The Laughing Salesman Episode 4

Review:

Moguro is quite a cruel person when you think about it. Neither of the characters this week particularly deserved the outcome of their story, unlike previous characters who have had some deep character flaw. Story 1 has a guy who has fallen in love at first sight but insists it has nothing to do with the girl’s looks.

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Salesman4cIn the second story, the guy is actually a kind of nice guy. You could claim his motivation for sharing his paradise with the girl was that he was attracted to her, but even if it was a friend, he had something that was working well for him and he wanted to share it.

This makes the stories this week different int tone from the previous ones where the characters either deliberately asked for trouble or acted in ways where the consequences made you feel strangely satisfied. Still enjoying these strange little stories each week.

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The Laughing Salesman Episode 3

Review:

While this show certainly has a clear formula, both of the stories this week seemed to have the salesman taking a far more active role in the character’s demise than in previous episodes where it seemed fate and natural consequence were the larger concerns. The first story takes a break from one thing though; the main character does no continuously drink himself senseless. What this means is, he inflicts all of his own troubles upon himself while sober and I’m not sure that’s much of an improvement. Then again, he’s a 27 year old living at home afraid of upsetting his mother by eating his girlfriend’s bento.

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My sympathy for him as a character is limited. The second character for the first part of the story was actually someone who did garner a bit of sympathy. He had a thing for trains but wasn’t doing so well at work and the like.

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His overall dream of riding on the train isn’t overtly greedy or foolish and his achieving that dream through the Salesman is kind of nice. Of course, the blowing up at his boss and getting fired after that is more or less his own fault as is reboarding the train when he’s been told not to. So ultimately we fall into the same path as every other story so far.

Again, not spectacular but perfectly watchable stories this week.

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The Laughing Salesman Episode 2

Review:

I’m not sure if the recurring theme in this story is alcoholism or ego. Regardless, this week we are introduced to another two customers (victims) of the salesman. The first is taken to the hot springs where he proceeds to get drunk and then more or less consents to cheating on his wife. The second involves an employee who quit because of his boss who then becomes a tyrant in his own right.

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The opening theme remains the strongest part of this show but the episode and the two stories are both perfectly watchable if not overly exciting.

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The Laughing Salesman Episode 1

Overview:

So we have a salesman who helps fulfill people’s wishes and we all know how that is going to end.

Review:

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I checked this episode out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised. The art is hideous and the animation questionable, the plot extremely predictable, and the episode being split into two different stories meant very limited characterisation. Really, there is little to recommend this but the format reminds me of those old TV shows where we meet someone with a weakness or a vice and grant them a wish with horrific results over and over again. Maybe this will do something more and develop the salesman or maybe it will remain strictly episodic; either way I’ll give it a few more episodes because it was enjoyable enough. Plus the opening theme is kind of entertaining which is more than I can say for most of the first episodes I’ve watched this week.

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