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The Apothecary Diaries Manga Volume 1

5 star rating out of 5
8 Reviews
SKU: 9781646090709

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About The Apothecary Diaries Manga Volume 1

The Apothecary Diaries manga volume 1 features story by Natsu Hyuuga and art by Nekokurage.

Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for life outside its perfumed halls, she isn’t long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a “curse” afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attentions of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. But Jinshi has other plans for the erstwhile apothecary, and soon Maomao is back to brewing potions and…solving mysteries?!


  • Publisher: SQUARE ENIX MANGA
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 12/8/2020
  • Page Count: 176
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Very Good story and art

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The artwork is very good and tells an engaging story. A decent historical piece. I'm hoping the novels it is based on get a hardcopy translation.

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A great read

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This Manga is just really solid; characters, plot, dynamics. They all work in harmony to present a wonderful story- in which I really enjoyed. I've been reading manga for years now and this one just hits differently. I recommend it for a solid read, nothing Earth shattering.

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Proud owner of

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Loved this manga, unique story and characters that hooked me right from the start. The art is wonderful and it looks amazing on my shelf with my other collections. Will for sure purchase more.

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Very good


I love the art in this manga! The main character is likable and intelligent, a lot of the side characters are also very entertaining. I would say the age rating (13+) is correct. The cover is also very pretty, along with all the other volumes. I can't wait to pick up the 2nd volume!

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Highly Recommend

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An interesting story about the various politics in the inner circle of Chinese concubines. There are many topics that are touched upon, mixing in touching moments and comedy. Guaranteed to fall in love with the quirky Mao

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Such a good read

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The beautiful cover art caught my attention and I'm so glad I bought this! It's such an interesting story from the very beginning. The characters are all loveable and the story moves at a good pace. Highly recommend it!!

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My new favorite


I honestly picked it up because I thought the cover was cute and it is on its way to becoming my favorite manga. The story is so fun and I can’t get enough of it. I didn’t know exactly what it was about but it’s like a mystery but with a twist since mao mao is the one going through trying to figure out all these strange things happening. I love it!

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Definitely Recommend

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I really enjoyed this! The history, learning about medicine from back then, and the protagonist is a lot of fun.