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: 7.581 (scored by 5004350,043 users)
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Ranked: #14392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1634
Members: 121,684
Favorites: 415

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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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"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 ...
Mar 27, 2020
------ 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 ...
Mar 27, 2020
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 ...

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