Popular ‘Style of Chloe’ Manga Series Gets Live-Action Series

04.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Daisuke Imai’s popular manga series Style of Chloe is now a  live-action series viewable on the VISION video portion of the ‘LINE NEWS’ smartphone service. The show premiered on December 23, 2021. 

 

The vertical video app VISION has already streamed a number of series, including a short film by Shunji Iwai, one of Japan’s leading film directors, and the comedy series ‘Itaoism.’ The app has proven popular with those wanting something to watch on long communtes, where a cell phone is the only available screen. 

 

Style of Chloe has been serialized irregularly in Weekly Manga Goraku since 2014, and this is the first time it has been adapted into a live-action format. Chloe is a French girl attending a Japanese high school, and despite her pretty blonde hair and blue eyes, she is obsessed with Japanese culture and historical dramas, making her speak like a samurai. 

Chloe is played by Maria Tani, a multi-talented actress currently working as an exclusive model for the fashion magazine Vivi. The role of Shinji Nakamura, a boring high school boy who is secretly in love with Chloe, will be played by Kyoya Honda.

 

 

Comments from the Cast

 

Maria Tani
“I think this story teaches a number of life lessons based on the Japanese Bushido spirit–even if those lessons are taught by a French girl. The words and the actions of each character gave me so many opportunities to reflect on the important things in daily life, like gratitude and compassion. Although Chloe is nearly expressionless when she speaks, each line is somehow warm and piercing. I was incredibly nervous up until the start of filming, but my co-stars and the staff were so friendly that I ended up having the best time. The shooting was short and I wish it weren’t over! I was also excited to wear a school uniform for the first time in a while.”

 


Daisuke Imai (Manga Author)

“I’m happy that Style of Chloe, which has been so loved by so many people, has been turned into such a wonderful series. The main character is one of the most unrealistic manga characters I’ve ever drawn, so I’m sure there will be a ton of challenges in bringing her to life. Her ingenuity in dealing with the difficulties of life, however, will surely attract a wide audience, so as a viewer I’m really looking forward to it. I hope that old fans and new fans alike will enjoy the show!” 

 

Characters

 

Chloe: Maria Tani

A blond-haired, blue-eyed high school girl from France. She’s obsessed with Japanese culture.

 

Shinji Nakamura: Kyoya Honda
A timid high school boy. He’s shocked by how Chloe talks and acts, but can’t help but be attracted to her.

 

Minoru Sakashita: Hohomi Nasu

A calm but strong-hearted girl with glasses. She is close friends with Chloe.

 

Akihito Mukai: Kohshu Hirano

Captain and ace of the soccer team, he’s the top-ranked boy in the school’s popularity poll. 

 

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