No, this isn’t just another band introduction.
DIR EN GREY’s vocalist, Kyo, has been working on a lot of projects this past year. There was the opening of his own official site, his photography collections and the exhibition that followed it, and now he has created…a family?
That’s right – the Zemeckises are a family born entirely of Kyo’s imagination. This Adams-esque family has six members, plus a bat. It all centers around Penyu, the namesake of Kyo’s Official Merchandise Store. Each family member (except the bat) has their own Twitter account as well. Whether or not the vocalist himself writes these Tweets is unclear, but it is safe to say that, in lieu of their currently-ongoing U.S.-and-Canada Overseas Tour, there has not been much activity on the accounts lately. But, what could the future hold? As it stands, there is already some merchandise available on Kyo’s Official Store, including a couple of hooded towels and a t-shirt.
So, what about this family? Let’s meet the Zemeckis Bunch! Here are the translations of each character description:
In the Zemeckis family, he is called “Akui-chan” (meaning ill-will or malice). He possesses a gentle personality. His small figure is only 90cm tall and he is always clad in a white cloth. Penyu sometimes plays tricks on others, but his mischief is always given away by his irrepressible smile. He likes sweets so much that when he sees his favorite food, chocolate parfaits, he can’t stop drooling. Penyu always has chocolate or candy in his front pocket.
As well as being the head of the Zemeckis household, Jodoro is also Penyu’s father. His body is hidden by a face mask that is over 2m tall, and even his own family has hardly ever seen his true figure.
Majer is the mother of the Zemeckis family, and only her lower body is human-like. The family calls her “Mama.” She wears a white cloth, a schoolgirl skirt, and red shoes. Mama carries three different kinds of knives at her waist. Her hobbies include hunting humans in a deep, dark, forest, night after night. Majer’s facial expression doesn’t change much, but when she is angry, her wide eye is so terrifying that it can stop anyone in their tracks.
ピルケ (Pirquet) and パドロケ (Padloquet)
Penyu’s twin older brothers. The older one, Pirquet has a large body, and Padloquet, the younger one, has two horns. They always act together and love making mischief. They especially enjoy messing with Penyu, and face with their mother’s intimidating eye every time. Pirquet and Padloquet’s method of movement is floating. Their long tentacles come in handy for many things, and they like taking out Penyu’s nails.
Penyu’s younger sister, she is the “Evil Dog God” in the Zemeckis family. She is hard-working and loves Penyu, always following him around. Her primary duty is to quickly replace Penyu’s nails when her twin brothers take them out.
Always bullying Penyu, this ruffian bat is nothing but a nuisance to the Zemeckis household. Its whole body is covered in thick fur, and as it flies freely through the air, it thinks of nothing but how to trouble Penyu and the Zemeckises. Where it lives or whether it has a family remains unclear.
So, what do you think of the Zemeckis household? It’s definitely an interesting concept. Are you looking forward to how the family develops? Let’s watch together as the plot thickens and let us know your thoughts below!
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