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Apothecarius Argentum

Apothecarius Argentum

Alternative Titles

English: Apothecarius Argentum
Japanese: 薬師アルジャン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: May 2, 2005 to Oct 16, 2009
Genres: Romance, Shoujo
Authors: Yamashita, Tomomi (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 480 users)
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Ranked: #44052
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Popularity: #5017
Members: 1,871
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Synopsis

As a boy, Argentum was a poison tester for a royal family. Later, he developed an immunity to toxic substances and became a master chemist with the ability to cure any illness. Returning after a long absence, he is assigned to be Princess Primula's bodyguard. But any potential relationship will have its limits, as Argentum's very touch has itself become poisonous.

Background

The first eight volumes of Apothecarius Argentum were published in English by CMX from May 2, 2007 to November 3, 2009.

Characters

Corda
Supporting
Infree
Supporting
Popola
Supporting
Ubella
Supporting
Prince Daniel
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Aug 7, 2011
IceAndCream (All reviews)
Apothecarius Argentum tries to cleverly disguise itself as a shoujo. But it’s not fooling me. It might fool some at first with it’s girly art and handsome male lead. But …you see, shoujos are SUPPOSED to have stereotypical characters. They’re SUPPOSED to have a female lead who’s either clumsy and fretting, or constantly chipper. The male lead is grouchy and/or blunt, or utterly suave and charming. The lead girl is SUPPOSED to constantly revel in angst, and wonder how she feels about her love interest, and how he feels about her. The storylines are SUPPOSED to be read more
Jan 3, 2019
-Lupa- (All reviews)
Preliminary
I found this to be a very interesting take on the forbidden romance/impossible love between a commoner and nobility trope. The backstory of the main male character was really interesting to me, especially the way in which his past, abilities, and personal interests influenced so many aspects of the story. The love between him and Primula seemed to be somewhat contrived to me, and although I didn't dislike her character, my favorite parts of the story were the parts that didn't directly involve her.
If elements of botany and the study of medicine interest you, you will probably appreciate this manga - those aspects are read more

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