If you want to know where to watch the Parallel World Pharmacy anime series online, we can help.
There are several options for streaming this series, but they aren’t all alike.
Note: If you are looking for Drug Store in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist, that’s a completely different series. So, which series is Parallel World Pharmacy?
About Parallel World Pharmacy
Parallel World Pharmacy is a unique and clever isekai series. Unlike a lot of isekai, the series doesn’t feature adventurers in an RPG world.
Kanji Yakutani was a medical researcher in his former life. Reborn with the appropriate name Pharma de Medicis, he uses a mixture of medical science and isekai magic to replace medieval quackery with modern, affordable, and effective care. Appropriately for a post-COVID world, the series also features a pandemic story arc.
Liz Takayama created the Parallel World Pharmacy light novel series in 2015. It was first published at Shosetsuka ni Naro, before Media Factory acquired it.
A manga adaptation started in 2016. The first season of the anime aired in 2022. So far, we don’t know if there will be a season 2.
List of Places to Watch Parallel World Pharmacy Anime Online
- Netflix Japan
- Amazon Prime Video, U.S.
- Muse Asia
Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.
Where to Watch Parallel World Pharmacy Anime Online
Crunchyroll holds the license to Parallel World Pharmacy for a huge chunk of the world. Naturally, the streaming service has a lot of international subtitled and dubbed language options.
Unfortunately, if you’re in Japan, you can’t watch Parallel World Pharmacy on Crunchyroll, because the series is geo-locked. However, a good VPN, such as NordVPN, can fix that.
Although Crunchyroll offers limited free viewing, the free option does not include Parallel World Pharmacy. All of the episodes require a premium subscription.
- A huge library of recent and classic anime
- Good subtitle and dubbing options
- Geo-locked in some areas (without a VPN)
Price: Free, limited viewing is possible. $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
Language options: Audio in Japanese, English, German, and Russian. Subtitles in English, German, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic.
Japanese anime fans can watch Parallel World Pharmacy at Netflix Japan. However, Netflix doesn’t provide any subtitles or dubbing.
If you’re not in Japan, you can still watch Netflix Japan if you have a good VPN. Here’s how:
How to Watch Parallel World Pharmacy on Netflix Anywhere in the World
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
- In the settings, choose Japan as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
- Search “Parallel World Pharmacy” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
- A lot of good content
- No translation
Price: Basic with ads, $6.99/ month. Basic: $9.99/ month. Standard: $15.49/ month. Premium: $19.99.
Language options: Japanese
Amazon Prime Video in the United States has two versions of Parallel World Pharmacy — Simuldub and Original Japanese Version.
Whichever version you get, you are purchasing episodes. You are not paying for a monthly streaming subscription. Depending upon how much anime you watch, the cost could add up.
- A decent supply of content
- Buying can be more expensive
- U.S. only
Price: SD episodes, $1.99. HD episodes, $2.99. SD season, $18.99; HD season, $23.99.
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles, or English dubbed
4. Muse Asia
If you’re in Singapore (or if you have a good VPN), Muse Asia has Parallel World Pharmacy on its YouTube channel.
You can find the playlist for the first season here. If you prefer to binge-watch the entire series, Muse Asia also has a version with all of the episodes lumped together on one YouTube video. Either way, the episodes are free, and the dialogue is in Japanese with English subtitles.
The Muse Asia YouTube channel is run by Muse Communication, a licensed anime distributor in Southeast Asia.
- A large library of recent anime
- YouTube can be awkward and janky
- Only available in Southeast Asia (or with a VPN)
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles
Abema offers Parallel World Pharmacy for free. You’ll need to be in Japan to watch the free episodes. Or, you can use a VPN instead.
The episodes include ads, but a good ad blocker should help. Although all of the episodes are available for free, you can get a paid subscription, which includes premium content, extra features, and eliminates ads. The subscription does require a Japanese form of payment.
The streaming service is designed for Japanese audiences, so the episodes have no English translation. The website’s search bar also functions better if you know the original Japanese title (Isekai Yakkyoku). However, once you figure it out, you can watch stuff which can be difficult to find outside of Japan, such as Crayon Shin-chan, Doraemon, or KochiKame.
- Library includes hard-to-find stuff
- No translation
- Japan only (unless you have a VPN)
Price: Free. Premium subscription, 960 yen/ month.
Language options: Japanese
Other Parallel World Pharmacy Options
Starting in August 2023, you can now buy Blu-ray discs of Parallel World Pharmacy: The Complete Season at Amazon. These are in Japanese and English.
I hope you enjoy Parallel World Pharmacy as much as I did.