The Laughing Salesman Episode 1



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



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.

The Laughing Salesman is available on Crunchyroll.

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Karandi James.


10 thoughts on “The Laughing Salesman Episode 1

  1. Is it weird that I’m actually kind of fond of the art? It is a reboot of a much older show (70s or 80s anime I think) so the fact that they stuck with the original character designs and art style gives it a kind of retro feel that you don’t get very much in modern animated television, so it’s unique to me. It’s not exactly pretty, but I think it fits.

  2. Looking at the screenshots, I definitely agree that the animation is horrible 😊 Still, if the story is good, and it is entertaining I don’t really mind. And I do like series that are just different. Might give this one a try 😊

    1. I am sitting on the fence with this one until next episode. Still, wasn’t a bad first episode for what it is trying to do.

  3. I’m 50/50 on this one after the first episode. The animation is just getting to me. If they would have done it the usual style than maybe it would have my interest better.

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