Runway de Waratte

Smile Down the Runway

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Synonyms: Smile at the Runway
Japanese: ランウェイで笑って
English: Smile Down the Runway
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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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: SchoolSchool, ShowbizShowbiz, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 5310653,106 users)
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Ranked: #16682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1731
Members: 128,780
Favorites: 427

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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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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
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 ...
Aug 11, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This show is enjoyable, but somewhat plain. Throughout every twist and turn, the audience this is aimed at is pretty clear. This is a show for kids. It's about hard work and never giving up, which is a great message. Even so, if you want something that is truly meaningful and engaging, I'd say watch something else. This show is a shounen at it's core, despite being about fashion. The themes are right on the nose, the characters are likable but definitely plain. All I can say is that I was never surprised, impressed, or engaged with this show. It's not a bad show, just ...
Mar 28, 2020
It is finally over.
"Runway de Waratte", the most overrated and boring show of the season.

This anime is about a girl, who wants to become a top model, and a boy, who wants to be a fashion designer. 2 boring and useless topics in my opinion. But I gave a chance to this anime. That wasn't worth. Every episode 3/4 characters start to cry for things like "My dress is not good" or "That person told me I'm not good". It annoys. Fortunately, the plot was mainly about the boy, and not the girl, that is like a wet cardboard.

The art. My god. I don't like ...

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