Isekai Yakkyoku

Parallel World Pharmacy

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Synonyms: Alternate World Pharmacy
Japanese: 異世界薬局
English: Parallel World Pharmacy
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022
Premiered: Summer 2022
Broadcast: Sundays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Diomedéa
Source: Light novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, MedicalMedical, ReincarnationReincarnation
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 6430864,308 users)
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Ranked: #23182
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Popularity: #1467
Members: 133,612
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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 25, 2022
AniManga fans: "I'm sick and tired of seeing the same Isekai tropes over and over again. It's time for a new property to stand out."
Liz Takayama: "I hear you back there, so why not give my only work a try? Hope it might surprise and please you."

In all essence of the novelty, novelist Liz Takayama with her only work that is Isekai Yakkyoku a.k.a Parallel World Pharmacy has been a delight to read in both the LN and manga, now translated into Diomedéa's anime adaptation that has come this season. For better or worse, this Isekai really stands out in its own clever way, even ...
Sep 25, 2022
I’ve been waiting for a seasonal to scratch that Honzuki/bookworm itch and Isekai Yakkyou was that seasonal. If you like the concept of isekai, but don’t like how it focuses on the same tropes every time, you’ll enjoy this quite a bit.

Getting isekai’d creates many opportunities for protagonists. Obviously, it’s an opportunity to start anew and fix the mistakes you made in your past life, but it also is an opportunity to bring knowledge from your world to a new one. Usually we see that in the form of video game mechanics or MCs making comments about anime/manga from back in Japan, but we don’t ...
Jul 24, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Does the story of the MC feel a little familiar to you? For me, it is a yes since Falma's story, in some ways, reminds me of Myne's story. This show definitely does not have the generic isekai vibe. Instead, it has the Honzuki vibe, with the reincarnation of an existing character in another world and the central theme of the story revolving around knowledge being power. Three episodes in, and this show has already captivated me.

I like the show's vibe, which is chill and not overly dramatic, but manages to portray each of the characters, their traits and personalities, as the story progresses. The ...
Jul 24, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Another isekai entry for summer 2022 and so far Im watching 4 isekai anime excluding this one and i gotta say 3 of them is a solid and have their own charm.So does Isekai Yakkoku has its own charm?

The fact that the theme their using is "medic" already has it's own charm, I mean cmon,how many medical-themed isekai have been adapted to anime,as i far as I remember,isekai drugstore is the only isekai with medical theme that has been adapted to anime since 2017.

However, in term of the story, the music, and some other aspect,isekai yakkoku exceed isekai drugstore,the only superior thing that isekai ...
Jul 24, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Do you ever start and Isekai, and honestly get really hooked, to the point that you hope nothing bad happens, nothing dark happens. That only everything goes well, or have the strong urge to hope that everything goes well in story, and for it's characters? This is this isekai in a nutshell. It's world, characters, and sweetness really drag you in, and get you hooked right away.

Story and characters: 8
I have to give credit to it's story, in terms of how it presented itself. Feeling it was smart to introduce us the way they did. To not only a great MC, but also letting us ...
Aug 14, 2022
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
there are just so many things i could say about this anime but in one word to sum up it would be… wholesome af. it’s very easy watching with many new plot twists being added each episode. i love all the characters and just generally think it’s so easy to watch- although there are some sad plot twists it is levelled out with fantastic wholesome through lines etc. would defo recommend if you enjoy other world anime such as restaurant to another world etc.
the art style is great! very relaxing.
i’m yet to stumble across anyone who dislikes this anime as (personally) there’s nothing ...
Sep 25, 2022
Pathology expert dies from overwork and gets isekaied into a magical world, where he becomes basically the god of medicine, creates drugs from thin air and identifies any illness just by looking at people and throwing random illness names, until he finds the correct one. Isn't a comedy, nor a deep complex or intriguing show, just weak, generic and superficial, to the point it doest even bother with exploring its own themes.

I dont think you can even say that this explores the topic of medicine, from how dumbed down and shallow it depicts and approaches it, being summed into basically using some medical and pathology ...
Aug 14, 2022
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
I really wanted to like this isekai more, but if fell apart after the initial push.

First 3 episodes were good, I didn't mind the OP protagonist, but the weak world building ruined it. I would expect the isekai'ed protagonist to understand at least some economic principles. Since we're talking about opening a store, there is a complete lack of any development around how economics works in this world. Focus is entirely on the OP protagonist and his abilities, but that doesn't fit well with the idea of opening a store.

Seems to be undercurrents of a guild system in the commoners, and some politics is implied, ...
Oct 18, 2022
A nice Isekai snack to binge on.

For me who was starving for a good isekai, this one was like a god-sent. It had that perfect balance of fantasy-medical-OP MC characteristics, that made me binge it in a single sitting.

All the characters are likable and the story is intriguing ,yet not hard to digest and provides a soothing sensation after watching.
I especially liked the fact that MC didn't go on a harem building overdrive as seen in other isekai works. They kept it simple and beautiful, with good animations.

