NCT WISH Profile

NCT, the dynamic K-pop boy group renowned for its unlimited member concept and diverse subunits, is set to unveil its final subunit, NCT WISH. As excitement builds for their debut, let’s explore what makes NCT WISH the latest sensation in the NCT universe.

Formation of NCT WISH

NCT WISH emerged from SM Entertainment’s audition show, NCT Universe: Lastart, which aired in Korea and Japan from July to September 2023. The show aimed to form a Japanese-focused subgroup, expanding NCT’s reach in the international music scene. The group comprises six members: Sion, Riku, Yushi, Jaehee, Ryo, and Sakuya​​​​.

Unique Blend of Talents in NCT WISH

Each member of NCT WISH brings a distinct personality and talent, setting the stage for their potential skyrocketing popularity.

Pre-Debut Success and Exposure

Before their official debut, NCT WISH, known as NCT New Team, embarked on a pre-debut tour across nine Japanese cities. They also released a non-album single, Hands Up, in 2023​​​​. This early exposure built a solid fanbase and provided invaluable stage experience.

Anticipated Debut of NCT WISH

Scheduled for February 2024, NCT WISH’s debut single Wish will be available in Korean and Japanese. Their debut performance is set for SM Entertainment’s SMTown Live 2024 SMCU Palace @Tokyo at the Tokyo Dome.

The Significance of NCT WISH

NCT WISH embodies the motto “Wish for Our Wish,” symbolizing their commitment to inspiring fans’ dreams through music. SM Entertainment envisions the group as a beacon of hope and energy in the music world.

NCT’s Global Phenomenon and Diverse Subgroups

Since its 2016 debut, NCT has become a global sensation with 26 members across four subgroups: NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV, and now NCT WISH. Each subgroup offers a unique style, enriching NCT’s diverse musical landscape. NCT WISH represents the culmination of NCT’s growth and variety in K-Pop.

Global Anticipation for NCT WISH

Fans worldwide eagerly anticipate the fresh sounds and styles NCT WISH will introduce to the global music scene, marking a new chapter in NCT’s evolving legacy.

NCT WISH Official Social Accounts

Instagram: nctwish_official
Twitter: NCT_newteam / NCT_OFFICIAL_JP

NCT WISH Member Profiles


Stage Name: Sion (시온)
Birth Name: Oh Si On (오시온)
Position: Leader
Birthday: May 11, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Korean

Fun Facts about SION:

  • Sion was announced as a future NCT member on June 28, 2023.
  • Born in Mokpo, South Korea.
  • Trained for 4 years at SM Entertainment.
  • Aims to learn multiple languages to connect with international fans.
  • Enjoys discovering good songs, reading, watching anime and dramas, and playing bowling.
  • Describes himself as “Water.”
  • Fond of taking drinking breaks.
  • Looks up to Kai from EXO as his role model.
  • Passionate about drums and played bass guitar in middle school.
  • Considers himself prudent, reasonable, and full of laughter.
  • Would have pursued modelling if not a singing career.
  • NCT is his favourite artist, especially their songs “We Go Up” and “Touch.”
  • Likes watching animal videos, music live stages, movies, dramas, and anime reviews.
  • Enjoys coffee for its energizing effect.


Stage Name: Riku (리쿠)
Birth Name: Maeda Riku (前田 陸/마에다 리쿠)
Birthday: June 28, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Japanese

Fun Facts about RIKU:

  • Trained for 1 year before debuting.
  • Described best as patient.
  • Enjoys watching animations and movies.
  • He Cherishes letters from loved ones as his favourite items.
  • Aspired to be an idol to energize others like his seniors.
  • Would have chosen to work in a bakery if not a singer.
  • If not close to debuting, he’d likely be working at a bakery.
  • His role models are his little sister and Mark from NCT.
  • “We Go Up” by NCT is his favourite song.
  • Believes his personality is defined by endurance.


Stage Name: Ryo (료)
Birth Name: Hirose Ryo (廣瀬遼/히로세료)
Birthday: August 4, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese

Fun Facts about RYO:

  • Completed a 1-year traineeship.
  • Hails from Kyoto, Japan.
  • Describes himself as the embodiment of happiness.
  • Considers himself an active person.
  • Treasures his cellphone and a childhood doll.
  • Enjoys watching movies and drawing.
  • Dreamed of being an astronaut if not a singer.
  • Would choose to live near nature and the sea if not debuting.
  • Inspired to become an idol by his admiration for SM and Doyoung.
  • “Love Sign” by NCT is his favourite song.
  • Looks up to NCT’s Doyoung and Haechan as role models.
  • Enjoys watching videos of his senior artists.


Stage Name: Yushi (유우시)
Birth Name: Tokuno Yūshi (得能勇志/토쿠노 유우시)
Birthday: April 5, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

Fun Facts about YUSHI:

  • Announced as a future NCT member on June 28, 2023.
  • Formerly part of EDAMAME BEANS, serving as a vocalist.
  • Underwent 5 years of trainee preparation.
  • Best described as calm.
  • Sees himself as both calm and mischievous.
  • Favours the colour blue.
  • Enjoys playing soccer and Nintendo Switch, particularly “The Legend Of Zelda.”
  • Looks up to Kai from EXO as his role model.
  • Inspired to pursue idolhood after watching EXO dance.
  • Would have chosen a career as a soccer player if not a singer.
  • Had he not been close to debuting, he would have embarked on a world trip.


Stage Name: Sakuya (사쿠야)
Birth Name: Fujinaga Sakuya (藤永咲哉/후지나가 사쿠야)
Position: Maknae
Birthday: November 18, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese

Fun Facts about Sakuya:

  • Completed a 1-year traineeship.
  • Describes himself as an “unknown bud.”
  • Enjoys shopping with friends, photography, and playing soccer.
  • Finds joy in bread pilgrimages, gift-giving, and mart visits.
  • Considers himself highly curious.
  • Inspired to become an artist by his parents’ love for K-pop.
  • Looks up to Destiny Rogers and Taeyong as role models.
  • “Dancing in the Rain” by NCT is his favourite song.


Stage Name: Jaehee (재희)
Birth Name: Kim Daeyoung (김대영)
Birthday: June 21, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Korean

Fun Facts about JAEHEE:

  • He’s from Daegu.
  • – Nickname: Daeng 땡 (meaning puppy).
  • – He was a trainee for 3 months.
  • – His vocal strengths are his high notes and falsettos.
  • – His hobbies are singing, playing the piano, reading
  • – Jaehee’s favorite item is his smart phone.
  • – His favorite song lyric is “Even if I walk today, I’ll run tomorrow” – Park Hyoshin‘s “Home“.
  • – His favorite NCT song is AY-YO.
  • – What made him want to become an idol is when he first came to the company, when he was training for a month, NCT 127 AY-YO was released and he really liked Jaehyun in that MV.
  • – Jaehee’s role models are Kyuhyun, Jinyoung and Jaehyun.
  • – If he wasn’t doing music he would study hard to become a history teacher.
  • – Other than debuting, he would like to travel the world bringing happiness to other people.
  • – One word to describe him is “student”.
  • – His Motto: “Nonetheless”.

NCT WISH is set to emulate the success of their senior NCT mates with an enthusiastic fanbase and agency support.