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NCT Wish Members Profile & Facts

NCT Wish
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NCT Wish, previously known as NCT New Team, is the sixth and final sub-unit of the Kpop boy group NCT under SM Entertainment.  The group members consist of Sion, Yushi, Riku, Sakuya, Jaehee, and Ryo. They debuted on February 21, 2024 on the SMTOWN Live 2024 : SMCU Palace@Tokyo concert & released their debut song ‘WISH’ on February 28, 2024.

NCT Wish Profile

DebutFebruary 21, 2024
Active Years2023–present
NCT Wish MembersSion, Yushi, Riku, Sakuya, Jaehee, Ryo
LabelSM Entertainment
Oldest MemberSion
Youngest MemberRiku
Former MembersJungmin
Fandom NameNCTzen

NCT Wish Facts:

– The group’s formation and debut were part of SM Entertainment’s strategy to continue introducing international units, specifically a Japanese unit.
– The group was also known as NCT 140, NCT Tokyo, and NCT New Team before their debut.
– Their fandom color is “Pearl Neo Champagne” which is the same as NCT.
– The lineup for the group was finalized through the survival show “NCT Universe : LASTART,” which concluded on September 7, 2023, revealing the members Sion, Riku, Yushi, Jungmin, Jaehee, Ryo, and Sakuya.
– Their activities are managed jointly by Avex Trax and SM Japan.
– The group’s debut was initially planned for the third quarter of 2023 but is currently expected to debut in 2024.
– Four group members are Japanese while two members are South Korean.
– The age gap between the oldest member and youngest member is five years.
– Jungmin left the group on October 2, 2023, to focus on his health on returned to being a trainee.
– Before their debut, the group is set to perform at NCT Nation: To The World events in Japan in September and embark on a pre-debut tour across 10 cities in Japan starting in October 2023.


Twitter: NCT_newteamNCT_OFFICIAL_JP
Youtube: NCT WISH
Instagram: nctwish_official

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NCT Wish Members Profile

1. Sion

Sion NCT Wish
Stage NameSion (시온)
Birth NameOh Si On (오시온)
PositionLeader, Lead Vocalist
BirthdayMay 11, 2002
Active Years2023–present
Age22 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Blood TypeO

Sion Facts:

– Sion was casted through social media. (NCT Lastart Ep1)
– He described Mokpo as a city with beautiful beaches.
– He is the type to plan out his day in the morning.
– He loves all animals like calves, cats, puppies, fox cubs, and penguins.
– Most of the members chose him as the member they are thankful for. (Lastart Welcome Party)
– When he is with friends, he laughs at everything.
– He likes listening to music when he is taking a break.
– His favorite artist is Kai (EXO).
– His representative emoji is 🌷.
– He played the bass guitar in elementary school but he thinks playing the drums is more fun.
– Sion’s MBTI type is INTJ.
– He speaks fluent Japanese.
– He believes he can express himself the best through dance.
– BoA complimented him that his vocals are very stable during a live stage performance. (NCT Lastart Ep3)
– He is the gentle caretaker of his younger members.
– The choreographer, Baek Jihoon, described Sion as someone who learns the choreography really fast and is quick to make the dance his own. (NCT Lastart Ep1)
– He is the oldest member of NCT Wish.
Read more facts about Sion

2. Riku

Riku NCT Wish
Stage NameRiku (리쿠)
Birth NameMaeda Riku (前田リク)
PositionMain Rapper
BirthdayJune 28, 2003
Active Years2023–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Blood TypeAB

Riku Facts:

– Riku enjoys watching animations and movies in his spare time.
– He is the group’s confidence builder.
– He did pop dance for 2 years in Japan. (NCT Lastart Ep4)
– He got the most votes as the most handsome member of NCT Wish. (Lastart Welcome Party)
– Ryo believes that Riku is the funniest member in the group.
– He enjoys genres related to dating and romance.
– His second older sister works as a professional dancer.
– He passed a global audition called Kwangya in 2022.
– He ranked first in “NCT Universe: Lastart”. (NCT Lastart Ep8)
– His favorite activities in the day are sleeping and dancing.
– His motto in life is “Enjoy the inevitable pain”.
– Riku’s MBTI type is ISFP.
– He was the last member to join the NCT Wish lineup.
– His representative emoji is the squirrel (🐿️).
BoA described his vocals as charming and having the most unique tone in SM Entertainment. (NCT Lastart Ep2)
Read more facts about Riku

3. Yushi

Yushi NCT Wish
Stage NameYushi (유우시)
Birth NameTokuno Yūshi (유우시)
PositionMain Dancer
BirthdayApril 5, 2004
Active Years2016–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Blood TypeA

Yushi Facts:

