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Re: [TEAM 4] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 07:57:51 AM »
she is quite cute... good job voice acting in akb0048.  :heart: :heart: :love:

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Re: [TEAM 4] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2012, 01:51:07 PM »
Iwata to Team A!

She's a difficult one. I don't find her attractive or cute, but she has shown she has many talents. Her vocals are great. She did very well in AKB0048. She's more and more entertaining in shows like Shukan and Nemousu. I guess in some ways she can be a future Miichan or something. Definitely glad to have her on board.

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Re: [TEAM 4] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 04:36:19 AM »
I don't find her attractive or cute
Really? I think she is extremely cute!
I guess in some ways she can be a future Miichan or something. Definitely glad to have her on board.
She is young so she has a lot of time to take over AKB48 XD Who knows she just might be another Jurina just give her time  :lol: J/K!!!

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 11:16:22 AM »
I said this before, and it's really shallow of me, but Iwata reminds me of some local girls I don't really get a long with, so that causes a negative bias  :nervous

But yeah, it's obvious Iwata has all sorts of talents and appeal. She pwned during that kanji writing shukan episode. I think she has a strong personality and I think she'll grow within AKB48 at rapid pace. it should be interesting to see what she can achieve.

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2012, 01:45:21 PM »
I've had my eye on Karen for a while as a future star of AKB, so I'm very excited she'll be in Team A.

Since she's so young, I think she has a lot of time to find a look that works for her and pop into the spotlight  8)

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2012, 06:24:33 PM »
Karen has exceptional powers:

"These aren't the droids
you are lookin for!"


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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2012, 08:03:32 PM »

She has a very soothing voice  :wub:
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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2012, 02:34:15 AM »
Ahh!! above video blocked!!

Here is a tribute to Karen, posted last week by YouTuber kuro48ful  (Arigatou!!)


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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2012, 07:01:28 AM »


Date Masamune [Karen version]



Date Masamune [Japanese history version]

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2012, 05:12:05 PM »
I saw Karen in the recent "Giant Origami" AKB48 Nemousu Terebi  segment and she has a really goofy, almost maniacal personality (at times)...........

but yes, I think the force is strong with this young one- in this performance of ロマンスかくれんぼ  / Romance Kakurenbo
you can hear the voice of a young woman, not a young teenager..........

(note: first clip disappeared, so here is a link that works)
【HD】AKB48 B5th 1 ロマンスかくれんぼ 岩田華怜 {With thanks to taka watabe}

« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 11:06:59 AM by muppet »

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2012, 04:20:25 AM »
That was good. Not perfect but what can you expect. It's good, and so is her version of Hana wa Saku. I expect, and hope, she'll be bringing great things in the future.

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2012, 04:27:41 AM »
Marisado san's  post of Hana wa Suku was blocked, so here is another post....
as stated before, the force is strong with this young one.......


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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2013, 02:01:01 PM »
Iwata Karen solo version of Hana wa Saku on today's Music Japan:



This was actually filmed last year back when Mayuyu performed Hikaru Monotachi:



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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2013, 02:06:25 PM »


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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2013, 09:40:50 AM »
Karen performed Hana wa Saku (not solo) as part of the NHK Earthquake Recovery Charity Concert on 2013.03.09

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I think her voice is beautiful.

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2013, 10:51:55 AM »
Great job Karen!

She was very nice the other day when they were celebrating Yuka Tano's birthday at the theatre, Karen was acting as MC for Yuka, and Karen herself actually broke into tears while presenting. It is hard to imagine what feelings run inside Karen's mind when she takes part in this disaster recovery project, but she, like many of the kids from the Tohuku region, certainly had to grow up faster than normal these last two years.

The song 「花は咲く」 / 'Hana wa Saku' (Flowers Bloom), as explained previously, is part of a project to continue to raise funds to help the victims of the 2011 earthquake, which was an economic disaster as well as a natural disaster.

The little girl is 鈴木梨央 / Rio Suzuki, who is playing as a child, the character played by actress Haruka Ayase in the current NHK drama, 'Yae no Sakura'

Karen (14 years old) and the other singers are all from the disaster area, either Miyagi or Fukushima Prefectures.
I did not know this, but Karen and her family were displaced,and she had to live in a shelter before auditioning for AKB48.

Some more details about the participants in the above clip:
The gentleman in the white jacket is two time Japan Academy Best Actor award winner, Toshiyuki Nishida (65), who was involved in recovery projects soon after the disaster hit, and he hasn't rested a bit since that time. He is from Fukushima.
The tall gentleman in the dark suit is well known actor and singer Masatoshi Nakamura (62), who is from Miyagi prefecture.
The lovely lady in the long gown, is gold medal Olympic figure skating champion Shizuka Arakawa (31), who had a lot of guts to sing with the other four, who are all professional singers. Although born in Tokyo, she was raised in Miyagi prefecture.
The older gentleman is Naoyuki Harada (70), a well known folk singer from Fukushima Prefecture.

And thanks to the kids choir and all of the other announcers, and staff who continue to assist in the recovery efforts!!

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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2013, 11:21:00 AM »
Not to get too serious about Karen, because she also has the goofy persona,
but this is a very sincere message of support
from Karen to her fellow Tohoku region citizens:



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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2013, 09:08:05 PM »
Figured it needed a bump, was buried almost at the bottom of page 2 :sweatdrop:.... her promo video for the next senbatsu.


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Re: [TEAM A] KAREN ~ The Iwata Karen Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2013, 12:44:52 AM »


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