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Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist
Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life, Isekai ni Tsukurō Drugstore light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
First light novel volume cover (Brave Novel edition)
チート薬師のスローライフ ~異世界に作ろうドラッグストア~
(Chīto Kusushi no Surō Raifu: Isekai ni Tsukurō Doraggusutoa)
GenreFantasy, isekai, slice of life[1][2]
Novel series
Written byKennoji
Published byShōsetsuka ni Narō
Original run20162020
Light novel
Written byKennoji
Illustrated by
  • Shōji Nigō (Red Rising Books)
  • Matsuuni (Brave Novel)[1]
Published by
  • Linda Publishers (2017)
  • Hifumi Shobō (2018–present)
English publisher
Seven Seas Entertainment (Brave Novel edition)
Imprint
  • Red Rising Books (2017)
  • Brave Novel (2018–present)
DemographicMale
Original runFebruary 23, 2017 – present
Volumes
  • 2 (Red Rising Books)
  • 7 (Brave Novel)
(List of volumes)
Manga
Written byKennoji
Illustrated byEri Haruno[2]
Published byTakeshobo
English publisher
Seven Seas Entertainment
MagazineWeb Comic Gamma Plus
DemographicSeinen
Original runDecember 2018 – present
Volumes7 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byMasafumi Satō
Written byHiroko Kanasugi
Music byTomoki Kikuya
StudioEMT Squared
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, AT-X
Original run July 7, 2021 September 22, 2021
Episodes12 (List of episodes)

Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist (チート薬師のスローライフ ~異世界に作ろうドラッグストア~, Chīto Kusushi no Surō Raifu: Isekai ni Tsukurō Doraggusutoa) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kennoji. It was serialized online between 2016 and 2020 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was acquired by Linda Publishers, who have originally published two volumes with illustrations by Shōji Nigō between February and June 2017 under their Red Rising Books imprint, before going bankrupt. Hifumi Shobō later reacquired the series, who have published seven volumes with illustrations by Matsuuni since April 2018 under their Brave Novel imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Eri Haruno has been serialized online via Takeshobo's Web Comic Gamma Plus website since December 2018. Both the light novel and manga are licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by EMT Squared aired from July to September 2021.

Characters[edit]

Reiji Kirio (桐尾礼治, Kirio Reiji)
Voiced by: Jun Fukushima[3]
Previously a 24-year old office worker, he was transported to another world and becomes the manager of a drugstore to put his medicinal alchemist skills to use.
Noela (ノエラ, Noera)
Voiced by: Risae Matsuda[3]
A child-like werewolf who lives with Reiji. She usually takes on a human form. She treats Reiji as her Master after he healed her.[4]
Mina (ミナ, Mina)
Voiced by: Akane Kumada[3]
The ghost who resides in the house where Kirio Drugstore is now open, haunting the house a century after her death, as she died young because of her sickness. She now can go out due to a brooch given to her. Her house was also seen with clothing materials in the cellar, revealing that her mother used to sew clothes when they were alive.
Elaine (エレイン, Erein)
Voiced by: Satsumi Matsuda[3]
Daughter of the town Lord and Lady Flam. She has a superiority complex and an interest in Reiji. Called Makimaki (Twirls) by Noela.
Annabel (アナベル, Anaberu)
Voiced by: Mariko Higashiuchi[3]
Leader of the Red Cat Brigade, a mercenary group that was hired to defend the town.
Gro Ejiru (ガロウ・エジル, Ejiru)
Voiced by: Fumiko Uchimura[3]
The Demon Lord on the world Reiji transported to. Fell in love with Noela, who rejected his advances. Became a part-time drugstore employee to learn Reiji's craft.
Vivi
A Spirit living in the lake where Mina loved to go when she was living. Easily melts when too hot, so she needs the cooling gel Reiji made. She became a part-timer in the drugstore.
Micott
Regular customer of the drugstore.
Zeral Alonzo
One of the rich nobles of the town. Reiji helped him calm the nerves of his yandere girlfriend. Gives a patch of his land for Reiji to plant his medicinal plants.
Feris
Zeral's girlfriend. A worrywart and a yandere, she usually snaps whenever Zeral had contact with women.
Kururu
An Elf man. He was seen as events host. A definite homosexual, he has interest on Reiji. Brother of Ririka.
Ririka
Kururu's little sister. She approached Reiji to help her win an archery contest with a beast lure and short bow. She fell in love with Reiji.
Doz and Moz
Red Cat Brigade members.
Paula
The town's blacksmith. She goes to Reiji's drugstore both for his medicines and to occasionally eat there.

