Square Enix announced that it will publish The Apothecary Diaries light novel series in English print for the first time in May 2024. The first volume will be released on May 14, 2024, as part of The company’s Square Enix Books imprint and pre-orders for it are now open.
Volume one will feature colorful art inserts and black and white illustrations throughout its chapters. They will be released in trade paperback editions with English translations produced in collaboration with J-Novel Club.
© NATSU Hyuuga 2014
The light novel series written by Natsu Hyuuga and illustrated by Touko Shino, has sold over 21 million print and digital copies worldwide. It was first published by Shufunotomo on August 29, 2014 and has released 14 volumes as of September 2023.
Volumes one through nine of The Apothecary Diaries manga adaptation are now also available in English from publisher Square Enix Manga in both print and digital versions.
An anime television series adaptation of the light novels began airing on October 22, 2023 and will stream on Crunchyroll.
Square Enix describes the summary of The Apothecary Diaries as follows:
A palace servant trained in herbal medicine is promoted to food taster…and immediately becomes entangled in royal intrigue in this enchanting period mystery series!
Source: press release