Anime like Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

also known as The Apothecary Diaries

Genres: Drama Mystery

What is The Apothecary Diaries about?

Studio: OLM , TOHO animation STUDIO
Status: Finished

Maomao lived a peaceful life with her apothecary father. Until one day, she’s sold as a lowly servant to the emperor’s palace. But she wasn’t meant for a compliant life among royalty. So when imperial heirs fall ill, she decides to step in and find a cure! This catches the eye of Jinshi, a handsome palace official who promotes her. Now, she’s making a name for herself solving medical mysteries!

Tags: Medicine , Female Protagonist , Historical , Detective , Politics , Drugs , Conspiracy , Crime , Ancient China , Work , Unrequited Love , Royal Affairs , Adoption , Foreign , Heterosexual , Alchemy , Maids , Ojou-sama , Episodic , Tragedy , Food , Slavery , Chibi , Nudity
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Raven of the Inner Palace

Koukyuu no Karasu

Also known as Raven of the Inner Palace.

Studio: Bandai Namco Pictures , Aniplex , Shueisha , Movic , Tohan , Marui Group , BS11 , Kansai TV
Status: Finished
Genres: Drama , Fantasy , Mystery , Supernatural

Deep within the inner palace lives a special consort who does not serve the emperor despite her position as a consort. She is known as the Raven Consort. People who have seen her say she looks like an old woman, while others say she looks like a young girl. Stories tell of her use of mysterious arts, and how she can take on any request, be it death curses or finding lost things. Koushun, the current emperor, goes to visit the Raven Consort with that intention. Without knowing that their fated meeting will become a taboo that will overturn history.

Tags: Female Protagonist , Foreign , Historical , Primarily Adult Cast , Detective , Kuudere , Shoujo , Necromancy , Magic , Episodic , Mythology , Conspiracy , Politics , Heterosexual , Ojou-sama , Ghost , Tsundere , Suicide , Maids , Body Horror , Orphan , Ancient China ,
Snow White with the Red Hair

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime

Also known as Snow White with the Red Hair.

Studio: bones
Status: Finished
Genres: Drama , Fantasy , Romance

In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, an independent and strong-willed young woman. Her resourceful intelligence has led her become a skilled pharmacist, but her most defining trait is her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her dazzling mane gets her noticed by the prince of the kingdom, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki refuses, chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines. There, she befriends a young man named Zen, who, SURPRISE, is also a prince, although with a much better temperament than the previous one. Watch as Shirayuki finds her place in the new kingdom, and in Zen’s heart.

Tags: Shoujo , Female Protagonist , Medicine , Heterosexual , Work , Historical , Politics , Swordplay , Agriculture , Love Triangle , Primarily Male Cast
Yona of the Dawn

Akatsuki no Yona

Also known as Yona of the Dawn.

Studio: Studio Pierrot , TOKYO MX , Docomo Anime Store , Hakusensha , VAP , Marvelous , AT-X , Age Global Networks , TOP-INSIGHT , Delfi Sound
Status: Finished
Genres: Action , Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Fantasy , Romance

Since Yona is the only princess of a grand kingdom, she has been raised with great care by her doting father and protected by her childhood friend/guard Hak and others. However, her fate changes on her 16th birthday, when her beloved cousin Soo-won murders her father to claim the throne. She flees the castle to Hak's hometown and begins her new life.

Tags: Shoujo , Female Protagonist , Dragons , Ensemble Cast , Fugitive , Travel , Primarily Male Cast , Coming of Age , Mythology , Royal Affairs , Politics , Reincarnation , Historical , Revenge , Tragedy , Male Harem , Found Family , Heterosexual , Swordplay , Archery , Primarily Adult Cast , Foreign , Orphan , Pirates , Gods , Crossdressing
Ascendance of a Bookworm

Honzuki no Gekokujou: Shisho ni Naru Tame ni wa Shudan wo Erandeiraremasen

Also known as Ascendance of a Bookworm.

Studio: Ajiado , Crunchyroll , flying DOG , Genco , BS Fuji , ABC Animation , Happinet , KLOCKWORX , Yomiuri TV Enterprise , WOWOW , TO Books , JTB Next Creation , Tokyo Animator Gakuin
Status: Finished
Genres: Fantasy , Slice of Life

Anime adaptation of Part 1 of Honzuki no Gekokujou.

When a sickly young girl suddenly becomes obsessed with inventing new things, her family and friends are all puzzled. "What has gotten into Myne?" they wondered, never dreaming that the answer is not a "What" but a "Who": Urano Motosu, a book-loving apprentice librarian who died in an earthquake in Tokyo who somehow found herself in Myne's body! And since Myne's world is still in a medieval stage, where books can only be owned by the elite, the new Myne intends to do everything she can to bring her beloved books to the masses in the time she has left.

Note: The first episode was included in a bonus DVD that came with the limited edition of the 8th volume of Part 4 of the light novel that was released on September 10th, 2019 prior to its TV premiere.

Tags: Reincarnation , Female Protagonist , Isekai , Work , Age Regression , Economics , Class Struggle , Family Life , Primarily Child Cast , Educational , Magic , Adoption , Time Skip , Historical , Chibi , Shoujo , Achromatic , Makeup , Archery
My Happy Marriage

Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon

Also known as My Happy Marriage.

Studio: Kinema Citrus , KADOKAWA , Square Enix , Bandai Namco Music Live , Toy's Factory
Status: Finished
Genres: Drama , Romance , Supernatural

Despite being born into a noble family, Miyo lost her birth mother at a young age and grew up being abused by her stepmother, stepsister, and father.

