Gwen Stefani’s animated series “Kuu Kuu Harajuku” will premiere on Nickelodeon on Monday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., the network announced Tuesday. The 26-episode series, co-created and executive produced by Stefani, follows the kuu kuu adventures of the band HJ5 — Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G — through their world of music, fashion and style. “Kuu Kuu Harajuku” will air at 4 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 7, before switching to its regular timeslot of Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
“Partnering with Nickelodeon on ‘Kuu Kuu Harajuku’ is a dream come true!” Stefani said in a statement. “It’s been incredible to see the Harajuku Girls and the world they live in come to life. The artwork is so beautiful and the whole series turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I love that this is an animated series for young girls that celebrates creativity, imagination and individuality. I can’t wait for everyone to see it!”
“Kuu Kuu Harajuku” follows Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their inspirational leader, G, as they form the super-talented band, HJ5. Thanks to their manager Rudie, angry aliens, NoFun politicians, hungry monster pets, and other obstacles, every gig is interrupted and the girls never get to complete a concert — but G and her friends never give up. The series is inspired by Stefani’s fascination with the fashion-forward Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan, and centers around the Harajuku Girls characters the musician created while writing her first solo album.
The series is co-created and produced by Moody Street Kids (Australia), Vision Animation (Malaysia) and Stefani and commissioned by Network Ten with investment funding from Film Victoria (Australia) and MyCreative Ventures (Malaysia). DHX Media, the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company, handles international distribution for “Kuu Kuu Harajuku,” and licensed the series to Nickelodeon.