I kind of thought this during episode 4, but Moguro is definitely becoming more aggressive in how he pursues clients and how he sets them up to fail. The first couple of episodes featured obviously flawed characters who pretty much instantly abused what he gave them, whereas the last two episodes have had characters who seem mostly happy (but for the normal niggles of everyday life) who have then been given quite a hard shove to end up where they do.
Also, Moguro’s depiction is at many times in this episode monstrous. While we haven’t learned any more about him as a character, his tactics and actions are becoming increasingly villainous. In early episodes I could suggest that he was merely creating a situation for a lesson to be learned, he now seems to be actively encouraging people to give in to their vices.
This actually made these two stories a bit more interesting as I wonder if they will pursue this path further or if is simply a couple of stories with a similar theme before we move to the next.
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2 thoughts on “The Laughing Salesman Episode 5”
This is actually starting to sound kind of interesting now. At 5 episodes in, do you have an idea of whether or not you would recommend it?
It depends on how you take to individual short stories with a fairly common pattern. I’m enjoying it because it but it kind of reminds me of some of those older TV show where each week you would meet a new character and watch how some supernatural thing would come into their life and graudally destroy it.
Basically if you think you are interested I’d recommed checking out at least one episode. As it doesn’t at this point seem to have an overarching narrative it doesnt’ really matter if you only watch one or two episodes because the stories all finish in their half of the episode so it can certainly be watched in pieces.