeur size and explicit quality (the trailer being of house-like design in the interior) to meet her friends, and when Shino and Alice go to meet Karen at her place, which turns out to be an entire block of flats. Also, in certain flash-backs, Karen's house in England appears large (like Alice's) and richly decorated on the inside, which also suggests her family's state of wealth.
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Karen also comes from a massively rich family, which is her parents and herself. This often surprises her friends apart from Alice, of whom, it is assumed has always known about Karen's wealth. Karen's family wealth is expressed mostly when Karen turns up in a motor-home of grandeur size and explicit quality (the trailer being of house-like design in the interior) to meet her friends, and when [[Shinobu Ōmiya]] and Alice go to meet Karen at her place, which turns out to be an entire block of flats. Also, in certain flash-backs, Karen's house in England appears large (like Alice's) and richly decorated on the inside, which also suggests her family's state of wealth.
   
 
===Manga===
 
===Manga===
In the manga, it has been revealed that Karen simply told her father that Alice went to Japan and that she wanted to study more of the Japanese culture and her father happily allowed her to live in Japan as well. 
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In the manga, it has been revealed that Karen simply told her father that [[Alice Cartelet]] went to Japan and that she wanted to study more of the Japanese culture and her father happily allowed her to live in Japan as well. 
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
===Shino===
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===[[Shinobu Ōmiya]]===
Karen enjoys playing with [[Shinobu Ōmiya|Shinobu]] and hanging out with her. She loves to get attention from Shino, and sometimes enjoys using it to tease Alice; when she isn't actually aware that she is doing it. As she is able to bond with Yoko with poor grades, she is able to also bond with Shino.
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Karen enjoys playing with Shino and hanging out with her. She loves to get attention from Shino, and sometimes enjoys using it to tease Alice; when she isn't actually aware that she is doing it. As she is able to bond with Yoko with poor grades, she is able to also bond with Shino.
   
===Alice===
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===[[Alice Cartelet]]===
 
As she has known Alice the longest, Karen is very close to her. Since they were little she has admired Alice, who back at the time was actually bigger than Karen. For a while she felt neglected as Alice gained her foreign interest, and one day, after being ignored went out and didn't return home. As it turned out she had fallen from a bridge and landed on the grass land beneath it, but was stuck due to hurting her legs. She called for help and as it got late, Alice finally found her. Since then she has continued to look up to Alice and considers her to be her hero. She loves Alice like her own sister.
 
As she has known Alice the longest, Karen is very close to her. Since they were little she has admired Alice, who back at the time was actually bigger than Karen. For a while she felt neglected as Alice gained her foreign interest, and one day, after being ignored went out and didn't return home. As it turned out she had fallen from a bridge and landed on the grass land beneath it, but was stuck due to hurting her legs. She called for help and as it got late, Alice finally found her. Since then she has continued to look up to Alice and considers her to be her hero. She loves Alice like her own sister.
   
===Isami===
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===[[Isami Ōmiya]]===
Karen is not shown interacting with [[Isami Ōmiya]] as much as Shino, Alice, or Yoko has. However, since she met her she has admired her models talent and beauty.
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Karen is not shown interacting with Isami as much as Shino, Alice or [[Youko Inokuma]] has. However, since she met her, she has admired her models talent and beauty.
   
===Aya===
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===[[Aya Komichi]]===
Karen has fun teasing [[Aya Komichi]], who she personally addresses as "Ayaya" after Aya nervously tried to introduce herself to Karen. Aya does not like the name, but after a while she stopped protesting it so much. Karen is one of the only characters that is aware of Aya's crush on Yoko, along with Yoko's younger siblings Kota and Mitsuki.
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Karen has fun teasing Aya, who she personally addresses as "Ayaya" after Aya nervously tried to introduce herself to Karen. Aya does not like the name, but after a while she stopped protesting it so much. Karen is one of the only characters that is aware of Aya's crush on Yoko, along with [[Kōta Inokuma]] and [[Mitsuki Inokuma]] (Yoko's younger siblings).
   
===Yoko===
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===[[Youko Inokuma]]===
Karen and Yoko get along due to their energetic, hot-blooded personalities. They both do poorly over school and bond over this, as well as the fact they both have large stomachs and enjoy eating.
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Karen and Yoko get along due to their energetic, hot-blooded personalities. They both do poorly over school and bond over this, as well as the fact they both have large stomachs and enjoy eating.
   
