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&Audition  -The Howling- (Audition Program) Profile & Facts

&Audition – The Howling- is a 60-minute audition program of HYBE LABELS JAPAN. They are to debut their first Global Boygroup. The trainees will participate in a large-scale project to produce artists who will debut in Japan and go on to perform on the world stage. A real documentary that unfolds various performances and growth stories aiming for debut. The additional members will be picked once the show ends.  The program will be broadcasted on Nippon TV, starting on July 09, 2022, Saturday. It will also be streamed on Hulu and HYBE LABELS + official Youtube channel. The final 9 members will debut on December 7th, 2022 as &TEAM.

Number of Episodes: 8 Episodes
Special Advisor: Bang Si-Hyuk
Mentor: Pdogg, Song Son-Duk
Peformance Director: Sakura Inoue
Producer/ Sound Director: Soma Genda

&Audition Official Sites:
Official Site: andaudition
Twitter: @and_audition
Instagram:@ and_audition
Tiktok: @ and_audition

&Audition Trainees:
K ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: K (케이)
Birth Name: Koga Yudai (古賀祐大)
Birthday: October 21st, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Libra-Scorpio cusp
Height: 186.5 cm (6’1″ 1/2)
Weight: –
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Japanese

K Facts:
– He is a former I-LAND contestant.
– He has been training for 2 years and 8 months, before his appearance in I-LAND.
– His MBTI personality type is ENFP (Applicant Profile).
– Special Skill/s: compose and choreograph.
– A word to describe his personality is big-hearted.
– Charming point: small eyes
– His Chinese zodiac sign is Ox.
– The sport he likes the most is running (Applicant Profile).
– If he could eat only one kind of food in his whole life, it’d be Tteokbbokki (Applicant Profile).
– He was a marathon runner (특이사항 in Ep.1).
– His Hobby is drinking coffee.
– He learned hangul in 5 months only.
– He really loves to sing and wants to continue singing for a long time.
– Even though he started singing first, he is more confident in dancing.
– Dancing is a way of expressing himself.
– He took beat making and songwriting lessons while preparing for the show.
– Even when he is with his friends, he always make sure to stay calm and composed on the inside.
– He used to be an athlete and played many different sports as a kid.
– He is confident that he won’t lose to anyone when it comes to passion.
– Yuma said that K has a broad view, he really cares about the members one by one.
Motto: Nothing comes of nothing.
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Nicholas ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Nicholas (니콜라스)
Birth Name: Wang Yi-hsiang (王奕翔)
Position: –
Birthday: July 9th, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse.
Height: 180 cm (5’11’)
Weight: –
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Taiwanese

Nicholas Facts:
– He is a former contestant of I-LAND.
– He trained for 8 months, before his appearance in I-LAND.
– He wants to try R&B (Applicant Profile).
– His favorite drink is milk (Applicant Profile).
– He used to be an athlete, so he’s confident when it comes to fitness test.
– He can speak 4 languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean.
– Hobbies: physical activities, shopping
– Special skill/s: remaking clothes
– He describes his personality as kind-hearted.
– Charming point: MOE evoked by a GAP
– He likes creating things like composing lyrics, remaking clothes and likes to show it to people what he created.
– Even though he looks scary, he said he’s actually nice.
– He ranked 2nd as the naughtiest as per the members.
– People often misunderstood him when meeting for the first time as he have this angry look on his face.
– He is confident as he loves everything about himself.
– From elementary to middle school, he trained as a badminton player.
– He has always been keen on fashion, so he used to study about it a lot and what style suits him best.
– He can be very passionate when doing things he’s interested in.
Motto: The road of your own choice, kneeling also to finish.
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EJ  ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: EJ (의주)
Birth Name: Byun Eui Joo (변의주)
Position: –
Birthday: September 7th, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

EJ Facts:
– EJ is a former I-LAND contestant.
– He has been training for 1 year and 6 months, before his appearance in I-LAND.
– His MBTI personality type is ISTJ (Applicant Profile).
– He describes his personality as quiet and laughs a lot.
– Hobbies: watching movies, chatting with friends, and LEGO
– Special skill: good listener
– Charming Point: eye smile
– His Chinese zodiac sign is Horse.
– His role model is Yoo Jaesuk (Applicant Profile).
– EJ was an active fencer during middle school.
– Yejun said that EJ listens to what the members thinks before he acts.
– He is a gentleman according to the members.
– His favorite ice cream flavor is “Bbangbbare” chocolate (Bbangbbare is the ice cream brand) (Applicant Profile).
– He is a BigHit trainee.
– EJ is set to debut in Big Hit Japan Boy Group in 2021 with KTa-ki, and Nicholas.
– EJ made an appearance with K in ENHYPEN’s Drunk Dazed MV as werewolves.
Motto: Let’s always learn and live.
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Ta-ki ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Ta-ki (타키)
Birth Name: Riki (リキ)
Position: Dancer
Birthday: May 4th, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Japanese

