A new anime adaptation has been revealed for next year with Kotoba Inoya’s manga series Smile Down the Runway unveiling itself today. Set for a January 2020 debut, Nobuyoshi Nagayama is directing based on the series composition by Touko Machida. Misaki Kaneko is working on the character designs with Ezoa’la handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yumiri Hanamori as Chiyuki Fujito
- Natsuki Hanae as Ikuto Tsumura
The manga from Kotoba Inoya began in 2017 in Weekly Shonen Magazine and is their debut work. It has twelve volumes out as of this week and Kodansha Comics brings it out in North America digitally.
Plot Concept: 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!