Runway de Waratte starts with the story of Fujito Chiyuki, an aspiring fashion model and daughter of a fledgling Modeling Agency, Mille Neige. Ever since she was little, Chiyuki's dream was to be the star model of her dad's agency and perform at Paris Fashion Week. With great looks and a gifted environment, it seemed like she was on the right track to fulfill her dream, but she soon found herself faced with a seemingly insurmountable wall when her height stopped growing at 158 cm; too short to be a professional model.
Although Chiyuki still kept on believing in herself for years despite everyone telling her it's impossible, Chiyuki's resolve starts to crumble as she enters her last year of high school. This is when she meets Tsumura Ikuto, a lame classmate with a surprising talent for designing clothes, who is also considering giving up his dream due to unfortunate circumstances. Together, they begin the journey of doing the impossible in order to realize their dreams.
So far, there have been only *4 episodes out but I feel like I have to get this out of my chest.
My first assumption about the anime was that it was going to be about high school kids having the time of their life, fun, and games, and all at fashion shows (since the title is literally Smile at the Runway), but bOY was it way more serious and dramatic did I initially assumed it would be.
I don't think it's very common to choose fashion as the main plot for animes, and I can see why since it's basically people working their butt off to
be able to walk on it, and more people working their butt off backstage for all the clothes, accessories, stage, music, etc. But aside from a little bit of anime cliche moments here and there, so far so good.
It MIGHT feel a bit too fast paced, and a bit forced at times, but it slows down, and comes closer to reality from Episode 4.
A pretty good balance with fiction and reality.
I have ZERO interest in this anime's subject matter and don't particularly like the lead character, but for some reason I am still watching it and enjoying it.
It's one of those shows where I just have to root for the characters to achieve their dreams and celebrate their overcoming of insurmountable obstacles.
Some of the opportunities they get are just too serendipitous to believe, but out in the real world, there are a tiny handful of real designers getting the chances of their lifetimes, so I've set my disbelief aside and continue to enjoy the show.
I has to admit that a was not expecting nothing about this, even if i put the series in Plan to Watch i didn't care about watching it but i surprised how good this is.
At first look seems to be a typical Slice of Life anime that only want to put a beatiful girl in 'cute' situations (cute girls doing cute things) if it had some of that it really isn't the main focus, the world of fashion is it is the main focus, how competitive is, how a world that meybe look simple and superficial for the rest
of us is actually is a world where a lot people put his hopes and dreams with all his effort (physical and emotinal) i think it is nice to see the main characters doing what it is necessary to reach that dream in a realistic way, they feel humans, they rage, they crie, they fear, not all is happiness the life has moments to suffer and prevail and i think is something that this genred seems that they forgot.
The characters are likeable and relatable they don't seem to be the typical one-dimensional characters that only you can wait the same shit in every scene.
The Story is interesting and is how should be a Slice of Life.
The art is pretty good, at least the desing of the clothes are amazing.
The music is pretty good too, not the big thing but is okay.
This series is a unique anime this season. Its about a boy who wants to become a fashion designer and a girl who wants to be a model (she is one I just forgot exactly what it was called). So far the series is good the music is pretty average but the story is good. The art style is amazing though the quality, lighting, shading and especially the way they draw the eyes and the emotions looks really good.
Overall I think you should check out the series it isn't the best anime out there but its enjoyable. It is still airing so the ending might