TVXQ! (東方神起) is a South Korean pop group debuted on December 26th, 2003 as a five-member group, which become to a duo group since 2010. It consists currently of only two (original) members: U-know Yunho and Max Changmin.
TVXQ or 東方神起 is translated as “Rising Gods of the East” in English. The group has many (official) names, and all come from the different readings of the same Chinese characters (東方神起) depending on the country:
- Korea: 東方神起 (pronounced as Dong Bang Shin Ki) and written in hangul as: 동방신기.
- Japan: 東方神起/Tohoshinki is pronounced as Tou-hou-shin-ki.
- China: 東方神起 is pronounced as Tong Vfang Xien Qi, and mostly written in simplified Chinese: 东方神起.
- Global: TVXQ! which comes from the initials of Tong Vfang Xien Qi, which is the Chinese pronunciation of 東方神起 as previously mentioned.
The name writings 동방신기, 東方神起, Tohoshinki, 东方神起 and TVXQ! are what you see on their releases and products depending on the country, i.e. they are all officially registered names.
Some global fans call them “DBSK” (abbreviated from Dong Bang Shin Ki) or “THSK” (abbreviated from Dong Bang Shin Ki).
Group Members (2003~):
- U-know Yunho
Name: Jung Yunho
Height: 184 cm
Blood Type: +A
Debut Work: Hug
Group: TVXQ! , S.M. The Performance
- Max Changmin
Name: Shim Changmin
Height: 186 cm
Blood Type: +B
Debut Work: Hug
Group: TVXQ! , S.M. The Ballad
- TVXQ! official website (Korean, English available)
- Tohoshinki official website (Japanese, English available)
Official Fan clubs:
Official SNS accounts of TVXQ!:
- Facebook: TVXQ
- YouTube: TVXQ (+on SMTown YouTube)
- Instagram: tvxq.official
- Twitter: @TVXQ
- Weibo: TVXQofficial
Official SNS accounts of members:
Korean Studio Albums
- New Chapter No. 1: The Chance of Love – (Released 2018-03-28)
- Tense – (Released 2014-01-06)
- Catch Me – (Released 2012-09-26)
- Why (Keep Your Head Down) – (Released 2011-01-12)
- Mirotic – (Released 2008-09-19)
- “O”-Jung.Ban.Hap – (Released 2006-09-29)
- Rising Sun – (Released 2005-09-12)
- Tri-Angel – (Released 2004-10-13)
Japanese Studio Albums
- TOMORROW – (Released 2018-09-19)
- With – (Released 2014-12-17)
- Tree – (Released 2014-03-05)
- Time – (Released 2013-03-06)
- Tone – (Released 2011-09-28)
- The Secret Code – (Released 2009-03-25)
- T – (Released 2008-01-23)
- Five in the Black – (Released 2007-03-14)
- Heart, Mind and Soul – (Released 2006-03-23)
For more, Please visit the Discography page
Note: for above links to work, please open the main TVXQ! Official Page first then click on the links