Kusuriya no Hitorigoto


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 prostitution quarter, currently working as a maidservant in the inner palace. The girl, surely not considered a beauty, is keeping a low-profile waiting for her contract to end. She is confident that she will not be made a “mistress” of 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 to investigate 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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Reviews (1)

I’m conflicted with this story. I love the manga, but the novel is hard to get into. It might be the translation quality is too harsh. It’s awkward to read and I have to reread often to get the gist of things. I get the feeling the story would really shine with a better translation.

Overall the characters and plot are wonderful. It’s different from your usual story because our protagonist is sharp and forthright. Characters are multidimensional and interesting. The romance is a slow burner. The Prince getting blocked is delicious to read. =)

You can try your own MTL and see if you like it.

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