Welcome to Anime of the Week #37. Do you like to see people face ironic means of punishment? Then this anime is for you! The anime is Warau Salesman NEW
Season 1 ~ April 3, 2017 – June 19, 2017 (Spring 2017)
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…
While I wouldn’t really say the anime is worth “Anime Of The Year” or anything, Warau Salesman NEW was a pleasing ride for me. No two episodes were alike as each “client” Moguro talked to had their own personal problems to deal with, whether it’s a spending problem or trying to find another job. The best part about it is that you can start on any episode that you’d like, meaning you could start with Episode 8, Episode 3, Episode 12, etc. While the animation isn’t anything to write home about, it’s refreshing to see the artsyle the anime had, making it unique in its own right. Especially when compared to the modern anime artsyle, giving this show its own identity. I feel like some of the best things of the show were the characters. They weren’t the most well-written characters, but it got the job done. Moguro especially was the main highlight of the show. He just knows how to push his clients buttons and getting them to accept his offers. The clients Moguro talks to also get the job done, as they tackle certain issues like black companies to self-destructive tendencies. Though there may have been a few where the audience knew they weren’t supposed to like, and it was clear that they were meant to be punished from the start. I see this anime as giving away at least two morals. The first of which is the obvious “Be careful what you wish for” moral, as each product Moguro gives away or places he shows them usually has a price of some kind. The second is to not get carried away with your possessions, as it could possibly lead to your own demise. Overall, the anime was pleasing to watch. I’d say it’s an anime that’s best to watch it once a week or two, as it could potentially get stale if you were to watch all the episodes at once.
1 Season ~ 12 Episodes
Thanks for reading, see you on the next anime of the week! 🙂