Cherry Magic – Anime Review & Episode Guide

Cherry Magic is a Japanese BL anime about an office romance.

Cherry Magic is a Japanese BL anime series about an office worker with mind-reading powers. The main character is an ordinary employee who has never dated anyone before. He feels insecure about his lack of love life, especially as a thirty-year-old. Recently, the protagonist gains the ability to hear other people's thoughts. He's shocked to discover his popular coworker has a secret crush on him. The two colleagues start growing closer in the workplace.

Despite the quirky premise, the Cherry Magic anime is surprisingly down-to-earth. From the profound introspection to the heartwarming messages, I admire the story's maturity and thoughtfulness. The charming office romance shines in the early episodes, capturing the delicate love between the characters. They treat each other sweetly in many gentle exchanges. Likewise, I enjoy the secondary couple and their endearing relationship.

Cherry Magic Anime Summary

Title:

30歳まで童貞だと魔法使いになれるらしい

Anime Info:

Japan (2024)

Length:

5 hours

Genre:

Office romance

About:

Cherry Magic is a cute & sweet BL series.

Is Cherry Magic BL?

Yes, Cherry Magic is a BL anime.

Plot

Kurosawa fantasizes about Adachi.

Adachi is a thirty-year-old corporate employee who sees himself as painfully ordinary. His job performance is average. Due to his meek and passive personality, he doesn't stand out among the staff. He envies Kurosawa, a popular coworker who attracts attention due to his handsome looks and natural charisma. Adachi feels inferior as he compares himself to his more successful colleague, especially since they are around the same age.

Adachi also feels self-conscious about his nonexistent love life. Despite being thirty years old, he never dated anyone before. Adachi is shy and lacks confidence, which his romantic prospects find unattractive. He remains perpetually single since he's too afraid to put himself in the dating scene. As a result, he has never lost his virginity at thirty years old. In contrast, Kurosawa is irresistible to the opposite sex. Many female employees fawn over him. Adachi envies Kurosawa, viewing him as a playboy.

Recently, Adachi turned 30. According to urban legend, those who are still virgins at this age will receive telepathic powers. To his surprise, Adachi can suddenly read other people's minds whenever he touches their bodies. Upon physical contact, he can hear their thoughts. Adachi feels inconvenienced by the ability, especially during the busy morning commute. He hasn't told anyone about his secret superpower.

One morning, Adachi's curiosity got the better of him. He touches Kurosawa to hear what he is thinking. Surprisingly, Adachi discovers his coworker has a secret crush on him. Kurosawa seems confident and poised on the exterior, maintaining a friendly facade. Deep down, he's lovestruck and constantly fantasizes about Adachi. From innocent thoughts to lustful desires, Kurosawa's mind is preoccupied with his coworker. Yet, he hasn't confessed his feelings to Adachi.

Adachi is shocked by Kurosawa's infatuation with him. Until now, he never considered any romantic possibility with his handsome colleague. He panics and doesn't know how to act around Kurosawa. Adachi turns to his friend, Tsuge, for advice on love. Tsuge is a romance novelist who likes to impart his wisdom. He suggests that Adachi keep an open mind. However, Tsuge is also secretly a virgin. Like Adachi, Tsuge gains the ability to read thoughts after his 30th birthday. He uses this ability to get closer to Minato, a young courier with a cheeky attitude.

Cherry Magic Anime Cast

Characters

Adachi

Chiaki Kobayashi (小林千晃)

Adachi is voiced by Japanese actor Chiaki Kobayashi (小林千晃).

Adachi is a 30-year-old office worker with the secret ability to read minds. He gained this telepathic power for being a virgin after his 30th birthday. Adachi feels insecure due to his nonexistent love life. He is shy and lacks confidence in himself. Adachi constantly compares himself to his successful coworker, Kurosawa. Recently, Adachi was shocked to discover Kurosawa had a crush on him.

Chiaki Kobayashi

Chiaki Kobayashi (小林千晃) is a Japanese actor. He is born on June 4, 1994.

Chiaki Kobayashi (小林千晃) is a Japanese actor. He is born on June 4, 1994. His first BL project is the 2024 anime series, Cherry Magic.

Kurosawa

Ryouta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰)

Kurosawa is voiced by Japanese actor Ryouta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰).

