Codomo Dragon released KARISUMA as a physical single on April 28, making this the third time the band has included the title track in their discography. Originally, the song KARISUMA was released digitally by itself on October 7, 2020, along with that, we saw the reveal of its music video preview. However, the full version has only been uploaded recently, bringing fully realized aggressive shouting and heavy rock sound to its hectic solo.
Codomo Dragon displays an uplifting spirit in the music video and as the band enters the solo, the visuals turn monochromatic and the lights primarily switch to red—as opposed to white seen throughout the music video. The camera is shaky, the angles are off-kilter, and bassist meN-meN is throwing up his hand as he shouts, bringing chaos to their energetic performance.
The single KARISUMA consists of three types A, B, and C, with A containing the title track and second song Gaiaku Bakutan!! and a DVD with the music video featured above. Type B goes for the same tracklist but has the multi-angle version of the music video. Finally, type C adds track Guiro and all three tracks’ instrumentals.
The song KARISUMA was initially released digitally as a standalone single on October 7, 2020. Said song was then included again as part of the band’s best-of album WORST, released on February 3, 2021. KARISUMA was then turned into a physical single, bringing added extras that of which it didn’t have before.
It undoubtedly would’ve made more sense if the physical single of KARISUMA was released before the best-of album. That way, if Codomo Dragon had released a completely new single by now, they would have avoided having KARISUMA appearing on three releases in less than a year. The recent release of the music video KARISUMA is also odd as the preview goes as far back as October.
They also revealed artist photos that when compared to the ones for the digital release of KARISUMA, these ones here reveal a wider angle and uses the same part of the dome, however, the poses are different.