The Apothecary Diaries anime adaptation has been officially announced. The series ranked 10th in the “Manga We Want To See Animated” for 2022. TOHO animation STUDIO and OLM are animating the series.
Norihiro Naganuma will direct the anime. Aoi Yuuki will be the one voicing the protagonist, Maomao. A key visual has also been released:
About The Apothecary Diaries
The Apothecary Diaries by Natsu Hyuga is currently being published by Shufunutomo and has 12 volumes with more than 21 million copies in circulation. Itsuki Nanao launched a manga adaptation in May 2017. Square Enix is currently publishing the manga and has 10 volumes as of now. J-Novel Club is publishing The Apothecary Diaries in English and describes the plot as:
In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace. Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do with her—until she was kidnapped and sold into service there. Though she looks ordinary, Maomao has a quick wit, a sharp mind, and an extensive knowledge of medicine. That’s her secret, until she encounters a resident of the palace at least as perceptive as she is: the head eunuch, Jinshi. He sees through Maomao’s façade and makes her a lady-in-waiting to none other than the Emperor’s favorite consort… so she can taste the lady’s food for poison!
At her lady’s side, Maomao starts to learn about everything that goes on in the rear palace—not all of it seemly. Can she ever lead a quiet life, or will her powers of deduction and insatiable curiosity bring her ever more adventures, and ever more dangers?
Source: Official Website