Toho Animation has once again updated the website The Apothecary Diaries anime, revealing that the series will be airing on October 21!
Toho Animation also revealed that the anime series will be airing for 2 cours, meaning it will be airing for two quarters of a year so we can hopefully expect around 20+ episodes for the series. The website also released a new visual featuring Maomao and Jinshi. So far the anime has still yet to reveal the rest of its cast members, only that Aoi Yuki will be voicing Maomao, with Takeo Otsuka as Jinshi.
▍About The Apothecary Diaries
The light novel series written by Natsu Hyūga and illustrated by Touko Shino was serialized online in 2011 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. In the following year, it was acquired by Shufunotomo, who initially published the series as a novel with a single volume in 2012, and then as a light novel series in 2014. The series has also received a manga adaptation illustrated by Itsuki Nanao.
The story of The Apothecary Diaries follows Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, who is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for a life outside its perfumed halls, she doesn’t long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a “curse” afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attention of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. But Jinshi has other plans for the erstwhile apothecary, and soon Maomao is back to brewing potions and…solving mysteries?!
▍The Apothecary Diaries Anime Staff & Production
Original Work: Natsu Hyūga
Character Planning: Shino Touko
Director/Series Composition: Norihiro Naganuma
Assistant Director: Akinori Futsusaka
Character Design: Yukiko Nakatani
Color Designer: Misato Aida
Art Director: Katsumi Takao
CGI Director: Yu Nagai
Director of Photography: Rumi Ishiguro
Editing: Daisuke Imai
Sound Director: Shoji Hata
Music: Satoru Kanzen, Kevin Penkin, Arisa Okezama
Animation Production: TOHO animation STUDIO, OLM
Production: Yakuya no Hitorigoto Production Committee
▍ The Apothecary Diaries Anime Cast
■ Maomao – CV: Aoi Yūki
■ Jinshi – CV: Takeo Ōtsuka