The preview for episode 18 of Apothecary’s Diary (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) is out! The episode is titled “Lakan” and will air on Saturday, February 10. This episode marks the debut of the ill-fated prostitute Fengxian, voiced by Houko Kuwashima.
After saying goodbye to Jinshi in the city, Maomao returned home and was asked by Luomen to deliver medicine to Verdigris Annex where a prostitute was lying sick. While Maomao was giving her the medicine, she was lost in thought, thinking about the Verdigris family and the courtesans of the past. Meanwhile, when Jinshi returned to the palace, he started thinking about Maomao. After talking with the army’s strategist, Lakan, who cares about Maomao and gets involved with Jinshi all the time, he realizes that he has a relationship with Maomao.
Below are preview images of the 18th episode of the series.
The Apothecary Diaries anime is based on the light novel series written by Lucy Hyuga, illustrated by Toko Shino and published by Shunfunotomo. It has inspired two manga adaptations: a manga adaptation of the same name written by Itsuki Nanao and illustrated by Nekokurage and an alternate manga adaptation, The Apothecary Diaries: The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Maomao (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo) is illustrated by Minoji Kurata. Manga adaptations have been published by Square Enix and Shogakukan and serialized in Monthly GanGan and Sunday Gene-X magazines.
TOHO Animation and OML are responsible for producing The Apothecary Diaries anime series and the mini anime series. The anime short series, Maomao’s Diary (Maomao no Hitorigoto), features the main character, Maomao, as she explains the main entries shown in the week’s current episode. Maomao’s Diary is streaming on TOHO Animation’s Official YouTube Channel.
The anime series is currently streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll in select regions. Crunchyroll describes the plot as follows: Maomao lives a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she was sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she has no intention of living a life of royal compliance. So when the royal heirs fell ill, she decided to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official, who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!
Source: Official website© Naruto Hyuga/Imagika Foss/Production Committee of “The Apothecary Diaries”