Smile Down the Runway

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (274)

Smile Down the Runway is a fashion-focused anime series that premiered on MBS in 2020. The show revolves around the lives of two young individuals, Chiyuki Fujito and Ikuto Tsumura, who share a passion for fashion design. Chiyuki is the daughter of a famous fashion model, who dreams of becoming a runway model herself but has been deemed too short by industry standards. She's an ambitious and hardworking individual who is obsessed with fashion, and her ultimate goal is to walk down the runway and prove people wrong by becoming a successful model despite her height.

On the other hand, Ikuto is a talented designer who comes from a family of tailors but gave up on his dream due to family circumstances. He's now working part-time at his family's shop while attending school, but his passion for fashion design has never died. When Ikuto and Chiyuki meet, their shared love for fashion leads to a unique partnership where they help each other achieve their dreams.

As the show progresses, they both face challenges and obstacles in the fashion industry. Chiyuki deals with the harsh criticism of her height and her father's disapproval, while Ikuto struggles to secure a spot in a prestigious fashion design competition. The show does an excellent job of portraying the fashion world's competitiveness and how hard work and determination are necessary to succeed in it.

The show's animation quality is top-notch, and viewers will enjoy the detailed portrayals of the fashion pieces and runway shows. The character designs are unique, and the voice acting by the cast is impressive, with Natsuki Hanae providing the voice for Ikuto Tsumura and Yumiri Hanamori for Chiyuki Fujito. Derick Snow voices Toh Ayano, a judge in the fashion design competition, who's also one of Ikuto's inspirations.

Overall, Smile Down the Runway is an entertaining anime series that combines fashion, drama, and ambition to create a remarkable viewing experience. The story is engaging, and the characters are relatable, making it easy for viewers to root for them as they navigate through the fashion world. Whether you're a fashion enthusiast or not, Smile Down the Runway is a must-watch anime that showcases the importance of following your dreams and never giving up on them.

Smile Down the Runway is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 10, 2020.

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This Is My Story
12. This Is My Story
March 27, 2020
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.
The Promise
11. The Promise
March 20, 2020
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.
Must Not Lose
10. Must Not Lose
March 13, 2020
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.
9. Rivals
March 6, 2020
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.
The Designer's Capacity
8. The Designer's Capacity
February 28, 2020
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.
7. Aura
February 21, 2020
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.
Superiority and Inferiority
6. Superiority and Inferiority
February 14, 2020
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.
Individual Styles
5. Individual Styles
February 7, 2020
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.
Young Talents
4. Young Talents
January 31, 2020
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.
Smile Down the Runway
3. Smile Down the Runway
January 24, 2020
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.
A Professional's World
2. A Professional's World
January 17, 2020
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.
This Is Your Story
1. This Is Your Story
January 10, 2020
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.
Where to Watch Smile Down the Runway
Smile Down the Runway is available for streaming on the MBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Smile Down the Runway on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (274)