Belial (ビリアル, Beriaru)

The personal assistant to Ejiru. He goes off to find Ejiru after Ejiru got a part-time job at the drugstore.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

The series was written by Kennoji and serialized online between 2016 and 2020 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was later acquired by Linda Publishers, who have originally published two volumes with illustrations by Shōji Nigō between February and June 2017 under their Red Rising Books imprint, before going bankrupt. Hifumi Shobō later reacquired the series, who have published seven volumes with illustrations by Matsuuni since April 2018 under their Brave Novel imprint. The Brave Novel edition of light novel series is licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.[5]

Red Rising Books[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 February 23, 2017[6]978-4-8030-1005-3
2 June 23, 2017[7]978-4-8030-1059-6

Brave Novel[edit]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 April 28, 2018[8]978-4-89199-492-1May 11, 2021 (print)[9]
March 4, 2021 (digital)
978-1-64827-414-5
2 November 28, 2018[10]978-4-89199-534-8August 10, 2021 (print)[11]
July 1, 2021 (digital)
978-1-64827-430-5
3 June 28, 2019[12]978-4-89199-567-6November 23, 2021 (print)[13]
October 21, 2021 (digital)
978-1-64827-448-0
4 May 28, 2020[14]978-4-89199-628-4January 18, 2022 (print)[15]
December 2, 2021 (digital)
978-1-64827-648-4
5 February 25, 2021[16]978-4-89199-688-8May 3, 2022 (print)[17]978-1-63858-229-8
6 June 30, 2021[18]978-4-89199-718-2December 13, 2022 (print)[19]978-1-63858-644-9
7 October 25, 2021[20]978-4-89199-760-1

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation with art by Eri Haruno has been serialized online via Takeshobo's Web Comic Gamma Plus website since December 2018 and has been collected in seven tankōbon volumes. The manga series is also licensed in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment.[5]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 June 28, 2019[21]978-4-8019-6665-9March 30, 2021[22]978-1-64827-070-3
2 January 28, 2020[23]978-4-8019-6839-4June 22, 2021[24]978-1-64827-225-7
3 May 28, 2020[25]978-4-8019-6949-0November 16, 2021[26]978-1-64827-475-6
4 November 26, 2020[27]978-4-8019-7136-3March 1, 2022[28]978-1-63858-563-3
5 June 24, 2021[29]978-4-8019-7345-9June 28, 2022[30]978-1-63858-317-2
6 September 24, 2021[31]978-4-8019-7430-2January 10, 2023[32]978-1-63858-889-4
7 April 27, 2022[33]978-4-8019-7610-8

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation was announced by Hifumi Shobō at Comiket 97 on December 28, 2019,[34] later revealed to be a television series on May 25, 2020.[35] The series is animated by EMT Squared and directed by Masafumi Satō, with Hiroko Kanasugi overseeing the series' scripts, Etsuko Sumimoto designing the characters, and Tomoki Kikuya composing the series' music. Muse Communication licensed the series in South and Southeast Asia.[36] It aired from July 7 to September 22, 2021 on Tokyo MX, BS11, and AT-X.[37][3] Akane Kumada performed the series' opening theme song "Kokoro Hayaru", while Jun Fukushima, Risae Matsuda, and Kumada performed the series' ending theme song "Mainichi Kashimashi Pharmacy".[38] Crunchyroll licensed the series outside of Asia.[39]

