If you’re a fan of the series Parallel World Pharmacy (Isekai Yakkyoku) , you might have already noticed that the series’ main protagonist, Falma de Medicis doesn’t cast a shadow.
But why doesn’t Falma have a shadow? Is he an evil spirit possessing a human body? Is he a monster? Curious?
Well, the answer to your question is simpler than you think.
Falma doesn’t have a shadow because he is no longer entirely human. He is the host of Panactheos, the God of Medicine. These are all evidenced by the Holy Mark on his right shoulder in the shape of a Lichtenberg figure, being able to cast spells without chanting, having a limitless amount of magical energy, and having no shadow.
Does Falma Regain His Shadow?
Ever since Ellen found out about him not casting a shadow, Falma has been bothered by the fact and has been trying his best to keep it a secret.
Falma gets a shadow with the help of a talisman that can suppress Divine Power. Salomon, the Chief Priest of the Church gives him the talisman to help conceal the fact that he doesn’t have a shadow which made Falma happier than getting the Medicine God’s wand.
Who is Falma de Medicis?
Falma de Medicis is the reincarnated body of Kanji Yakutani, a pharmacologist and researcher who died of a heart due to fatigue and overwork.
After losing his younger sister, Chiyu to an inoperable brain tumor, Kanji devoted his life to research and finding cures for incurable diseases.
He became an expert in his field and gained praise for his work worldwide. However, his passion and drive for his work led him to become a workaholic which eventually led to his demise, dying at the tender age of 31.
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But instead of the pearly gates, Kanji awoke in the body of Falma de Medicis. A boy who had been struck by lightning and was in a coma for an hour. After gaining his composure “Falma” soon realizes that he was reincarnated in a world where medical care was only accessible to those are wealthy. He later realizes that he has been granted a blessing by the God of Medicine, giving him miraculous and overpowered abilities for the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
Bearing his gifts to mind, the new Falma de Medicis vows to bring modern treatment to the medieval fantasy world.
Parallel World Pharmacy is a light novel series written by Liz Takayama who is a real-life pharmacist. The series was first serialized online in July 2015 on the user-generated publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro with illustration by keepout. Kadokawa Shoten‘s ComicWalker website serialized the manga adaptation since November 2016 with Sei Takano as the manga artist. The TV anime series adaptation by Diomedea premiered July 2022.
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