Haru wo Daite Ita

Embracing Love

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Synonyms: Haru wo Daiteita
Japanese: 春を抱いていた
English: Embracing Love
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 31, 2005 to May 27, 2005
Producers: Frontier Works, On-Lead
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, EroticaErotica
Theme: ShowbizShowbiz
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.671 (scored by 1484014,840 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #4340
Members: 26,562
Favorites: 77

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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)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nitta, Yoshikata
Director, Storyboard
Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Watanabe, Mami
Miki, Shinichiro
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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''Private Truth'' by Toshiyuki Morikawa

Ending Theme

''One Night Cruising'' by Shinichiro Miki


Sep 13, 2023
Surprisingly wonderful!
I challenged myself to watch a randomly generated anime, and when this popped up, I was alarmed. I’m not gay, but this story had me in tears, and I loved it so much! The plot, the emotions; they are wonderful!!
I wish people in real life are able to connect the way the gentlemen do here, but alas, my extreme emotions shall never be reciprocated! Even so, the fact that I can escape into this fantasy makes life better!
The art style is pretty good for an anime this old, in this genre!
I don’t know what else to say, except that the characters feel real.
Nov 10, 2019
I understand the various ethical implications concerning Yaoi nowadays in regards to rape and consent... But I disagree with some harsh critics. Because as matters stand right now, these things are part of life, and they happen, and they can be represented in an anime as well as in a particular genre, I mean it's art and a form of expression. Moving on, this anime's ethical concerns are very far from the severity of realities out there in the real world, so people who disagree of things being portrayed in X way technically speaking are against freedom of expression, not to mention incongruent with the ...
Dec 20, 2016
Yaoi is a genre which is basically animated gay porn for female audiences. But, for some reason, authors try to pretend they're not just two animated dudes fuckin' each other. No, they like to pretend they tell love story, that most of the cases end up being disturbing, glamorizing rape and abuse, or being completely unrealistic.

In which category this title falls? Fortunetly, the last, which is the less offensive. Don't get me wrong, there still guys that jump over other guys, and kiss them and touch them without consent, but at least they're not drugged, or enslaved. Yeh, ethical standard in yaoi are pretty low.

So ...

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