Warau Salesman

Laughing Salesman

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Synonyms: Smiling Salesman
Japanese: 笑ゥせぇるすまん
English: Laughing Salesman
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Type: TV
Episodes: 103
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 1989 to Sep 29, 1992
Premiered: Fall 1989
Broadcast: Tuesdays at Unknown
Producers: TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.751 (scored by 11801,180 users)
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Ranked: #50712
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Popularity: #7052
Members: 5,524
Favorites: 35

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Each episode follows Fukuzou Moguro, a traveling salesman, and his current customer. Moguro deals in things that give his customers their heart's desire, and once his deals are made and their unhealthy desires are satisfied, Moguro's customers are often left with terrible repercussions, especially if they break the rules of his deals...


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Yonetani, Yoshitomo
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Kuni, Toshirou


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May 13, 2018
HanageShinken (All reviews)
Warau Salesman is an episodic show with no real plot, where each episode is its own little story. Every episode has a different protagonist, Moguro's client, whose life almost always is ruined in one way or another by the end.

One good aspect is how condensed the stories are, never being rushed. This anime does a very good job of presenting a different story in a short time every episode, usually the first 2 or 3 minutes, after which comes Moguro offering the miraculous, too good to be true, solution for his client's problems. The problems are realistic and mundane, with a big portion of the read more
May 10, 2020
Briareoss (All reviews)
Warau Salesman is not only one of those "one of a kind anime" but is also heavily underrated and missunderstood.
First of all, Warau Salesman is a Horror-Comedy with pretty heavy social commentary. I don't know why people always deem it as something else. But lets start at the beginning.

The show is about a mysterious salesman, Moguro Fukuzou, who deals in human souls (the literal japanese translation is "kokorou" which means heart, but its symbolic for souls). He offers people a splendid deal that fits their deepest desires perfectly and that they won't possibly refuse. All free of charge of course. However, Moguro has always one read more
May 21, 2022
Wallanimx (All reviews)
I've kept Laughing Salesman (1989) with me for over a year now, because I'm really bad at finishing longer series. But also because I didn't want to give it up. I knew nothing about laughing salesman until 2017 when the Laughing Salesman 2017 short series came out. I loved the concept of exchanging one's desires to a geniee who would give you what you desired but at a price.

He never harms children and I've noticed throughout this series he rarely harms women. Its mostly men he targets. I don't know if that has any real relevance in anything but I thought it was pretty read more
Sep 19, 2017
BSM_ (All reviews)
Want to see good and bad people alike get swindled by a fat man with a suitcase and a giant index-finger?
Give this a shot!

With the new revamp “sequel” this past year titled “Warau Salesman New”, I was surprised to see not a single review for the original series. Essentially, if you have a pessimistic side to you and enjoy dark comedy, you’ll probably get a decent amount of entertainment out of this one. I’ve only been able to find the first season, so this will only be reviewing the first 25 episodes.

In Warau Salesman, Every 10-minute episode features a brand new character. The read more

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New 'Warau Salesman' TV Anime Announced for Spring 2017

New 'Warau Salesman' TV Anime Announced for Spring 2017

It was announced that manga Warau Salesman will get a new TV anime adaptation. Titled Warau Salesman New, the anime will air on Tokyo MX under its Anime no Me time s...read more

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