Episode list[edit]

No.Title [40][41]Directed by [a]Written by [a]Storyboarded by [a]Original air date [42]
1"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Super (Energy) Potion"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Mōretsu (Enajī) Pōshon" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① 猛烈(エナジー)ポーション)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Landenflower Tea"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Randenfurawā Cha" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② ランデンフラワー茶)
"Today's Prescription: Part 3 Botanical Deodorant"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono San Botanikaru Shōshū-eki" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その③ ボタニカル消臭液)
Masafumi SatōHiroko KanasugiMasafumi SatōJuly 7, 2021 (2021-07-07)

"Super (Energy) Potion": Reiji Kirio, a Japanese salaryman, is transported to a different world where he opens a drug store in Kalta village to make and sell potions with werewolf girl Noela as store mascot, and ghost girl Mina Fleuret as shop assistant and housekeeper. Reiji creates a potion that cures exhaustion and is delicious, compared to most potions which are foul. Mr. Alf asks to stock the potion in his store, spreading word about the potion so both stores make huge profits.

"Landenflower Tea": Reiji becomes involved in an argument between Zeral and his girlfriend Feris. Zeral explains Feris struggles to sleep and can be violently jealous, a borderline yandere and a worrywart. Reiji creates a medicinal drink called Landenflower Tea that reduces anxiety and aids sleep, since sleep deprivation causes mood swings. With Feris back to normal Zeral pays Reiji an exorbitant fee, revealing he is actually a rich, carefree noble. Reiji, a former downtrodden salaryman, becomes emotionally unstable at nobles throwing their money around, and the sweetness of the couple, forcing Mina to treat him with the tea as well.

"Botanical Deodorant": Noela finds an Utsubo flower which creates a stink detectable only to monsters, so Reiji brews a potion from flowers to neutralise the stink, accidentally inventing deodorant which is hugely popular with his customers.
2"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Dishwashing Detergent Scrubba-dub-dub"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Shokkiyō Senzai Kyu Kyu Kyu no Kyu" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① 食器用洗剤キュキュキュのキュッ)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Beast-Be-Gone"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Majū Konāi" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② 魔獣コナーイ)
"Today's Prescription: Part 3 Capshin Fluid"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono San Kapushin-eki" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その③ カプシン液)
Natsumi HigashidaHiroko KanasugiEn KattōJuly 14, 2021 (2021-07-14)

"Dishwashing Detergent Scrubba-dub-dub": Reiji creates detergent to make cleaning easier for Mina. Doz and Moz, Red Cat mercenaries who protect the town, beg Reiji to sell his energy potions for a discount as their Captain Annabelle requires five a day due to how hard she works. Reiji agrees to provide them for free if they help advertise his detergent to the townspeople. Annabelle agrees after seeing how easily the detergent washes dishes and also insists on collecting her potions herself.

"Beast-Be-Gone": The forest begins running out of herbs so Reiji decides to grow them in fields loaned to him by Zeral, the Alonzo field. Unfortunately, pests have begun damaging crops so Reiji creates a beast repellent from the Utsubo flowers that repels the pests but is undetectable to humans. The repellant is an instant hit with farmers but Noela refuses to be around Reiji unless he has bathed first, due to her heightened sense of smell.

"Capshin Fluid": Annabelle reveals bandits have appeared recently and she needs extra potions for her injured soldiers. Reiji creates a potion from alcohol and Capshin Peppers which, when sprayed in the bandits faces causes unbearable pain in the eyes and nose. Shortly later, the bandits leave the area forever. Elsewhere, Reiji’s energy potion comes to the attention of someone powerful, the Demon Lord.
3"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Beautiful Belle's Beautiful Skin Gel"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Bihada Jeru Beppin-san" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① 美肌ジェルべっぴんさん)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Charm Fragrance"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Chāmu Fureguransu" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② チャームフレグランス)
"Today's Prescription: Part 3 Sweetheart Cooling Gel"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono San Reikyaku Jeru Hiyakkoi" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その③ 冷却ジェル 冷やっ恋)
Hisashi IshiiHiroko KanasugiHisashi IshiiJuly 21, 2021 (2021-07-21)

