Love manga for men Cherry Magic! Thirty years of virginity can turn you into a witch?! is getting an anime adaptation that will premiere in 2024.
The romantic comedy anime trailer was released on YouTube, revealing Cherry Magic! Can Thirty Years of Virginity Turn You into a Witch Release Date?! The series will begin airing in Japan in January 2024. Animation studio Satelight is producing the series with Yoshiko Okuda directing. Makoto Furukawa and Gen Sato voice main characters Tsuge Masato and Wataya Minato, respectively.
Square Enix has released Cherry Magic! Thirty years of virginity can turn you into a witch?! manga in the manga magazine Gangan Pixiv. A 2020 television series adaptation of the title Boys’ Love is currently streaming on Crunchyroll. Square Enix’s description of Cherry Magic! Thirty years of virginity can turn you into a witch?! writes, “Adachi, a thirty-year-old virgin, discovers he has the magical power to read the minds of those he touches. Unfortunately, this ability only makes him miserable because he doesn’t know how to use it well! And to make matters worse, when he accidentally reads the mind of his handsome, very capable colleague, Adachi discovers that the guy is none other than Adachi himself! Things are about to get very awkward.”
The rise of male love anime in Japan and abroad
Boys’ love, also known as BL or sometimes yaoi, is a unique subgenre that focuses on a romantic relationship between two male characters. Although relatively niche for most of its history, BL has always been popular in certain circles, and some of the most popular titles have achieved mainstream success worldwide. Some recent works that have been adapted into anime include Banana Fish, Junjo Romantica, Given, Yuri!!! On Ice, Sasaki and Miyano, Heavenly Guardian and Demon Cultivator.
BL has previously resonated with audiences for its often problematic depiction of same-sex couples. However, more modern titles depict healthier relationships between the main characters, with Given, Sasaki, and Miyano being two notable examples of this trend. BL is also becoming increasingly popular as interest in romance themes increases amid improvements in LGBTQ+ representation in anime overall.
Magical cherries! Thirty years of virginity can turn you into a witch?! will premiere on Crunchyroll in 2024.
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