Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
Alt name(s):
  • Drugstore Soliloquy
  • Gumaman si Tukang Obat
  • The Pharmacist's Monologue
  • The Pharmacist's Soliloquies
  • 药屋少女的呢喃
  • 薬屋のひとりごと
  • 약사의 혼잣말
  • 9.32
  • 9.35
  • 1,785
Pub. status:
  • 528,475
  • 16,958
  • 44
In the imperial court, a young woman is put into servitude, Maomao. The tale is just beginning for the woman pharmacist from the red-light district, as rumors circulate about the emperor's children's lives being short-lived. Her curious nature and thirst for knowledge pushes her to action. To satisfy her curiosity, this young pharmacist will investigate the origin! What is shifting in the imperial court..!? (From: Square-Enix)

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I'm in love with this manga
Law & Order: Special Harem Unit
great and interesting manga but the update is about a month.
Wow, this is really interesting! I couldn't resist binge-reading it up to the latest chapter haha.
This is monthly right? I need my weekly dosis of catcat tho :(
A tacit yet expression-rich Heroine, and also a madlad!
As expected of 9'er Mangas/Manhwas/Manhuas! They contain rich characters!(in terms of personality and such yeah)
Rare to see a good historical Chinese mystery crime solving political romance that's actually good. Love it even more so for the MC using her background knowledge in pharmacy and her wit to maneuver around the high court. The harem was definitely a battle ground back then lol. The Japanese author did their research, but I can't pinpoint the dynasty the story is set in.
It's so rare to see a Japanese Historical story ( Don't know what you'd call this genre) I do love this, MC is best MC and big boob girls are the best!
Just binged it up to chapter 24, it's pretty good. Would definitely love to see an anime of this.
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Last edited 1 mo ago by firefish5000.


Last edited 1 mo ago by firefish5000.

@wrex japanese classification is based on the magazine it's published in, it's not a tag relative to the content (though obviously mags try to get work which fit their target audience).

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is published in a seinen mag' (Square Enix's Big Gangan) making it a seinen. That's all there is to it.

It's actually a double seinen since the LN has two different adaptations, both in seinen mags (the second is in Shogakukan's Sunday Gene-X).
is it really for seinen? not shoujo or josei?
OMG It is so interesting.I can't wait for the next chapter!Thanks for translation?
This girl really remind me of Poison King Mithridates, i got a feeling that the author based her entire character of King Mithridates of Pontus

You're being kind of nitpicky, but regardless, the Middle Ages you're thinking of is for medieval European history, not Asian. It's set in the imperial court according to the manga description, which covers a time period of around 200 BC-1900 AD. Cacao was also discovered by Spaniards during the 16th century and became widely circulated during the mid-17th century.
Gosh I should love this, but there's something about it that just irks me to no end. For example when is it set? Late 17th early 18th at the earliest based on the existence of Cacao, but then they describe it as set in the middle ages of China (novel updates description).

There's also a tendency towards reactive knowledge of skills. IE a character is established as having the necessary skills for something only after they have used them to accomplish the intended task (or during the performance of said task).

I really should love this, but can't :/
I hate SquareEnix with a passion; they basically treat their customer's with such contempt and act as if we're below them. That's why when I see their stuff published like this on aggregator sites, I feel they deserve it.
Edit: Double post.

Last edited 2 mo ago by Christopher.