What if you became a wizard because you were a virgin your entire life? Will you be able to find true love with the help of this “Cherry Magic Anime?”
The story is about Kiyoshi Adachi, a 29-year-old virgin, who turns 30 years old and gains the ability to touch others to hear their thoughts, turning him into a “wizard.” He finds out one day that Yuichi Kurosawa, a well-liked coworker, is in love with him. Adachi accepts how much Kurosawa cherishes him and begins to feel the same way, all the while navigating the difficulty of being able to hear Kurosawa’s pretty direct feelings toward him.
WARNING: Spoiler alert! Read at your own risk.
The series opened with Kiyoshi Adachi narrating that because he remained a virgin until he turned 30, he gained the ability to use magic. He can hear the thoughts of the people he’s touching. Adachi struggles every day because of this magic. He hears people’s thoughts inside the train, and he even thinks about touching girls he’s interested in to see how they feel, but as a thirty-year-old virgin, he holds back. Someone greeted him in the office, and when he looked back, there he was: Kurosawa, his handsome colleague who’s good at his job and friendly to gloomy people like him.
Kurosawa is popular in their office because of his good looks and kindness. And because of that, Adachi thinks that he lost his virginity when he was in his teens. He became curious, so he tried to touch him, and when he did, he was surprised when he found out that Kurosawa liked someone in their office. He can’t help but find that person inside the elevator; a moment later, the elevator got stuck, and the latter accidentally bumped into him. He then discovers that the one he is looking for is him.
He still couldn’t believe what he discovered, so he thought of it as a hallucination. Given loads of work, he still can’t imagine what Kurosawa could like about someone as lame as him. He was working overtime when, suddenly, Kurosowa came near him and gave him a drink. He told him he would help him, and when he gave him the papers, their fingers touched, and he read his mind again, saying he had a mole on his nape and it looked so naughty that he wanted to lick it. He felt goosebumps, so he ran away to the bathroom.
After work, they went out of the office together, and Adachi is still doubting Kurosawa’s intention. The weather is cold, and he sneezes, so the latter lends him his scarf. He was shocked at first, but he read in his mind that Kurosawa felt glad that he bought his scarf that day, and he couldn’t leave him alone. Adachi felt so bad that he thought he would force himself on him. He thanked him, and the latter teased him that he could pay him with his body. Kurosawa laughs as he sees his face turn red and says that he can treat him to dinner next time.
They realized that they missed the last train, so Kurosawa invited him to his place. He slipped when he tried to touch him, so the latter gave him his hand, and when he touched him, he realized he was a nice guy, so he accepted his invitation. At Kurosawa’s pad, he saw a comic book, and he was surprised that they had the same taste in books. He took a bath, and he couldn’t forget that Kurosowa was imagining him wearing the pajamas he lent him. While Kurosawa was in the shower, Adachi couldn’t help but wonder: would this have been simpler if one of them was a woman?
Because he has had no romantic experience in his thirty years, he still doesn’t know what to do, even though he knows what he’s thinking. He pretends to sleep when he notices that the latter is coming to him after taking a shower. He felt nervous when he thought he would touch him, but the latter didn’t. That night, both of them couldn’t stop thinking about each other. Their manager praised them for their good work, so they gave them a restaurant coupon as a gift. They went to the restaurant, and Kurosawa enjoyed watching him while he ate.
Adachi realizes that Kurosawa is such a good guy. In Kurosawa’s mind, he says he’s lucky and he loves Adachi so much. When the latter knows about that, he gets confused and apologizes to him, as he knows he can’t reciprocate his feelings. Kurosawa paid for their dinner, but he returned his money and apologized before he ran away, which left Kurosowa confused.