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Haru wo Daiteita

Haru wo Daiteita

Alternative Titles

English: Embracing Love
Synonyms: Haru wo Daite Ita, Fuyu no Semi, Winter Cicada
Japanese: 春を抱いていた


Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 1999 to 2009
Authors: Nitta, Youka (Story & Art)
Serialization: Be x Boy GOLD


Score: 8.421 (scored by 2931 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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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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Jun 21, 2010
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
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Aug 18, 2009
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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Sep 13, 2009
Haru wo daite Ita begins with two actors, Iwaki and Katou, that are trying to make it to the big screen. Iwaki is quiet and humble, a strong man who is deeply ashamed of his past as an adult film actor. Katou, on the other side, is an arrogant and proud young actor who thinks of Iwaki as a rival in the adult film industry.

It’s only natural that, when they try for the same part, their competitive personalities clash against each other, turning the audition into a decisive war. To their greatest surprise, the director has different plans for their future and they read more
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Dec 10, 2011
I'm definitely picky in rating Yaoi's I've read/watched, which is why in giving Haru wo Daite ita an overall 10/10 is an honor!

It's a must read, although the sex can be graphic (which I understand some people enjoy that and others don't) the story for HWD is GREAT!

I have to agree that as much as I love the story, the artwork in the beginning was something that was hard for me to look over (which is why that whenever I re read it I always read the beginning a bit hastily compared to the ending) but the improvement of the artwork from chapter read more
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