Runway de Waratte
Smile Down the Runway
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Runway de Waratte

Alternative Titles

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
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Inoya, Kotoba (Story & Art)


Score: 8.041 (scored by 29202,920 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6282
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1282
Members: 11,496
Favorites: 255

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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
Sep 28, 2017
Germs_N_Spices (All reviews)
The first serialized work of the fledgling mangaka Inoya Kotoba, Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway) is a captivating work that narrates the encounter between a girl who aspires to become a supermodel in spite of her detrimental stature and an unassuming boy with a hidden attachment to making clothes. As each person finds encouragement in the other to continue pursuit of their ambitions, the two of them confront people who offer both ominous discouragements and impelling guidance. Regardless of hardships, the challenges that the characters took upon themselves are undoubtedly humanizing endeavors where each comes to realize his and her own inadequacies through read more
Jan 22, 2019
Cokokat (All reviews)
Story: 8/10
Runway de Waratte is technically about Fujito Chiyuki, a girl who is too short to become a model, and Tsumura Ikuto, a boy who wants to be a fashion designer, but seems to have given up on it. Originally, I thought this manga would be more similar to a shoujo style- with romance, school life, and drama, but it turns out Runway de Waratte is set up in a shounen way, complete with battle and training(?) arcs. It's a very engaging story, and it's evident how much hard work both of the main characters put in to realize their dreams. I use the term read more


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