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This page is for the licensed cover of BUMP OF CHICKEN's カルマ. For other songs named Karma, please see Karma (disambiguation).


Song Information

カルマ's jacket.
カルマ's pop'n music banner.

Artist: ♪♪♪♪♪
Composition: Motoo Fujiwara, BUMP OF CHICKEN
Arrangement/Guitar/Bass/Other Instruments:: Jin Senbonmatsu
Lyrics: Motoo Fujiwara
Vocals/Chorus: Nobumitsu Irio
Original Artist: BUMP OF CHICKEN
Album: supernova/カルマ (2005)
BPM: 195
Length: 1:38
pop'n music Genre: KARMA (カルマ)
pop'n music Character: MZD [10-1P]
Movie: 幸野正典, Kazuya Takahashi (Movie producer, IMAGICA DC21) (illustrations by 御船麻砥 (IMAGICA DC21))
First Music Game Appearance: GuitarFreaks V3 & DrumMania V3
Other Music Game Series Appearances:



ガラス玉ひとつ 落とされた 追いかけてもうひとつ落っこちた
ひとつ分の陽だまりに ひとつだけ残ってる

心臓が始まった時 嫌でも人は場所を取る
奪われない様に 守り続けてる

汚さずに保ってきた手でも 汚れて見えた
記憶を疑う前に 記憶に疑われてる

必ず僕らは出会うだろう 同じ鼓動の音を目印にして
ここに居るよ いつだって呼んでるから
くたびれた理由が 重なって揺れる時


GLASS dama hitotsu otosareta oikakete mou hitotsu okkochita
hitotsu bun no hidamari ni hitotsu dake nokotteru

shinzou ga hajimatta toki iya demo hito wa basho wo toru
ubawarenai you ni mamoritsuzuketeru

yogosazu ni tamottekita te demo yogorete mieta
kioku wo utagau mae ni kioku ni utagawareteru

kanarazu bokura wa deau darou
onaji kodou no oto wo mejirushi ni shite
koko ni iru yo itsu datte yonderu kara
kutabireta riyuu ga kasanatte yureru toki
yakusoku wa hatasareru
bokura wa hitotsu ni naru


A single glass marble fell, followed by another
In a patch of sunshine made for one, only one remains

When a person's heart starts beating, 
they assume a place, even if they don't want to
and they stay to protect that place, so no one takes it away

Even hands that you've kept clean will appear dirty
before you have a chance to doubt your memory
your memory will doubt you

I'm certain we'll meet one another,
our hearts which beat the same and will mark the way
'cause I'm right here, always calling out to you
When all the old reasons start to lose their ground
We will finish the promise
And become one

Song Connections / Remixes



This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • カルマ was also included on BUMP OF CHICKEN's 2007 album, Orbital Period.
  • カルマ was used as the opening theme of the Japanese version of the PlayStation 2 RPG game Tales of the Abyss.
  • In the GuitarFreaks & DrumMania series, カルマ's artist is uncredited.

Music Comment


Song Production Information

Jin Senbonmatsu

It's an impressive melody with a unique singing.
Also, the lyrics are noteworthy. The abstract and story-like lyrics make you feel as if you are reading a picture book.
There are as many picture books as there are listeners. I think everyone would draw a different ending, right?

Video Production Information

Asato Mifune

This is a very cool song, and I was glad to draw illustrations for it.
By all means, please play it a lot!

Masanori Kono

I felt that Asato Mifune's illustrations were drawn thinking about a "heart".
I tried to connect the hearts for each scene.
Eventually, the hearts of the boy and the girl become one...

In the end, I left it to my imagination. Uh, it's so sad...

Character Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

GF/DM difficulty rated from 1 to 99.
GF/DM XG and GITADORA difficulty rated from 0.00 to 9.99.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from Pop'n Music Fever and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

GuitarFreaks & DrumMania

Original Series

Game Drum Guitar Bass Open
Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 244 496 661 227 440 440 231 436 - 228 440 440
GF/DM V3 14 32 53 18 38 64 16 35 - 19 40 67
GF/DM V4→V8 14 32 53 18 38 63 16 35 - 19 40 66
GF/DM V3 CS 14 32 53 18 38 64 16 35 - 19 40 67


Game Drum Guitar Bass
Basic Advanced Extreme Master Basic Advanced Extreme Master Basic Advanced Extreme Master
Notecounts 251 496 659 - 227 419 440 - 231 436 436 -
GF/DM XG→XG3 1.35 2.60 5.00 - 2.70 4.20 6.00 - 2.40 4.30 5.20 -

pop'n music

Game Standard Battle PSP Exclusive
5-Buttons Normal Hyper EX Normal Hyper 5B Hyper 7 Button 7B Hyper
Notecounts 159 336 573 849 261 - 336 336 573
pop'n music portable 9 17 30 34 12 - 16 16 24