Fandom

Wiki.ThePPN

UVERworld

487pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

UVERworld (ウーバーワールド, pronounced "Ūbāwārudo") is a Japanese rock band known for their mixture of musical genres such as hard rock, electronic, and post-punk. Music performed by the band has been featured in a number of popular anime including Gundam 00, Bleach, D.Gray-man and Blood+.

Members

The band consists of five members:

  1. TAKUYA∞ (b. December 21, 1979) - vocals and programming
  2. Katsuya (b. February 22, 1981) - guitar
  3. Akira (b. March 8, 1984) - guitar
  4. Nobuto (b. February 14, 1980 ) - bass
  5. Shintarou (b. November 5, 1983) - drums

Former members:

  1. Seika - Saxophone (Pre-debut)
  2. Hiko - another vocalist (Pre-debut)

Biography

The five-member band known as UVERworld first formed in 2003, and were known as Sound Goku Road or, more popularly, "Sangoku Road." The band originally consisted of seven members, and released a demo CD which ended up selling 3,000 copies. Unfortunately, one of the band members, the saxophonist Seika, left the group (the other was Hiko, who left after he married). After his departure, Ace∞trigger renamed himself TAKUYA∞ and the band renamed itself to UVERworld.

According to an interview with the band there was another vocalist who left, however this vocalist hasn't yet been identified. Though it appears that that person may have left some time before Seika did, as Seika is the only one of the two credited on the demo CD and pictured with very early live photos of the band pre-UVERworld.

2005 was the year that the band signed with the label gr8! records, which is under Sony Music Records. The band made their debut with the single "D-tecnoLife", which served as the 2nd opening theme song for the anime BLEACH. After three months UVERworld's second single, "CHANCE!" was used as the theme for the PSP game Bleach: Heat the Soul 2 and was the last single released in 2005.

On January 25, 2006 "just Melody", the band's third single, ended up at #17 on the Oricon charts. Three weeks later UVERworld's 1st album Timeless was released, breaking the top 10 at #5 and selling 60,000 copies. Seika made a brief return during this album, playing saxophone for track 5, Yasashisa no Shizuku. After a three month break, UVERworld released "Colors of the Heart" as the third opening theme for BLOOD+, an anime series based on the animated movie, Blood: The Last Vampire. The single debuted at #3 and was the highest position any of UVERworld's singles had reached up to that time. Their 5th single, entitled SHAMROCK, was released on August 2, 2006, and was used as the ending theme for the J-Drama Dance☆Drill, a show about a group of girls who aspire to become cheerleaders. UVERworld's 6th Single was released on November 15, 2006, entitled "Kimi No Suki na Uta", the song was used as the theme song for the TBS TV show Koi Suru Hanikami! or Honey Coming! from October until December. It was the first ballad UVERworld released as a single, and it reached number two on the Oricon charts (the second highest place for an UVERworld single thus far) until it fell off of the charts three and a half weeks later. It sold around 70,000 copies according to the Oricon sales charts.

On February 21, 2007, UVERworld released their second album titled BUGRIGHT. It featured the singles UVERworld had put out after the release of Timeless, and also included their song "~Nagare・Kuukyo・THIS WORD~" (~流れ・空虚・THIS WORD~), which was used for the film soundtrack "The songs for DEATH NOTE the movie 〜the Last name TRIBUTE〜."

The band's third album, titled PROGLUTION, was released on January 16, 2008 and contained a full 18 tracks which included their recent singles Ukiyo Crossing (浮世CROSSING), endscape, and Shaka Beach ~Laka Laka La~ (シャカビーチ~Laka Laka La~) . It came in two forms, a CD-only version and a Limited Edition CD+DVD. PROGLUTION sold over 150,000.

June 11, 2008 saw the release of the single Gekidou(激動)/Just break the limit!. Gekidou was used as the fourth opening theme of the anime series, D.Gray-man, while the song Just break the limit! was used as a support song for POCARI SWEAT's CM. Two more singles were released in 2008, Koishikute (恋いしくて) and Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi (儚クモ永久のカナシ). Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi was used as the opening for the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime. The single became the bands first number 1 single on Oricon [1] with approximately 177,290 copies sold.

On February 18, 2009 the band will be releasing their 4th album titled AwakEVE. [2]


Albums

# Information Sales
1st /
Debut
Album
Timeless
  • Released: February 15, 2006
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
88,935
copies sold
2nd BUGRIGHT
  • Released: February 21, 2007
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
127,488
copies sold
3rd PROGLUTION
  • Release Date: January 16, 2008
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
135,630
copies sold
4th AwakEVE
  • Release Date: February 18, 2009
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak:

copies sold

Singles

# Information Sales
1st /
Debut
Single
D-tecnoLife
  • Released: July 6, 2005
  • Format: CD5"
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
108,579
copies sold
2nd CHANCE!
  • Released: October 26, 2005
  • Format: CD5"
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
36,058
copies sold
3rd just Melody
  • Released: January 25, 2006
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #17
22,405
copies sold
4th Colors of the Heart
  • Released: May 17, 2006
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
77,657
copies sold
5th SHAMROCK
  • Released: August 2, 2006
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #6
97,091
copies sold
6th Kimi no Suki na Uta
君の好きなうた
  • Released: November 15, 2006
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
82,172
copies sold
7th endscape
  • Released: May 30, 2007
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
71,958
copies sold
8th Shaka Beach ~Laka Laka La~
シャカビーチ~Laka Laka La~
  • Released: August 8, 2007
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
49,730
copies sold
9th Ukiyo Crossing
浮世CROSSING
  • Released: November 14, 2007
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
71,508
copies sold
10th Gekidou/Just break the limit!
激動/Just break the limit!
  • Released: June 11, 2008
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • double A-side single
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
94,325
copies sold
11th Koishikute
恋いしくて
  • Released: September 10, 2008
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
59,692
copies sold
12th Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi
儚くも永久のカナシ
  • Released: November 19, 2008
  • Format: CD5", CD5"+DVD
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1

※The title before a thing of Japanese is "儚クモ永久のカナシ"

177,290
copies sold

Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.