===Honoka===
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===[[Honoka Matsubara]]===
Karen warmed up to [[Honoka Matsubara]] quickly as the first girl in class to notice or speak to her. During season 2 their bond was shown strengthening as Honoka gained her own blonde fetish. Sometimes when not with the other girls she hangs out with her.
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Karen warmed up to Honoka quickly as the first girl in class to notice or speak to her. During season 2 their bond was shown strengthening as Honoka gained her own blonde fetish. Sometimes when not with the other girls she hangs out with her.
   
===Akari Kuzehashi===
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===[[Akari Kuzehashi]]===
At first Karen had a lot of trouble with her new teacher, due to being a thoughtless student. In due time she grew a bond with her by trying to befriend her. But this doesn't mean Akari allows her to act up or let her slack off.
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At first, Karen had a lot of trouble with her new teacher, due to being a thoughtless student. In due time she grew a bond with her by trying to befriend her. But this doesn't mean Akari allows her to act up or let her slack off.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In her character song, her flower motif is the Anemone.
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*The name '''Karen''' (可憐) means "pretty".
*Karen's given name in kanji is 可憐.
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*Her flower motif is the Anemone.
**Her name in kanji is the same as "pretty".
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*Karen is half-Japanese and half-English.
*She's good at most sports and does really well even if she doesn't know the rules.
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*Karen is good at most sports and does really well even if she doesn't know the rules.
*When she's shocked and sullen, she lapses into talking too fast in English.
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*When Karen is shocked and sullen, she lapses into talking too fast in English.
*She seems to be a homage to Kujo Jotaro from ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventures'', Jotaro's mother is also from England and his father is a Japanese man named Kujo.
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*Karen seems to be a homage to Jotaro Kujo from ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventures'', Jotaro's mother is also from England and his father is a Japanese man named Kujo.
*Karen is also similar to Kodaka Hasegawa from [[w:c:haganai|Haganai]]:
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*Karen is also similar to Kobato Hasegawa from [[w:c:haganai|Haganai]]:
**Both are blonde (in Kodaka's case, it's mixed with brown).
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**Both are blonde (in Kobato's case, it's mixed with brown).
 
**Both are transfer students.
 
**Both are transfer students.
 
**Both are scared because of their blonde hair (in Karen's case, one episode only).
 
**Both are scared because of their blonde hair (in Karen's case, one episode only).
 
**Both have their childhood friends are also the main character.
 
**Both have their childhood friends are also the main character.
 
**Both slowly gather friends (in Karen's case, one episode only).                      
 
**Both slowly gather friends (in Karen's case, one episode only).                      
*Karen is also similar to Alice Kirkland (Fem.England) From ''Nyotalia'':                        
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*Karen is also similar to Alice Kirkland (Fem.England) From ''Nyotalia'':                    
 
**Both are blonde.
 
**Both are blonde.
 
**Both can speak English (in ''Kin-iro Mosaic'', Karen is half British, so she can speak English).
 
**Both can speak English (in ''Kin-iro Mosaic'', Karen is half British, so she can speak English).
 
**Both have a hair pin in the right side of their hair.
 
**Both have a hair pin in the right side of their hair.
* She has a fast metabolism and can eat a lot of food without gaining weight.
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*Karen has a fast metabolism and can eat a lot of food without gaining weight.
* As of Season 2, she is often depicted asleep in class.
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*As of Season 2, she is often depicted asleep in class.
*Her eye color in the anime is not consistent. They are usually purple but will look brown in some instances.
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*Karen's eye color in the anime is not consistent.
*Any Japanese she has learned was from manga.
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**Most of the time is is purple, but certain instances make them appear brown.
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*Any Japanese Karen has learned was from reading manga.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Revision as of 02:36, October 26, 2019

"Hey! Ohayō gojaimasu!"

― Karen's habit of using broken Japanese.

"Yoko, Shinobu, and..."

― Karen trying to memorize the other girls' names.

"Ayaya! Ayaya!"

― Karen's nickname for Aya.

Karen Kujō (九条 カレン Kujyō Karen?) is one of the main characters in the Kin-iro Mosaic series.

Appearance

Karen is a cute fair-skinned girl with long, pale blonde hair that is worn loose with a small amount pulled into a bun on the left side of her head and light purple Tsurime eyes.

She wears the school skirt and top with a dark blue Union Jack design on it, the pink striped bow-tie, and a pair of dark blue socks. She wears her own red sneakers with the Union Jack design. During summer, Karen switches for a sleeve-less parka reminiscent of her jacket.

Her casual attire is fairly normal with a mixture of playful and feminine.

Personality

Karen is a carefree, happy-go-lucky person who tends to get excited or passionate about new things fairly easily. She is never afraid to try something new or risky, but sometimes her imagination gets the best of her. She is very charismatic and is friends with just about everyone in the class to the point that they have began to feed her during class break once she befriends them.

