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 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 56 17 5 5 42 21 +21
2 Kawasaki Frontale 52 16 4 6 42 20 +22
3 FC Tokyo 43 12 7 8 34 25 +9
4 Kashima Antlers 42 12 6 9 37 34 +3
5 Cerezo Osaka 41 10 11 6 34 30 +4
6 Vegalta Sendai 41 12 5 10 36 38 -2
7 Consadole Sapporo 41 11 8 7 35 38 -3
8 Urawa Reds 38 10 8 9 37 27 +10
9 Vissel Kobe 36 10 6 11 33 35 -2
10 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 10 4 13 38 40 -2
11 Jubilo Iwata 33 8 9 10 29 37 -8
12 Yokohama Marinos 32 9 5 13 45 46 -1
13 Nagoya Grampus 31 9 4 13 43 48 -5
14 Shonan Bellmare 31 8 7 11 31 36 -5
15 Sagan Tosu 30 7 9 11 22 28 -6
16 Kashiwa Reysol 30 9 3 15 33 42 -9
17 Gamba Osaka 30 8 6 13 29 39 -10
18 V.Varen Nagasaki 27 8 3 16 32 48 -16

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Yamaga 56 16 8 5 42 26 +16
2 Zelvia 53 15 8 5 48 34 +14
3 Trinita 51 15 6 8 50 35 +15
4 YokohamaFC 49 13 10 5 42 32 +10
5 Ardija 47 14 5 10 47 34 +13
6 Verdy 46 12 10 7 39 29 +10
7 Avispa 46 13 7 7 37 27 +10
8 Fagiano 44 12 8 9 31 27 +4
9 Renofa 43 11 10 7 47 46 +1
10 Vortis 41 12 5 12 35 29 +6
11 Montedio 40 11 7 10 34 35 -1
12 Hollyhock 39 11 6 12 34 32 +2
13 TochigiSC 38 10 8 11 29 33 -4
14 Ventforet 37 10 7 12 45 37 +8
15 Zweigen 36 9 9 11 36 37 -1
16 JEF United 35 10 5 14 49 56 -7
17 EhimeFC 33 9 6 14 24 38 -14
18 FC Gifu 32 9 5 15 36 43 -7
19 Albirex 29 8 5 16 30 45 -15
20 Roasso 26 7 5 17 37 55 -18
21 Sanga 25 7 4 17 25 41 -16
22 Kamatamare 24 6 6 16 23 49 -26

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 FCRyukyu 35 10 5 3 35 20 +15
2 Azul Claro 32 9 5 3 19 9 +10
3 KagoshimaU 31 8 7 3 26 17 +9
4 FukushimaU 28 6 10 2 21 18 +3
5 Gainare 27 8 3 7 24 23 +1
6 Gamba U23 26 7 5 6 31 25 +6
7 Thespa 25 7 4 7 18 21 -3
8 Cerezo U23 24 6 6 6 24 23 +1
9 Blaublitz 24 7 3 8 17 16 +1
10 YSCC 23 5 8 5 26 22 +4
11 Sagamihara 23 6 5 6 29 27 +2
12 Grulla 23 7 2 9 22 30 -8
13 Parceiro 22 5 7 6 23 23 0
14 FujiedaMyFC 21 6 3 8 18 22 -4
15 Kataller 20 6 2 10 21 32 -11
16 Giravanz 14 3 5 9 13 27 -14
17 FCTokyo U23 13 3 4 11 18 30 -12