Warau Salesman

Laughing Salesman

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Alternative Titles

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: 6.821 (scored by 17971,797 users)
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Ranked: #50332
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Popularity: #7360
Members: 7,265
Favorites: 47

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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...

Characters & Voice Actors


Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuni, Toshirou
Matsuzono, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanami, Yasuo


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May 21, 2022
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 ...
May 10, 2020
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 ...
Sep 19, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (11/103 eps)
Story: 6

warou salesman is about Fukuzou Moguro who is a salesman who tries to give people they want for free (without money) because he has good motives as he cares about wanting to give them what they want as he thinks he is doing something good.
Usually, he stretches the situations so much he really ends up hurting the majority of his clients even though some episodes those clients deserved this but most of the times they didn't.

Each episode is a different story featuring different involving people.He either finds by a coincidence the people he decides he wants to help or by picking them ...

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New 'Warau Salesman' TV Anime Announced for Spring 2017

New 'Warau Salesman' TV Anime Announced for Spring 2017

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