The hit manga Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! by Yuu Toyota has already received a drama adaptation in Japan, followed by a movie that continues on with the cute love story between office worker Kiyoshi Adachi and salesman Yuichi Kurosawa.
Now it seems Thailand is also interested in the Boys’ Love story, as news from Thai entertainment conglomerate GMMTV confirms Cherry Magic! is getting an adaptation in Thailand.
A cute new graphic was released on the mangaka’s Twitter account today, featuring Adachi and Kurosawa wrapped in the Thai flag while holding a notice saying “Cherry Magic is being made into a drama in Thailand”.
As someone who lived in Thailand for almost 15 years, and also a huge fan of the Cherry Magic! manga series, this does not surprise me at all.
Thais have long been open-minded about gay relationships, and the Boys’ Love genre in Thai comic books, TV shows and movies has been becoming even more popular in recent years.
Throw in that the love story between Adachi, who can read minds, and Kurosawa, a handsome salesman in his office who is in love with him is absolutely adorable, and it’s no wonder the Thais want their very own version of the story.
The Thai version of Cherry Magic! is to be called Cherry Magic 30 Yang Sing, and will star Tawan Vihokratana (nickname Tay) in the role of Kurosawa (in Thailand named Karan), and Thitipoom Techa-apaikhun (known as New) in the role of Adachi (in Thailand named Achi).
Roles that we should definitely see some interesting chemistry in, as Tay and New are close friends in real life — even owning a business together.
Supporting actors include Panachai Sriariyarungruang (nickname Junior), Jiruntanin Trairattanayon (nickname Mark), Harit Cheewagaroon (nickname Sing) and Ployshompoo Supasap (nickname Jan).
Cherry Magic 30 Yang Sing is being directed by Nuttapong Mongkolsawas (Theory of Love).
The original Cherry Magic manga series is published in English by Square Enix, who has this to say about the plot:
If you’re still a virgin when you turn 30, you turn into a wizard.”
The magical power gained by 30-year-old virgin Adachi … is the modest ability to read the mind of anyone he touches. Unsure how to handle his useless power, Adachi accidentally reads the mind of his colleague Kurosawa. Kurosawa’s mind turns out to be full of love for Adachi! Adachi can’t believe his colleague is in love with him.
However, with no way of knowing his feelings have been discovered, Kurosawa continues trying to win over Adachi. Will the handsome man’s sincere feelings for the virgin come to fruition?!
The original Japanese adaptation of the manga is currently being streamed on Crunchyroll, and let me just say, it is one of my favorite Boys’ Love dramas in years.
As for the Thai adaptation, Cherry Magic 30 Yang Sing, it will premiere some time in 2023. Keep your eyes open for it dropping, as this one should be cute.
I am a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I’m also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!