The Renofa Yamaguchi "Pajama Zombie Girl" is becoming quite well known in the lower reaches of Japanese Football as Renofa slowly establish themselves on the football ladder... JSoccer spoke to her, to see what it’s all about!

JSoccer: When did you start to make-up as a zombie? Was it only for football matches or did you do it before?

Pajama Zombie: I first did it four years ago. I did it for the first time at an event around Halloween. I guess I liked it!

JS: Why do you do it?

PZ: I thought that people who don't know Renofa might be interested and happy to see me on Social Media ,and perhaps become interested in the team, as well as in the Yamaguchi area.

JS: What do other supporters think of your make- up?

PZ: It’s always a great reaction, wherever I go!

 JS: Do you meet players in make-up? Is there a good reaction?

PZ: They were often surprised! Hidetoshi Miyuki (our number 29) said to me, "Is today, Halloween?"!

JS: Do you wear Zombie make-up anywhere else? Or only at football games?

PZ: I sometimes do the Zombie make-up at an event in a shopping mall, or at a festival.

 

JS: What are your hopes for Renofa Yamaguchi? ... and will you always be a zombie supporter?

PZ: I hope to see the team in J1! I want people to know more about Renofa. If the team continues to do OK, I'd like to continue as a Zombie!

JS: Who is your favourite player at Renofa now? And is there anyone else you watch particularly?

PZ: I like Masafumi Miyagi (number 2) and Naoto Ando (number 13). On the Japan national team I support Yuya Kubo.

JS: Have you watched football for a long time?

PZ: I have been playing football since I was at school, and I often watched games on TV.

JS: Do you have favourite players or another team before Renofa came along?

PZ: In the past my favorite players were Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, Tsuneyasu Miyamoto and Tatsuhiko Kubo.

JS: Thank you VERY much for your time, and for your enthusiasm in promoting your own corner of Japanese Football, and the Yamaguchi area! Keep it up! We look forward to seeing you in a future issue of this magazine, supporting Renofa in J1!

Follow Pajama Zombie on Twiter @yamaguchizombie


 And here are some pictures of more "conventional" Renofa supporters

 

 

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J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Marinos 70 22 4 8 68 38 +30
2 FCTokyo 64 19 7 8 46 29 +17
3 Antlers 63 18 9 7 54 30 +24
4 Frontale 60 16 12 6 57 34 +23
5 Cerezo 59 18 5 11 39 25 +14
6 Sanfrecce 55 15 10 9 45 29 +16
7 Gamba 47 12 11 11 54 48 +6
8 Vissel 47 14 5 15 61 59 +2
9 Trinita 47 12 11 11 35 35 0
10 Consadole 46 13 7 14 54 49 +5
11 Vegalta 41 12 5 17 38 45 -7
12 S-Pulse 39 11 6 17 45 69 -24
13 Grampus 37 9 10 15 45 50 -5
14 Reds 37 9 10 15 34 50 -16
15 Sagan 36 10 6 18 32 53 -21
16 Bellmare 36 10 6 18 40 63 -23
17 Yamaga 31 6 13 15 21 40 -19
18 Jubilo 31 8 7 19 29 51 -22

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Reysol 84 25 9 8 85 33 +52
2 Yoko FC 79 23 10 9 66 40 +26
4 Vortis 73 21 10 11 67 45 +22
3 Ardija 75 20 15 7 62 40 +22
5 Ventforet 71 20 11 11 64 40 +24
6 Montedio 70 20 10 12 59 40 +19
7 Hollyhock 70 19 13 10 56 37 +19
8 Sanga 68 19 11 12 59 56 +3
9 Fagiano 65 18 11 13 49 47 +2
10 Albirex 62 17 11 14 71 52 +19
11 Zweigen 61 15 16 11 58 46 +12
12 VVaren 56 17 5 20 57 61 -4
13 Verdy 55 14 13 15 59 59 0
14 FCRyukyu 49 13 10 19 57 80 -23
15 Renofa 47 13 8 21 54 70 -16
16 Avispa 44 12 8 22 39 62 -23
17 JEF United 43 10 13 19 46 64 -18
18 Zelvia 43 9 16 17 36 59 -23
19 Ehime FC 42 12 6 24 46 62 -16
20 Tochigi SC 40 8 16 18 33 53 -20
21 Kagoshima 40 11 7 24 41 73 -32
22 FCGifu 30 7 9 26 33 78 -45

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Giravanz 66 19 9 6 51 27 +24
2 Thespa 63 18 9 7 59 34 +25
3 Fujieda 63 18 9 7 42 31 +11
4 Kataller 58 16 10 8 54 31 23
5 Roasso 57 16 9 9 45 39 +6
6 Cerezo U23 52 16 4 14 49 56 -7
7 Gainare 50 14 8 12 49 59 -10
8 Blaublitz 49 13 10 11 45 35 +10
9 Parceiro 49 13 10 11 35 34 +1
10 Vanuraure 48 14 6 14 49 42 +7
11 Fukushima 43 13 4 17 45 53 -8
12 AzulClaro 39 11 6 17 35 43 -8
13 YSCC 39 12 3 19 53 65 -12
14 Kamatamare 39 10 9 15 33 49 -16
15 Sagamihara 38 10 8 16 36 45 -9
16 FCTokyo U23 36 9 9 16 43 52 -9
17 Gamba U23 35 9 8 17 54 55 -1
18 Grulla 26 7 5 22 36 63 -27