"Beautiful Belle's Beautiful Skin Gel": Reiji is asked by Lady Flam to create a rejuvenating potion as she can no longer stand her husband’s noble friends gossiping about how old she looks so Reiji creates moisturising face cream from fruits. With her skin looking much healthier Lady Flam is able to silence the bullying nobles so she sends Reiji expensive cookies in addition to his fee, causing Mina to think Lady Flam and Reiji are having an affair, thinking the gel as a gift to her.

"Charm Fragrance": Elaine, Lady Flam’s daughter, requests Reiji make a love potion to make Lord Lards, on whom she has a crush, fall in love with her. Reiji instead makes her a Charm Fragrance from flowers. Elaine, having become enamoured of Reiji’s talent and frank manner of speaking, develops a crush on him and announces she will spend two days working at the shop where she surprisingly becomes friends with Noela, despite their disagreements and Elaine's superiority complex.

"Sweetheart Cooling Gel": During hot weather Elaine’s father, Lord Valgas, asks Reiji to create a potion that will bring winter. Despite his irritation at the assumption he uses magic instead of medicine, Reiji creates Sweetheart Cooling Gel which evaporates quickly and rapidly cools the body when applied to skin, though the girls use too much and begin freezing despite the hot weather.
4"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Rokushou Sauce"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Rokushō no Sōsu" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① ロクショウのソース)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Emotional Drive"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Emōshonaru Doraibu" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② エモーショナル・ドライブ)
Seo Hye-JinSaeka FujimotoSeo Hye-JinJuly 28, 2021 (2021-07-28)

"Rokushou Sauce":Reiji treats a sick squirrel, causing the squirrel to bring nuts to the store in gratitude. Reiji overhears waitress Rena and her father arguing with a noble named Fernando who wants to buy their tavern Rabbit Tavern to stop them competing with his restaurant. They realise the nuts are Rokushou nuts, a high quality ingredient that is difficult to find and to cook but results in a sauce suitable for royalty. Reiji uses his chemistry knowledge to recreate Rokushou Sauce according to the recipe. Fernando is furious the sauce is being served in a common tavern and demands Reiji sell him his entire stock, but Reiji refuses as he made the sauce for the tavern and Fernando is defeated.

"Emotional Drive":Feris visits and explains she wants a baby with Zeral, but recently they have been having less sex so she wants an aphrodisiac to increase Zeral’s desire. After speaking to Zeral and realising Zeral wants to marry Feris Reiji decides the aphrodisiac will probably be harmless, but Mina accidentally drinks it. While trying to evade Mina’s erotic demands Reiji can’t stop Noela giving the aphrodisiac to Annabelle. Reiji is able to give them both an antidote before anything drastic happens and eventually gives the aphrodisiac to Zeral, making Feris very happy.
5"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Come Here Beast Lure"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Yūinzai Majū Koi Koi" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① 誘引剤魔獣コイコイ)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Mother's Brooch"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Okāsan no Burōchi" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② お母さんのブローチ)
"Today's Prescription: Part 3 Stomach Acheless"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono San Hara Ita-yaku Hara Itaku Nain" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その③ 腹痛薬ハライタクナイン)
Masafumi SatōDaisuke WatanabeTetsuya YanagisawaAugust 4, 2021 (2021-08-04)

"Come Here Beast Lure":The Kalta hunting competition approaches. Ririka, an elf, wants to impress her brother Kururu who is the current champion, despite being a very poor archer. After giving her a potion to soothe her injured hands Reiji advises she use a short bow and brews a medicinal lure that attracts animals. Using this Ririka easily wins and beats Kururu’s record with 86 kills, again 19 of her brother's. Deciding to thank Reiji she rushes to his store but becomes jealous when she sees Noela and Mina and realises she has fallen in love with Reiji. Kururu later on goes to the store and personally thanks him, but there is a catch.

