The second manga adaptation of the novels written by Natsu Hyuuga and illustrated by Megumi Matsuda, Kusuriya no Hitorigoto, by Minoji Kurata and titled Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou, was reported to have surpassed 3.5 million copies in circulation. accumulated.
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.
On the other hand, Kurata has published this second manga adaptation in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X magazine since August 2017. The publisher published the eighth compilation volume on June 19, and will publish the ninth on October 16. .
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 attention 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.
Source: Manga Mogura
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