Natsu Hyuuga’s romance mystery light novel, set in fictional ancient China, The Apothecary Diaries is getting adapted into an anime. An official website, launched as a part of the adaptation, revealed that the anime will start airing in 2023.
A new trailer and key visual were unveiled to commemorate the announcement.
The site also revealed that Aoi Yuki has been cast to voice the protagonist Maomao. Checkout Yuki’s comment below:
“Finally, finally, finally! The apothecary’s Diaries will become a TV anime!
The characters and the story are really fascinating, and this work has already been loved in various ways, but I have been eagerly awaiting to see the gorgeous stage of the imperial court become an anime. I believe that the world is very beautiful and does not disappoint everyone’s expectations. I would like to play the role of Maomao, who lives a robust life with her feet firmly planted on the ground amidst such glamour.
Please look forward to it!“
Norihiro Naganuma will be directing the anime as well as supervising the script, with Akinori Fudesaka serving as the assistant director. Yukiko Nakatani is in charge of character designs. Satoru Kosaki, Kevin Penkin, and Alisa Okehazama will be composing the music.
The anime is produced by Toho Animation and OLM.
The Apothecary Diaries is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga and illustrated by Touko Shino. It was serialized online since 2011 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro. 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.
It has been adapted into two manga series in 2017, with one published by Square Enix in Monthly Big Gangan, and another one published by Shogakukan in Monthly Sunday Gene-X.
The light novel is licensed in North America by J-Novel Club, and the manga illustrated by Nekokurage is licensed by Square Enix.
Source: Official Website