"Mother's Brooch":Mina is upset she cannot go outside and reappears in the living room if she tries. Reiji discovers a cellar under the living room with the help of the resident carpenter and finds a brooch that belonged to Mina’s mother. They discover Mina is actually tied to the brooch, not the store, so by keeping the brooch in her pocket she can finally go outside.

"Stomach Acheless":Noela gets a stomach ache eating nuts off the floor. Mina wonders if it has become habit to eat nuts since the squirrel keeps bringing them. Reiji brews medicine that makes food taste bitter so Noela stops eating food off the floor. Reiji later sells his medicine to shop owners to stop animals eating from their bins.
6"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Stuck-In-Place Super Glue"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Chōkyōryoku Setchakuzai Betopitan" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① 超強力接着剤ベトピタン)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Glossy Shine Polish"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Kenma-eki Tsurukirapika" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② 研磨液ツルキラピカ)
Yūji EndōNozomu ŌshimaMakoto MoriwakiAugust 11, 2021 (2021-08-11)

"Stuck-In-Place Super Glue":Noela breaks Mina’s kitchen knife. Paula, the tool seller, is exhausted as she has hundreds of items to repair. Her latest project is Annabelle’s broken gauntlets that resist all attempts at repair and she angrily wishes a liquid existed that could stick broken things together. Reiji invents Stuck-In-Place-Super-Glue which Paula uses to make repairs much faster. Unfortunately Noela gets glue on her hands and ends up stuck to Reiji. To avoid having to shower or sleep together Reiji invents Stuck-No-More-Releasing-Agent to melt the glue. Paula is able to go to bed on time and pays Reiji an exorbitant fee as thanks.

"Glossy Shine Polish":Paula complains that adventurers never buy anything from her shop. Reiji reveals her shop is so dark even her highest quality weapons look like rusty antiques. After cleaning her shop Reiji notices all Paula’s weapons and armour are dull and scratched, so he invents Glossy-Shine-Polish and Paula soon has all her merchandise gleaming and shiny. Unfortunately, adventurers do not often visit their village so she still doesn’t manage to sell anything. Elsewhere, it is revealed Demon King Ejil has become addicted to Reiji’s energy potion and when his servants are unable to bring him enough he decides to get more himself.
7"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Woof? Advent of the Demon King!"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Ru? Maō Kōrin!" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① る? 魔王降臨!)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Give It to Me Straight"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Honne Sutorēto" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② 本音ストレート)
Natsumi HigashidaNozomu ŌshimaNatsumi HigashidaAugust 18, 2021 (2021-08-18)

"Woof? Advent of the Demon King!":Ejil teleports to Reiji’s store and is outraged when Reiji expects payment. Ejil becomes smitten with Noela and offers Reiji half the planet, once he conquers it, in exchange for Noela and one potion but Reiji refuses. Ejil flees but returns with money extorted from villagers by claiming himself the Demon King. Reiji correctly guesses the villagers actually thought he was homeless. Reiji gives him one potion which Ejil tries to give to Noela, but she again rejects him as Reiji already gives her one potion a day. Humiliated, Ejil demands Reiji make him his apprentice and refuses to leave so Reiji agrees he can work as a weekend shop assistant.

