Thursday, 28 September 2017

Shout! Factory: Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Super Kawaii ~ #Review #Giveaway

Harajuku Lovers was created by Gwen Stefani way back in 2004.  It was her perfume bottle design of cute little girls.  Harajuku is a neigbourhood in Toyko that you must visit if you were going to travel in Japan.  It is a trendy and hip shopping district.  Gwen created a kids TV show based on her Harajuku Lovers dolls.  In case you are wondering, Kawaii means Cute in Japanese.   It is an animated children TV series that follows a 5 girls music band, HJ5.  You will meet Love, Angel, Music, Baby and the leader of the band "G" (aka Gwen) which really looks like Gwen Stefani.

Shout! Factory: Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Super Kawaii ~ #Review #Giveaway

This is the second DVD release of Kuu Kuu Harajuku.  The first one was, Music Baby and you can read it here.  It is a 2D animation and if you search in YouTube, you can watch full version of the theme song sung by Gwen Stefani.  The manager of HJ5 is not the brightest of the bunch.   Rudie just loves to get the girls into a jam and the HJ5 girls always manages to solve the problem.  I thought the series was OK.  It is great for your little ones.

From the mind of Gwen Stefani comes the world of KUU KUU HARAJUKU. The animated series comes to DVD in North America from Shout! Factory in collaboration with DHX Media. The second installment, KUU KUU HARAJUKU: SUPER KAWAII, contains 12 episodes from Season One, as well as new interviews with the show’s voice cast and will be available on DVD on September 26, 2017.

KUU KUU HARAJUKU: SUPER KAWAII is available now for pre-order at and Initial shipments of the DVD contain nail decals of fun KUU KUU HARAJUKU-inspired emoticons (while supplies last). The 2D-animated series currently airs on Nick Jr. 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 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.

Join Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G — five totally talented members of the super cool band HJ5 — as they return with 12 more hard-rocking tales! With help from their loveably incompetent manager Rudie, HJ5 travels all over the globe to put on shows for their fans! That is, of course, if they can actually get through the crazy adventures keeping them from their gigs! But together, HJ5 will do what it takes to perform … and maybe even save the day!

Also, check out the “kawaii” soundtrack to the much-loved TV series, available for download now on and, or stream it on Apple Music and Spotify. HJ5: KUU KUU HARAJUKU features the show theme and five new songs from the hit children’s television series including, “Dancing in the Sunlight”, “Change It Up” and possibly the cutest call to arms ever, “All For One”!

Also launching is a new KUU KUU HARAJUKU fashion doll and small doll line from Mattel that infuses popular Japanese harajuku fashion, and allows girls to customize and create their own fashions with interchangeable outfits and accessories. The line includes product based on singer G, plus Love, Angel, Music and Baby. Each best pal adds her unique personality to her fashion, band and fun.

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:
The Kawaiifier / Super Kawaii Sunday
Delectabubbles / Kablooey Chewie
Water Baby / Music Zoo
The Dotted Line / Life Is But A Dream
Oh, G / Greenhouse
Control + Alt + Dimension / Angel Hair

Bonus Feature:
Interviews with Voice Cast


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

This giveaway will run from September 28th to October  20th, 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. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. The Company is a leading producer of children’s shows and owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 12,500 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its robust global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 17 offices worldwide. On May 10, 2017, DHX Media announced it had signed definitive agreements to acquire 80% of the famed Peanuts brand and 100% of the Strawberry Shortcake brand, which transactions are expected to close on or around June 30, 2017. Visit us at

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


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  10. Ontario
    MST3K: Volume XXXVII + Exclusive Bonus Disc

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    Fargo [20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook] + Exclusive Poster
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    Marlene V.

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