Rimi, a young princess with a passion for cooking, becomes one of the emperor’s many concubines. The envy-filled empire is full of danger, and Rimi must rely on her love of cooking, her natural cheerfulness, and the help of a kind scholar to survive.
Maomao lives happily with her apothecary father—until she’s kidnapped and sold into service in the palace. Can she find a quiet life, or will her powers of deduction and insatiable curiosity bring her ever more adventures, and ever more dangers?
Nestled in Kyoto’s Teramachi-Sanjo shopping arcade is the antique shop Kura, where high school girl Aoi has a part-time job. With the manager’s son, Kiyotaka—the “Holmes of Kyoto”—she helps solve various strange cases brought to them by clients.
The lives of the Cultural Research Club members are turned upside-down when they suddenly and inexplicably start swapping bodies with each other. Boundaries are crossed, and dark secrets come to light that threaten to destroy their friendship.