Warau Salesman

Laughing Salesman

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English: Laughing Salesman
Synonyms: Smiling Salesman
Japanese: 笑ゥせぇるすまん


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, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 10 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.631 (scored by 646646 users)
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Ranked: #52962
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Popularity: #6895
Members: 4,599
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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
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tanami, Yasuo
Tanaka, Kouhei
Fujiko, Fujio (A)
Original Creator


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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
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
Jan 1, 2018
AgonyOfTheGarnet (All reviews)
"The World is full of lonely men and women, both young and old. I'm here to fill the gaps of your lonely souls. Completely free of charge I might add. A satisfied costumer is the only compensation I desire."

-Warau Salesman opening line.

Warau Salesman is a work by the legendary duo Fujiko Fujio, creators of classics such as Doraemon and Ninja Hattori-kun. The series follows Fukuzo Moguro, a salesman with a permanent grim smile that offers his services to struggling citizens, with quite disastrous results. Like the aforementioned works, Warau is an episodic anime with each one being 10 min in duration.

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Recent News

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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