RIIZE (라이즈; short for Rise & Realize) is a 7-member South Korean boy group under SM Entertainment. They debuted on September 4, 2023.
On May 23, 2023, SM Entertainment announced via a video titled "SM 3.0 NEW IP 2023" their plans to debut a new boy group in 2023. Sungchan and Shotaro, who previously debuted in NCT, would be part of the new group. SM Rookies Eunseok and Seunghan along with other unannounced members were first announced to be part of the new boy group.
Ranked from oldest to youngest.
|1. Shotaro||Nov 25, 2000||22 years old|
|2. Eunseok||Mar 19, 2001||22 years old|
|3. Sungchan||Sep 13, 2001||21 years old|
|4. Wonbin||Mar 02, 2002||21 years old|
|5. Seunghan||Oct 02, 2003||19 years old|
|6. Sohee||Nov 21, 2003||19 years old|
|7. Anton||Mar 21, 2004||19 years old|
Ranked from tallest to shortest.
|1. Anton||1.87 m (6'2")|
|2. Sungchan||1.82 m (6'0")|
|3. Seunghan||1.79 m (5'10")|
|4. Eunseok||1.79 m (5'10")|
|5. Shotaro||1.78 m (5'10")|
RIIZE is composed of 7 members born between 2000 and 2004. The oldest member is Shotaro (born Nov 25, 2000). He was 22 years old at the time of RIIZE's debut. The youngest member is Anton (born Mar 21, 2004). He was 19 years old at the time of the group's debut. There is an age gap of 4 years between the oldest and the youngest members of RIIZE. The 7 members of RIIZE are Sungchan, Shotaro, Eunseok, Seunghan, Wonbin, Sohee, and Anton.
RIIZE has 5 Korean members, 1 Japanese member, and 1 Korean-American member. Shotaro is the only member of Japanese nationality in the group. Anton, the youngest member, is of American nationality.
|Wonbin||center, vocalist, dancer|
The members that are part of the vocal line are Eunseok, Wonbin, Seunghan, Sohee, and Anton.
Shotaro and Sungchan are part of the rap line.
Shotaro, Wonbin, and Seunghan are part of the dance line.
Shotaro is the oldest member of RIIZE. He is Japanese and made his first debut in NCT and its sub-unit NCT U with the NCT 2020 project RESONANCE Pt.1 and Pt.2. Shotaro was 22 years old when he debuted with RIIZE.
Eunseok was announced as a new trainee from SMROOKIES on July 1, 2022, along with Shohei, and Seunghan. He was street-casted as a trainee while walking to school. He initially rejected the casting offers because the agent wouldn't tell him the name of the company. He eventually accepted after getting 4 offers in front of his school, at subway stations, and while walking in the street. Eunseok was 22 years old when he debuted with RIIZE.
Sungchan is a rapper and a former member of NCT U under SM Entertainment. He made his debut with the NCT 2020 project RESONANCE Pt.1 and Pt.2. His hobbies are exercising, playing games, raising pets, playing soccer, and writing rap lyrics. His favorite foods include raw fish and sushi. Sungchan was 22 years old when he debuted with RIIZE.
Wonbin is the 3rd youngest member of the group. He is Korean and was born in the Ulsan Metropolitan City. His family consists of his parents and a brother. Wonbin was 21 years old when he debuted with RIIZE.
Seunghan was a trainee under SMROOKIES. He was announced as a new trainee on July 1, 2022, along with Shohei and Eunseok. He trained for 2.5 years prior to being revealed as a member of SMROOKIES. He has strong dancing and vocal skills. He can play the guitar and a little bit of piano. His charming points are his dark eyebrows. Seunghan was 20 years old at the time of RIIZE's debut.
Sohee is the second youngest member of RIIZE. He was 19 years old when the group made its debut in 2023. His favorite food is milk and his favorite animal is a baby hippo.
Anton is the youngest member (maknae) of RIIZE. He was 19 years old when RIIZE debuted. He is Korean-American. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. His family consists of his parents and a younger brother born in 2009. He lived in New Jersey from the age of 3. In 2012, when Anton was 8, his father moved back to South Korea while Anton stayed in the US with his mother and younger brother. His nickname is Brachio.