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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.

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:

  • The Ace: Kurosawa is immensely popular around the office due to his good looks and his overall friendliness. Adachi is initially jealous of him for it.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Adachi reacts to one of Kurosawa's more lustful thoughts about him by thinking that Kurosawa is "a guy after all".
  • Ambiguously Bi: Adachi has fallen in love with women before, but he also develops romantic feelings for Kurosawa over the course of the story.
  • 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 stranges 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.
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  • 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.
  • Asexuality: Nozomi is this.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Kurosawa fell in love with Adachi after Adachi took care of him when he almost ruined an important business deal. Kurosawa had become disgusted by the advances of a female CEO and bailed after drinking too much alcohol to cover for Adachi. Every other colleague merely revelled in Kurosawa failing for once and made fun of him behind his back. Adachi actually took the time to check on him and stayed with him until he felt better.
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  • Beta Couple: Tsuge and Minato.
  • Blessed with Suck: Adachi's power to read minds might sound cool at first, but he himself thinks it's lame. Not only is he flooded with the mundane and sometimes outright hostile thoughts of every single person he accidentally comes into contact with, he can't even get rid of the power because he can't bear to see whatever perverted thoughts the sex worker he tried losing his virginity with has. Gets subverted as the series goes on. Adachi learns to use his power to gain valuable insight and even saves one of Kurosawa's business deals by reading the mind of the client.
  • Brutally Honest: Tsuge bluntly tells Adachi that his gloomy outlook and overly serious demeanor are the reasons why he's so unpopular.
  • Covert Pervert: Kurosawa manages to keep a completely straight face while lusting over Adachi. Too bad Adachi can hear everything he's thinking...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Adachi has a lot to say in his thoughts, especially about Kurosawa and his advances.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Aachi considers himself lacking compared to Kurosawa and is surprised that Kurosawa would even notice a guy like him.
  • 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Adachi's best friend Tsuge is always Brutally Honest with him and seems to be fairly anti-social. But he's a good guy with a soft heart deep down, as his adoption of Udon shows.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Tsuge owns a cat named Udon and is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. It's this trait that convinces the delivery guy Tsuge might be a decent person after all.
  • 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 one.
  • Nice Guy: Kurosawa is always nothing but respectful to his colleagues. He also goes out of his way to treat Adachi as nothing more than a friend when he suspects Adachi might be uncomfortable with his feelings of love.
  • Power Incontinence: Adachi has no way to stop himself from reading minds. Neither does Tsuge.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Kurosawa has no idea Adachi knows of Kurosawa's crush on him due to mind-reading.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Downplayed. Kurosawa develops a habit of watching Adachi whenever he can after he falls in love with him.
  • Telepathy: Wizards can read the thoughts of every person they touch. It's not as cool as it sounds.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Withdrawn, quiet Tsuge falls for the delivery guy he's got pegged as a party animal. Slightly downplayed as Tsuge doesn't fall for him immediately. His crush only starts to develop after accidentally reading the man's thoughts and finding out they're both Kind Hearted Cat Lovers.
  • Virgin Power: If someone stays a virgin for 30 years, they will gain the ability to read minds on their 30th birthday. Adachi has it from the start of the manga on, while Tsuge gains it during his A Day in the Limelight.

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