Manga Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
Alternative TitlesThe Apothecary Diaries, The Pharmacist's Monologue, The Pharmacist's Soliloquies, 약사의 혼잣말, 药屋少女的呢喃, 薬屋のひとりごと
Synopsis Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
From Square Enix Manga: Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for life outside its perfumed halls, she isn’t long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a “curse” afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attentions of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. But Jinshi has other plans for the erstwhile apothecary, and soon Maomao is back to brewing potions and solving mysteries?Note: Won the Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Award in 2019.