KARAKURI forms in Yamagata (山形).
V. SHO / G. HIRO / B. DAI / D. JACK
KARAKURI changes their name to KAR∀KURI and begins activities in earnest.
Vocalist SHO secedes, and vocalist Aoi Kadzuki (蒼井華月) joins.
Bassist DAI changes his name to DAIƵIRO.
Drummer JACK changes his name to Masaru (蒔些流).
First oneman live is held at Yamagata (山形) SESSION (セッション)
KAR∀KURI joins label Soleil. (Exact timeframe unknown; they may have joined earlier. In December 1996, they participated in “Soleil-band-only” lives, but SOUND THROB still handled their appearances in magazines, etc. So I'm unsure if SOUND THROB was a sublabel of Soleil, or if Soleil only supported them financially, or what...)
Supposedly, guitarist HIRO secedes around this time (unconfirmed). Perhaps as early as August 1996, or maybe March 1997, causing them to disband?)
(Side note: vocalist Aoi Kadzuki and guitarist DAIƵIRO were later recruited by ex-Prominense vocalist/guitarist Tazuya (達也) into his new band, LANSURAID, along with drummer SEREA. The roadies were that band were two guys named HIZUMI and TSUKASA... who later went on to form D'ESPAIRSRAY! Those two kept in touch with the ex-LANSURAID members, and even invited them to their last live.)