Lakan Appears in The Apothecary Diaries Episode 18 Preview

The preview for episode 18 of The Apothecary Diaries (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto) is out! The episode is titled “Lakan” and it will air on Saturday, February 10. This episode marks the debut of the ill courtesan Fengxian who is voiced by Houko Kuwashima.

After parting ways with Jinshi in the city, Maomao returned home to be asked by Luomen to deliver medicine to the Verdigris Annex where a courtesan is lying sick. While Maomao was giving her medicine, she became lost in thought, thinking about the Verdigris House and courtesans in the olden days. Meanwhile, when Jinshi returned to the palace, he started to think about Maomao. After speaking with the military’s strategist, Lakan, who has an interest in Maomao and gets involved with Jinshi at every opportunity, he realizes that he has a relationship with Maomao.

Below are the preview images of the 18th episode of the series.

The Apothecary Diaries anime is based on a light novel series written by Natsu Hyuga, illustrated by Toko Shino, and published by Shunfunotomo. It has inspired two manga adaptations: a manga adaptation by the same name written by Itsuki Nanao and illustrated by Nekokurage and an alternative manga adaptation, The Apothecary Diaries: The Palace Cloister Mystery-Solving Notebook of Maomao (Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Kokyu Nazotoki Techo) illustrated by Minoji Kurata. The manga adaptations were published by Square Enix and Shogakukan and serialized in Monthly GanGan and Sunday Gene-X, respectively.

TOHO Animation and OML are in charge of The Apothecary Diaries anime series and its short mini-anime series. The short mini-anime series, Maomao’s Diaries (Maomao no Hitorigoto), features the main character, Maomao, as she explains the key items shown during the week’s current episode. Maomao’s Diaries is streaming on TOHO Animation’s official YouTube Channel.

The anime series is currently streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll in select regions. Crunchyroll describes the plot as:
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: Official Website
© Natsu Hyuga/Imagika Foss/”The Apothecary Diaries” Production Committee

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