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

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Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! (30歳まで童貞だと魔法使いになれるらしい, Sanjū-sai Made Dōtei da to Mahōtsukai ni Nareru Rashii) is a Japanese Boys' Love series written and illustrated by Yuu Toyota. It's been serialized digitally on Gangan Pixiv since September 1, 2018. Square Enix would later release the chapters in five bound volumes and announce an english release in 2020, making Cherry Magic their first boys' love manga. A live-action tv adaptation was announced in September 2020 and started airing on October 9, 2020. A film sequel to the tv adaptation was announced in November 2021 and is scheduled to premiere the following year in April.

30-year-old virgin Kiyoshi Adachi has the ability to read the mind of whoever he touches. One day that someone happens to be his co-worker Yuichi Kurosawa. Turns out he is head over heels for Adachi and has been for a pretty long time. While initially freaked out by some of Kurosawa's explicit fantasies about him, Adachi steadily comes to appreciate Kurosawa's support and even starts to reciprocate his feelings.

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

  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Played straight at the beginning but occasionally subverted. Adachi really doesn't enjoy being able to read every thought random strangers who bump into him have. And when he finds out what Kurosawa tends to think about him, he's horrified at first. But he slowly learns to appreciate the power for it's pragmatic value and him being able to see how earnest Kurosawa's feelings for him are leads to him deciding he might just give a relationship with Kurosawa a try.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Since Adachi can read his mind, he's privy to all of Kurosawa's thoughts, especially the more... imaginative fantasies he has of the other. This is subverted in the TV drama where his thoughts and fantasies are more on the tame side.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When Adachi pretends to be asleep while staying at Kurosawa's place, Kurosawa suddenly walks over and bends down to Adachi's "sleeping" body. Adachi starts tensing up, but Kurosawa merely picks up his phone, which was lying beside Adachi's futon and leaves. Adachi is initially relieved, but then finds himself wondering why Kurosawa didn't try anything, despite his feelings for Adachi.
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  • Beta Couple: Tsuge and Minato play second fiddle to Adachi and Kurosawa's relationship. Tsuge is Adachi's friend, amd they mostly get scenes together at the end of each volume, slowly progressing the relationship.
  • Christmas Cake: The title is a reference to how Japanese men who are unmarried after a certain age become known as "wizards," the male equivalent to a Christmas Cake.
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: Downplayed. Whenever Adachi reads Kurosawa's mind, willingly or otherwise, he gets a front-row seat to all the things Kurosawa thinks about him, such as admiring Adachi's smell or agonizing over how sexy the mole on his neck is. When Adachi reads Kurosawa's mind while staying at his apartment overnight, he gets to see Kurosawa's fantasies about him wearing special pajamas he just offered Adachi. It's nothing too explicit, but Adachi is creeped out all the same and doesn't want to wear said pajamas anymore.
  • Freak Out:
    • When Adachi accidentally hears or sees Kurosawa's inner thoughts his first reaction is to pull away or scream internally.
    • Tsuge does this a lot more than Adachi especially when he first realizes he had gained his magic and could hear Minato's thoughts.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: When Adachi first learns of Kurosawa's crush on him, he's baffled. Up until that point, Adachi had assumed Kurosawa didn't even know who he was.
  • Irony: In Chapter 5.1: Kurosawa edition Kurosawa expresses relief that Adachi couldn't read his mind while Kurosawa was touching his neck. Of course, the reader knows better.
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: For episode 12, Adachi and Kurosawa lean in for a kiss just as the elevator close
  • Long Title: Twelve words long, made of a two word sentence followed by a ten word Sub Title.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In the TV drama when Adachi and Tsuge hold one another to show they're both magic users and can read the other's thoughts, Kurosawa accidentally stumbles upon them and thinks they might be about to kiss. Adachi realizes how it looks and immediately screams it's not what it looks like.
  • Office Romance: A sweet version with Adachi and Kurosawa, as they are peer-level coworkers and met in the office (and continue working together even after they begin a relationship).
  • Relative Error: An interesting case, as since Adachi can read Kurosawa's mind, he never doubts Kurosawa's feelings. Nevertheless, he thinks Kurosawa's sister is perhaps an ex and becomes insecure over it.
  • Telepathy: Wizards can read the thoughts of every person they touch. It's not as cool as it sounds.