In the headline of the seventh compiled volume of the manga adaptation of the light novels written by Natsu Hyuuga and illustrated by Touko Shino, Kusuriya no Hitorigoto, by Nekokurage, it was confirmed that the franchise has exceeded 11.5 million accumulated copies in circulation. This seventh volume will be released in Japan on November 25.
Hyuuga began publishing the novels on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in October 2011, and subsequently began publishing on paper with illustrations by Touko Shino in August 2014. Shufunotomo publishing house published the ninth volume on February 28. A leak announced that the work will have an anime adaptation, but this announcement is pending officialization.
For its part, Nekokurage began the publication of the manga adaptation in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine in May 2017. A second adaptation by Minoji Kurata and entitled Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou is published in Shogakukan Publishing's Monthly Sunday GX magazine since August 2017.
Synopsis of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
In an Imperial Court in ancient China, it has been a few months since a 17-year-old girl known as Maomao was kidnapped and forced to work as a low-ranking servant for the emperor's palace. Still, she manages to maintain her curious and pragmatic spirit, planning to work until her years of servitude are over. One day, however, she realizes that two of the emperor's children have fallen seriously ill, so she decides to act in secret, using her experience as a pharmacist raised in a poor neighborhood. Despite Maomao's efforts to remain anonymous, He soon catches the eye of Jinshi, an influential eunuch who recognizes his talents. Maomao then soon begins to gain positions in the empire, gradually making a name for herself using her knowledge and eccentric personality to solve medical mysteries.
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