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Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

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Synonyms: Drugstore Soliloquy
Japanese: 薬屋のひとりごと


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 25, 2017 to ?
Authors: Hyuuga, Natsu (Story), Nekokurage (Art), Nanao, Itsuki (Story)
Serialization: Big Gangan


Score: 8.501 (scored by 1732 users)
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Ranked: #1372
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Popularity: #1647
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In the imperial court, a young woman is put into servitude, Maomao. The tale is just beginning for the woman doctor/pharmacist from the red-light district, as rumors circulate about the emperor's children's lives being short-lived. Her curious nature and thirst for knowledge pushes her to action. To satisfy her curiosity, this young doctor/pharmacist will investigate the origin! What is shifting in the imperial court..!?

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Jan 16, 2018
jjssyy (All reviews)
Wow, I think we found another gem that is none of your conventional storyline with the same damn stereotypical lead characters. If I could compare this series to another, it would be Akatsuki No Yona off the bat. Although this is a seinen, I felt that it can also play off as shoujo genre as well because of its art style, and the vibe that I got from the first few chapters. I've always enjoyed historical setting in my manga so when I discovered upon this series, oh boy I was so excited.

The protagonist is not just sassy, but also has a very likeable read more
Dec 1, 2017
Arius900 (All reviews)
Im not really good at reviews but i want to try to convince you to read this manga.

The story is very unique in it's setting but what makes this manga standout so far are the characters. I found myself several times being taken back as they went against expectations, the shining example being the main character in Maomao.
She is a great example of a "strong" female protagonist done right as she strives to pursue her own interests even in a new circumstances, helping those around her.

The art itself is pleasing, especially on the character closeups and it's comedic moments through the interactions read more
Apr 7, 2018
spartiney (All reviews)
Found another favourite and I can confidently predict this manga will blow up soon.

I really enjoy how the chapters are episodic and reminiscent of detective/Agatha Christie-type narratives (in Kusuriya's case, each chapter is usually about discovering who was responsible for poisoning [insert name of imperial concubine that was poisoned]). Although this sounds repetitive, each chapter is kept interesting with new strategies the female lead uses to identify the culprit.

This manga is based on a light novel and from reading a few chapters of the light novel I can say that the plot is/will be GREAT and keeps you intrigued for the whole duration of the read more
Mar 18, 2018
alemfi (All reviews)
A real hidden gem! I wish the updates were more frequent, but I've found this a fantastic read so far. The characters are very fun to see interact with each other, and the art and story have been quite compelling. From my perspective, this is also a very unique setting, taking place in China, in an Imperial Harem.

Even though the story is likely tailored to a female audience, I found this thoroughly enjoyable so far, being an adult male in my late twenties.

I suppose the closest thematic manga/anime I can think of would be Fushigi Yugi. Something that has occurred to me read more


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