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The Apothecary Diaries Author Revealed What Happened to the Guard Who Hurt Maomao

Following the release of The Apothecary Diaries episode 19 last weekend, fans of the series have been curious about what happens to the guard who hurt Maomao during her attempt to stop the ritual from its impending danger. The light novel author, Natsu Hyuga, actually confirmed in an X (formerly Twitter) post made in January 2021 that the guard later received punishment from the military strategist, Lakan.

During “The Ritual” chapter, Lakan was visibly upset that his daughter was hurt. The short post of author Natsu Hyuga, also nicknamed Boar-sensei, revealed that the guard was beaten and tormented by Lakan for a while after that incident. The guard eventually managed to get promoted 2 years later because he is a hard-working guard at heart. She also added in a reply that the guard was just faithful to his duty. The events of episode 19 follow the light novel’s Volume 2, Chapter 12. Aside from this X (formerly Twitter) post, there are no further mentions of the guard’s character in The Apothecary Diaries’ light novels and manga adaptations. See a screenshot of the full post below:

The guard from The Apothecary Diaries episode 19/volume 2

Additionally, the post also includes the fate of the maid whom Maomao hit in The Apothecary Diaries episode 4 (Volume 1). It is revealed that when the maid was forced to quit, she complained to her parents but was instead told that it was a fate better than the death penalty.

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The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga and illustrated by Toko Shino. Shunfunotomo currently publishes the series, while J-Novel Club publishes the English version. The series also has two manga adaptations: the manga series of the same name by Itsuki Nanao, illustrated by Nekokurage; and “Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Mao Mao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo (The Apothecary Diaries: The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Mao Mao)” by Minoji Kurata. Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan and Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X publishes them in print, respectively.

TOHO Animation and OML are currently animating The Apothecary Diaries series, which is set to have a total of 24 episodes. The ongoing series is available to watch on Netflix and Crunchyroll in select regions. Crunchyroll describes the plot:
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 imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!

Source: Natsu Hyuga X (formerly Twitter)
© Natsu Hyuga/Imagika Foss/”The Apothecary Diaries” Production Committee

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