UVERworld is a fusion band consisting of five members all originating from Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan. They are signed to gr8! Records under the Sony music label. The band was formed in 2004 after the disbanding of Sangoku Road, a band that consisted of many of the same members. Though not the biggest sellers, the band has found immense success, managing to release all but two singles placing within the top 5 Oricon weekly charts and obtaining the top spot with their twelfth single, "Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi", the first opening to the second season of the anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
The name UVERworld is a term coined by the members of the band, combining the words über and over with world to form a phrase that means "crossing above the world". Before the band name was decided, their agent thought ○ ○ world and OVERunder would make suitable names for them. The band's official fanclub is called NEO SOUND WAVE and its members the NEO sound CREW.
TAKUYA∞ is the vocalist for the group as well as in charge of writing the band's music and programming. He was born on December 21, 1979 in Osaka while he later moved to Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture. Katsuya, who is in charge of guitar, rhythm guitar, chorus, is the band's leader. He was born on February 22, 1981. Akira was born on March 8, 1984 and like Katsuya, is in charge of the guitar, rhythm guitar, chorus and programming for the band. Nobuto is in charge of the bass guitar. He was born on February 14, 1980 while Shintarō, the second youngest member of the group was born on November 5, 1983 in Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture is in charge of the drums. All the members except Takuya and Shintarō were born and lived in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture.