Note: A live VHS with three songs and a comment by the band exists. They also recorded demo tapes that Kaoru keeps at his parents' house. At a talk event in 2017, he recalls a song called "Sympathy" and the words "Jasmine scent" and "premonition".
At some point, the band joins the label Ciel noir.
Note: In an interview for Arena37°C #220, Kaoru says that he wasn't in a band when he got 20 years old (February 17, 1994). In GiGS DIR EN GREY GUITAR BOOK feat. Kaoru & Die, Kaoru says that he was in CHARM for at least two years. They likely formed in spring 1994.
Note: In Kaoru's book Dokugen, he says that the first place he went to with a demo tape to book a performance was Amagasaki LIVE SQUARE VIVRE.
Note: In GiGS, Kaoru and Die also mention that at one point, CHARM and Ka・za・ri performed at the same live. In Dokugen, Kaoru explains that they first met at Amagasaki LIVE SQUARE VIVRE and played together more than once.
Note: In Dokugen, Kaoru mentions that during the Kobe earthquake (January 17, 1995), he worked at a glass factory in Osaka and was in CHARM at the time. Contrary to the GiGS interview, he also says that CHARM only lasted for about a year. At their lives, they had around hundred spectators.
A photo in MISSION xxxx Vol.6 shows a picture of KAORU with this date and the comment "early days".
A photo in MISSION xxxx Vol.6 shows a picture of CHARM with this date and the comment "later days".
V. KEN / G. KAORU / G. YOSHIKI / B. TAKESHI / D. YASUTAKA
In GiGS, Kaoru explains that he saw a La:Sadie's show the day after his former band disbanded.