Friday, 9 June 2017

Shout! Factory Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music Baby ~ #Review #Giveaway

I remember when Gwen Stefani released her own line of perfume and the bottles were shaped into little dolls called Harajuku Lovers.  Harajuku is a area in Toyko and it is one of the popular places to visit.  Over a decade later, Gwen Stefani now created a kids TV show based on the dolls called Kuu Kuu Harajuku.  It is an animated tv series that follows a 5 girls music band, HJ5.  You will meet Love, Angel, Music, Baby and the leader of the band "G" (Gwen) which really looks like Gwen Stefani.

It is a 2D animation and not your usual CG ones that many cartoons have covered over.  Their theme song is kinda catchy.  You can get the full version sung by Gwen Stefani.  I would have love this show if "G" voice was actually Gwen's voice.  This DVD is OK and my girls did enjoy watching it.

Shout! Factory Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music Baby ~ #Review #Giveaway



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 13th 2017. Initial shipments of the DVD contain a code to download the KUU KUU HARAJUKU theme song (while supplies last). KUU KUU HARAJUKU: MUSIC, BABY! is available now for pre-order at and The 2D-animated series currently airs on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and on Family Channel in Canada. 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!

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.

KUU KUU HARAJUKU™ and device are trademarks of Harajuku Lovers, LLC. Authorised users Vision Animation Sdn Bhd and Moody Street Kids Pty Ltd

Episodes Include: 
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


Shout! Factory would like to offer one of my readers to win their own copy of  Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music Baby DVD.

This giveaway will run from June 9th to July 3rd, 2017 (midnight EST). Winner, You have 72 hours to reply. You must be 18+ Open to Canadians and U.S. only Good Luck!  
Psst - Can't win if you don't answer the mandatory question.  I am not responsible for shipping and handling or damages of the prize.  The prize is shipped by the Sponsor and they may substitute the prize depending what is in stock.  Your information will be sent to the Sponsor for the purpose of shipping out the prize.

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*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

About DHX Media 
DHX Media Ltd. ( is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 12,500 half-hours, the Company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).

About Shout! Factory 
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit


  1. Hi,i a from Newfoundland and another i would like is Teen Wolf: The Animated Series

  2. I live in Ontario. Another one I'd like is Blinky Bill: The Movie.

  3. Manitoba. Another one I would like would be Long Way North

  4. I'm not sure whether my granddaughters know about this one and I've never heard of Kuu Kuu Harajuku so I'll give this giveaway a miss for now. :-) Good luck to all who enter.

  5. I am from Ontario. I would love to see Streets Of Fire

  6. from ontario and would like be Long Way North

  7. I am from Florida and would love to watch The Thing from Shout Factory. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  8. I'd watch Fargo. I am from BC.

  9. From AB. I would also like the Teen Wolf [Collector's Edition] Movie.
    Marlene V.

  10. I'm in Nova Scotia and I would want to see the fog

  11. I am from Manitoba. I would love to watch "The Fog".

  12. I'm in Alaska. I would also like to have their film, "The Babadook."

  13. I am in BC one I would like is..
    The Bear [25th Anniversary Collector's Edition]

  14. I'm in BC. I would also love to watch Long way north.