When she finally receives news that she's to be married off, she finds out that her husband-to-be is Kiyoka, a soldier with a reputation for being cruel and heartless. In fact, he's had numerous previous fiancées who have all fled his household; none lasting even a mere three days.

Resigned to the fact that her family had abandoned her, Miyo knocks on the gate of the Kudou household to find herself greeted by a beautiful man with pale skin. Despite the poor treatment she receives from her husband-to-be during their first meeting, Miyo is unable to return to her old home and spends her time cooking and doing chores. However, as the days pass, Miyo and Kiyoka being to slowly open their hearts to each other...

Tags: Marriage , Female Protagonist , Heterosexual , Historical , Bullying , Kuudere , Arranged Marriage , Super Power , Shoujo , Rehabilitation , Politics , Royal Affairs , Primarily Adult Cast , Military , Age Gap , Fairy Tale , Coming of Age , Clone , Guns , Makeup
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

Sousou no Frieren

Also known as Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End.

Studio: Toho , MADHOUSE , Shogakukan , Nippon Television Network , Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions , Aniplex , Dentsu
Status: Finished
Genres: Adventure , Drama , Fantasy

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about. Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. But Frieren will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to understand what life means to the people around her? Decades after their victory, the funeral of one her friends confronts Frieren with her own near immortality. Frieren sets out to fulfill the last wishes of her comrades and finds herself beginning a new adventure…

Tags: Travel , Magic , Elf , Female Protagonist , Philosophy , Time Skip , Coming of Age , Kuudere , Iyashikei , Demons , Adoption , Tragedy , Rural , Dungeon , Shounen , Episodic , Heterosexual , Dragons , Religion , Clone
The Story of Saiunkoku

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Also known as The Story of Saiunkoku.

Studio: MADHOUSE , NHK , Sogo Vision
Status: Finished
Genres: Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Fantasy , Romance

Saiunkoku is a world of eight provinces or houses, each named after a different colour. The new Emperor, Shi Ryuuki, has gained a reputation for being uninterested in courtly matters and for flaunting his love for men. Shuurei, although born of the important Kou family, has difficulty making ends meet. She easily accepts an invitation to be the Emperor's concubine in order to turn him into a good ruler. The mysterious Seiran, a young man who was adopted by her father, goes with her as Ryuuki's bodyguard. Entering the imperial palace revives Shuurei's dream of being a court official, and, together with the many companions she meets along the way, continues moving bravely forward while trying to fend off the Emperor's advances.

Tags: Female Protagonist , Politics , Historical , Shoujo , Foreign , Coming of Age , Ensemble Cast , Philosophy , Work , Mythology , Urban , Royal Affairs , Unrequited Love , Swordplay , Bullying , Family Life , Assassins , Primarily Adult Cast , Travel , Ghost , Primarily Male Cast , War , Bisexual , Heterosexual , Crime , Dissociative Identities , Marriage , Found Family , Male Harem
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu

Also known as The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent.

Studio: diomedéa , Bit Grooove Promotion , Lantis , KADOKAWA , Imagica Lab.
Status: Finished
Genres: Fantasy , Romance , Slice of Life

Why would an overworked woman want to be summoned to a magical new world? To live her ideal life of leisure, of course! For Sei, it’s truly a dream: studying spells and perfecting potions at the institute while helping people with their problems. But keeping a low profile is proving to be difficult as her magical power becomes omnipotent. Can Sei hide away in this fantasy forever? She hopes so!

Tags: Female Protagonist , Isekai , Magic , Shoujo , Iyashikei , Primarily Adult Cast , Medicine , Heterosexual , Male Harem , Horticulture , Politics , Alchemy


Also known as Hyouka.

Studio: Kyoto Animation , Lantis , Kadokawa Shoten , KLOCKWORX , , Animation Do
Status: Finished
Genres: Mystery , Romance , Slice of Life

Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classic Literature Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. Begrudgingly, Oreki is dragged into an investigation concerning the 45-year-old mystery that surrounds the club room.

Accompanied by his fellow club members, the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube, the stern but benign Mayaka Ibara, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki must combat deadlines and lack of information with resourcefulness and hidden talent, in order to not only find the truth buried beneath the dust of works created years before them, but of other side cases as well.

Based on the award-winning Koten-bu light novel series, and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto of Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu, Hyouka shows that normal life can be full of small mysteries, be it family history, a student film, or even the withered flowers that make up a ghost story.

Tags: School Club , Detective , School , Primarily Teen Cast , Male Protagonist , Philosophy , Coming of Age , Episodic , Classic Literature , Heterosexual , Rural , Otaku Culture , Politics , Shrine Maiden , Cosplay , Bullying
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent II

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu Season 2

Also known as The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent II.

Studio: diomedéa , KADOKAWA , Bandai Namco Music Live , NTT Docomo , AT-X , Movic
Status: Finished
Genres: Fantasy , Romance , Slice of Life

The second season of Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou desu.

Sei, an office worker in her twenties, was suddenly summoned to another world as a "Saint". Taking advantage of her natural love of plants, she started working at a medicinal plant research institute. In addition, Sei's evaluation explodes when she activates a tremendously powerful purification magic in monster subjugation! Being officially recognized as a "saint", she gains people's respect as the savior of the Kingdom of Saluntania. Those who watch over and support her are Johann and Jude from the research institute, Yuri from the Imperial Court Mage Division, and Albert Hawke, the "Ice Knight" who is attracted to each other but is still less than a lover. Even after becoming the most important person in the kingdom, Sei remains obsessed with research, but her relationship with Albert gradually deepens, and there is a new development in their love story!?

[Source: Official Website]

Tags: Female Protagonist , Isekai , Shoujo , Heterosexual , Primarily Adult Cast , Iyashikei , Magic , Medicine , Politics , Dragons , Marriage


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