Hello everyone. I love mystery works. I'm Boss from Otaku Republic.
Hello everyone~! I also love solving mysteries, or rather, I love solving puzzles. I'm Saori from Otaku Republic!
So, as someone who loves mysteries, I've found a 'detective' anime that both Boss and I are likely to love in the upcoming Fall 2023 anime lineup! If you're looking for mystery-solving works in the anime starting this October, let's check them out together!
【2023 Autumn Anime】Popular Light Novel Turned Into Anime! If You Want to Enjoy 'Mystery' and 'Poison' This Fall, This Anime is Recommended! Kusuriya no Hitorigoto!!
What is Kusuriya no Hitorigoto?
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is a light novel series written by Hyuga Natsu-Sensei.
Originally posted around 2012 on the web novel site “Shousetsuka ni Narou,” the series gained significant popularity and viewership, eventually leading to its publication as a book.
Not only the novel but also the manga adaptation has gained considerable popularity. As of September 2023, the total number of manga volumes sold across the entire series has exceeded 24 million copies.
So, what's the bottom line?
Basically, the original work is a massively popular light novel.
What Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is All About!
A mystery x fantasy series where Maomao, a pharmacist, solves “mysterious incidents” that occur in the royal palace!
To put it simply, Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is about a girl named Maomao, who has exceptional knowledge about “medicine” and “poison.” She solves “mysterious incidents” that happen at her workplace, the royal palace, just like a detective!
Originally, Maomao wasn't working in the royal court, but she was sold into service there due to kidnapping, and will work until her contract ends.
Maomao was pretending to be incompetent on purpose so that the kidnapper who sold her wouldn't get a lot of money for her skills. However, when a “mysterious incident” occurs, someone takes notice of Maomao's keen insights. That person is her boss, Jinshi.
Maomao wants to solve mysteries out of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, but she doesn't want to stand out. Jinshi is her partner who sort of...... exploits, I mean, helps her. Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is a story about these two uncovering the mysteries and conspiracies swirling around the royal court!
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto
Although it's a fantasy, there's no magic involved. It's a really interesting read. If you're looking for something thrilling and exciting, Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is definitely recommended! Please consider adding it to your watchlist for the upcoming Fall 202