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Posted by AKP STAFF Monday, March 15, 2010

DN-A aspires to be the future TVXQ

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Back whenDae Guk Nam Ah (DN-A) was revealed in January, people were already linking the newbie male group to the practically legendary TVXQ. After all, with the five-man group'sa cappella cover andimage, the comparison were practically inevitable. Furthermore, the fact that D-NA is already being targeted at an international audience (their overseas name is officiallyBOSS, the Boys of Super Space... yeah, I don't get it either), similar to TVXQ's venture into Japan. It's been previously stated that D-NA has acknowledged TVXQ as role models. It's definitely quite a feat for anyone to achieve the success that TVXQ has enjoyed over the past few years, but the members of D-NA are determined to succeed as well. On March 15, the boys talked about being compared to the ever-popular quintet. "All of us watched TVXQ as we grew up, and have had the dream to become singers some day," Jay expressed. "TVXQ is more than just an idol group. ... We don't know if we'll be able to sing and dance like them. Whenever we see them, we realize that we have a long way until we can try to be close to them." Members Mika and Hyonmin received gold medals at a singing competition in Seoul back in 2007. Furthermore, Garam and In Joon have won competitions in their respective cities as well. After people began to call DN-A the next TVXQ, the rookies also received backlash by others who reprimanded them for making such a comparison. "TVXQ is like a giant mountain that casts a giant shadow," Hyonmin said. "And rather than crossing over that mountain, I wish that our group would be right behind them." They're already off to a strong start with 40,000 fans registered in their fanclub; who knows what the future will bring! [gallery]

  1. TVXQ
  2. DAE GUK NAM AH
  3. D-NA
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