The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) anime series revealed a short preview for the 11th episode on December 9. The episode is titled “Reducing Two to One” and it will air on December 15. The episode is summarized as:
Maomao learns about a past incident that happened between her adoptive father, Ramon, Consort Ah-Duo, and her son from a book in the inner palace. She visits Consort Ah-Duo’s headmaid, Fengming, to find out the true cause of the prince’s death, but Fengming, who devoted her life to serving Consort Ah-Duo, holds a grave secret. After hearing from Fengming, Maomao understands her thoughts and feelings and comes up with a plan.
The Apothecary Diaries is a light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga, illustrated by Toko Shino, and serialized by Shunfunotomo. The light novel series has inspired a manga adaptation written by Itsuki Nanao and illustrated by Nekokurage. The manga is published by Square Enix and serialized in Monthly GanGan. Norhihiro Naganuma is directing the anime series with TOHO Animation and OML is in charge of the series’ animation.
The light novel series also inspired a short mini-anime series called Maomao’s Diaries (Maomao no Hitorigoto). Maomao’s Diaries features the main character, Maomao, as she explains an important item shown during the week’s current episode. Maomao’s Diaries is streaming on TOHO Animation’s official YouTube Channel.
The Apothecary Diaries light novel series is licensed and published digitally by J-Novel Club while the manga adaptation is licensed and published by Square Enix. Square Enix will also publish the English version of the light novel series physically starting in May 2024.
The Apothecary Diaries anime series is streaming on Crunchyroll, where it is described as:
Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when the imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure catching the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries.
Source: Official Website
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