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Kyo from DIR EN GREY/sukekiyo and Chihara Seiji, one brother from the comedy duo “Chihara brothers”. A talk session between those two happened. There were many that thought it’s an unusual combination, but Seiji is originally known as a rock authority and Kyo surprisingly likes comedy/to laugh. While working in the totally different worlds, they showed strong interest in each others field of work, there was a wide range of topics coming up in their conversation. I think that from Kyo’s remarks and also form how Seiji lead the conversation with frank way of speaking suggest that Kyo enjoyed the interaction with Seiji. And since in the content their relationship of trust comes out more than anything, please enjoy reading the whole conversation.
Interview by: 渡辺裕也 /Watanabe Yuya
Instead of the comedy that is supposed to “make everyone laugh” I prefer the comedy of walking ones own path, you know. (Kyo)
— As it seems that you met each other through mutual friend, do you maybe remember what did you talk about first?
Kyo: It was surely some hardcore story?
Seiji: Oh yeah. Few years ago I was playing in a hardcore band.
K: Did you have any concerts recently?
S: Not at all. Now I’m going to Africa (for program “Finding various villages around the world! Japanese going to such places!”), so I don’t have time for a band at all.
Alejandro Jodorowsky, who is currently 85, came to Japan to promote his documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” and his first new release since 23 years “The dance of reality”. We present you an interview in the form of a conversation between Jodorowsky and Kyo (DIR EN GREY/sukekiyo), who declared himself a big fan of a director. It became a precious talk session between a superior/isolated master and heretic musician.
Kyo: About 10 years ago I found a black video in my house that had no label. I was cleaning my room at the time, I thought “What the?” - I played the video and that way I saw for the first time your “Holy Mountain”. I was already drawn into it since the opening, I thought “what’s …?!” and was really shocked, before I noticed the movie was finished, my head became a total mess (laugh). Since then I’m a huge fan. I only learnt after a while that it’s a work made before I was even born… that was another shock.
Alejandro Jodorowsky: Even thought I was involved as a producer with “Holy Mountain”, for about 30 years there were some problems and this film couldn’t be screened. Other producers than me didn’t want to show it to anyone, didn’t want to watch it. Then, I had a video, so I had it dubbed and distributed it as a bootleg. That’s why you also could watch it. It’s good that I did it (laugh).