Ta-ki Facts:
– Ta-ki is a former I-LAND contestant.
– He has been training for 10 months, before his appearance in I-LAND.
– His MBTI personality type is ESFP (Applicant Profile).
– His Chinese zodiac sign is Rooster.
– If he could listen to only 1 song in his entire life it’d be ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ by BTS (Applicant Profile).
– His personality in 1 word is joy/fun (Applicant Profile).
– When they were trainees, Ta-ki was called “Riki A” and Ni-ki (ENHYPEN) was called “Riki B” because both Ni-ki and Ta-ki have the birth name of Riki.
– Hobby: listening to music
– Special skill: dancing
– He describes his personality as energetic.
– Charming point: smile
Motto: failure is the source of success.
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Fuma ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Fuma
Birth Name: Murata Fuma (村田 風雅)
Birthday: June 29th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 180 cm (5’11’)
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese

Fuma Facts:
– He joined Produce 101 Japan Season 2 and withdrew for personal reasons.
– He was a former N.CH trainee and was in the NCHallengers project in 2019.
– He describes himself as diligent.
– Hobby: playing games
– Special Skill: sprint
– Charming point: low voice
– When he was six, he started taking musical lessons and fell for dancing.
– He had experienced teaching at an academy back home.
– He chose leadership as a keyword as he is confident to lead the members.
– He said one of his prominent traints is being diligent.
– When he’s doing something, he do it with passion.
Motto: Once you decide to do something, don’t give up.


Stage Name: Hayate
Birth Name: Miyatake Hayate (宮武 颯)
Birthday: January 25th, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese

Hayate Facts:
– He participated in a JTBC Show called “Stage K” 3 years ago.
– He describes his personality as incomprehensible.
– Hobbies: watching anime and impersonating someone
– Special Skill/s: impersonation, baseball and badminton
– Charming point: big eyes
– He really enjoy talking while doing a lot of shoots.
– He is from the Kansai Region.
– He ranked 1st as the funniest as per the members.
– EJ said Hayate can imitate a sound of a Rooster.
– He may look a little serious, but he loves things like anime and often read books.
– He was great at long distance running and always ranked in top back in school.
– His interest in clothes started as a school kid and he remake old clothes himself.
Motto: Everything will be alright as long as I live!!


Stage Name: Junwon
Birth Name: Yoo Junwon (유준원)
Birthday: April 21st, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Korean

Junwon Facts:
– Hobbies: watching mukbang and soccer videos, reading panda’s novels
– Special skill/s: playing instruments ( piano, bass guitar, electric guitar, and drums )
– Charming point: bright smile and positive energy
– He said he usually come off as cute and innocent, but when he’s on stage, he become a whole different person.
– He is calm and quiet at home, but when he’s out, he’s more energetic.
– He said he’s second to none when it comes to cuteness.
– He always think positively and he believes in himself.
Motto: Let’s do it with no regrets.
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Yuma ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Yuma
Birth Name: Nakakita Yuma (中耒田悠真)
Birthday: February 7th, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Weight: –
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Japanese

Yuma Facts:
– He was an AVEX trainee and part of the Osaka junior group VividRookies from 2015 and then A’-X’s from 2017-2018.
– He is from Hyogo prefecture.
– He joined around 2017 and was part of the group until 2018.
– He describes his personality just like a Kansai Spirit.
– Hobby and special skill: composing & acrobatics
– Charming point: silky hair
– He said he got in after sending his original choreography.
– He has been dancing for 10 years.
– He is a former trainee of Johnny & Associates, Inc. (a Japanese talent agency)
– He admires Nishikido Ryo and Tamamori Yuga.
– He has a habit of pouring all his passion into one thing.
Motto: One man’s fault is another lesson.


Stage Name: Gaku
Birth Name:
Birthday: April 25th, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese

Gaku Facts:
– From first grade to sixth grade in elementary, he was a member of a relay team.
– He said his energy level go up from morning until night.
– When he choreographs, he makes up a story in his head.
– He chose winter over summer.
– He prefers dogs over cats.
Taehyun of (TXT) gave gaku a nickname “ongaku” means ‘music’ in Japanese.
– He said when he’s into something, he works really hard from the beginning to end.
– Hobbies: watching videos, mini car
– Special Skills: Dance, skateboard, Hip-Hop
– He describes himself as honest.
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Jo ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Jo
Birth Name: Asakura Jo (朝倉 穣)
Birthday: July 8th, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 183 cm (6’0’)
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese

Jo Facts:
– He is from Kanagawa Prefecture.
– He has been in the Basketball club since Junior High School.
– It has been said that he doesn’t want to lose.
– His favorite entertainer was Tokyo 03.
– He is left-handed.
– He is good at drawing.
– He likes to draw things with fantasy theme.
– He also likes cats.
– His favorite food is chocolates.
– He wants to become an artist with an irreplaceable charm.
– He was one of the participants of the Junon Superboy Contest in 2020.
– He used to play soccer.
– Hobby: Drawing
– Special Skill: Basketball
– He describes his personality as careless.
– Charming point: Style
– When he develops new interest, he tends to go deep and gives his all.
– People often call him poker face and hard to read.
– He is very confident when it comes to things he like.
– According to other people, his face gives off a refreshing vibe.
– He played basketball from ninth grade to highschool.
– He likes being active and playing sports.
Motto: Even an ant’s thought could reach the sky ( Nobody could be somebody as well ).
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Stage Name: Hikaru
Birth Name: Shirahama Hikaru (白濱 輝)
Birthday: March 28th, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 180 cm
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese

