The Laughing Salesman

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3.8
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  • 14 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    You'll either like it or hate it
    First Episode Review:
    Laughing Salesman is basically a take on classic morality tales, mild modernized fairy tales which end poorly for the protagonist combined with "deal with the devil" story setups.

    Fair warning, it's not for everyone. Like many fairy tales, you may find yourself wondering who would be gullible or foolish enough to accept such a deal. But if you like schadenfreude, this ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Dancing with the Devil
    The Laughing Salesman is a dark comedy following titular salesman Moguro as he helps his clients pursue happiness. What he fails to specifically advise--although he does give cryptic warning about--is that happiness and joy are quite different, happiness being but fleeting. And when happiness is gone, the bill still remains to be paid. This series showcases some rather ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    A Dark Exploration of Greed. Disturbing antagonist, both visually and philosophically.
    All of the protagonists think they are getting something for nothing, only to discover the hidden cost of their debauchery. The main Antagonist, The Laughing Salesman, is visually disturbing and demonic in his actions. Luring people into things they can't afford. There's no love involved from my perspective. He puts people into situations that play upon their weak points, and then make them pay ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Want a break from mainstream anime? Give this one a shot.
    This show has nice animation which I didn't expect as the previous show was very old, so it's nice to see it newer and have something pleasing to look at even in 2017.

    It's still as messed up as ever, but the appeal of the show is that darkness because it teaches lessons and they sting more with this bit of edge attached.

    Try looking past the dark nature of this show, you may end up ...
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  • 6 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    An anime that many people (unfortunately) will ignore
    An awesome and underrated classic is back! Let me be honest here; many people will ignore or dislike this show because:
    1) They get turn off by the old school design. Sorry, the original manga was made in 1968, so yes it looks "strange".
    2) This is created by Doraemon’s author trying to do something different. Love it or hate it you have to admit that he succeeded.
    This is an awesome classic ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Love it. Japanese animation at its best.
    The Laughing Salesman is a really good anime.
    The main protagonist is Moguro, an evil salesman that force people towards their vices.
    And this is all.
    Often there is not even a real moral, just Moguro decides to ruin a person's life and manages to do it in a truly original way.
    Moguro's charisma and its way of doing are the true focus of this anime that always strikes for freshness and ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Classic Japanese Needful Things
    This show is something of a cross between Japanese Twilight Zone and tamer Needful Things. The core appeal of The Laughing Salesman is similar to looking at a train wreck. It's bad for all involved, but you can't help but stare. There is a depraved joy in watching how the train crashes!

    Though the animation is fairly simple, the art oozes style and detail. I especially enjoy how every scene ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fun at the expense of others
    The show is about a magic salesman gives people something they want only to twist it and screw them over in the end. You can gleam some lessons in life from each episode, but the show isn't aiming to be particularly deep and philosophical. It's just fun to see how creepy, smiley devil messes with people each week.
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  • A dark take on humanity, a social commentary
    This is based on 3 episodes so far.
    I would say that the rating for this show is lower than what it should be, because of the points below (Which are actually positive points for me):
    - Premise is more philosophical than based on actual overarching plot, cute girls or action. If you're looking to escape some reality with fluffy stuff, then this is not the show to watch.
    - It's not a show that ...
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  • Twilight Zone!! Don't, don't, don't
    This is not your typical "deal with the devil". This is a demon making deals that seems so harmless with the typical person, typically causing chaos in the end for certain victim along with others around them involved. Some of the stories are a little silly, but there are a good amount of mind blown moments to be held. that and the music is badass!!
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