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These are the member profiles of Dir En Grey.

Vocals: 京 (Kyo)

Names

  • Last name: 西村 (にしむら, Nishimura)
    • Kyo introduces himself as 西村 (Nishimura) in 灰色の銀貨 (Haiiro no Ginka) #11 and says that the Nishimura Bakery in Kyoto isn't his family's bakery. He also wrote his last name in hiragana in DRAGON FLY.
  • First name: 宏則 (ひろのり, Hironori)
    • Kyo's first name was confirmed by a junior high-school book that was sold online in 2021.
  • Stage name: 京 (きょう, Kyo)
    • Former: 殀磨 (よま, Yoma)
      • His stage name in 月蝕 (Gesshoku) and Viṣṇu. A signature confirms the kanji.
  • Aliases:
    • 西村 京 (Nishimura Kyo)
    • Majer Zemeckis (マイエル・ゼメキス)
    • 國咲 塑黯 (Kunisaki Soan)
    • わるもの (Warumono)
    • マイケルジャクソン (Michael Jackson)
    • アントニー佐々木ポッタリー (Antony Sasaki Pottery)
    • I LOVE レゲエ パピオン (I LOVE Reggae Papillon)
    • 竹村 京 (Takemura Kyo)
    • 渡辺 玲 (Watanabe Rei)
    • 藤崎 京一 (Fujisaki Kyōichi)
    • ジローラモ (Girolamo)
  • Wrong names:
    • 西村 亨 (Nishimura Tooru)
      • This name was given by Kyo in 灰色の銀貨 (Haiiro no Ginka) #15 (2002). It is probably the most famous among Western fans, since it was published in KERRANG! in 2009.
      • Allegedly, there's also a porn director with this name. However, this is only partially true, the director's actual name is 村西とおる (Muranishi Tooru), with the kanji of the last name switched around.
    • 西村 京太郎 (Nishimura Kyōtarō)
      • Kyōtarō Nishimura (died March 3, 2022) was a Japanese writer of mystery stories. Kyo wrote this name in a photobook, but crossed out the 太郎 (tarō).
    • Niimura Tooru
      • This version appeared in a German newspaper in 2005, when the band held their first live in Germany. It's unknown where the author found it.
    • 妖磨 (Yoma)
      • This name is mistakenly used on the 月蝕 (Gesshoku) VHS.
    • 殆磨 (Hotoma)
      • Misreading of the first kanji in 殀磨 (Yoma).

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 1976.02.16 (Aquarius)
  • Place of birth: Kyōtō Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood-type: B
  • Height: 160 cm (1998)
  • Weight: 43 kg (1998)
  • Shoe size: 24,5 cm (1998)

Band History

月蝕婦夜婦夜Viṣṇu & 狂殺会Masquerade廃人黒薔薇族 → 廃人黒薔薇族 & La:Sadie's → La:Sadie's → DEATHMASK → Dir En Grey → Dir En Grey & TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES → Dir En Grey → Dir En Grey & sukekiyo & Petit Brabancon

Guest Appearances

Compositions

Kyo has composed the following songs for Dir En Grey:

Song Note
「S」
「欲巣にDREAMBOX」あるいは成熟の理念と冷たい雨
ain't afraid to die With Die.
HADES
MARMALADE CHAINSAW With Die.
RED…[em] With Die.
The Domestic Fucker Family
THE IIID EMPIRE With Die and Toshiya.
我、闇とて
砂上の唄 With Die.
羅刹国 With Die.

Kyo has remixed the following Dir En Grey songs:

Song Note
【KR】cube -K.K. Vomit Mix-
24個シリンダー GRENADE LUNCH MIX~16キップリミックス With Shinya.
DECAYED CROW (Remix)
embryo ウテウテブギウギ 哀歌(エレジー) With Die.

Links

Guitar: 薫 (Kaoru)

Names

  • Last name: 新倉 (Niikura)
    • The January 2009 issue of KERRANG! revealed his last name (in rōmaji). On the UROBOROS Limited Contents website, Kaoru complained about the magazine revealing his real name without asking him first.
  • First name: 薫 (かおる, Kaoru)
    • Kaoru revealed his first name multiple times, such as in 灰色の銀貨 (Haiiro no Ginka) #00, in SHOXX #75 (May 1999) and in his book 読弦 (Dokugen).
  • Stage name: 薫 (かおる, Kaoru)
    • Former: KAORU
  • Aliases:
    • リーダ (Leader)
    • カオル (Kaoru)
    • かおちゃん (Kao-chan)
    • 下手Gさん (Shimote G-san)
    • ヘヴメタ、トラの穴 (Hevumeta, Tora no Ana)

