TVXQ! (東方神起) is a South Korean pop group debuted on December 26th, 2003 as a five-member group. It become a duo group since 2010, and so 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 in hangul it is: 동방신기.
- Japan: 東方神起/Tohoshinki is pronounced as Touhoushinki.
- 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, the Chinese pronunciation of 東方神起 as previously mentioned.
The names 동방신기, 東方神起, Tohoshinki, 东方神起 and TVXQ! are what you are going to see on their releases and products aka the official registered names.
Some global fans call them DBSK (abbreviated from Dong Bang Shin Ki) or THSK (abbreviated from Dong Bang Shin Ki).
- 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
Members profile is to be updated soon.
Official Fan clubs:
Korean Studio Albums
- Tri-Angel (Released 2004-10-13)
- Rising Sun (Released 2005-09-12)
- “O”-Jung.Ban.Hap (Released 2006-09-29)
- Mirotic (Released 2008-09-19)
- Why (Keep Your Head Down) (Released 2011-01-12)
- Catch Me (Released 2012-09-26)
- Tense (Released 2014-01-06)
Japanese Studio Albums
- Heart, Mind and Soul (Released 2006-03-23)
- Five in the Black (Released 2007-03-14)
- T (Released 2008-01-23)
- The Secret Code (Released 2009-03-25)
- Tone (Released 2011-09-28)
- Time (Released 2013-03-06)
- Tree (Released 2014-03-05)
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
- TVXQ! official website (Korean, English available)
- TVXQ! Facebook
- TVXQ! YouTube (+on SMTown YouTube)
- Tohoshinki official website (Japanese, English available)