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December 28, 2012

SHINee’s Army Enlistment Dates Announced!

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Written by: Ericka
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Information on SHINee‘s supposed army enlistment dates have been revealed to the public.

As part of being male Korean citizens, all South Korean men (with few exceptions) are required to serve about 21 months in the Korean military once they are of legal age, regardless of occupation. SHINee‘s supposed enlistment are as followed:

Onew: 2017-2019
Jonghyun: 2018-2020
Key: 2019-2021
Minho: 2019-2021
Taemin: 2021-2023

Although it’s still years away, Shawols can’t help but be saddened and are awaiting further confirmation. After Onew’s enlistment, SHINee won’t be complete until Taemin’s discharge in 2023. Nonetheless, Shawols pledge to stick by their idol’s sides.

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  1. Eileen Truong

    Wtf. Why does military service have to be compulsory? Shinee is going to be incomplete for 6 years. We shawols are really saddened by this. Super Junior’s leader: Leetuek has already enlisted on 30th October 2012, and we’re really saddened. These poor singers have to give up their job and serve and be ordered around by men. It is bull.

    • Amalia

      They need military because if you think about it they could be in war at any time if North Korea decides it. So it would be nice if you check why some countries still have compulsory military service. Even Greece still has despite it not being 21 months long anymore.

      By any means I don’t think they are giving up on their jobs. Leeteuk as you can see is still growing his musical and acting skills in army. Heechul is being a live radio MC… Naturally it is saddening but unfortunately all we can do it wait and hope to see them back on the stage yet again. Kangin went to the army and returned and rejoined SJ asap. I’m sure the same will happen to other groups including SHINee. The boys are too bonded and they love their work.

  2. Jeiran

    Firstly, you did state your sources?! Which makes this seem unreliable……
    And also, do we all realize that the Moment Onew inlists to the army, that SHINee goes bye bye? By the time Taemin comes back Onew will be 34? SM will not have 30 somthings as idols….

    • Andy

      They won’t go bye bye because they are artists now. Key and Onew will definitely do many more musicals. I’m sure that Minho will appear in even more drama series too and pretty much all of them can be great radio or variety MCs in the future. Let’s not assume things so many years before they happen.

      PS I also question the reliability of this post… :/

    • Amber

      BoA is 30 something so I think Onew shall be in Sm still. I Hope

    • Eriana

      SM will not have 20 somethings as idols? Did you forget Shinhwa is also SM?

  3. inaLJ

    onew and key also ??Is not the draft requirement is not an only child, an only child is not required to participate . .

  4. Jojo

    D: I can’t live without SHINee T^T lonely for 2 years… I hope they all can make it bak and make more albums and have fun!! Shinee fighting!! GOOD LUCK!! WE LOVE YOU! <33333

  5. Jochelle

    It’s sad because key and minho are going to be enlisted at the same time so for 2 years shinee will only be a 3 member group…and im really hoping that key and onew will decide not to enlist since they’re an only child but at the same time i dont want them to feel embarassed and be ridiculed about it by the media since many idols even though they’re an only child they still decided to be enlisted. come to think of it we, the shawols only have 4 years with a complete shinee so let’s give them more happy memories and make sure to let them know that even if they decided to break up (hope that it’s a long time away) we are still going to support them. SHAWOLS HWAITING!!!! SHINEE HWAITING!!!!

  6. SHINee

    omg thats so sad :/ maybe they should reduce the time span of serving to 6 months max :/

  7. yudidiyu

    can’t they just enlist all together and then make an hell of a comeback after two years? T^T (crying a river)

  8. Kai

    Why can;t they all enlist at the same time. It would be so much easier, for us and them!

  9. Chickunnn

    Do you think it will be better if all of them enlist at the same time theeeeeen have a super duper mega ultra awesome comeback? :D It will be the longest 21 months for me in my life though. v.v

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