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 1974.02.17 (Aquarius)
  • Place of birth: Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood-type: A
  • Height: 170 cm (1998)
  • Weight: 52 kg (1998)
  • Shoe size: 25,5 cm (1998)

Band History

DIE:STERIACHARM → La:Sadie's → DEATHMASK → Dir En Grey → Dir En Grey & TWO MONSTROUS NUCLEAR STOCKPILES → Dir En Grey & TTT

Guest Appearances

  • Vasalla – 月神~Artemis~
  • YUKIYA with Kreis Project – MOMENT
  • Aoki Yutaka – Witch Hunt (YouTube)
  • 成瀬瑛美 – レジェンド・オブ・エイ

Compositions

Kaoru has composed the following songs for Dir En Grey:

Song Note
AGITATED SCREAMS OF MAGGOTS
AMBER
AMON
and Zero
Ash With Die.
audience KILLER LOOP
Behind a vacant image
Berry
BUGABOO
Cage
Celebrate Empty Howls
Chain repulsion
CHILD PREY
CLEVER SLEAZOID
CONCEIVED SORROW
dead tree
DECAYED CROW
DIABOLOS
DIFFERENT SENSE
DISABLED COMPLEXES
Downfall
DOZING GREEN
embryo
FILTH
Followers
GLASS SKIN
Hydra
-I'll-
INCONVENIENT IDEAL
JEALOUS
JESSICA
LIE BURIED WITH A VENGEANCE
MACABRE -揚羽ノ羽ノ夢ハ蛹-
MASK
mazohyst of decadence
Merciless Cult
NEW AGE CULTURE
OBSCURE
Phenomenon
Ranunculus
REPETITION OF HATRED
Revelation of mankind
ROTTING ROOT
SA BIR
Schadenfreude
Sustain the untruth
THE BLOSSOMING BEELZEBUB
THE FATAL BELIEVER
THE FINAL
The inferno
The Perfume of Sins
THE PLEDGE
The World of Mercy With Shinya.
Un deux
UnknownDespaira Lost
Unraveling
VINUSHKA
ZOMBOID
アクロの丘
かすみ
カムイ With Die.
ザクロ
人間を被る
凌辱の雨
凱歌、沈黙が眠る頃
咀嚼
太陽の碧
御伽
愛しさは腐敗につき
慟哭と去りぬ
明日無き幸福、呼笑亡き明日
朔-saku-
残-ZAN-
流転の塔
激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
狂骨の鳴り
獣慾
盲愛に処す
禍夜想
秒「」深
空谷の跫音
絶縁体
落ちた事のある空
蒼い月
蜜と唾
蜷局
蝕紅
蟲-mushi-
詩踏み
谿壑の欲
軽蔑と始まり
輪郭
逆上堪能ケロイドミルク
霧と繭 / 惨劇の夜
鴉-karasu-

Kaoru has remixed the following Dir En Grey songs:

Song Note
DRAIN AWAY -NEO TOKYO TRANS-
THE BLOSSOMING BEELZEBUB (Remix)
ZOMBOID 零式MIX With Toshiya and Shinya.
脈 (8½ Convert)
逆上堪能ケロイドミルク (plucking:Mr.NEWSMAN) -NEW JAP MIX-

Links

Guitar: Die

Names

  • Last name: –
  • First name: 大 (だい, Dai)
    • In Arena37°C #194 (November 1998), Die says that he was called by his real name "Die" as a child. However, since "Die" is not an actual name and homophone to 大 (Dai), that's most likely his actual name.
  • Stage name: Die
    • Kanji version: 堕威 (だい, Dai)
  • Wrong names:
    • 安滕 大 (Andō Masaru)
      • "Masaru" is a variant reading of the Kanji 大. This name also seems to be wide-spread among Japanese fans.
    • 安滕 大助 (Andō Daisuke)
      • This name is wide-spread among Western fans. It comes from the same KERRANG! issue as "Tooru Nishimura".
  • Aliases:
    • だい (Dai)
    • 上手Gさん (Kamite G-san)

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 1974.12.20 (Sagittarius)
  • Place of birth: Mie Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood-type: B
  • Height: 178 cm (1998)
  • Weight: 62 kg (1998)
  • Shoe size: 26,5 cm (1998)