Kurosawa is Adachi's coworker and a top salesperson in the company. Due to his handsome looks and natural charisma, Kurosawa is popular around the office. Many female employees fawn over him, while Adachi envies his colleague from afar. Secretly, Kurosawa has a crush on Adachi and fantasizes about him. Despite his infatuation, he hasn't confessed his feelings.

Ryouta Suzuki

Ryouta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰) is a Japanese actor. He is born on December 12, 1998.

Ryouta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰) is a Japanese actor. He is born on December 12, 1998. His first BL project is the 2024 anime series, Cherry Magic.

Tsuge

Makoto Furukawa (古川慎)

Tsuge is voiced by Japanese actor Makoto Furukawa (古川慎).

Tsuge is a 30-year-old author who writes famous romance novels. He has known Adachi since their school days. Whenever Adachi has problems, he turns to his friend for advice. Due to his analytical personality and eloquence with words, Tsuge gives wise advice. After his 30th birthday, Tsuge gains telepathic powers. He is interested in Minato, the young courier who delivers parcels to his apartment. Tsuge recently adopted Udon, a stray cat.

Makoto Furukawa

Makoto Furukawa (古川慎) is a Japanese actor. He is born on September 29, 1989.

Makoto Furukawa (古川慎) is a Japanese actor. He is born on September 29, 1989. His first BL project is the 2024 anime series, Cherry Magic.

Minato

Gen Satou (佐藤元)

Minato is voiced by Japanese actor Gen Satou (佐藤元).

Minato is a 23-year-old courier. Whenever Tsuge purchases online shopping, Minato delivers the parcels to the customer. Initially, they didn't get along. Minato thinks Tsuge is a strange shut-in who doesn't leave his apartment. However, he changes his mind after befriending Udon, Tsuge's cat. When not working, Minato enjoys dancing.

Gen Satou

Gen Satou (佐藤元) is a Japanese actor. He is born on March 22, 1997.

Gen Satou (佐藤元) is a Japanese actor. He is born on March 22, 1997. His first BL project is the 2024 anime series, Cherry Magic.

Supporting Cast

Fujisaki is voiced by Japanese actress Ami Koshimizu (小清水亞美).

Fujisaki

Ami Koshimizu (小清水亞美)

Rokkaku is voiced by Japanese actor Yusuke Shirai (白井悠介).

Rokkaku

Yusuke Shirai (白井悠介)

The boss is voiced by a Japanese actor.

Boss

Asahina is voiced by Japanese actor Hiroki Yasumoto (安元洋貴).

Asahina

Hiroki Yasumoto (安元洋貴)

Mari is voiced by Japanese actress You Taichi (大地葉).

Mari

You Taichi (大地葉)

Kusumoto is voiced by a Japanese actor.

Kusumoto

Hashiguchi is voiced by a Japanese actor.

Hashiguchi

Udon is a cat.

Udon

Cherry Magic Anime Review

Review

Anime Review Score: 8.7

B+
Adachi and Kurosawa are intimate.

The Cherry Magic anime is a delightful series with a charming office romance. Since I have watched the Japanese live-action drama and the Thai remake, this is my third time experiencing the same story. Despite my familiarity, the anime adaptation still brings me joy and surprises. It interprets the narrative differently than the other versions, like subtle changes to the characters' thoughts or personalities. While the Cherry Magic anime has a unique vibe, its essence remains sweet, gentle, and heartwarming.

Cherry Magic begins quirkily, introducing a protagonist who gains telepathic powers due to his virginity. While the premise seems eccentric, this series isn't a wacky romcom with comedic shenanigans. Instead, the love story is surprisingly sophisticated and down-to-earth. Both leads have genuine personalities, delicate feelings, and mature introspection. They respond to situations sincerely, often revealing their vulnerabilities. As the couple navigates their relationship, we learn about their anxieties or insecurities about themselves. The Cherry Magic anime is rich in emotional depth.

Early on, Cherry Magic delivers a streak of enjoyable episodes. The story moves at a smooth pace, not dragging out the plot. It develops the characters meaningfully, establishes their romantic connection, and avoids wasting time on filler scenes. As Adachi and Kurosawa fall in love, their attraction to each other feels natural. The couple's relationship blossoms in a captivating journey, from heartfelt confessions to passionate kisses. However, the momentum declines slightly in the second half. I don't find the later episodes as engaging as before.

