(Last updated on: August 28, 2023)
The highly anticipated anime series, “Diary of Apothecary”, is preparing for a grand premiere with three episodes premiering on October 21, 2023. Adapted from the Japanese light novel series “Kusuriya no” Hitorigoto,” written by Natsu Hyūga and illustrated by Touko Shino, the announcement has fans around the world excited.
What’s particularly interesting for fans is that “The Apothecary’s Diary” has not only been confirmed for one but two seasons. The news came out along with pictures of the central characters, Maomao and Takeo Ōtsuka. These episodes will be streamed on Crunchyroll, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the series.
In a special offer for enthusiasts, the first three episodes will hit theaters on October 1, culminating with an exclusive interview with director Norihiro Naganuma and talented voice actors Aoi. Yuki (Maomao) and Takahiro Sakurai (Jinshi) at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya.
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The story of “Apothecary Diary” is set in a faraway land and follows Maomao, the daughter of an apothecary, who is kidnapped and sold. Despite his modest appearance, Maomao possesses extensive knowledge of medicine. Her path meets Jinshi, a keen palace resident who discovers her true abilities. This led to her being appointed as a maidservant to the Emperor’s favorite consort, where her duty was to protect him from poison by tasting his food.
The story originated in Hyūga’s imagination in 2011, first appearing in print in 2014 under the Shufunotomo label. To expand its reach even further, a manga adaptation debuted in May 2017 in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan magazine.
With the direction of director Naganuma, who is known for his work on “The Ancient Magus’Bride Season 1,” and the talented creative team behind the scenes, “The Apothecary Diaries” promises to be an epic adventure. Enchanting addition to the world of anime. Mark your calendars for October 21 as this captivating cruise is about to unfold.
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