Karen Aijo (愛城 華恋, Aijō Karen) is the protagonist of the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise. She is a second-year student from the Actor Training Department at Seisho Music Academy's 99th Graduating Class.
She set out on the road to becoming a Stage Girl after being captivated by a performance of "Starlight" she saw as a child. She is always boisterous and cheerful, but hates early morning lessons. She joins the mysterious Revue with Hikari Kagura, who crossed fates with her when they were young girls.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
We will all do "Starlight"!
minna o sutāraito, shichaimasu!
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Karen has heath-colored eyes and burnt-orange hair which goes down to the nape of her neck. It is generally styled in half-twintails, with her bangs swept to the right side. As an essential part of her outfit, she always wears a crown clip, gifted to her by Hikari Kagura, on the right side of her bangs.
Her Seisho uniform consists of a gray blazer with dark-gray trimming and a gray knife-pleated skirt, a white button-up shirt, a red ribbon tie, and brown loafers, which she wears with black mid-calf socks.
Her casual outfit consists of denim shorts, a plain-white T-shirt with red hems, beige high-top sneakers, and a pale-pink jacket with red trimming tied around her waist. She wears a pale-pink T-shirt with a red fish print, a light pale-yellow short-sleeved hoodie, and orange shorts around the dorm.
Her revue outfit comprises a blue jacket with golden facing and piping, a standing-type collar with a golden tassel at the joint, red turnbacks with golden piping, white cuff flaps with a golden trim, and a golden armband and epaulettes over a plain-white shirt. Her belt is golden with a silver buckle identical to Hikari's. Her skirt is a red kick-pleated skirt with a white band near the bottom, a red ribbon at the back, and a white tulle dress tail. Like all the other girls, she wears black boots with golden trim detailing and a tassel, as well as a red pelisse jacket with golden piping over her left shoulder, held to a white shoulder belt by a golden aiguillette and a golden button. Her crown clip becomes a real crown in her revue outfit. Her weapon is a saber with a red gem at the hilt.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Hikari is Karen's childhood friend who made a promise to be in the next Starlight together, which ended up making 9 people. Nana Daiba stated that there can only be eight people and asked Karen what her purpose was, since there already were eight people, and Hikari made the ninth.
Mahiru is Karen's roommate at Seisho where Mahiru starts feeling jealous after Hikari Kagura and Karen reunite together, since it feels like Hikari has stolen Karen from her.
However, she then realized that she on her own, can also shine. From then on she, Karen, and Hikari start to create a strong friendship, to the point where she's even called "Mamahiru" by both of them.
Revues[edit | edit source]
Anime[edit | edit source]
- Revue of Passion (interrupted)
- Revue of Desire
- Revue of Pride
- Revue of Jealousy
- Revue of Bonds
- Revue of Fate
- Revue of Tragedy
- Revue of Astral Sins
Live[edit | edit source]
- Revue of Fury (interrupted)
- Revue of Isolation (repeat performance)
- Revue of Ultramarine
- Revue of Rainbow
- Revue of Orion
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- The name Karen means "flower" (華) (ka) and "love" (恋) (ren).
- Karen's surname Aijo means "love, affection" (愛) (ai) and "castle" (城) (jo).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Karen's signature catch-phrase is "Non, non dayo!".
- Karen's favorite gift in Re LIVE is her favorite food,umeboshi.