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Haru wo Daite Ita

Haru wo Daite Ita

Alternative Titles

English: Embracing Love
Synonyms: Haru wo Daiteita
Japanese: 春を抱いていた


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 31, 2005 to May 27, 2005
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.061 (scored by 7711 users)
Ranked: #30392
Popularity: #1979
Members: 12,027
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The adorable and attractive main characters of Haru wo Daiteita are Kyousuke Iwaki and Youji Katou who are both in the film industry, having starred in various adult video films and are trying to climb the ladder of success and become greater actors. Iwaki is accepted to star in a popular movie, having beaten Katou in the auditions. During their time together, Katou believes he is in love with Iwaki-San, who on the contrary refuses to believe that he is in love. It is later on that another gay actor comes back to Japan and co-stars with Katou that problems starting arising. And it is from then on that the two realise where their hearts are set.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Haru wo Daite Ita
Spin-off: Fuyu no Semi

Characters & Voice Actors

Iwaki, Kyousuke
Iwaki, Kyousuke
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Katou, Youji
Katou, Youji
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Sawa, Nagisa
Sawa, Nagisa
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Urushizaki, Kazunari
Urushizaki, Kazunari
Itou, Kentarou
Itou, Kentarou


Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Watanabe, Mami
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Theme Song Performance
Miki, Shinichiro
Theme Song Performance

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Feb 13, 2015
This was a cute, well thought out, nicely packaged anime. I felt like there was great balance between the sexy time and everything else. Also the story really lends itself to this genre, so the transitions happen very naturally.

To me, the opening sequence was quite impressive. The music caught me by surprise as it is much more peaceful than the current trend. Also, I loved how they delayed the dialogue at the beginning and took a moment to center attention and energy on the characters. It definitely had a "movie" feel at the start of each which I liked.

As I mentioned before, this is read more
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Aug 18, 2009
Two words: Ultimate disappointment.

Don't get me wrong, I loved this series very much. Except what I hate about it is its being all over the place. I mean, I can't expect this to be perfectly in tune with the manga (no anime is perfectly in tune with any manga, sadly), but this was an ultimate disappointment.

First, they show insignificant scenes, such as the one with Kikuchi's incident, when they could have shown more significant scenes from the manga. Second, someone who has never read the manga wouldn't understand some parts, such as the reporter who looks like Iwaki. Third, some details are wrong, such as read more
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Jul 26, 2008
I think that haru wo daiteita is very dramatic and it also deals with very interesting situations in which two men work together as
AV (adult video)actors. The main people Kyosuke, Iwaki : and Katou, Youji
......start to adapt feelings for eachother....though to support their jobs they must act as lovers and take part in sexual activities...
twas in their personal lifethey start to feel and care for the other
from rival to ideal partner....

this anime has a feel to it ...
when i watched this i was
expecting to see boyXboy wich i got
but i also got more which made the anime more read more
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Jun 6, 2012
Fangirl Review: It was everything I wanted and more.
1.) Read the manga if you haven't done that yet.
2.) I thought it was a good adaptation from manga to anime, didn't really have anything to complain about with that.
3.) The Voice Actors were great. Really hot voices.
4.) When other people say that it is "all over the place", I think they mean the plot. However, I don't agree. While the events may seem a little random, the common thread between every seen is seeing how Iwaki-san's and Kato's relationship grows into Love.
5.) If you have read the manga, go read more
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Ummmm well it's YAOI that's for's more hardcore than Haru but it's pretty good. I like Haru better though, cause the uke looks like a seme...well basically at first you can't tell who's the seme and who's the uke, which is cool ^.^
both of these I thought were very similar. It was probably the story line and the graphics are pretty much similar...In Haru wo Daiteita the guy falls for the captain of a ship, where in Ikoku Irokoi Romantan the guy falls for the lead actor. It's just very similar in my opinion and both of these OVA's are great ;D
they are both boyXboy...but this is yaoi and shonen ai in some sections of the anime...but anyways if you like boy x boy and the love affairs between one male mate to the other ...then eventually patch things up and be together at the end its the anime for you!!!!
It is definitely YAOI!!!!
to those fan girls who like homosexual relationships and deep feelings drama and love ...also money and buisness are involved....anyways if you like papa to kiss in the dark then you will definitely ...definitely like...

Haru wo Daiteita
It's another part of the regular manga~
the same characters that playing for a movie...

Opening Theme

''Private Truth'' by Toshiyuki Morikawa

Ending Theme

''One Night Cruising'' by Shinichiro Miki

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