– Yushi had been an SM Entertainment trainee for 5 years. (NCT Lastart Ep1)
– His personality is quiet and calm.
– He’s cheerful when he hangs out with his friends.
– He enjoys watching movies.
– His strongest suit is dancing.
– When he cannot get the choreography, he is the type to keep practicing until he gets it right.
– He likes all types of dancing.
– His representative emoji is the star (⭐️).
– Sakuya chose him as the funniest member of the group.
– He said that he is the happiest when he dances. (NCT Lastart Ep1)
– He gets shy when he gets complimented.
– He said that learning something new that he hasn’t experienced before is the most fun.
– He is good at speaking Korean.
– Yushi’s MBTI type is ESFJ-A.
– Jaehee chose him as the most handsome member in NCT Wish.
– He looks up to EXO’s Kai.
Read more facts about Yushi

4. Jaehee

Daeyoung NCT Wish
Stage Name Jaehee (재희)
Birth NameKim Daeyoung (김대영)
PositionMain Vocalist
BirthdayJune 21, 2005
Active Years2023–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Blood TypeO

Jaehee Facts:

– Jaehee would want to be a history teacher if he didn’t pursue music.
– He can play the piano.
– He ranked 3rd in “NCT Universe: Lastart”.
– He is optimistic and always gives positive reactions. (Lastart Welcome Party)
– His MBTI type ENFP.
– He looks up to Kyuhyun (Super Junior), and Jaehyun (NCT).
– He dreamed of being an idol when he saw Jaehyun in NCT 127‘s “AY-YO” music video during his first month of training at the company.
– His representative emoji is the tree (🌳).
– According to him, the strength of his vocals are powerful high notes and delicate falsetto. (NCT Lastart Ep4)
– He really connects with the lyrics “Even if I walk today, I’ll run tomorrow,” from Park Hyoshin’s song “Home.”
– His motto: “Nonetheless.”
– Jaehee was introduced in the fourth episode of NCT Universe: Lastart as an additional vocalist.
Read more facts about Jaehee

5. Ryo

Ryo NCT Wish
Stage NameRyo (료)
Birth NameHirose Ryo (廣瀬遼/히로세료)
PositionSub Vocalist
BirthdayAugust 4, 2007
Active Years2023–present
Age16 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Blood TypeA

Ryo Facts:

– Ryo is a big fan of BoA.
– He was cast at an NCT concert along with his sister but only he remained a trainee. (NCT Lastart Ep2)
– His goal is to do performances that are fun for those who watch it.
– He looks up to NCT’s Doyoung and Haechan as his role models.
– He would love to be an astronaut if he wasn’t a singer.
– He ranked fifth in “NCT Universe: Lastart”.
– His representative emoji is the grey seal (🦭).
– He likes playing basketball and soccer. (Lastart Welcome Party)
– His favorite song by BoA is “My Love”.
– Ryo’s MBTI type is ENTP-A.
– His sister is a big fan of NCT. When he was confirmed as an NCT member, he promised to give her an autograph.
Read more facts about Ryo

6. Sakuya

Sakuya NCT Wish
Stage NameSakuya (사쿠야)
Birth NameFujinaga Sakuya (朔也)
PositionLead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
BirthdayNovember 18, 2007
Active Years2023–present
Age16 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Blood TypeAB

Sakuya Facts:

– Sakuya is also called “Saku” and “Peach”.
– His favourite smell is the smell of a bakery because he loves bread. (NCT Lastart Ep2)
– The NCT song “Dancing in the Rain” is his favorite.
– His parents’ love for K-pop and their admiration for artists inspired him to pursue singing.
– He enjoys doing things like giving gifts and visiting the mart.
– He ranked 2nd in “NCT Universe: Lastart”.
– His representative emoji is croissant (🥐).
– He got the most votes as the funniest member of the group. (Lastart Welcome Party)
– He values a letter and a panda doll named “Panpan” the most.
– He thinks of himself as a curious person.
– His favorite part of a song is from NCT 127’s “Paradise.”
– Sakuya’s MBTI is ENFP.
– He is the youngest singer under SM Entertainment. Previously it was Anton from RIIZE.
Read more facts about Sakuya

Former Pre-debut Members

7. Jungmin

Jungmin NCT Wish
Stage NameJungmin (정민)
Birth NameLim Jung-min (김정민)
BirthdayJuly 24, 2004
Active Years2023–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Leo
Blood TypeN/A

Jungmin Facts:

– Jungmin was cast through social media when the agency saw a video of him singing. (NCT Lastart Ep2)
– He wants to become a singer who is always prepared.
– His position was a vocalist in “NCT Universe: Lastart”.
– He is emotional and easily cries. (NCT Lastart Ep3)
– His keywords are “funny”, “drawing”, and “music”. (Lastart Welcome Party)
– Jaehee chose him as the funniest member.
– He was considered the moodmaker of the group.
–  Jungmin’s MBTI is ENFP.

– He enjoys going to bed and watching old programs and news.
– He achieved the 4th position and made it to the final lineup of NCT Wish.
– On October 2, 2023, the company announced that he would be departing from NCT Wish due to health reasons and would return to being a trainee again. (Soompi)
Read more facts about Jungmin

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