Square Enix Manga & Books to Release ‘The Apothecary Diaries’ Light Novel Series


Square Enix Manga & Books will release The Apothecary Diaries light novel series in English print for the first time next spring.

A palace servant with training in herbal medicine is promoted up the ranks to food taster…and right into the thick of imperial intrigue in this enthralling period mystery series!

The light novel’s Volume 1 features full-color art inserts and black-and-white illustrations throughout in collectors’ quality trade paperback editions. The English translations are produced in collaboration with J-Novel Club. Over 21 million copies of the light novel have sold worldwide to date, and the series has been adapted into both a manga and an anime. The Apothecary Diaries anime adaptation begins Sunday, October 22 on Crunchyroll.

Volumes 1 through 9 of the manga are already available in English both in print and digital format through Square Enix Manga & Books.

The Apothecary Diaries (Light Novel), Volume 1 is scheduled for release on May 14, 2024, and is available for pre-order from Penguin Random House and other major booksellers.

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