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The Apothecary Diaries: Release Date, Plot, and More

Prepare to celebrate, anime enthusiasts, as Crunchyroll has unveiled the highly-anticipated adaptation of The Apothecary Diaries, the acclaimed light novel series by Natsu Hyūga and Touko Shino.

This thrilling announcement not only brings beloved characters to the screen but also honors a series that has held its place as a beloved light novel for years.

Originating in 2011 on Shōsetsuka ni Narō and later secured by Shufunotomo, The Apothecary Diaries quickly rose to fame and has maintained its status as a fan-favorite.

Now, fans can rejoice as this captivating narrative transforms into an animated spectacle. Prepare for an unforgettable journey into the enchanting world of The Apothecary Diaries, where art, storytelling, and passionate fans unite to create a truly mesmerizing experience.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic that has captivated readers for years as it comes to life on the screen.

The Apothecary Diaries: Release Date, Plot, and More
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The Apothecary Diaries Release Date

The first news about the anime adaptation was released in February 2023 and it has been confirmed that the anime will be released on 22 October 2023.

The Apothecary Diaries Plot & Expectations

The source is a J-novel and the story description has been shared below:

“In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace.

Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do with her—until she was kidnapped and sold into service there.

Though she looks ordinary, Maomao has a quick wit, a sharp mind, and an extensive knowledge of medicine. That’s her secret until she encounters a resident of the palace at least as perceptive as she is: the head eunuch, Jinshi.

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He sees through Maomao’s façade and makes her a lady-in-waiting to none other than the Emperor’s favorite consort… so she can taste the lady’s food for poison!

At her lady’s side, Maomao starts to learn about everything that goes on in the rear palace—not all of it seemly. Can she ever lead a quiet life, or will her powers of deduction and insatiable curiosity bring her ever more adventures and ever more dangers?”

The Apothecary Diaries Cast & Staff

Aoi Yuki Takes the Lead

Aoi Yuki, known for her roles in “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” and “The Seven Deadly Sins,” will voice the lead character, Maomao.

A Stellar Team of Creatives

Norihiko Naganuma, the series composer, will also direct the anime. The team includes Yukiko Nakatani (character design), Rumi Ishiguro (Director of Photography), Katsumi Takao (art director), and Daisuke Imai (editor).

Harmonious Soundscape

Australian composer Kevin Penkin recognized for his work in “Made in Abyss” and “Tower of God,” will handle the score, while Alisa Okehazama, known for “Jujutsu Kaisen,” will contribute to the sound. Together, they promise an immersive auditory experience.

As The Apothecary Diaries takes shape, fans can anticipate a talented ensemble dedicated to bringing this beloved series to life.

Where to Watch The Apothecary Diaries?

As Crunchyroll will be releasing the anime it will be exclusively available on Crunchyroll and people with Crunchyroll membership will only be able to access the same.

Is there any The Apothecary Diaries Trailer Released Yet?

yes, a short teaser has been released on YouTube which all the fans must check out if you are looking forward to watching the anime.

The Apothecary Diaries | Official Trailer


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Nadia Zabin
Nadia Zabin

Nadia Zabin is a dynamic writer interested in exploring different genres and writing styles. She has profound knowledge of anime and manga culture making her an indispensable source of information. She has been writing about anime since a coon's age and is always on the lookout for ways to share her knowledge and zest with others.

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