Even if it is hung upside down, the Ministry of Defense clock will run. Stars who left us for a while after receiving the call of the country are returning.
Amid the heated controversy over draft evasion, who are the stars who will proudly return with a more dignified appearance and wear flower shoes for fans?
First of all, as a large number of K-pop stars are about to be discharged, expectations are raised that they will revitalize the stage of male idols. First of all, VICTON’s eldest brother Han Seung Woo will be discharged on Jan 27th. Han Seung Woo has continued his military duty in the military band since entering the army training center and receiving basic military training in July 2021. Even before joining the army, he topped the list of “Idols who look good in military uniforms” by perfectly pulling off the military uniform.
EXO’s main vocalist Baekhyun will be discharged on Feb 5th. Baekhyun has been serving as a public service worker since May 2021 after being judged level 4 in a physical examination due to hypothyroidism. As Baekhyun is about to be discharged following Xiumin, D.O., Suho, Chen and Chanyeol, EXO heralded a comeback as a whole this year.
SHINee’s youngest member Taemin will be discharged on April 4th. Taemin, who entered the training center on May 31st, 2021, was transferred to supplementary service due to poor health while serving in the military band after completing basic military training. After Taemin finishes his military service following Onew, Minho and Key, SHINee will become an idol group whose members all completed their military services. As a result, expectations for SHINee’s comeback as a whole are rising.
DAY6 members will also return after completing their military service this year. Young K, the first idol to join KATUSA, will be discharged on April 11th. The discharge date of Do Woon, who is serving in the Military Band, is scheduled for July 16th. After Won Pil, who is in the Navy, comes out of the army on November 27th, DAY6 will complete their military service period this year.
The first idol group with all members enlisting simultaneously – ONF will come home with their fans in June. MK will be the first to get discharged on June 20th, followed by J-Us and Wyatt on the 26th then E-Tion and Hyojin on the 27th.
Famous actors will also return to add excitement to movies and dramas. First of all, Jang Ki Yong will be discharged from the military on February 22nd. Even after enlisting on August 2021, Jang Ki Yong still met the viewers through his pre-shot drama – SBS’s “Now We Are Breaking Up” and participated in the military musical “Blue Helmet: A Song of Meissa”.
Seo Kang Joon, who was nicknamed “a man stepping out from comic books”, will complete his military service on May 22nd. Seo Kang Joon, who entered the army in November 2021, filled his military hiatus with movies “Happy New Year” and Disney+’s “Grid” that he filmed before enlisting. The actor also drew admiration for his ability to adapt to military life by being selected as the No.1 out of 150 trainee soldiers to receive a division commander’s commendation at the training completion ceremony. Therefore, fans are raising high expectations for the activities of Seo Kang Joon when returning with a more dignified appearance.
Actor Gong Myung will be discharged on June 13th. Gong Myung, who became a ‘10 million’ actor with his performance in the hit movie “Extreme Job”, has been active in the army since December 2021. Before enlisting, he was busy filming tvN’s entertainment show “House on Wheels 3” and SBS’s drama “Lovers of the Red Sky”. Gong Myung filled his career break with his appearances in the movies “Hansan: Rising Dragon” and “20th Century Girl”. “Killing Romance” and “Citizen of a Kind”, starring Gong Myung, are also about to be released. Expectations are high on what kind of acting Gong Myung will present after being discharged from the army.