The Apothecary Diaries anime’s new teaser trailer released- Check out
The Apothecary Diaries anime’s new teaser trailer was released along with a key visual which features the main protagonist Maomao. The trailer comes ahead of the show’s release which is scheduled for October 2023 and fans are in a frenzy with the new look that has given awesome glimpses of the plot.
Adapted from a light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga, it was initially published in 2014 and has 13 volumes in total. Later it was taken into a manga version which was highly appreciated by the audience. It was serialized in Monthly Big Gangan magazine in 2017 and has 11 volumes in total.
The upcoming show is animated by Toho Animation Studious and is directed by Norihiro Naganuma. The music department will be helmed by Arisa Okehazama, Kevin Penkin, and Satoru Kousaki while the character design will be managed by Yukiko Nakatani.
J-Novel is publishing the Apothecary Diaries and describes the plot of the manga as-
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. 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?