The Apothecary Diaries Reveals Blu-ray Volume 3 Illustration

The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) anime revealed its Blu-ray’s exclusive illustration for Volume 3, which is set to release on May 22, 2024. The jacket illustration, drawn by character designer Yukiko Nakatani, features Maomao as a courtesan with the Madame and the three Princesses of Verdigris– Meimei, Pairin, and Joka. The volume comes with the following goodies:

  • Price: 14,300 yen (~94 USD)/ 13,000 yen (~86 USD) excluding tax
  • Episodes Included: Episodes 13 – 18
  • Running Time: 142 minutes
  • Deluxee 3-sided case
  • Digipak featuring exclusive art by Yukiko Nakatani
  • Special Booklet (40 pages)
  • Chibi Character Sticker

The Apothecary Diaries Blu-ray Volume 3 also includes the cast’s special audio commentary for episodes 13 and 17. The video bonus includes the anime’s second trailer and creditless opening and ending themes.

In case you missed it, the first and second Blu-ray Volumes were released recently. Volume 1 (Episodes 1-6) was released on January 24 and featured character art of Maomao, Jinshi, Gaoshun, and Xiaolan. Meanwhile, Volume 2 (Episodes 7-12) was released on March 20, 2024, and featured character art of Maomao and concubines Gyokuou, Lihua, Lishu, and Ah-Duo. Finally, Volume 4 (Episodes 19-24) is scheduled to release on July 17, 2024.

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The Apothecary Diaries is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga and illustrated by Toko Shino. Shunfunotomo’s Hero Bunko currently publishes the light novel series while J-Novel Club publishes the digital English version. Square Enix publishes the novels in print. The series also has two manga adaptations: the manga series of the same name by Itsuki Nanao and illustrated by Nekokurage on Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan; and “Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo (The Apothecary Diaries: The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Maomao)” by Minoji Kurata on Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday Gene-X.

TOHO Animation and OML animated The Apothecary Diaries series, which had a total of 24 episodes. It is available on Netflix and Crunchyroll in select regions. Crunchyroll describes the plot:
Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!

Source: The Apothecary Diaries Official Website
© Natsu Hyuga/Imagika Foss/”The Apothecary Diaries” Production Committee