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Get Ready for More The Apothecary Diaries Anime in 2nd Cour Trailer

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The Apothecary Diaries anime is getting ready to continue into the winter 2024 anime season, and with it comes a new trailer featuring the more footage along with updating cast members and theme song details. The new opening theme song will be Uru’s “Ambivalent” and the new ending theme song will be wacci’s “Ai wa Kusuri.” 

Meanwhile, cast additions include Takuya Kirimoto as Lakan and Kaori Nazuka as Suirei. Check out the new trailer below.

The anime is being made at TOHO and OLM, with Norihiro Naganuma, who worked on the first season of The Ancient Magus’ Bride, helming the project as director as well as taking on the scripts. Three different people are composing the music: Satoru Kousaki of Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-, Kevin Penkin of Made in Abyss, and finally Arisa Okehazama of ONIMAI: I’m Now Your Sister! Credit for character design goes to Yukiko Nakatani, who has worked on Go! Princess Precure, Tropical-Rouge! Precure.

The series started out as a light novel by Natsu Hyūga and Touko Shino, which is published digitally in America by J-Novel Club. The publisher gave this description for the plot:

“In the East is a land ruled by an emperor, whose consorts and serving women live in a sprawling complex known as the hougong, the rear palace. Maomao, an unassuming girl raised in an unassuming town by her apothecary father, never imagined the rear palace would have anything to do with her—until she was kidnapped and sold into service there.

Though she looks ordinary, Maomao has a quick wit, a sharp mind, and an extensive knowledge of medicine. That’s her secret, until she encounters a resident of the palace at least as perceptive as she is: the head eunuch, Jinshi. He sees through Maomao’s façade and makes her a lady-in-waiting to none other than the Emperor’s favorite consort… so she can taste the lady’s food for poison!”

Besides an anime adaptation, the series also has an ongoing manga adaptation. This is being published in America by Square Enix Manga & Books.

Via Comic Natalie