The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kotoba Inoya's Smile Down the Runway (Runway de Waratte) manga began streaming a character video on Friday. The video previews the character Ikuto Tsumura.
The cast includes:
Yumiri Hanamori as Chiyuki Fujito
Natsuki Hanae as Ikuto Tsumura
Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life, My Girlfriend is Shobitch, Are You Lost?) is directing the anime at Ezo'la (Happy Sugar Life, Are You Lost?). Touko Machida (A Centaur's Life, Lucky Star) is in charge of series composition, and Misaki Kaneko (chief animation director for Fruits Basket, animation director for Classroom of the Elite) is designing the characters.
Ami Sakaguchi is performing the opening theme song "Lion."
Chiyuki Fujito has a dream: to become a Paris Collection model. The problem is, she's too short to be a model, and everyone around her tells her so! But no matter what they say, she won't give up. Her classmate, a poor student named Ikuto Tsumura, also has a dream: to become a fashion designer. One day Chiyuki tells him that it's “probably impossible” for him, causing him to consider giving it up … ?! This is the story of two individuals wholeheartedly chasing after their dreams in spite of all the negativity that comes after them!
The manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in May 2017 as Inoya's debut work. Kodansha published the manga's 12th compiled book volume on September 17. Kodansha Comics published the second volume digitally on October 1.