Kusuriya no Hitorigoto


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There is a certain large country in the central plains of the mainland. In the imperial court of its emperor, there is a girl. Her name is Maomao, a pharmacist from the pleasure district, who is currently working as a maidservant in the inner palace. The girl, who surely can not be considered a beauty, is keeping a low-profile waiting for her contract to end. She is confident that she will not be “visited” by the emperor. During that, she learns about the short lives of the children of the emperor. Maomao, hearing that the two surviving children are critically ill, begins her investigation for the cause—.

Set in the middle ages of the East, the “Food Taster” girl continues to solve difficult cases in the imperial court one after another.

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The Pharmacist's Monologue
약사의 혼잣말
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Ughzug rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: v3
This is fairly decent story with well developed characters. Although the poison experiment aspect is really forced plot. That being said I'm wondering why it has a Seinen tag here on NU. This seems like something Josei and it feels very misleading to tag it otherwise.
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Edgewise rated it
February 11, 2019
Status: --
Very good. I think the female lead is a bit too clairvoyant in some cases, but overall the story is fun, engaging, and has a great mix of detective/romance/intrigue/humor going on.
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runes rated it
April 17, 2018
Status: --
Honestly, it's a very interesting plot. However, the way that it's written is very hard to understand, I have to reread each chapter a couple of times before understanding what's going on (like another reviewer stated, it's probably not the translator's fault). TBH, I'd suggest you read a Chinese ln instead of this, because the Chinese lns with similar plot lines are much easier to understand, while still being mysterious.
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