TVXQ, an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (traditional Chinese: 東方神起), stylized as TVXQ!, is a South Korean pop group formed in 2003 under SM Entertainment. In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (Korean: 동방신기), often abbreviated as DBSK; and in Japan as Tohoshinki (Japanese: 東方神起). Their name translates to "The Rising Gods of the East". The group debuted in 2003 as a 5 member boy band consisting of leader U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu. In July 2009, the latter three filed for an injunction against their Korean agency SM Entertainment.