Runway de Waratte
Smile at the Runway
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Runway de Waratte

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 31, 2017 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, ShounenShounen
Authors: Inoya, Kotoba (Story & Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 19291,929 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6732
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1589
Members: 7,352
Favorites: 159
Ranked #673Popularity #1589Members 7,352
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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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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 Fujito Chiyuki, a girl who aspires to become a supermodel in spite of her detrimental stature, and Tsumura Ikuto, an unassuming boy with a hidden attachment to making clothes. As each person finds encouragement in the other to continue pursuit of their ambitions, each confronts people who offer both ominous discouragements and impelling guidance. Regardless of whether their efforts brings them closer or further away from their dreams, the challenges that the characters took upon themselves are undoubtedly humanizing read more
Jan 5, 2020
trivia_lover (All reviews)
Runway de Waratte is okay, but I don't think it deserves all the praise that it garners in the previous two reviews, so I've decided to offer my two cents. I don't mean to offend any fans of this manga with this review, but with the anime coming out, I thought I might offer a different perspective.

Story (7/10)
Runway de Waratte immediately surprises you with a rather unconventional premise: fashion. Perhaps an obscure topic, runway models are rather unexciting, even in real life. A quick glance at the cover art might convince many people that this is a shoujo-type manga. But then again, Ballroom e 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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