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Smile Down the Runway (2020)
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Smile Down the Runway (2020)
Original name: ランウェイで笑って
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Chiyuki Fujito was going to be a professional runway model until she stopped growing. Poor Ikuto Tsumura is not even sure if he wants to be a fashion designer because of his family responsibilities. Faced with overwhelming adversity, they need to decide if their dreams are worth pursuing. It’s not impossible – they’ll just have to be creative in how they get there!
Style: shoujo, sincere, touching, captivating, emotional
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, human spirit, hopes, physical appearance, society, unlikely partners, supermodel, lifestyle, idealism, reluctant partners, romancing partners, model

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, humorous, light and sincere films and TV series with plots about friendship, slice of life, high school life, high school, school life, school and romance mostly in Animation, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Smile Down the Runway: Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014), Kakushigoto (2020), Shonen Maid (2016), Blend S (2017), Barakamon (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wolf Girl & Black Prince (2014)
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Kakushigoto (2020)
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Duration: 23 min.
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Shonen Maid (2016)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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 935
Blend S (2017)
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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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TV show
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50%
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 272
Senryu Girl (2019)
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 79
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TV show
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45%
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TV show
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45%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 558
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TV show
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