The first season of Runway de Waratte was pretty solid, and the fans began to demand Smile Down The Runway Season 2 right after the debut season. Going by the premise, most viewers would simply assume that Smile Down The runway is an anime revolving around fashion and other related subject matters. However, there’s a lot more to it than that. Apart from all the fashion-related themes that it deals with, Smile Down The Runway offers an inspiring tale of two characters who are determined to overcome and inspiring characters who are working hard to pursue their dreams.
Smile Down The Runway, also known as Runway de Waratte in Japanese, is a slice-of-life anime drama series. It is based on Kotoba Inoya’s manga of the same title written in 2017 until 2021. Ezo’la animation studio picked up the manga and produced the anime directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama. Smile Down The Runway premiered in January 2020. It ended after running for twelve episodes on March 28 of the same year. Since then, its fans are anticipating this show’s sequel. So, will they ever see its second season?
Smile Down The Runway Season 1: Recap Story
As mentioned before, the story follows two teenagers, Ikuto Tsumura and Chiyuki Fujito, who both have dreams of making it in the fashion world despite their circumstances. Chiyuki dreams of becoming a model and participating in the Paris Fashion Week. However, people make fun of her dreams because she is too short, despite having a thin and voluptuous figure. Ikuto wants to become a fashion designer thanks to his sewing skills. However, his family is poor.
An opportunity arises when Hazime Yanagida notices Ikuto's skill at sewing, offering him a part-time job at his fashion studio. Ikuto accepts this offer so he can support his family. Meanwhile, Chiyuki's father asks Ikuto to become her partner since they are both classmates and he wants Chiyuki to follow her dreams despite her height. They are joined by the famous but shy model Kokoro Hasegawa, who has a height complex, and prodigy fashion designer Toh Ayano, who considers Ikuto to be his rival. Chiyuki and Ikuto must work together in order to make their dreams come true.
Smile Down The Runway Season 2: Renewal Status
The debut season of the anime received quite a good response from the viewers as well as the critics. Both its ratings and viewership were also great. Above all, the show developed a huge fan base who are continuously demanding its second season. Its author Kotoba Inoya is also quite active and has published a total of eight volumes since January 2020. It increases the total count of its volumes to 22. Thus it is certain that they are not short on their source material as well.
So clearly, a lack of source material should not be an issue for the creators of the series. Unfortunately, as of now, no official announcements regarding its renewal have been made, however, going by its demand and availability of content, it seems very likely that Runway de Waratte Season 2 will not release sometime soon. So, the fans expect Smile Down The Runway Season 2 to receive a green flag very soon to bring out the memory of this inspiring anime.
Smile Down The Runway Season 2: Release Date
The makers are yet to renew this show, but it will get a renewal sooner or later. So, if the production studio begins to work on the sequel next year, fans can expect Smile Down The Runway Season 2 to release sometime at the end of 2023. We will update this section once the renewal and exact premiere date are announced. So stay tuned and keep our demand high!