The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) anime adaptation received new key visuals and premiere details.
The upcoming TV anime series based on the historical mystery novel series written by Natsu Hyuuga and illustrated by Touko Shino, will premiere in Japan on October 21, which is October 22 at 1:05 morning JST. Instead of just one episode, the first three episodes will premiere on the same day.
Additionally, it was revealed that The Apothecary Diaries will run for two semesters.
The light novel published by Shufunotomo, published under the Hero Bunko label, began in 2014 and has 13 volumes as of February 202 3. The J-Novel Club describes the plot as:
In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose concubines and court ladies live in a large complex called the harem, the harem. Maomao, a modest girl raised by her apothecary father in a modest town, never imagined the harem would have anything to do with her—until she was kidnapped and sold into service. there. Despite his normal appearance, Maomao has quick wits, sharp mind, and extensive medical knowledge. That’s her secret, until she meets a palace resident who is at least as keen as she is: the top eunuch Jinshi. He saw through Maomao’s appearance and made her into none other than the Emperor’s favorite consort… so she could taste her food for poison! At Maomao’s side, Maomao began to learn about everything that went on in the harem—but not everything, it seemed. Will she be able to live a quiet life or will her insatiable reasoning and curiosity bring her more adventure and more danger than ever?
Norihiro Naganuma (The Ancient Sorcerer’s Bride Part 1) is serving as the director and composer of the anime series with Akinori Fudesaka (Summer Time Rendering and Komi Can’t Communication writer) is the assistant director and Yukiko Nakatani (Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure) as the character designer. TOHO animation STUDIO and OLM credited as an animator.
Other employees include:
Color Designer: Misato Aida (Eternal Boys)
→ Art director: Katsumi Takao (Pokemon: Harukanaru Aoi Sora)
→ Creative director: Rumi Ishiguro (Akiba Maid War)
→ Composer: Satoru Kousaki (Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song-), Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss), Alisa Okehazama (The God of High School)
Aoi Yuuki is the voice of the heroine Maomao, while Takeo Ootsuka is the voice of the male protagonist and eunuch Jinshi.
Prior to becoming a light novel series, The Apothecary Diaries was a web novel Shousetsuka ni Narou began serialization in 2011. A single tankoubon volume was published under the Ray Books label (also by Shufunotomo Infos) in 2012. These light novels have inspired a manga series published by Nekokurage at Square Enix (also available in English) and a manga series published by Shogakukan (subtitled Mao Mao no Kōkyuu Nazotoki). Techou) by Minoji Kurata.