Team EnVi is excited to introduce one of our latest columns, Fandom Love Letters. As the name suggests, this series allows fans from any fandom the opportunity to share their love and admiration for their idols through means of writing. We at EnVi are fans of various artists, so we understand how impactful idols can be in our lives. We also understand how important it is to have a safe space for ourselves and our writing, whether or not they’re personal pieces. Through this, we hope to foster a positive community for fans worldwide. For today’s feature, Ryo talks about how Yuta and Shotaro motivate him to achieve his dreams.

Dear Yuta and Shotaro,

Yuta,  I sobbed when you debuted. I had thought about finding a way to audition for SM specifically but was scared (and very young). I did not want the pressure of being the first. I never thought the company wanted anything to do with people like us or give me the time of day. 

Do you even realize you’re history in the making? You’re paving the way for other Japanese artists in the K-pop and general music industry. It makes me so happy and hopeful to see Japanese artists like you establishing an impact. 

I applaud your courage in accomplishing something I never had the courage to do. 

Shotaro, I couldn’t believe it when I saw that you were debuting in NCT 2020. You dance like no other. The talents both you and Yuta have are god-like. I know you will go on to accomplish great things. 

I know this is only the beginning. There are many of us who want that Japanese unit and see both of you venture out and achieve all your dreams. Yuta, you would be an exquisite leader, too. 

I am still young enough to audition and considering it. I’ve been singing and dancing since I was very young. The two of you motivate me to keep going. 



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For more NCT, check out this review of NCT 127’s recent concert “NEO CITY: SEOUL – THE LINK” here.

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