The medical isekai anime is adapted from the light novel series written by Liz Takayama and illustrated by keepout.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 11, 2022 at 20:03 PHT
The first promotional video is out for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Liz Takayama and keepout's light novel series Isekai Yakkyoku (Japanese: 異世界薬局, Literal English: Alternate/Parallel World Pharmacy).
The anime is scheduled to air within 2022 and is produced by studio Diomedéa.
The first PV features protagonist Pharma de Medicis (CV: Aki Toyosaki). In his former life, he was a Japanese pharmacologist and researcher named Yakutani Kanji who died from overwork. He is reincarnated as Pharma in a parallel world resembling medieval Europe.
As Pharma, his body serves as the host to the guardian deity of medicine; thus granting him superior healing abilities.
Isekai Yakkyoku is a Japanese light novel series written by Liz Takayama and illustrated by keepout. It began serialization online in July 2015 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by Media Factory, who have published eight volumes since January 2016 under their MF Books imprint.
A manga adaptation with art by Sei Takano has been serialized online via Kadokawa Shoten's ComicWalker website since November 2016.
Original: Liz Takayama ("Isekai Yakkyoku" by MF Books / KADOKAWA)
Director: Keizo Kusakawa
Series composition / Screenplay: Wataru Watari
Character design: Mayuko Matsumoto
Animation production: Diomedéa
After losing his little sister to an incurable disease, world-famous medical researcher Kanji Yakutani gave it his all to cure patients by dedicating his life to inventing new medicines. After working himself to death at the age of 31, the former pharmacist wakes up as a 10-year-old child whose body has been struck by lightning. He discovers that he has been reincarnated into a medieval world as Falma, a child of the respected De Médicis family.
In a world where divine arts—magic granted through blessings from guardian deities—exist, Falma realizes that his body is host to the guardian deity of medicine. The boy has been granted the mythical divine arts of creation and reduction as well as the ability to instantly diagnose illnesses in people's bodies.
He soon discovers the terrible state of medicine in this world: only nobles are able to afford medical care, which is ineffective at best and detrimental at worst. Using modern knowledge and his divine powers, Falma gradually makes a name for himself as a pharmacist despite his young age, even earning the recognition of the imperial court. When he finally acquires a proper pharmacy of his own, he sets out to pursue his goal of improving healthcare in the San Fleuve Empire and making it accessible to all. (from MyAnimeList)
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.