Hikaru Facts:
– He is from Gunma, Japan.
– He describes his personality as someone doing things at his own pace.
– Hobby: Karate
– Special Skill: Classical Ballet
– Charming Point: smile
– He thinks he looks good on outfits that gives off refreshing vibe.
– When he hears the word “confidence” he feels like he can do everything.
– He likes carrots and chicken wings.
– When he works on something, he pours all his passion into it.
– He usually go to the practice room early in the morning and practice there until late at night.
– He is a fan of SEVENTEEN.
– He has done classical ballet since he was little.
– He prefers dogs over cats.
– He has a pekingese dog named Monkichi.
– His role model is BTS Jimin.
– Another keyword he chose was ” composed” as he has always been quiet since he was a kid.
– He started classical ballet when he was three and continued until third year of middle school.
– He picked up different styles of dance such as hip-hop and k-pop during first year of high school.

Harua ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Harua
Birth Name:
Birthday: May 1st, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese

Harua Facts:
– A word to describe his personality is calm.
– He plays piano for 2 and a half years.
– Hobby: nature
– Special Skill: being tidy
– He chose cats over dogs.
– Charming point: can express different expressions through his eyes
– He said he doesn’t think he’s cute, but the other members calls him “cute”.
– He describes himself as diligent, as he never give up until the end.
– He said the most memorable moment throughout the show was when they had a campfire.
– He enjoyed Round 1 the most.
Motto: Be humble
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Maki ( *Final Member )

Stage Name: Maki
Birth Name: Hirota Riki (宏田 力)
Birthday: February 17th, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese-German

Maki Facts:
– His mother is Japanese and his father is German.
– He can speak three languages: English, Japanese, and German.
– He chose winter over summer.
– He prefers dogs over cats.
– He describes himself as energetic.
– Hobbies: cooking, exercise and taking selfies
– Special Skill/s: english, singing, and charm
– He did musical theater.
– He appeared on Bracken Moor way back in 2019.
– Charming point: dimples and big eyes
– Since third grade, he has been taking vocal lessons.
– He ranked 3rd as the naughtiest as per the members.
– People often say he has the face of a “pro gamer”, but he’s actually not good at games.
– His energy level is usually constant throughout the day.
– Ever since he became a trainee, he have grown interested in fashion.
Motto: Don’t forget to say Hello and Thank you!
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Stage Name: Minhyung
Birth Name: Kim Minhyung (김민형)
Birthday: January 27th, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Korean

Minhyung Facts:
– He was a BigHit trainee.
– He was from Shine Dance Studio.
– He appeard in BTS ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ @ BTS 2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO.
– He describes himself as impatient but sincere.
– He prefers dogs over cats.
– He also appeared in Chicken Pop commercial.
– Hobbies:  sports, listening to music, and playing games
– Special Skill/s: dancing, singing, and exercising
– Charming point: voice, dance, face and confidence
– He started taking dance classes when he was 10 and grew interest in dancing.
– When he chat with his friends, they often say he’s funny.
– He usually do things with confidence.
– He ranked 1st as the naughtiest as per the members.
– When he is doing something, he is often told that he’s expressive and sympathetic.
Motto: You can do it, do your best!


Stage Name: Yejun
Birth Name:  Kim Yejun (김예준)
Birthday: April 28th, 2007
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Weight: –
Blood Type:
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @yejunekim

Yejun Facts:
– He was a child actor who has been in various korean dramas such as Arthdal Chronicles ( Young Song Joong Ki) and  Weightlifting fairy ( Young Nam Joo Hyuk ).
– He has an older sister.
– Education: Unyang Elementary School, Unyang High School.
– Hobbies: playing games and listening to music
– Special skill/s: sing and dance
– He describes his personality as cheerful, passionate and positive.
– Charming point: hard working, cute voice tone
– He prefers dogs over cats.
– He ranked 2nd as the funniest as per the members, along with EJ, Taki, K, and Yejun.
– He tries to finish doing something ahead of time whether it’s practice, household chores, or homeworks.
– He only realized he had a cute side when the older members called him cute from time to time.
– He said the members always shower him love and show him lots of affection.
– He usually maps things out in his head when he takes up mission or do some practice.
– He is persistent when doing something whether it is dancing or singing.
– He appeared on SM Kids Model with Leeseo from IVE.
– He tries to do everything with enthusiasm and passion.
– He started listening to songs and singing a lot when he was in elementary and music naturally grew on him.
– He is good at listening to other member’s problems and gives them advice.
Motto: Don’t give up on things you can’t do, try until you can.

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