Haru wo Daiteita
Embracing Love
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Haru wo Daiteita

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Synonyms: Haru wo Daite Ita, Fuyu no Semi, Winter Cicada
Japanese: 春を抱いていた
English: Embracing Love
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 1999 to 2009
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Be x Boy GOLD
Authors: Nitta, Youka (Story & Art)


Score: 8.261 (scored by 37663,766 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2136
Members: 7,502
Favorites: 403

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Iwaki Kyousuke and Katou Yoji are two hugely popular adult film stars looking for a way out of the industry. Their chance arrives when they're both invited to audition for a new erotic film. Imagine their surprise when the director decides the only way for him to choose who will get the coveted lead role is for them to perform one of the film's love scenes on the spot—with each other! Things get even crazier when Katou decides to take drastic measures to ensure he can continue seeing Iwaki after film production wraps. How will Iwaki respond to Katou's impulsive act?

(Source: SuBLime)

Included one-shot:
Volume 5: Fuyu no Semi (Winter Cicada, 3 parts)


Haru wo Daiteita has been published in English as Embracing Love by SuBLime in a 2-in-1 omnibus since August 13, 2013.

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Oct 21, 2016
psi-pisi (All reviews)
Well, it is my first review about any manga but after reading this one i really thought that i need to, to appreciate it. Because I really love it. After reading summary I thought it is not a good one and after reading it I changed my opinion to the opposite.

Story: Firstly I read lots of manga (both shoujo and yaoi). And most of them have lots of drama (I meant real drama with lots of teardrops). Haru wo Daiteita contains drama as well but not to the point of nonsense. I am really glad to see their faith in them.

Graphics: There are looooots read more
May 6, 2018
moon_mist (All reviews)
I had seen the OVAs then went back to find the manga. As you can see, it ended almost 10 yrs ago and it debut another 10 yrs before that. The drawing might be dated, but the art is still beautiful. Someone once said this is a gloriously porntastic, and I cannot help but agree. The story line move along beautifully, you get to see the maturity of the characters, Iwaka and Katou grow over time and their love for each other. There are tons of comedic moment, so it's not all intense. But it also shows flaws in read more
Jun 21, 2010
blushjoy (All reviews)
Next time you hear someone complaining about yaoi being filled with nothing but effeminate whiny boys, please, as a personal favor to me, introduce them to Embracing Love (Haru wo Daiteita).

I've been around the yaoi block over the years of my obsession and I've seen it all. The good, the bad, the doujinshis, the one-shots. And this series is one of the best. It combines everything that we love in yaoi; beautiful men, drama, romance and sex. More importantly, it does it does it all masterfully.

The only way I can accurately describe Embracing Love is to call it a Yaoi Soap Opera. And I mean read more
Aug 18, 2009
gwendal738 (All reviews)
Holy~ AV actors???

In case you didn't know, AV means Adult Video. Yes that's right, this manga looks at the life of two young and aspiring AV actors who are trying to gain fame in the acting world, the long-haired blonde hunk Katou Youji and the serious black-haired Iwaki Kyousuke. At first glance, this looks like your typical, boring, predictable yaoi manga: They fight for their positions, get (insert some bad interaction here) with each other, and the next thing you know, they totally absorb their roles and fall in love.

But no, this is not your typical yaoi anime. Not at all.

Sure the plot seems to read more

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