Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

Fans of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto criticize Maomao

A sharp girl, just like her work, poisonous, from Kusuriya no Hitorigoto (The Apothecary Diaries), the girl who fears nothing (only Jinshi), Maomao, the apothecary of the inner palace always with an impassive attitude. A really outstanding character, although not everyone thinks this, since in Japan a thread has been opened exclaiming loudly: “Maomao is a disgusting character”, very delicate words, but, will this be true?

Maomao of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto is hated in Japanese forums

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In recent updates of Japanese forums, the character of Maomao, protagonist of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto, has been put on the table. A small, but really imposing woman, who despite having no attributes like the others, has a unique charm… this is not what they offered in the forum, where the participants of this forum emphasize how repulsive they find this poisonous flower.

Comments in the thread express discomfort about the character, “I feel that Maomao has everything that a woman should not have”, “The character is a projection of the otaku woman”, “It is a set of otaku woman with Chuunibyou”. They conclude that the character is not very attractive, but this may be due to the target audience, they make as added comparisons to other anime characters.

The amount of people who dedicate these words about Maomao are Men, with girls being more supportive of the character in this forum. Everyone may feel a bit discouraged, but let’s remember that this little apothecary, protagonist of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto, is one of the most beloved characters in anime, so much so, that together with Sousou no Frieren have had a positive impact on the industry, something that we have documented in this note on our page.

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Looking at these comments, the direction the forum is taking, we completely understand that many guys think of this character as someone weak and without charms, since, first of all, the Kusuriya no Hitorigoto series has a demographic targeted for women, so she can be seen differently by guys… Maybe because she is not a heroine of an ecchi anime, we know that the character is a beautiful flower with many thorns, the charms of this one are seen in each of the episodes.

Now delving into Maomao’s character, this is an apothecary who, having a man as wise as her father in the field of plants and medicines, she was able to learn too much about it. It is not until she is kidnapped to be sold to the emperor’s inner palace that she becomes entangled in the emperor’s affairs, meeting Jinshi, a eunuch who is as sharp as a razor with his immeasurable beauty and charms that would make any woman fall. Now her goal is to adapt to this troubled world.

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