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The Apothecary Diaries (manga)

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Alternative title:
I diari della speziale (Italian)
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto (Japanese)
Zapiski zielarki (Polish)
薬屋のひとりごと (Japanese)
Genres: drama, mystery, romance
Plot Summary: Maomao is a pharmacist from the pleasure district who finds herself working as a servant in the palace of the emperor. She hopes to quietly fulfill her contract at the palace without ever receiving a "visit" from the emperor. She comes to discover that the emperor's children suffer from short lifespans and begins to investigate the cause as the only two remaining royal children continue to get sicker.
User Ratings: 13 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 24 users, rank: #2405 (of 6751)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.077 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.141, rank: #762 (of 7490)
Weighted mean: 8.154 (Very good), rank: #828 (of 7490) (seen all: 8.78 / seen some: 8.32 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.047 (Very good), rank: #378 (of 3490)
Chapter titles: We have 71
Vintage: 2017-05-25 (serialized in Monthly Big Gangan)
Release dates: We have 24
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    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 1) 2020-12-08 (from $11.69)
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    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 3) 2021-09-14 (from $11.96)
    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 4) 2021-11-23 (from $10.94)
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    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 7) 2022-12-13 (from $9.79)
    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 8) 2023-05-09 (from $12.99)
    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 9) 2023-08-15 (from $12.18)
    The Apothecary Diaries (GN 10) 2023-11-28 (from $11.69)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story: Itsuki Nanao
Original creator: Natsu Hyūga
Original Character Design: Touko Shino
Art: Nekokurage
Japanese companies
Publisher: Square Enix
English staff
English cast
Translation: Julie Goniwich

Cover Design: Andrea Miller
Editing: Tania Biswas
Lettering: Lys Blakeslee
English companies
Online Distribution: Manga UP!
Italian staff
Italian cast
Translation: Christine Minutoli

Italian companies
Lettering: VIBRAANT IT
Publisher: J-Pop
Polish staff
Polish companies
Publisher: Studio JG
Polish cast

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