The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) anime series released a short preview for episode 12. The next episode of the series is titled “The Eunuch and The Courtesan” and will release on December 23. Its synopsis and video:
After the incident with Fengming, punishment was given to not only to Fengming’s relatives, but also to those who were related to her in some way. Including the merchant’s house, Maomao was sold to by her kidnappers. Maoamo, who wanted to continue staying in the inner palace, was fired due to her poor communication skills and as someone who had a connection with Fengming. Maomao returns to the red light district, where she starts to work at the Verdigris House. One night, when she visits a mansion with the three princesses of the Verdigris House, Joka, Pairin, and Meimei, she sees someone she recognizes…
The Apothecary Diaries is a light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga and illustrated by Toko Shino. It inspired a manga adaptation written by Itsuki Nanao and illustrated by Nekokurage and an anime series directed by Norihiro Naganuma. The light novel series is serialized by Shunfunotomo while the manga is published by Square Enix and is serialized in Monthly GanGan. TOHO Animation and OML are both in charge of the animation of The Apothecary Diaries anime series.
Aside from inspiring the manga adaption and anime series, the light novel has 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 the key items shown during the week’s current episode. Maomao’s Diaries is streaming on TOHO Animation’s official YouTube Channel and it currently has 11 short episodes.
J-Novel Club has currently licensed the light novel series and is publishing it digitally while the manga adaptation is licensed and published by Square Enix. Square Enix will also physically publish the light novel series in English starting in May 2024.
The Apothecary Diaries anime series is streaming on Crunchyroll in both English subtitles and dubbed. The streaming site described the series 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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