The anime adaptation of “The Apothecary Diaries” had an exciting release of three episodes! In celebration of its debut, you can now enjoy the creditless versions of The Apothecary Diaries anime opening and ending sequences on YouTube.
“The Apothecary Diaries” is a long-running series set in a fictional historical world. Creating historical-based anime can be quite challenging, and there aren’t many in this genre.
The Apothecary Diaries Anime Opening and Closing Theme
Let’s start with the opening: “Hana ni Natte” by Ryokuoushoku Shakai. This talented four-piece band, known for contributing themes to other anime like “My Hero Academia” and “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon,” has once again delivered a captivating musical experience for this series.
You can also find a creditless version of the show’s reflective ending sequence. This animation is accompanied by “Aikotoba,” performed by AiNA THE END, the talented idol singer known for contributing themes to shows like “18if” and “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury.”
The anime adaptation of “The Apothecary Diaries” is under the direction of Norihiro Naganuma, known for his work on “The Ancient Magus’ Bride”. Akinori Fudesaka will be assisting at TOHO animation STUDIO and OLM.
The Cast Of Apothecary Diaries anime
- Aoi Yuki as Maomao
- Takeo Otsuka as Jinshi
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Gaoshi
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Gyokuyou
- Yui Ishikawa as Lihua
- Hina Kino as Lishu
- Yuko Kaida as Ah-duo
- Misaki Kuno as Xiaolan
- Kenji Akabane as Lihaku
- Megumi Han as Maamei
- Ami Koshimizu as Pairin
- Hiroki Nanami as Joka
The anime adaptation of “The Apothecary Diaries” is derived from a light novel series penned by Natsu Hyuga and published by Shufunotomo. Itsuki Nanao started the manga adaptation in May 2017. Currently, Square Enix is responsible for publishing the manga, which consists of 10 volumes to date. J-Novel Club is the English publisher for “The Apothecary Diaries” and provides the following plot description:
“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. Moreover, She 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. Furthermore 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!
At her lady’s side, Maomao starts to learn about everything that goes on in the rear palace—not all of it seemly. Can she ever lead a quiet life. Or will her powers of deduction and insatiable curiosity bring her ever more adventures, and ever more dangers?“
You can watch the series on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu. What do you think of the The Apothecary Diaries Anime Opening Theme? Let us know in the comments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mao Mao is 17 years old
While it’s enjoyable to witness Maomao’s interactions with the numerous maids, consorts, and officials within the harem, it doesn’t quite compare to the semi-romantic dynamics between the two central characters. Despite the abundant character drama, “The Apothecary Diaries” primarily thrives as a mystery series at its core.