Runway de Waratte
Smile Down the Runway
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Runway de Waratte

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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: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 194
Status: Finished
Published: May 31, 2017 to Jul 14, 2021
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Showbiz Showbiz, Visual Arts Visual Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Inoya, Kotoba (Story & Art)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 35423,542 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1152
Members: 13,354
Favorites: 312

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Smile Down the Runway
Volume 1


Chiyuki Fujito is an aspiring model whose dream is to take part in Paris Fashion Week; however, she lacks the proper height to even be considered for the simplest of modeling gigs. Similarly, Ikuto Tsumura is a poor high school student who wants to design clothes, but he has instead decided to skip college and head straight into the workforce to support his family.

When the two cross paths, they come to the conclusion that no matter how difficult it may seem, they will do what they can to achieve their goals and prove that one's circumstances do not determine their course in life. And so begin both of their journeys, destined to meet again on the runway.

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Runway de Waratte has been published digitally in English as Smile Down the Runway by Kodansha USA since September 3, 2019.

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Nov 4, 2021
RewerWn (All reviews)

Had a lot of fun reading and couldnt wait for each chapter to release.

Overall the series was brillian except for the last arc. This was sadly rushed (from what i can only pressume was due to weekly shonen wanting it to be wrapped up) where there could have easily been another 2 oor 3 arcs in the story to finish the character development and tie up the story lines that were created rather tan what we got will it all explained in the last chapter with a forced time skip that could have been done naturally if they were given the extra 3 read more
Apr 19, 2022
starmiya_miyuki (All reviews)
## in short
This story's theme is making [b]REVOLUTION[/b], I suppose.
It describes that hero and heroine make dreams come true throughout any burden.
so protagonists is not only one but both two Ikuto and Chiyuki.

## why I highly recommend
To be honest, I think it as just romance-comedy at first.
However in fact, it is not just romance-comedy at all but also super ambitious and worth reading with insight of art.
you can see barely love scenes but many hot scenes in this work. I seriously think this work as my masterpiece that's why I put it 10 score.

## what is this
In the first place, each dreams Ikuto and Chiyuki read more
Mar 9, 2022
olokinprime (All reviews)
This was an interesting shounen manga, given it's topic and milieu. Who would have thought a manga about fashion designing and fashion industry would find a place in a magazine that catered mostly to the shounen demographic.

It was this unique spin that made it appealing to older readers as well. The story of a budding designer and a model of regular height determined to make waves in an industry that favors the beautiful and well-connected came about as well researched and lavishly illustrated.

Ultimately, even this manga that defied the odds couldn't win out against COVID and thus had to settle for option 2 when it read more
Mar 11, 2022
merope28 (All reviews)
tbh, this was a really great read but three things dropped my rating: 1. the ending was rushed. we never really got to see chiyuki and ikuto's relationship develop but we do get A LOT of moments with these two that the author clearly hints at for them. 2. although i like open endings, i wished this one didnt have one. We dont know who ikuto ended up marrying but based on how much moments we get with chiyuki and ikuto, thats what many of us concluded. 3. the whole premise of the manga was to see chiyuki get to paris but we never really read more

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