You will definitely enjoy this one.
A good choice for a rewatch.
Sep 25, 2022
A very very mid isekai anime.
Worse than the likes of Slime Isekai or Redo of Healer or any other generic isekai anime
Animation is very generic, Protagonist has a generic shota design, none of the side characters are interesting and everything is purely the definition of bland.
The protagonist has zero flaws whatsoever as his magical power basically forms any chemical known in existence and another magical power that lets him spot out any sickness. As he was already a famed chemist before he died, he has zero flaws and the series is just watching him cure people.
The only thing interesting about the show are the ...
Oct 24, 2022
Here is my review of this anime in 2022!

Story (10)
The story is about a man who's been researching medicine but He has been transferred to another world when He sleeps. He becomes a boy with a God Power that can see people's sickness. It becomes interesting when He finds a sickness that similar to real world He lives before. He must find the cure based on what He knows. The disease become worse and dangerous in their journey to end episode. There are a lot of chemical terms that I don't know and it's very interesting!

Art (9)
The art in this anime is very good! It's ...
Oct 12, 2022
When I first heard about Parallel World Pharmacy, I didn't expect a whole lot. A show about a pharmacist? How do you make that interesting? Turns out, you insert magic, make the storyline about enemies of the state, and there you go!

Story: Parallel World Pharmacy starts us out with Kanji Yakutani, a medical scientist who lost his sister to disease previously. He fully commits himself to the research and development of new medicines. And when I say fully, I mean it. He clearly doesn't eat or sleep properly, and when he finally finds time to catch a break, he ...
Sep 25, 2022
Dr. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Antibiotics.

Now wait a minute, hang on a second… You’re telling me that a good, well thought out and written, slightly more original light novel isekai adaptation with a based premise came out this season and it’s called “Parallel World Pharmacy”? Well, sign me up nerds.

Fully capable adult (rare for an isekai mc) and world famous medical researcher Kanji works himself to an early grave trying to find the cure to a disease that claimed his little sister. Now reincarnated into the body of a post struck by lightning, ten year old medieval noble boy called Falma, his ...
Jul 31, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Cross between Ascendance of a Bookworm, Dr. Stone, and a bit of Mushoku Tensei.

If you still enjoy Isekais where the OP hero surprises everyone around them with their skills, then this is the anime for you.

It falls into the sub-category of genius Isekai. The main character is a medical expert transported to a fantasy world where medicine is still basic. He uses his modern knowledge to better the world, surprising people along the way.

Similar to Dr. Stone, the hero goes into detail about diseases and the chemical compounds required to cure them. Like Mushoku Tensai, we focus on the inner thoughts of the hero ...
Oct 10, 2022
This anime is close to greatness, it however falls short because it doesn't fully commit and decided to play it safe by adding more traditional isekai elements, but those elements end up detracting from, rather than enhancing the series.

You've heard the refrain "All isekai is the same" we know it's not, but people say it anyway, usually to justify review-bombing.
Isekai Yakkyoku is able to stand out because of how differently it handles the genre
Man dies of overwork and is reincarnated into a new world - we've been here before
MC is part of a rich aristocrat family - we've been here before
MC is given OP magic ...
Jul 25, 2022
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
EDIT: After watching all 12 episodes
Very Good (8/10)

This was a delightful and fulfilling watch and has filled the craving I've had since I've watched Honzuki and Mushoku Tensei (mostly Honzuki). I am definitely going to add the manga and LN to my read list. Now this is isekai! Simple, refreshing, but leaves you wanting more with anticipation! I'm excited to know how the rest of the story pans out. I'm mostly bothered by how OP the MCs are in isekai but Isekai Yakkyoku, despite having an OP MC, you can't help but root for them. Falma and the limited knowledge of the world with medicine ...
Nov 17, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This is a wholesome anime where everyone is smiling around with an MC who is overly kind and laughs awkwardly every time someone praises him. And since it's a pharmacy setting, everyone goes all like "woah, amazing, unbelievable" every time MC does basically anything since this world has ancient medical knowledge. And there's a 9 year-old female maid who acts all kawaii with a pink flowery hearty background, you know what I'm talking about. Things usually always go the fairy tale way with everyone happy. So if you're the kind of person who finds this annoying or just dislikes it in general, you might not ...
Aug 4, 2022
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
I am not a medical professional. If I was, I probably would not be watching anime and instead find solace in knowing even though my life also sucks at least I'm making more money than the average anime fan. However one can rejoice, as this is the rare isekai where the protagonist is actually competent. As a TL;DR, I would say this show from the bunch of isekai dumped on us every season is worth taking a look at. Contrary to what we've seen in other isekais, magic is only an auxiliary to the main character's knowledge and skills rather than the plot mechanism that ...
Oct 17, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This will be very short.

I recommend you to just watch episode 1 to episode 8. That is it, and you will have a good time with this anime. Those episodes, I can say they worth to watch. Characters connect to each other, and the story is very touching... only until the 8th episode.

The reason is the 12th episode, which represents the result of the final arc, is totally horrible. Characters being fed to the OP characters, and there is nothing good from episode 9 to episode 12 to remember. The story goes downfall from there, and I regretted watching those episodes.
Oct 26, 2022
i know for most people that this is not what an isekai anime they are looking for, but this is the kind of anime i wanna watch since it's simple but good, and the voice actor of falma is really good as well, it fits the voice and the character as well, i don't know how i can really explain this anime here but i will say for now this is the best isekai anime 2022 i've watched :D (i really hope they would at least continue the light novel and manga until the end if there is no another season of this anime cuz ...