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 1452014,520 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #4084
Members: 25,681
Favorites: 72

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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.

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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

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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