"Give It to Me Straight":Ejil asks for a potion to read Noela’s thoughts and discover how she really feels about him. Reiji agrees in exchange for Ejil not destroying anything if Noela doesn’t like him. Reiji brews the potion Give-It-To-Me-Straight which broadcasts thoughts out loud. Ejil is disappointed Noela is totally indifferent about him, but remains determined to romance her. Mina accidentally drinks the potion, revealing her thoughts are dark and terrifying. Reiji decides never to sell the potion, afraid it would cause mass divorces throughout the country if drunk by married couples.
8"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Odorless Body Soap!"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Bodi Sōpu Musshu! (Mushū)" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① ボディソープ・ムッシュ!(無臭))
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Three-Minute Revive"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Surī Minittsu Sosei-yaku" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② 3min 蘇生薬)
Kazuo MiyakeHiroko KanasugiKazuo MiyakeAugust 25, 2021 (2021-08-25)

"Odorless Body Soap!":Lord Valgas is convinced Elaine is avoiding him and Reiji suspects it is puberty. Elaine reveals she doesn’t know why she dislikes her father. Reiji has a realisation and turns his deodorant into Odorless Body Soap for Valgas. After bathing and shaving his moustache Valgas attempts to speak to Elaine and eventually realises she does have a crush on Reiji and resented him for still treating her like a child. He promises to always support her and she forgives him. Valgas thanks Reiji but also reminds him he will never let Elaine marry him.

"Three-Minute Revive":Mina develops a fever and reveals she was always falling ill while alive but never got to thank her mother for taking care of her. Reiji sends Ejil to collect magical potion ingredients while he and Noela fetch Mina’s mother’s diary. Reiji explains the potion can summon Mina’s mother for three minutes. Mina uses the potion and summons the ghost of her mother’s emotions, revealing she resented Mina’s father for leaving her to care for Mina and was angry Mina was always sick but was sad when she died and regretted Mina never got to live a happy life. Mina is happy she got the chance to see her mother again and recovers from her fever.
9"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Big Catch Buddy"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Bakutsure-kun" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① 爆釣れ君)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Harriette Remover"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Ke Torīnu" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② 毛トリーヌ)
Natsumi HigashidaSaeka FujimotoHiroki ShimazuSeptember 1, 2021 (2021-09-01)

"Big Catch Buddy":Reiji takes everyone on a picnic to a lake but find it is no longer visited by humans as monsters now live nearby. Reiji uses his potion, Big Catch Buddy, to lure fish and catches Vivi, the spirit of the lake. She explains she took Reiji’s bait because humans used to offer food at her shrine but since monsters appeared no one comes anymore and she is starving. As she can eat fish Reiji teaches her fishing and Vivi is surprised Reiji considers her a friend. To stop her being lonely Reiji offers her a part time job at his shop. She refuses as she must stay cold in her lake to hold her human shape, so Reiji uses his Sweetheart Cooling Gel to keep her cold and let her leave the lake.

"Harriette Remover":Paula and Annabelle visit with a feminine problem. Reiji brews them Harriette Remover, a cream that dissolves unwanted hair. Unfortunately Noela plays with the cream and the tip of her tail becomes completely bald. As the cream also prevents new hair growing back Reiji is forced to brew Harriette Grower that returns her tail to normal. Noela finally learns her lesson about playing with new potions.
10"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Power Potion"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi Pawā Pōshon" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① パワーポーション)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 RK Gene Fluid"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Āru Kei no Idenshi-eki" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② RKの遺伝子液)
Seo Hye-JinDaisuke WatanabeKurio MiyauraSeptember 8, 2021 (2021-09-08)

"Power Potion":Vivi asks Reiji for a potion to make her stronger. A nearby Annabelle overhears and decides to put Vivi, Noela and Mina through soldier training with Noela even forcing Reiji to join in. As no one except Noela is fit enough to meet Annabelle’s standards Reiji alters his original energy potion and creates “Power Potion” which aids muscle recovery after exercise, making building muscles more efficient. Unfortunately when drunk by Mina and Noela it instantly increases their muscle size and gives them professional bodybuilder personalities, but only for about an hour.

