[[caption-width-right:265:Yunho, Yoochun, Jaejoong, Changmin and Junsu.]]

Also known as Tohoshinki / Dong Bang Shin Gi / Tong Vfang Xien Qi / 東方神起 depending on which country you are from, DBSK is a five member BoyBand originally [[KoreanPopMusic formed in South Korea under SME]] in 2003. They later became '''extremely''' popular throughout Asia, especially in Japan. Notable for supposedly 1) having the world's largest official fanclub and 2) being the most photographed celebrities in '''''the world'''''. And, possibly because of their acapella background, DBSK is known as a BoyBand where every member can sing.

The group split up in 2009 after three of it's members sued SM over money and contract issues. The drama (a blog summary of the condensed version can be found [[http://www.melismaticblog.com/2010/09/dbsk-gets-under-my-skeeeen.html#uds-search-results here]]) continues to this day. It's not really known how good/bad relations between the former members are but MBC - one of Korea's top television stations - staff [[http://www.allkpop.com/2011/06/jyjs-yoochun-and-tvxqs-changmin-film-at-the-same-place-same-time freaked out once]] over two of them filming around the same place at the same time.

Despite having split into two separate groups - JYJ comprising of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu while Yunho and Changmin continue under TVXQ - they continue to do very well in album sales, and while the number of people in their fanclub has fallen, they are still at least '''''two hundred thousand''''' ahead of the second place.

DBSK's former lineup and their former roles consisted of:
* Jung Yunho-the leader and lead dancer, who usually takes the bass and rap parts in songs.
* Park Yoochun-the lead rapper, who sings mid-low parts. Also known for getting most, if not all of the [[GratuitousEnglish weird Engrish]] lines in songs.
* Kim Jaejoong-the [[EvenTheGuysWantHim eye candy]] and lead vocalist of the group.
* Kim Junsu- the other main dancer in the group, who sings mid-high parts and handles most of the vocal gymnastics.
* Shim Changmin-the youngest and tallest member of the group, Changmin sings the highest parts and has a tendency to "scream" during songs (listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZxK60hbX-s Rising Sun]] for an example).
!!Provides examples of:
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/538994_372762092838225_650304999_n.jpg JYJ]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP4A468sNTU "Doushite Kimi wo Suki ni Natte Shimattandarou"]] ("Why Did I End Up Falling For You"), which is from the point of view of an unlucky childhood friend watching his love get married to another man.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Junsu's ex-girlfriend was this UpToEleven in their {{dramedy}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MQeHSVsLnE Unforgettable Love]].
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** Their Secret Code album, compared with their earlier work.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djJb5iSL0Do Keep Your Head Down]] compared to Mirotic.
* DeusAngstMachina: 2009-2010 has got to be the worst year ever for them. First the lawsuit with SME - that still hasn't concluded itself - then Jaejoong's best friend commits suicide, Junsu gets into a high fever in LA during their album recording and couldn't get into a hospital for over 30 hours, JYJ is supported by Avex Trax in their dispute with SME only to get dumped by them and have all their Japanese activities suspended, and SME has just filed an injunction against JYJ about the release of their latest (technically debut) Korean album.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** The MV for Mirotic, full stop. Both the regular and the dance version. And how else do you explain [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCjVaFeoaBs this]]?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07E1DmnDUR4&feature=related This]] is probably the most blatant fan service to ever grace the earth.
** Also, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJS32n6LNQ MV for Mirotic]] had many marvelously sexy things in it, not the least of which was Changmin dripping in a tub of water and [[DistressedDude Jaejoong tied to a wall]].
* GenreShift: They originally debuted as an acapella band. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZxK60hbX-s Rising Sun]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdTVb64pfMs Balloons]]. They do release and perform acapella versions of their singles as well as covers of other songs. Acapella influences can also be found in songs like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cs1naOtbVg Begin]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gld_ggFxD_Y Your My Melody]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Yoochun and Junsu in particular. Particularly notable examples include "the ginger bread man's vitality" (My Girlfriend), "the theory of porno" (Shelter), the now infamous "I really want to touch myself" (Purple Line), and Junsu's Intoxication.
* HotterAndSexier:
** Watch the MV for Hug or Balloons. Then watch Mirotic. They actually had to make a "clean" version in Korea because some people thought the lyrics were too suggestive. Never mind that it does not come even CLOSE to many American songs, and the lyrics to their song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlvIgsY-oQ Nobody Knows]] was much more suggestive.
** Junsu's solo single [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEk0toeATv8 Intoxication]] takes this UpToEleven.
* IHaveManyNames: Let's list all of them for fun!
** Their group name is officially TVXQ, short for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, which results in some people referring to them as [=TVfXQ=] - Yoochun and Jaejoong have tattoos of [=TVfXQ=] too. It is pronounced as Dong Bang Shin Ki in Korean, which leads to the acronym DBSK. In Japan, their group name translates to Tohoshinki, which fans refer to in short as THSK.
** In Korea, they are referred to as U-know Yunho, Youngwoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu and Choikang Changmin. Youngwoong is Korean for Hero, and Choikang is Korean for Maximum, so the two members are also referred to as Hero Jaejoong and Maximum Changmin.
** In Japan, the romanization of some of their names changes. Jaejoong becomes Jejung and Yoochun becomes Yuchun and sometimes even Yucheon.
** Finally, there's their '''real''' names! Jung Yunho, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu and Shim Changmin. Jaejoong is also adopted and his birth name is Han Jaejoon.
** Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu have formed a sub-unit called JYJ now.
* KoreanDrama: Yoochun played the male lead in SungkyunkwanScandal and one of the main characters in MissRipley. Jaejoong is currently playing the second male lead in ProtectTheBoss.
* TitleByNumber: 9095 and 9096 from The Secret Code.