The Apothecary Diaries Episode 21 Release Date, Time & Preview

    What is Lihaku up to now?

    The mystery of Jinshi’s true identity was finally cleared up to an extent in The Apothecary Diaries episode 21, but it appears that Lihaku will take the spotlight in the new episode. Maomao is also back in good health after averting an assassination attempt on Jinshi.

    The first cour of The Apothecary Diaries ran for 12 episodes and quickly became one of the most popular anime of 2023. In 2024, the second cour continues the anime’s momentum as Maomao takes on various assignments as Jinshi’s assistant. The most recent episode saw Maomao and Jinshi become closer than ever, as Maomao saves his life and averts an evil ploy. 

    The Apothecary Diaries Episode 21 Release Date and Time

    Episode 21 of The Apothecary Diaries premieres on March 2 at 10:45 a.m. PDT, or 1:45 p.m. EDT, on Crunchyroll. The new episode is titled “How to Buy Out a Contract?” A total of 12 episodes will be released in the second cour, with three new episodes to come after episode 21. By the second cour’s finale, 24 episodes will be available for the first season of The Apothecary Diaries.

    The Apothecary Diaries episode 21 will premiere at the following times: 

    • Sub
      • Pacific Daylight Time: 10:45 a.m. PDT
      • Mountain Daylight Time: 11:45 a.m. MDT
      • Central Daylight Time: 12:45 p.m. CDT
      • Eastern Daylight Time: 1:45 p.m. EDT
      • Greenwich Mean Time: 6:45 p.m. GMT
    • Dub
      • Pacific Daylight Time: 1:30 p.m. PDT
      • Mountain Daylight Time: 2:30 p.m. MDT
      • Central Daylight Time: 3:30 p.m. CDT
      • Eastern Daylight Time: 4:30 p.m. EDT
      • Greenwich Mean Time: 9:30 p.m. GMT

    Episode 21 Preview

    Lihaku’s troubles at the Verdigris House seemingly continue in The Apothecary Diaries episode 21. Specifically, he gets involved with one of Maomao’s sisters, so the episode will explore their relationship.

    Watch the new preview trailer below.

    Here’s a synopsis of the series, via Square Enix Manga & Books:

    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!

    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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