A young pharmacologist and researcher in Japan died from overworking, and was reincarnated in a Medieval Parallel Europe.
He was reincarnated as a 10-year-old apprentice to a famous Royal Court pharmacist, had attained an inhuman skills of ability to see through disease, material creation, and material destruction.
In a society in which dubious medical practice are rampant, price gouging thru the monopoly of the pharmacist guild, and good medicine aren't available to the commoners.
He was recognized by the Emperor at that time and opened a Pharmacy at the corner of the town.
He will wipe out the fraud that has swept the world, and deliver to the commoners a truly effective medicine that was developed using present day pharmacology.
Thus the boy pharmacist will cheat by using his previous knowledge to create innovative medicines while helping the people of the parallel world, a story about living his new life to the fullest this time.
Isekai Yakkyoku includes examples of
- Ambiguously Human: Farma's body and soul are human, but because his connection to the God of Medicine he has magic beyond any human, lacks a shadow and is able to touch a staff that can't be touched by humans.
- As You Know: Most of the exposition regarding the world and the magical system is given in lectures by other characters to Farma. Makes sense considering that he is from another world and his family and acquitances think he suffers from amnesia.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The San Fleuve Empire chooses its emperors based on the strenght of their Magical Arts. The current Empress is an extremely powerful fire user from a partial holy crest on her body and she asked Farma to challenge her to a duel for the throne when he is older (he obviously refused).
- Blind Without 'Em: Ellen can't see anything without her glasses. It's made worse by her habit of dropping them when she gets caught off guard.
- Brought Down to Normal: The Church does this either to noble newborns without a patron deity or to criminals who abuse their Magical Art.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The fight between Farma and the seven inquisitors only lasted as much as it did because Farma was holding himself back while trying to talk things out with them the entire time.
- Demonic Possession: There are demons who posses people in this world, though some of the cases, such as Lady Melody's, are actually regular mental illnesess.
- The Dreaded: Farma and his little sister Blanche are terrified of their older brother Palle, who tends to go overboard with his brand of "tough love", especially when training them.
- Dude Where Is My Respect: Subverted. Most of the time Farma doesn't care people look down on him. He knows that even if he is a respected pharmacist from modern day Japan he looks like a ten years old, so it's normal they are skeptical.
- Elemental Powers: Magic users have affinity for an especific element. Said element can be in positive form (create it) or negative (negate it). Negative type are rare. There are also non-elementals, an affiliation believed to be restricted to deities. Farma is a positive and negative non-elemental.
- Fantasy Pantheon: Every person has a patron deity alongside with their elemental affinity. The gods mentioned so far are the elemental ones, the god of blacksmiths and the god of medicine
- Gratuitous French: The spells are all in french.
- Hidden Depths: Though Bruno's methods lack in some areas, he is a much better Aphotecary than Farma gives him credit for initially. Farma himself ends acknowledging and coming to respect his father's talent.
- Lotte is a really good artist in spite of not having any formal instruction. The quality of her work impresses the Empress, who names Lotte Court Painter.
- The High Queen: Empress Elizabeth II is a force to be reckoned, both by her extremely powerful magic and her strengh of character.
- Hot-Blooded: The Empress is this trope in spades, which is appropiate considering her magic. Palle, on the other hand, is this in spite of his.
- Ill Girl: Farma's patients, naturally. Most of them don't remain this way for long, though.
- Incurable Cough of Death: The White Death a.k.a tuberculosis. The Empress and Bruno suffered from this before Farma finds a cure.
- King Incognito: Old man Jean, the elderly man who hangs around the pharmacy only for water and cough drops is actually a powerful Almiral of the Empire.
- Littlest Cancer Patient: The japanese pharmacologist's late sister in the manga.
- Locked Out of the Loop: While Palle sees how truly skilled Falma is when he needs treatment for his leukemia, he remains ignorant of his brother's biggest accomplishments and status as a god.
- Man in White: Farma and the Otherworld Pharmacy staff. Farma states that after a lifetime of wearing labcoats at job he feels more confortable in white clothes.
- Noodle Incident: Ellen got caught at some point insulting the Empress.
- Older Than They Look: Farma is a 31 years old man in a 10 years old body. While his soul was apparently fused with the real Farma's, the latter only ever manifests as flash of memories of his previous skills, it's not clear if he is even around anymore.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Bruno, Ellen and Palle are legitimately talented magic users and pharmacists, Farma is just in a different league.
- The Power of Creation: Farma can create any element he knows the composition of with his left hand and erase it with his right hand.
- Power Tattoo: Having a holy crest is proof the person has been touched by a god and blessed with their power. If the crest is complete the person becomes the god's vessel. Farma has two complete ones on his upper arms and the Empress has a incomplete one on her leg.
- Reality Ensues: Farma is a prodigy when it comes to medicine even without his Divine Art, but he has to rely on other people in other aspects of bussiness such as economy, burocracy and politics.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The Empress and High Priest Salomon.
- Reincarnation: The japanese pharmacist reincarnates in Farma after both of them die. According to the first novel prologue, their souls have been fused, although the original Farma's soul has been dormant so far.
- Religious Bruiser: Palle is a musclehead who takes great pride in his strenght and also a very devote man who goes to the temple every day. His inminent death may have something to do with it.
- Required Secondary Powers: Farma can only use Creation and Destruction if he knows the composition of whatever material he is trying to create/erase. The Diagnostic Eye would also be useless if he didn't know the many illnesses and treatments, as he has to list every possibility for the eye to show him the correct ones.
- Running Gag: Farma inventing something new and forgetting to tell the Empress, made more hilarious because it's a Berserk Button for her.
- Secretly Dying: A downplayed example but Bruno got tuberculosis from the Empress. It was the earliest stage so it was easily fixed.
- Palle is revealed to be dying from leukemia.
- Secret Keeper: While nobody knows about Falma's reincarnation, Bruno, Ellen, Salomon and the Empress know about his Medicine God powers.
- Too Dumb to Live: The Aphotecary Guild's stubborn denial of Falma's skills takes a lethal turn when they catch the Black Plague after it spreads all over the empire. They refuse to be treated with his medicine with predictable results. Thankfully, their families were smarter and accepted Falma's treatment.
- Vitriolic Best Friends: Ellen and Palle bicker all the time but they've been friends for years and Ellen is devastated when she learns Palle is dying of leukemia.
- Warrior Monk: The inquisitors fight demons as part of their duty so they are this out of need.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Who names their kids Palle (pill) and Falma (pharma)? Blanche was the only lucky enough to get a more normal name
- Workaholic: Falma acknowledges this as his Fatal Flaw, especially because it killed him in his past life. He is now trying to break the habit but it's not being easy for him.