Band History

Ka・za・ri → La:Sadie's → DEATHMASK → Dir En Grey → Dir En Grey & DECAYS

Guest Appearances

  • Vasalla – 月神~Artemis~
  • YUKIYA with Kreis Project – MOMENT

Compositions

Die has composed the following songs for Dir En Grey:

Song Note
13
【KR】cube
24個シリンダー
304号室、白死の桜
ain't afraid to die With 京.
Ash With 薫.
audrey
children
DRAIN AWAY
Eddie
LOTUS
MARMALADE CHAINSAW With 京.
Mr.NEWSMAN
RED SOIL
RED…[em] With 京.
Rubbish Heap
Schweinの椅子
STUCK MAN
THE IIID EMPIRE With 京 and Toshiya.
undecided
VANITAS
カムイ With 薫.
てふてふ
予感
懐春
濤声
現、忘我を喰らう
理由
砂上の唄 With 京.
羅刹国 With 京.

Die has remixed the following Dir En Grey songs:

Song Note
ain't afraid to die ~with frosted ambience~
embryo ウテウテブギウギ 哀歌(エレジー) With 京.
FILTH 北部警察PART II With Toshiya.
暁 (Remix)

Links

Bass: Toshiya

Names

  • Last name: –
  • First name: –
  • Stage name: Toshiya (としや)
    • Kanji version: 敏弥 (としや, Toshiya)
  • Aliases:
    • とっち (Tocchi)
    • とっくん (Tokkun)

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 1977.03.31 (Aries)
  • Place of birth: Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood-type: B
  • Height: 178~9 cm (1998)
  • Weight: 58 kg (1998)
  • Shoe size: 26,5 cm (1998)

Band History

如月cruel → Unknown band → GOSICKD†L → D†L & DEATHMASK → Dir En Grey

Guest Appearances

  • Vasalla – 月神~Artemis~
  • YUKIYA with Kreis Project – MOMENT
  • Dragon Ash – Walk with Dreams "Live On" (YouTube)

Compositions

Toshiya has composed the following songs for Dir En Grey:

Song Note
Bottom of the death valley
Devote My Life
Erode
Machiavellism
Midwife
raison detre With Shinya.
THE IIID EMPIRE With 京 and Die.
Values of Madness
滴る朦朧

Toshiya has remixed the following Dir En Grey songs:

Song Note
「欲巣にDREAMBOX」あるいは成熟の理念と冷たい雨 (Remix)
FILTH 北部警察PART II With Die.
ZOMBOID 零式MIX With 薫 and Shinya.
太陽の碧 -Mix®-

Links

Drums: Shinya

Names

  • Last name: –
  • First name: Shinya
    • Shinya revealed his first name in 灰色の銀貨 (Haiiro no Ginka) #00. However, he didn't provide Kanji.
  • Stage name: Shinya
    • Kanji version: 深夜 (しんや, Shinya)
  • Aliases:
    • ねむねむ博士 (Nemunemu-hakase)
    • しんえもん (Shinemon)
    • しんやもん (Shinyamon)
    • やもん (Yamon)
    • やもり (Yamori)
    • やもちん (Yamo-chin)
    • やもちゃん (Yamo-chan)
    • 音無くん (Otonashi-kun)

Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 1978.02.24 (Pisces)
  • Place of birth: Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood-type: B
  • Height: 170 cm (1998)
  • Weight: 42 kg (1998)
  • Shoe size: 24,5 cm (1998)

Band History

人工天使SivaRuby → 廃人黒薔薇族 → 廃人黒薔薇族 & La:Sadie's → La:Sadie's → DEATHMASK → Dir En Grey → Dir En Grey & SERAPH

Guest Appearances

  • Vasalla – 月神~Artemis~
  • YUKIYA with Kreis Project – MOMENT
  • Various Artists – Embryo Burning (YouTube)
  • ASAGI – アンプサイ (vk.com)
  • ASAGI – 螢火 (YouTube)
  • GACKT – DEARS with Shinya (Live Version)

Compositions

Shinya has composed the following songs for Dir En Grey:

Song Note
Cause of fickleness
INCREASE BLUE
raison detre With Toshiya.
Ugly
umbrella
Я TO THE CORE
ゆらめき
冷血なりせば
悲劇は目蓋を下ろした優しき鬱
腐海
艶かしき安息、躊躇いに微笑み
蛍火

Shinya has remixed the following Dir En Grey songs:

Song Note
24個シリンダー GRENADE LUNCH MIX~16キップリミックス With 京.
ain't afraid to die Irrésistible MIX
ZOMBOID 零式MIX With 薫 and Toshiya.
滴る朦朧 (Remix)

Links