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Runway de Waratte starts with the story of Fujito Chiyuki, an aspiring fashion model and daughter of a fledgling Modeling Agency, Mille Neige. Ever since she was little, Chiyuki's dream was to be the star model of her dad's agency and perform at Paris Fashion Week. With great looks and a gifted environment, it seemed like she was on the right track to fulfill her dream, but she soon found herself faced with a seemingly insurmountable wall when her height stopped growing at 158 cm; too short to be a professional model.

1 Season, 12 Episodes
January 10, 2020
Cast: Brianna Roberts
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Smile Down the Runway Full Episode Guide

  • After Toh presents his designs, the Geika Festival fashion show comes to an end. The results place everyone on their path for their next venture.

  • Kokoro and Chiyuki team up for the Geika Festival fashion show. Things are tense between them at first, but they learn to work together, even as rivals.

  • The Geika Festival kicks off and Tsumura presents his first fashion show. His family shows up to support and an all-star panel of judges evaluate his work.

  • Tsumura prepares for the Geika Festival on his own, now with rivals to compete against. Chiyuki and Kokoro meet again for the first time after the tension-filled shoot.

  • Tsumura's mother undergoes an emergency operation. Now in a financial pinch, he decides to quit his part-time design jobs for better paying jobs but is met with unexpected offers. Chiyuki returns from her Paris trip.

  • Chiyuki shows up to a shoot where Kokoro is featured as the main model. Despite all the criticism, Chiyuki pulls it together. Kokoro struggles to balance her work and passion. Ikuto prepares for the Geika Festival finals.

  • Tsumura presents his work for the preliminary round as Geika students Kaoru Kizaki and Ryunosuke Eda volunteer themselves to be the judges. Chiyuki plans to go to Paris but struggles to find work and save up for the trip.

  • Tsumura is set to participate in the Geika Festival fashion show where the winner gets support to launch their own brand and a trip to Paris. The task is to the design for model Sara and Tsumura reaches out to Chiyuki for inspiration.

  • Toh Ayano and Kokoro Hasegawa, both Geika Fashion School students, join Tsumura to help Yanagida fulfill an important order placed by a client at the exhibition.

  • Both Chiyuki and Tsumura are met with unexpected challenges facing the runway. They help each other through the most difficult moments and strengthen their bond.

  • Tsumura stands up to President Fujito and earns a shot to work with Hajime Yanagida, an independent designer. They go to Tokyo Fashion Week where Chiyuki gets her chance as a replacement model at a critical moment.

  • High school student Chiyuki Fujito is determined to become a Paris Fashion Week model despite being told it's impossible because of her height. She finds out her classmate, Ikuto Tsumura, is a talented designer and asks him to design an outfit for her.

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