The Apothecary Diaries Surpasses 31 Million Copies in Circulation

    The popular anime moves millions of copies.

    The staff for The Apothecary Diaries novel series reveals that the franchise surpassed 31 million copies in circulation. The premiere of the anime series helped the novel series greatly, with nearly seven million copies moved in a few months time. 

    The Apothecary Diaries anime series made its debut on October 22, 2023. As a two-cour series, fans can expect 24 episodes in total. The first cour ended on December 24, and the second cour began with Jinshi buying Maomao out of her courtesanship in episode 13. The anime series boosted sales of the light novel series over the past four months. 

    The Apothecary Diaries Moves 7 Million Copies in Circulation in Four Months

    The latest update from The Apothecary Diaries staff confirms that 31 million copies of the novel series are now in circulation. Seven million of those copies were sold from the end of September 2023 to mid-January 2024, spanning roughly four months. Fans in the west will be able to keep the tally going soon, since Square Enix will release English print editions of The Apothecary Diaries starting May 14, 2024. 

    New episodes of The Apothecary Diaries will stream on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. PDT / 1:45 p.m. EDT on Crunchyroll. In Japan, episodes air on Sundays at 12:55 a.m. JST. wacci performs the new ending theme song “Ai wa Kusuri” (Love is Medicine) in the second cour of The Apothecary Diaries. Uru performs the new opening theme song “Ambivalent.”

    Lastly, here’s an overview of the anime from the streaming service: 

    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!

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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