Smile Down the Runway stars Ayaka Fukuhara, Kouhei Amasaki, Keiko Han, Yui Makino, Mayumi Asano

Kaoru Kizaki is played by Ayaka Fukuhara

The upcoming new fashion anime Smile Down the Runway has received a new cast member reveal.

The new additions to the Smile Down the Runway cast include Ayaka Fukuhara, Kouhei Amasaki, Keiko Han, Yui Makino and Mayumi Asano — the characters of all five of which also received character design reveals this week (see graphics above and below).

Smile Down the Runway, which is called Runway de Waratte in Japan, is based on the  popular Kotoba Inoya manga, and tells the story of a group of young fashionistas who are desperate to work in the high fashion industry.

The problem is all of them have things in their lives that may just prevent them from doing so.

Kouhei Amasaki plays Ryuunosuke Eda
Mayumi Asano is Mai Ayano
Yui Makino plays Seira
Keiko Han is Youko Takaoka

The new voice actors/actresses revealed in this week’s news are Ayaka Fukuhara (Arpeggio of Blue Steel) who plays Kaoru Kizaki, Kouhei Amasaki (Black Clover, Dororo, Charlotte) who plays Ryuunosuke Eda, Keiko Han (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious) who is Youko Takaoka, Yui Makino (Shōnen Maid) who plays Seira and Mayumi Asano (7 Seeds) who is Mai Ayano.

Smile Down the Runway is being directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama and produced by Ezo’la.

It will begin airing in Japan on January 10th.

Watch the just released video trailer for the fashion anime below to get even more of an idea of how stylish and beautifully designed the new anime will be.

Check out the official Smile Down the Runway website for more information.


About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist who spent a decade covering the anime and manga industries while living in Asia. Now based in Vienna, Austria and currently obsessed with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, KONOSUBA, The Archdemon's Dilemma, Kaiju No. 8, and the Boys' Love danmei Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.