When you’re Gwen Stefani and you’ve already fronted No Doubt, started a fashion empire, released several solo albums, and starred on The Voice, you can do just about anything and make it look cool.
This past Monday, on the day of her 47th birthday, the ska-pop sensation debuted Kuu Kuu Harajuku, an animated Nickelodeon series that captures her love for music, fashion, self-expression, and individuality. The show features HJ5, a five-piece girl group fronted by G and four Harajuku girls named Love, Angel, Music, and Baby. Stefani first created the somewhat controversial Harajuku characters back in 2004 to commemorate her love of Japanese culture.
[The characters are] “everything I am, the girly girl that likes to get dressed up and have fun, but also hold her own and make things happen,” explains Stefani, who feels there is currently a lack of cartoons tailored towards young females.
You can watch the Sophie Muller directed promo video for Kuu Kuu Harajuku below and try your hardest not to have the theme song stuck in your head for the rest of the week.
Kuu Kuu Harajuku will air on Nickelodeon every day this week at 4PM ET/PT. Starting next week, the 26 episode series will air every Saturday at 8:30AM. Select episodes are currently available on demand.
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