Apothecarius Argentum, Vol. 1

Apothecarius Argentum Vol The new CMX series Apothecarious Argentum puts a unique spin on the medieval fantasy genre Argentum was raised to be a poison tester for a royal family As he grew up he developed an unusual immunity

  • Title: Apothecarius Argentum, Vol. 1
  • Author: Tomomi Yamashita
  • ISBN: 9781401211813
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • The new CMX series Apothecarious Argentum puts a unique spin on the medieval fantasy genre Argentum was raised to be a poison tester for a royal family As he grew up, he developed an unusual immunity towards toxic substances and later became a master chemist with the ability to cure any illness Returning to the kingdom after a long absence, he is assigned to be PrincessThe new CMX series Apothecarious Argentum puts a unique spin on the medieval fantasy genre Argentum was raised to be a poison tester for a royal family As he grew up, he developed an unusual immunity towards toxic substances and later became a master chemist with the ability to cure any illness Returning to the kingdom after a long absence, he is assigned to be Princess Prima s bodyguard But any relationship that might develop between the two will have its limits Argentum s very touch has itself become poisonous.

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    1. Apothecarius Argentum made me think about the story for a long time after I finished reading the first book. It got to the point that I had to get the rest of the available volumes. In fact, it's the first shoujo manga I've collected in a long while (the last one was Lovely Complex). Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for storylines about star-crossed lovers, but I genuinely love the romantic conflict in this story. I find the characters more mature and intelligent than your average high-school sho [...]

    2. Read this many moons ago. Good series and held my interest but I think it got dropped so I quit it. May look for scanlations one of these days.

    3. Decent manga about the princess of a mythical Kingdom and her one time royal food taster, who is now the royal apothecary.Argent has been fed poison all his life, to make him into a food taster, which now means he is so soaked with poison, his very touch is death. He and the Princess become friends and are stuck in the middle of all the political intrigue going on around them.The set up of the 'never can be' romance between Argent and the Princess is so obvious and heavy handed, without being we [...]

    4. As with many manga series, it's hard to tell how good the overall story will be from just one volume. The characters were pleasant enough, although without much depth (again, maybe there's more to come in future volumes). The politics, government, and culture, though, stretched my suspension of disbelief to the snapping point. The king does his own espionage missions? The princess, who has survived multiple assassination attempts, can ride freely around town without guards? Slavery is legal, exc [...]

    5. I gave this one a try after my wife had finished reading it. I selected it from the library for her due to it having a pretty boy on the cover.For content this manga runs rather light. The story telling is rather choppy and very dull for the first half. Once the king steps on the scene things get a bit more interesting which saved it from getting a flat two stars. Unfortunately the art isn't that great. The cover is good but it is just downhill from there. You'll see a lot of recycled character [...]

    6. Random selection from the library. Low brain power required. Interesting topic. The princess character design is really pretty. When I finished reading this volume, I asked my husband to find out if it was ever turned into an anime. Unfortunately, it wasn't. Bummer!A bit hard to follow the time line as there were a number of flashbacks interspersed randomly throughout the story. Still a quick and entertaining read.

    7. I like this series thus far where there are usually notes in the back explaining the translation/Japanese/Japanese culture, here there are notes about digitalis and ephedra. I have to like a manga about medicine and plants, and though this is a little silly and far-fetched, no one has written one about Nicholas Culpepper yet.

    8. A promising new series about a food tester-turned-apothecary who has been fed poison ever since he was a child. After being released by the princess when young, Argent returns years later to save her life and practice healing the poor--if only he can overcome his past as an assassin, if only the king will let him.

    9. A very nice spin on the medieval court life. There is a nice and refreshing change of pace with the cold and cunning King, the "Rogue-like" apothecary and the willful and strong princess who is pretty sly herself.

    10. Sounded promising, but skates on the edge in later volumes--in that it states that prostitution is a boon to mankind. Not impressed.

    11. This is one of my all-time favorite series. Argent is such a sweetie. :) All the apothecary herbs and cures are fascinating.

    12. Fun read, but the cast of characters was not very diverse. Enjoyable if you are reading purely for plot though!

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