He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best in “Warau Salesman NEW” Teaser


The official website for Warau Salesman NEW (“The Laughing Salesman NEW”) has been updated with a mouthful of new information, including new key visuals and a new teaser trailer:



Additionally, more of the main staff for Warau Salesman NEW have been revealed, including:


  • Original work: Fujiko Fujio A
  • Director: Hirofumi Ogura
  • Screenplay: Naohiro Fukushima, Asami Ishikawa, Midori Natsu
  • Character design, chief animation director: Fujio Suzuki
  • Art director: Minoru Nishida
  • Color design: Akiko Inoue
  • Director of photography: Masato Makino
  • Editor: Yumiko Nakaha
  • Sound director: Koichi Iizuka
  • Music: Kōhei Tanaka
  • Animation production: Shin-Ei Animation


In Warau Salesman, people who suffer from the stresses of modern life encounter the mysterious Moguro Fukuzo, a salesman who promises them relief from their anxieties. Inevitably, Moguro’s clients receive much more than they bargained for…




The original Warau Salesman manga began as a one-shot story in Shogakukan’s Big Comic manga in 1968. The manga was later serialized in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha’s Comic Sunday from 1969 – 1971. A TV anime adaptation with direction by Yoshitomo Yonetani and animation by Shin-Ei Animation aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System from 1989 – 1992. A live-action TV drama also aired on TV Asahi in 1999.

Warau Salesman NEW will kick off its Japanese broadcast in the Spring season of 2017 according to the following schedule:


  • Tokyo MX: every Monday during the 23:00 time slot beginning on April 03, 2017.
  • Yomiuri TV: every Monday during the 25:59 time slot beginning on April 03, 2017.
  • BS11: every Tuesday during the 25:30 time slot beginning on April 04, 2017.
  • Animax: every Friday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on April 07, 2017.


Please note that some Japanese broadcast schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 25:59 time slot on Monday is actually at 1:59 AM JST on Tuesday morning.



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Official Warau Salesman NEW TV anime home page


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