"RK Gene Fluid":Ejil has made no progress romancing Noela and demands a potion to fix it. As no such potion exists Reiji wondes if he can at least help them get along as colleagues in the shop. Noela explains she has an instinctive dislike of Ejil’s scent but likes Reiji’s a lot so Reiji brews “RK Gene Fluid” based on his scent for Ejil to add to his food and alter his scent chemically. After a week Noela cannot tell between the scents of Reiji and Ejil and while they do start getting along better she still dislikes Ejil because of his perverted behaviour.
11"Today's Prescription: Part 1 Pass, No Fail"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ichi U Kāru" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その① ウ・カール)
"Today's Prescription: Part 2 Sun Sun Go Away Sunscreen Gel"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Sono Ni Hiyake Bōshi Jeru San San San" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 その② 日焼け防止ジェルSUN散々)
Atsushi NigorikawaHiroko KanasugiKurio MiyauraSeptember 15, 2021 (2021-09-15)

"Pass, No Fail":Reiji becomes annoyed everyone only visits at mealtimes knowing Mina will feed them for free. Paula stops visiting and begins studying to renew her merchant’s license. Since she must close her shop if she fails she begs Reiji for a potion to make studying easier. Reiji agrees and brews a “Prayer for Success” potion to give Paula a perfect memory for 24 hours. A week later Paula learns she passed her exam and tries to kiss Reiji as thanks, but a jealous Noela stops her. With her success everyone returns to manipulating free food from Mina.

"Sun Sun Go Away Sunscreen Gel":Vivi notices a skin blemish so Reiji decides to add sunscreen protection and moisturisers to the Sweetheart Cooling Gel, which Mina is sure would be popular with young ladies and would help with their food bill which has inexplicably become highly expensive. Reiji successfully makes “Sun Sun Go Away Sunscreen Gel” which protects against sunburn and makes the girls skin springy and bouncier which has a severe nosebleed effect on Ejil when he sees Noela’s newly moisturised skin. Word spreads quickly and every female customer Reiji has ever had buys his entire supply.
12"Today's Prescription: Let's Open a Drugstore in Another World!"
Transcription: "Honjitsu no Shohōsen Isekai ni Tsukurō! Doraggu Sutoa" (Japanese: 本日の処方箋 異世界に作ろう!ドラッグストア)
Masafumi SatōHiroko KanasugiMasafumi SatōSeptember 22, 2021 (2021-09-22)
"Let's Open a Drugstore in Another World!":Elaine invites everyone to a party. Reiji is uncomfortable as he never enjoyed parties with his co-workers in Japan. Doz is worried he cannot handle alcohol and doesn’t want to embarrass himself. Reiji creates Liver Buddy EX to temporarily prevent drunkenness and hangovers. Mina finds her old party dresses are disintegrating, so Reiji brews Dress Cleaner to restore damaged fabric. Ejil’s butler tries to locate Ejil. Reiji tries on his suit but the necktie reminds him of wearing ties to work. When the butler sees Reiji is capable of controlling Ejil he returns home. Reiji has a nap and dreams of how one moment he was a miserable salaryman, the next he woke up in the new world with the ability to create potions. He immediately treated an injured wolf who transformed into Noela. Waking, everyone travels to the party, except Ejil who missed the carriage. At the party Reiji realises his potions have made him popular among young noble ladies who compete for his attention. Zeral is caught flirting by Feris who tries to kill him. Ejil realises that due to being late the party gates are closed and he cannot get in. Reiji realises he actually enjoys parties while dancing with Noela and Mina.

Reception[edit]

Anime News Network's review of the first novel gave it a score of 3/5 stars, stating: "There is a lovely straightforward quality to the writing and the story that lets us know that Kennoji isn't winking and nudging towards any deeper plan, but it really is, on the whole, kind of boring. But it's a pleasant boring, and there's definitely something to be said for that."[43]

Rebecca Silverman of Anime News Network gave the first episode of the anime a score of 2/5 stars, criticizing it for omitting some details from the novel, but praised the visuals for Noela. She described the series as being "just okay, and mostly it reminds me that I wish it was Kennoji's other title, Hazure Skill, that got the anime series."[44]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Information is taken from the ending credits of each episode.

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