The Apothecary Diaries / Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

The Apothecary Diaries / Kusuriya no Hitorigoto


Genres: comedy, drama, mystery, romance
Themes: aristocracy, China, concubines, conspiracy, enunuchs, historical, medicine, medieval, politics, royalty
Plot Summary: Apothecary Maomao was just out collecting herbs when she was kidnapped by procurers for the Imperial harem, an easy way for unscrupulous people to get money by having “relatives” go work in the Rear Palace. Hiding her skills and knowledge, Maomao hopes to just glide by, earning as little as possible for her kidnappers during her term of service, but such is not to be: when royal infants begin dying, Maomao can’t resist letting people know the cause. This catches the eye of the far-too-handsome Jinshi, who elevates Maomao from laundry maid to poison taster to the Emperor’s favorite concubine. So much for flying under the radar…
Number of Episodes: 12
Vintage: 2023-10-21; Cour 2: 2024-01-06

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The Apothecary Diaries 2 / Kusuriya no Hitorigoto 2

Vintage: 2025


Maomao no Hitorigoto (ONA) - Vintage: 2023-10-23

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The Apothecary Diaries Novels About Palace Intrigue Get 2023 TV Anime

posted on 2023-02-15 20:43 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aoi Yūki stars in TOHO animation/OLM show helmed by The Ancient Magus’ Bride’s Norihiro Naganuma

The Apothecary Diaries TV Anime Releases Maomao Character Visual

Jun 30, 2023 8:33 AM CDT
Adaptation based on period drama light novel series will broadcast in 2023

Crunchyroll Licenses The Apothecary Diaries, More Anime

posted on 2023-07-03 19:50 EDT by Alex Mateo

The Apothecary Diaries | OFFICIAL TRAILER

The Apothecary Diaries Anime’s Teaser Video Reveals New Cast Member, October Premiere

posted on 2023-07-07 11:28 EDT by Alex Mateo
Takeo Ōtsuka plays Jinshi

The Apothecary Diaries Anime Debuts on October 21 With 1st 3 Episodes

posted on 2023-08-25 06:17 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime will air for half year

Crunchyroll Announces The Apothecary Diaries & More to Fall 2023 Anime Season Lineup!

Sep 20, 2023 11:00 AM CDT

The Apothecary Diaries Anime’s Main Promo Video Reveals More Cast, Theme Song Artists

posted on 2023-10-01 04:37 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Katsuyuki Konishi, Yui Ishikawa, more join cast for series premiering on October 21

The Fall 2023 Anime Preview Guide - The Apothecary Diaries

Oct 21st 2023

the animation for the OP is really outstanding

The Apothecary Diaries TV Anime Shares Elegant Creditless Opening and Ending Videos

Oct 22, 2023 7:22 AM CDT
The first three episodes are now available to watch on Crunchyroll!

The Apothecary Diaries Anime Also Inspires Mini-Anime

posted on 2023-10-23 01:39 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st 3 Maomao no Hitorigoto episodes streamed with ties to main anime

Warning - contains spoilers

Maomao’s Friends Try Her Aphrodisiac | The Apothecary Diaries

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Got to agree with the comments on this episode (4): Maomao wins most epic takedown this week

Warning - contains spoilers

Maomao Loses It | The Apothecary Diaries

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One of the many epic takedowns that week

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The Apothecary Diaries English Dub Reveals Cast and Crew, Release Date and Three-Episode Premiere

Nov 3, 2023 12:00 PM CDT
The first three episodes of this beautiful new series arrive in English dub


Just caught the first dubbed episode of the Apothecary Diaries. The dub is ok. Emi Lo is Maomao and I guess she’s going to have to grow on me, She does a good job but I guess she’s not what I was hoping for Mao’s English VA. Not that she’s bad or anything.

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Warning - contains spoilers

Maomao Wears(?) Makeup | The Apothecary Diaries

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Check Out The Apothecary Diaries Anime Official Ending Theme Music Video

Nov 13, 2023 10:06 AM CST
Anime adaptation based on light novel series is currently streaming on Crunchyroll


Warning - contains spoilers

Finally Some Good Poison | The Apothecary Diaries