While she can come off a little immature or selfish, she is very affectionate with friends or even some strangers, and she values her friendships with everyone. She is extremely loyal, but enjoys teasing people she is close to. She also tends to be one of the few girls to make a perverted comment or joke.

She usually speaks slightly broken Japanese (presumed to be in purpose) when communicating with her friends, but she can speak fluently sometimes; much to her friends surprise.

Like Alice Cartelet, Karen is very fond of Japanese culture and she usually ends her sentences with "ですよ" (desu yo) wherever applicable.

Karen also comes from a massively rich family, which is her parents and herself. This often surprises her friends apart from Alice, of whom, it is assumed has always known about Karen's wealth. Karen's family wealth is expressed mostly when Karen turns up in a motor-home of grandeur size and explicit quality (the trailer being of house-like design in the interior) to meet her friends, and when Shinobu Ōmiya and Alice go to meet Karen at her place, which turns out to be an entire block of flats. Also, in certain flash-backs, Karen's house in England appears large (like Alice's) and richly decorated on the inside, which also suggests her family's state of wealth.

Manga

In the manga, it has been revealed that Karen simply told her father that Alice Cartelet went to Japan and that she wanted to study more of the Japanese culture and her father happily allowed her to live in Japan as well. 

Relationships

Shinobu Ōmiya

Karen enjoys playing with Shino and hanging out with her. She loves to get attention from Shino, and sometimes enjoys using it to tease Alice; when she isn't actually aware that she is doing it. As she is able to bond with Yoko with poor grades, she is able to also bond with Shino.

Alice Cartelet

As she has known Alice the longest, Karen is very close to her. Since they were little she has admired Alice, who back at the time was actually bigger than Karen. For a while she felt neglected as Alice gained her foreign interest, and one day, after being ignored went out and didn't return home. As it turned out she had fallen from a bridge and landed on the grass land beneath it, but was stuck due to hurting her legs. She called for help and as it got late, Alice finally found her. Since then she has continued to look up to Alice and considers her to be her hero. She loves Alice like her own sister.

Isami Ōmiya

Karen is not shown interacting with Isami as much as Shino, Alice or Youko Inokuma has. However, since she met her, she has admired her models talent and beauty.

Aya Komichi

Karen has fun teasing Aya, who she personally addresses as "Ayaya" after Aya nervously tried to introduce herself to Karen. Aya does not like the name, but after a while she stopped protesting it so much. Karen is one of the only characters that is aware of Aya's crush on Yoko, along with Kōta Inokuma and Mitsuki Inokuma (Yoko's younger siblings).

Youko Inokuma

Karen and Yoko get along due to their energetic, hot-blooded personalities. They both do poorly over school and bond over this, as well as the fact they both have large stomachs and enjoy eating.

Honoka Matsubara

Karen warmed up to Honoka quickly as the first girl in class to notice or speak to her. During season 2 their bond was shown strengthening as Honoka gained her own blonde fetish. Sometimes when not with the other girls she hangs out with her.

Akari Kuzehashi

At first, Karen had a lot of trouble with her new teacher, due to being a thoughtless student. In due time she grew a bond with her by trying to befriend her. But this doesn't mean Akari allows her to act up or let her slack off.

Trivia

  • The name Karen (可憐) means "pretty".
  • Her flower motif is the Anemone.
  • Karen is half-Japanese and half-English.
  • Karen is good at most sports and does really well even if she doesn't know the rules.
  • When Karen is shocked and sullen, she lapses into talking too fast in English.
  • Karen seems to be a homage to Jotaro Kujo from Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, Jotaro's mother is also from England and his father is a Japanese man named Kujo.
  • Karen is also similar to Kobato Hasegawa from Haganai:
    • Both are blonde (in Kobato's case, it's mixed with brown).
    • Both are transfer students.
    • Both are scared because of their blonde hair (in Karen's case, one episode only).
    • Both have their childhood friends are also the main character.
    • Both slowly gather friends (in Karen's case, one episode only).                      
  • Karen is also similar to Alice Kirkland (Fem.England) From Nyotalia:                    
    • Both are blonde.
    • Both can speak English (in Kin-iro Mosaic, Karen is half British, so she can speak English).
    • Both have a hair pin in the right side of their hair.
  • Karen has a fast metabolism and can eat a lot of food without gaining weight.
  • As of Season 2, she is often depicted asleep in class.
  • Karen's eye color in the anime is not consistent.
    • Most of the time is is purple, but certain instances make them appear brown.
  • Any Japanese Karen has learned was from reading manga.

Gallery

Main article: Karen Kujō/Gallery.
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