Runway de Waratte

Smile Down the Runway

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Alternative Titles

English: Smile Down the Runway
Synonyms: Smile at the Runway
Japanese: ランウェイで笑って


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2020 to Mar 28, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 02:25 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Ezόla
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.601 (scored by 4002940,029 users)
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Ranked: #13172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1649
Members: 98,495
Favorites: 321

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Being the daughter of a modeling agency owner, Chiyuki Fujito aspires to represent her father's agency in the prestigious Paris Fashion Week, shining under the spotlight as a runway model. However, although she is equipped with great looks and talent, she unfortunately lacks a key element in becoming a successful model—height. Stuck at 158 cm even after entering high school, her childhood dream seems out of reach.

Meanwhile, Ikuto Tsumura is a high school student with a knack in designing clothes; however, without the resources to pursue the necessary education, his ambition of becoming a fashion designer remains a mere dream. But as fate brings Chiyuki and Ikuto together, the dim hopes within their hearts are ignited once again. Together, the two promise to rebel against convention and carve out their own paths in the fashion world.

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Nagayama, Nobuyoshi
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Sound Director
Jae Joong
Theme Song Performance
Machida, Touko
Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"LION" by Ami Sakaguchi (坂口有望)

Ending Theme

"Ray of Light" by Jae Joong

Mar 27, 2020
bend_over (All reviews)
I never had a dream I wanted to accomplish. I was born, raised in perfect conditions and will continue to move forward without a final destination. However, upon watching "Runway de Waratte" I couldn't help myself but think that accomplishing a dear dream of yours should really be wonderful. Yes, it won't be easy, but I truly think the best thing is to at least try and if you fail, you should look at the sky and say - Damn, what a journey that was, I should follow up on it. (I would definitely do this exact way if it ever happened to me).

"Runway de read more
Mar 27, 2020
Walpurgies (All reviews)
------ SPOILER FREE REVIEW (at least not beyond the first ep) -----

My first completed anime ever on a subject that I totally don’t care. Well not the case anymore, I guess.

Runway de Waratte, Smile down the Runway or That Time Kamado Tanjiro got reincarnated as a Fashion Designer was a blessing to have this season.

To you that may have already seen it, I hope my review will do justice to your feelings towards this anime and for those who are hesitating or just don’t want to watch this “weird, cringe, girly, wtf is fashion design” show, I will try my best to convince you read more
Mar 27, 2020
Pipe (All reviews)
Dreams are something that follows us during our entire life. Sometimes we can make them a reality; sometimes, they will become a nightmare that will follow us for eternity. Sometimes these dreams will become a utopia; sometimes, they will be childish. No matter what kind of dream we have, our life will revolve around them. Runway de Waratte is a fantastic series that push us to follow our dreams and to keep moving forward.

We follow the story of Chiyuki, a small fashion model that does not meet the height standards of a runway model. This limitation always closes her doors to the point that read more
Mar 27, 2020
Stark700 (All reviews)
Have you ever had a dream and thought to yourself, “hey, maybe someday, I can make that happen?” Runway de Waratte (Smile Down the Runway) told me that in this world, we should follow our dreams, no matter how seemingly unreachable it is. The fashion industry is a cultural world with a high skill floor and ceiling. We follow the life of Chiyuki Fujito, a fashion model who hopes to continue her father’s legacy as she walks down the runway.

Aimed at a shounen audience, Runway de Waratte is a representation of art, with fashion and modeling as part its world setting. It takes on read more


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