Trivia / Dir en grey

  • Old Shame: The La:Sadie's era and Kisaki. Even the band thinks that the era is effectively a moot point by now.
  • The Pete Best: Kisaki, who didn't do too badly on his own (even being mildly successful as executive of UNDER CODE PRODUCTION) but nowhere near the level of success the rest of the band had.
  • Trolling Creator: The band can qualify as this - in that their entire aesthetic (they purposefully went Eroguro/Post-Visual to piss off image-savvy Japanese VK fans), sound (their forays into Nu Metal and Deathcore don't sell well with Western metal fans) and ideal of performance (their shocking PVs and nightmarish live shows can be seen as a middle finger to the Moral Guardians} is trolling society in general, and after a certain point, arguably trolling their own fans and the Visual/Metal fandom in general via Mind Screw and the like.
    • Pretty much the only argument for the live brickwalling is trolling fans and pissing off people with any degree of production knowledge, unless they just don't care, which in the general Japanese music scene and the metal scene, itself trolling by mocking the idea of treating live performances as Serious Business.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: After a fan who contacted Kyo asking the best way to commit suicide, which Kyo took as a joke, actually killed himself, Kyo has been much more reticent about communicating with fans.