From web novel to photo exhibition: the highly-anticipated debut of SM Entertainment’s newest boy group RIIZE is looking like a huge celebration of its own! 

SM Entertainment announced on Tuesday, August 22 that RIIZE will be holding a photo exhibition to celebrate the group’s upcoming debut album. 

The exhibition is set for August 26 to September 10 at D Museum in Seongsu-dong, Seoul. 


Additionally, the theme of the event will revolve around the memories made by the members while they were preparing for their debut.

Fans will also see never-before-seen photos from the group’s album jacket shoot and music video filming. 


Interestingly, those who will visit the photo exhibition will also get one random selfie photocard of a RIIZE member. Fun, right? 


Moreover, this isn’t the only special event prepared by SM Entertainment for RIIZE’s upcoming debut. The agency also partnered with Kakao Entertainment for a web novel called Rise and Realize. 

Said web novel will see the members of RIIZE try to overcome growing pains. It will have a total of eight episodes, with one episode being released on Kakao Page every Saturday starting August 19. 

Countdown to RIIZE

Even before the group’s official debut on September 4, RIIZE is already gaining worldwide popularity. 

Just days after all seven members were introduced on Instagram, RIIZE’s account became fastest K-pop group to reach 1 million followers on the said platform. 

The interest might come from members Shotaro and Sungchan, who were former NCT members. Meanwhile, Eunseok and Seung Han were first introduced as SMROOKIES. Still, even the newly introduced members Won Bin, So Hee, and Anton have also garnered huge followings. 

Besides, the group also makes sure to spotlight the members’ talents in their pre-releases. They were already praised by fans in the “Sirenperformance video and pre-debut song Memories.”


What’s even more amazing is that RIIZE also already took the KCON LA 2023 stage! Yes, right even they made their official debut!

Like how SM Entertainment plans for the group to “write a new chapter of music history,” RIIZE seems to be already off to a good start! Which is nice given that RIIZE will serve as the agency’s first boy group in seven years following NCT.

Featured image: RIIZE in a teaser for ‘Get A Guitar.’ Credit: Twitter/RIIZE