‘Smile Down the Runway’ manga announces upcoming finale, three chapters left

Written by: Allysa Malicdem | Published on: June 16, 2021 at 8:30 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter account of Kotoba Inoya’s ‘Smile Down the Runaway’ (Runway de Waratte) manga has announced on Wednesday that the series is approaching conclusion, with only three chapters remaining. Chapter 190 was released on Wednesday in this year’s 29th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine.

PHOTO COURTESY: Kodansha Comics (Vol. 21)
PHOTO COURTESY: Kodansha Comics (Vol. 21)

The manga began serialization in May 2017 in Weekly Shounen Magazine as Inoya’s debut work. Volume 21 was released on May 17, while the final volume is set for publication on August 17.

Synopsis from MyAnimeList:

Being the daughter of a modeling agency owner, Chiyuki Fujito aspires to represent her father's agency in the prestigious Paris Fashion Week, shining under the spotlight as a runway model. However, although she is equipped with great looks and talent, she unfortunately lacks a key element in becoming a successful model—height. Stuck at 158 cm even after entering high school, her childhood dream seems out of reach.


Meanwhile, Ikuto Tsumura is a high school student with a knack in designing clothes; however, without the resources to pursue the necessary education, his ambition of becoming a fashion designer remains a mere dream. But as fate brings Chiyuki and Ikuto together, the dim hopes within their hearts are ignited once again. Together, the two promise to rebel against convention and carve out their own paths in the fashion world.


A 12-episode TV anime adaptation was aired in January 2020. Funimation broadcasted the series.

Sources: ‘Smile Down the Runway’ manga's Official Twitter | Anime News Network