Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

Alt title: 30-sai made Doutei dato Mahou Tsukai ni Nareru Rashii

TV (12 eps)
4.026 out of 5 from 1,499 votes
Rank #894

Adachi, a thirty-year-old virgin, discovers he has the magical power to read the minds of people he touches. Unfortunately, the ability just makes him miserable since he doesn't know how to use it well! And to make matters worse, when he accidentally reads the mind of his very competent, handsome colleague, Adachi discovers the guy has a raging crush on none other than Adachi himself! 

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Gosh, it's so cute! It has such cute and sweet scenes along with funny moments. At first the unrenquinted love sort of fustrated me, but in the end it only made me root for the two main characters even more. They have such a sweet relationship with each other that it makes the anime really enjoyable to watch, it's really cheerful. Adachi is a more reserved person, yet he's able to read minds. And then there's Kurosawa who's extroverted and everyone has high respect for him. So when Adachi finds out Kurosawa likes him by reading his mind, it leads to a lot of really cute and funny moments. He hears another side of Kurosawa that isn't this perfect image that he tends to show to people. He hears Kurosawa's more chaotic, human, sort of thoughts, his ones of care, lust and freakouts. At first Adachi is surprised and doesn't know how to handle it, but eventually he comes to realize he loves for Kurosawa too. This is shown in such a sweet way, because Kurosawa is always trying to show that he cares for Adachi, and while Adachi isn't sure how to handle it, he still wants Kurosawa to know he cares for him too. They grow close, and eventually love each other. There's emotional moments where the two of them don't understand how they feel. Yet even though they don't always understand one another, they try to mend things and understand each other. The two of them have very different personalities and sometimes they misunderstand each other. But that just leads to them wanting to know more about one another, and expressing their care. I really like how the anime shows Adachi and Kurosawa's thoughts. As they're both trying to do their best and learning how to interact with one another. I think this is a well done romance anime. There's also a scene in episode seven, where Kurosawa is going around singing and dancing about how happy he is to be on a date with Adachi and how they're in love and it's really sweet and funny. I just figured I should mention that. The animation is pretty and I liked the sound, the opening and ending songs are both good. This was the first BL anime I've watched, and I've really liked it so far. My friend recommended this to me and I'm glad she did because I'm enjoying it. So I would recommend this!


Cherry Magic! is perhaps my favorite romance anime this season. I was hesitant to start this one at first because of the admittedly rather goofy title. The title itself is a bit misleadng. The protagonist does not become a wizard per se, as his only power is being a telepath. This is also not an erotic title as it's more of a romantic comedy with minimal drama, which gets resolved in a natural way without dragging out too much.   ~ Story ~ As the title bluntly puts, the protagonist, Kiyoshi Adachi, becomes a telepath after his 30th birthday due to being a virgin. Adachi's telepathy is more of a plot device but results in many hilarious and surprisingly romantic and heartwarming moments. Despite what the title suggests, the narrative never really puts down or degrades, nor does it glamorize Adachi's virginity or lack of experience. Back to the actual story, the romantic feelings (at least on Kurosawa's side) are shown effective immediately. When Adachi reads Kurosawa's mind, he quickly realizes the the more popular and sociable dude has a huge crush on him. While there are some genuinely strange thoughts going on in Kurosawa's mind, he never does anything to make Adachi uncomfortable and is entirely respectful of his boundaries.   The two of them begin seeing each other more often and become friends. The romantic progression feels rather well-paced as the two of them do get together before the end of the season. However, it's not rushed and they take it a bit slow as they're given time to communicate the misunderstandings and insecurities between them. The season hasn't actually ended yet, but I do hope this one receives a season two. It's a rather wholesome and light watch inbetween denser and heavier storylines. If you're a fan of romance where they don't get together too quick or at the very ending, then this one is worh a shot watching. ~ Animation & Sound ~  The animation had me wary at first which is likely because I'm not a huge fan of the artstyle. The animation isn't of poor quality per se but it's not my favorite either. However, that does seem to be the case for a lot of BL anime, at least the ones I've seen. Eeven so, I still find the anime worth watching regardless. From what I saw in the manga, the art looks good there and I plan on reading it too. 💙 The sound in this anime is rather good. The actual BGM isn't on YouTube or Spotify from what I've seen so I can't really comment on it. The OP and ED songs, particularly the latter, are rather catchy however in my opinion. I'm especially fond of the fact that the main leads' voice actors sung the song.  ~ Characters ~ The characters in this anime are the highlight of this series as they're both rather endearing and genuinely well-written characters. They're not super well-rounded, but they have their own nuances and complexities for a genre that's relatively light.  Adachi is plagued by insecurities which, even with his powers, gets in the way of his happiness sometimes. This can be frustrating, but I think it's realistic to his character. And a rather grounded portrayal of what it would like to read minds in a contemporary setting. For those reasons, I really appreciate Adachi's characterization.  Kurosawa is also a rather well-done love interest. Even though we can read his mind, there's still an air of mystery around him even though we already know he's down horrendously for Adachi. And, like his crush, he also secretly deals with insecurities of his own particularly regarding their relationship. While his love is passionate, he's rather considerate of Adachi in ways that are rather adorable.  The side couple, Masato Tsuge and Minato Wataya, are also pretty cute. They have a similar thing going on with the mind-reading thing. I saw some people saying that it felt redundant. But, personally, I think it's somewhat interesting to see a different take on that same idea. Especially because the way they met is rather different. And they don't take up an overabundant amount of screentime from the main pairing. I doubt I'll like them as much as Adachi x Kurosawa, but they're pretty cute. I like that they bond over a cat as a cat lover myself.  ~ Overall ~ This was my second BL anime although this one is significantly more lighthearted than Given was. Even so, I've really been enjoying these ones and will definitely be checking out the manga of Cherry Magic. I do hope this one gets a second season and maybe even a dub. I wholeheartedly recommend this anime to those who prefer healthy relationships in their romances. The relationships are super cute and it's just good vibes all around. 

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