“Kuu Kuu Harajuku,” an animated series co-created and executive produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Gwen Stefani, will premiere on Nickelodeon Oct. 3, the children’s cable network.
The idea and inspiration for the 26-episode 2-D animated series came from Stefani and her love of pop art and longtime admiration for the street fashion and creative youth culture found in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood, according to Nickelodeon.
Stefani created the original Harajuku Girl characters while writing her first solo album as a celebration of the creativity and individualism she saw and loved in the Harajuku District.
“The artwork is so beautiful and the whole series turned out better than I could have ever imagined,” Stefani said. “I love that this is an animated series for young girls that celebrates creativity, imagination and individuality.”
“Kuu Kuu Harajuku” follows the kuu kuu adventures of the band HJ5 through their super cute world of music, fashion and style.
Thanks to their manager Rudie, angry aliens, No Fun politicians, hungry monster pets, and other obstacles, every gig is interrupted and Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their inspirational leader, G, never get to complete a concert, but G and her friends never give up.
In the series premiere, “Totally Teen Genie,” Angel releases a Teen Genie with attitude and tries to use her three wishes to help HJ5 win a Totally Teen Awards Golden Hoodie trophy.
Then in “Angel’s Flight,” Angel’s determined to restore her reputation after an unflattering picture appears online.
“Kuu Kuu Harajuku” will premiere at 4 p.m. on Oct 3 and air at 4 p.m. through Oct. 7 and continue with premieres in its regular 8:30 a.m. Saturday time slot.
—City News Service
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