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Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! (Blu-ray Box) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
Akaso Eiji | Machida Keita | YUTARO | Asaka Kodai
Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! (Blu-ray Box) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
The cherry on top
March 31, 2021 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
There is no shortage of live-action BL dramas lately, but the winner of most amusing title has to go to Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! Just for that curious title alone, I had to watch this 2020 TV Tokyo series based on Toyota Yuu's same-titled manga.

As signaled in the title, urban legend says that 30 years of virginity will bestow one with "magic." The magical power that protagonist Adachi Kiyoshi (Akaso Eiji) reluctantly gains on his 30th birthday is mind reading. The timid, everyday office worker can suddenly read the minds of anyone he touches, but this special power is bothersome more than anything for him. One day, while squeezed into a packed elevator, Adachi accidentally discovers that his co-worker Kurosawa (Machida Keita) has a major crush on him. This comes as a big shock to Adachi since Kurosawa is a guy and he's smart, assured and charming – everything that Adachi feels he isn't.

Over 12 episodes, Adachi grows closer to Kurosawa and gradually opens his heart to face his feelings and fears. The comedic romance series hits the right notes with its lighthearted wackiness, heart-fluttering cute and heartbreaking misunderstandings. The mind-reading element acts as more than just a device to bring the protagonists together. The story addresses the complication of how the ability to read a partner's thoughts affects a relationship. It also reveals the relatable inner commentary and insecurities of different characters, showing that Adachi isn't the only one who struggles and stumbles over simple interactions. Ultimately, Cherry Magic is about finding the confidence and courage to not only love but also to believe in oneself.

Subtext aside, Cherry Magic stays about as chaste as one would expect of Japanese television. Akaso Eiji and Machida Keita's onscreen chemistry is sweet rather than sizzling, which feels just right for this mostly light and heartwarming romance. The cherry on top: Akaso Eiji's adorable range of panicky expressions.






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