SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE FOR
GWEN STEFANI’S ANIMATED SERIES
KUU KUU HARAJUKU
AS SEEN ON NICKELODEON
THE SUPER KAWAII
KUU KUU HARAJUKU: MUSIC, BABY!
HEADS TO DVD JUNE 13, 2017
Superstar Gwen Stefani’s animated series KUU KUU HARAJUKU, will be coming to DVD in North America from Shout! Factory in collaboration with DHX Media. The first installment, KUU KUU HARAJUKU: MUSIC, BABY!, contains 14 episodes from Season One and will be available on DVD on June 13, 2017.
The animated series KUU KUU HARAJUKU follows the fun-filled adventures of the band HJ5 – Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G – through their super kawaii (cute) world of music, fashion and style. The inspiration for this popular animated series came from Grammy® Award-winning musician Stefani who wanted to create an animated series for girls that encourages and celebrates creative self-expression, imagination and individuality. The show’s setting is inspired by the exuberant street fashion and creative youth culture of the Harajuku district but it takes place in a magical fantasy world like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
G is the lead singer of HJ5. She’s a natural leader and an amazing friend. She’s positive and enthusiastic, and fond of saying “Tick tock, time to rock!” Love is a fashionista, a great dancer, and cute as a button. She’s also a genius who often saves the day with her inventions. Angel is super chic, fun and enthusiastic. This fashionista has 325 pairs of shoes, and even her accessories have accessories! Music has a tough girl attitude and is brutally honest. She brings a hint of edge and attitude to the group, and is fiercely protective of her friends. Baby sees the kawaii in all things: babies, puppies, rattlesnakes… She sees the good in everything, and also knows how to take care of herself. As G says, “Baby can charm the fire out of a dragon.”
Then, there is Rudie Rhodes, HJ5’s well-meaning but semi-incompetent manager. He books the band on all sorts of gigs, and they are happy to play anywhere, but dealing with villains, aliens and general Harajuku weirdness makes it impossible for them to ever finish a concert!
♥Totally Teen Genie / Angel’s Flight
♥Music, Baby / Wanted Audience
♥Game Over / Phony Ponies
♥Hello Puppy / G, This Is Awfully Deep
♥Baby’s Birthday / Labor Of Love
♥Bad Boy and Little Girl / Yummy Bear Nado
♥Drums of Doom / Adventures In Housesitting
KUU KUU HARAJUKU is co-created and produced by Moody Street Kids (Australia), Vision Animation (Malaysia) and Gwen Stefani and commissioned by Network Ten with investment funding from Film Victoria (Australia) and MyCreative Ventures (Malaysia). DHX Media handles international distribution for the series, and licensed the series to Shout! Factory.
Every little or teenage girl would love to hang out with super cool girls and be in a super cool band like HJ5. The five girls dance and sing in harmony and have each other’s back. They’re all different, have different strengths, but have total respect for each other. They get into unusual circumstances, like taking on space aliens, and have to deal with lots of different personalities. It’s just another day for HJ5!