I appreciate the thoughtful messages in Cherry Magic. During conflicts, the characters consider other people's perspectives, reflect on their past behaviour, and learn valuable lessons. The story encourages compassion and healthy communication. In addition, the series stays true to its rom-com roots by adding lighthearted humour to the narrative. A few harmless jokes will lighten the mood. With that said, the anime emphasizes serious drama more than lovey-dovey romance. It doesn't have as much playful flirting or cutesy BL fluff as the live-action adaptations.

The anime offers my favourite version of Tsuge and turns him into a nuanced character. The live-action dramas exaggerate his awkwardness, depicting him as a caricature. In this adaptation, Tsuge seems mature and sensible. He speaks insightfully with the eloquence of a romance author. Also, he has an adorable relationship with Minato. However, the anime includes a less endearing version of Adachi. His language is a bit crude. His thoughts can seem insensitive. I still like Adachi, but he isn't as empathetic or emotionally intelligent as his other counterparts.

Visually, the Cherry Magic anime shows some inconsistencies. While the characters generally appear attractive, their designs may look less polished during some scenes. For the most part, I still like how everything looks. The series also embraces physical intimacy, not shying away from the couple's affectionate exchanges. Many anime titles are very coy about displaying a gay romance, whereas this series celebrates its BL content. Overall, Cherry Magic is a superb remake of a beloved franchise. It brings emotion, passion, and introspection to an iconic love story.

Summary

Thoughtful story

The Cherry Magic anime has a sophisticated story with mature messages and thoughtful storylines. It shines during the early episodes, progressing the plot with smooth momentum.

Sincere romance

Adachi and Kurosawa's romance unfolds in a captivating journey. As the couple falls in love, they develop a genuine emotional bond. Tsuge and Minato are also an adorable secondary couple.

Attractive visuals

Generally, I like how everything looks in the anime. However, the art quality can be inconsistent. The character designs may look less polished or detailed during some episodes.

Happy ending

The Cherry Magic anime has a happy ending as Adachi and Kurosawa reiterate their long-term commitment to each other. The couple's romance finishes on a positive note.

Pleasant style

The anime has a pleasant vibe, combining lighthearted humour with a gentle office romance. It also promotes sentimental messages about communication and compassion.

87%

The Cherry Magic anime is a sweet, gentle BL anime about a charming office romance. From the delicate feelings to the genuine characters, the couple's love story is full of emotional depth.

Cherry Magic Anime Episodes

Episode Guide

Adachi and Kurosawa seduce each other.

The Cherry Magic anime has a total of 12 episodes. Each episode is around 24 minutes long. It is a long BL drama, and you can finish the entire series in under 5 hours. Cherry Magic started on January 11, 2024 and ended on March 28, 2024.

Cherry Magic is an adaptation. The original story is a Japanese manga by Yuu Toyota (豊田悠). It was first adapted into a Japanese live-action drama in 2020, titled Cherry Magic. A movie sequel, Cherry Magic! The Movie, was released in 2022. There is also a Thai remake in 2024.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12

Cherry Magic Anime Information

Creator

Yuu Toyota (豊田悠) is a Japanese artist and the original creator of the manga, Cherry Magic.

Yuu Toyota (豊田悠) is a Japanese artist and the original creator of the manga, Cherry Magic. The story has been adapted into a Japanese drama into 2020, a Thai remake in 2023, and a Japanese anime series in 2024.

  1. Hi!!! I would like one more episode for a better clousure and a little more budget for animation( I'm happy with the first episode quality). Music, art design, script, voice actors, i really loved this version. Also prefer Tsuge and Minato from anime. Japanese live action Rokkaku its so cute and bizzare, Thai bold acting and skinship, Kurosawa and his shade side in every version, reciting a poem in the bus or singing in their first date and conflicted and shy Akaso's Adachi. Enjoyed the portrait of japanese and Thailand work culture differences.
    I'm gonna really miss this Cherry Magic multiverse transmedia… thankyouuuu for the review!! Gracias

  2. I've watched the Japanese live action show and movie, the Thai remake, and the Japanese anime. I'm reading the Japanese manga and listening to the Chinese audio drama version.

    It's just such a great story and Adachi and Kurosawa are just so sweet together!

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