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Haru o Daite Ita  
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From Be Beautiful:

A lighthearted romantic comedy that lampoons the adult film business, the mainstream media, and the natural vanity of actors while exploring the earliest stages of a brand new relationship.


Related Series
Casino Lily (Side Story)
Haru o Daite Ita Alive (Sequel)

Associated Names
Embracing Love
Embracing Spring
Fuyu no Semi
Haru wo Daite Ita
Haru wo Daiteita
Haru wo Daiteita Trilogy
Tra le braccia della primavera
Winter Cicada

Groups Scanlating
Essence of Purity

Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.50d (end) by Love and Voice (1455d ago)
v.14 c.50c by Love and Voice (1549d ago)
v.14 c.50a-50b by Love and Voice (1579d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 5

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (684 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.71 / 10.0
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 5% (34 votes)

Last Updated
August 6th 2014, 12:25pm PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (1997)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

Serialized In (magazine)
b-Boy LUV (Biblos)
b-Boy Phoenix (Libre Shuppan)
b-Boy Zips (Biblos)
Be x Boy GOLD (Biblos)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Be Beautiful (5 Volumes - Defunct)
JManga (Defunct)
SuBLime (2 Omnibus - Ongoing/Digital & Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #353 increased(+31)
Monthly Pos #274 decreased(-10)
3 Month Pos #280 decreased(-33)
6 Month Pos #280 increased(+58)

List Stats
On 784 reading lists
On 295 wish lists
On 969 completed lists
On 79 unfinished lists
On 398 custom lists

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by jnatsumi
November 8th, 2009, 9:45pm
i don't usually read yaoi, but this one was pretty good. i like the characters a lot. the love story is told in a way that everyone can connect to. the scenes are hot. and story line is ok. the illustration was awesome.
this manga kind of reminds me off Skip Beat! manga (sans the adult-ness) because both are set in an entertainment industry.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 15th, 2009, 8:15am
Maybe this manga of YAOI-ness could be in my top 10 of Yaoi. I liked the characters, the fashion, and especially the fact that Iwaki and Kato aren't just worried about their relationship but also as actors. Once in awhile, it gets annoying that Kato is really annoying, whiney, has unnecessary competition and jealousy about the men surrounded Iwaki, but otherwise it was good. It does get a little too sexual for my tastes as they have always have sex but WTH, they're adults, that's what they do. bigrazz
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by weronique
July 30th, 2009, 1:04pm
i like it. but i think that this description i found fits better:

Deals with issues of male self esteem and with boundaries in a relationship. Not as light hearted as it seems to be on the surface. Also, the two male leads are both masculine, proud, strong men. Again, a departure from the traditional seme-uke types in countless yaoi manga. example 1. One of the leads says "If I wanted you because I thought you looked like a woman, I would have just gone for a woman." example 2. The male leads get propositioned by two uke-types but could not "do it".
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the best   
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by foryouinfull
July 1st, 2009, 1:39pm
This is definetely one of the best yaoi mangas ever. Everything is perfect. The charackters, the storyline and the drawings are getting better and better too. That really is a must read.^^
It´s already completed but it would be wonderfull if the mangaka makes another volume.
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by rensei_chan
February 14th, 2009, 5:52am
I find that this manga is a must. It is absolutely adorable and the relationship that grows between both characters is so absolute that you wonder how anyone is able to get between. They face their difficulties head on and understand and trust each other so much that I would think everyone would like to have a relationship with such depth. This story is truly breath-taking and I would recommend it to anyone who believes in love and life. It's also not cliched in a way that it isn't love at first sight for both of the characters but it shows that over time the person whom you least expect may become the most important person to you.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Name-Undecided
January 2nd, 2009, 12:37pm
Trash, plain and simple. It doesn't "lampoon" anything, it's just about two porn stars who meet and fight and fall in love and end up moving in together after "realizing" that they're both gay. Even if you like yaoi, this is still pretty poor stuff. There's nothing "lighthearted" about the whining and complaining and petty tiffs and little jealousies either.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yaoimangachick1
May 5th, 2008, 9:35am
I HIGHLY recommend a reading of this manga the storyline is pretty good and the sex scenes are awesome hehe ^_^ *trust me it's alot of them* but yep it's pretty good overall.
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Simply the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lozzenator
February 1st, 2008, 3:45am
This is one yaoi manga which a gay man could read.
Both Katou and Iwaki remind me of Brian Kinney of "Queer As Folk" (US) without the ruthlessness. There's plenty of glamour, power and sex, yet there's also tender raw emotions between two gorgeous men. Then there's their love, which is almost elevated to a celestial level in this series. It's, like, "you can't touch this".

I love Youka Nitta's artwork. More gorgeous ways to draw two gorgeous men having gorgeous sex. Very hot. Very glam.

I have only one teeny comment to make about Iwaki constantly being the uke. Only once in the whole series so far, Up to Vol. 12 Extra, that he gets to be the seme and give it to Katou. Mixing it up more would make it even more believeable.
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of tears & melodrama all in the name of love   
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by cut
November 27th, 2007, 10:33am
The art is gorgeous & very sensual! I like how Youka Nitta mixes physical pleasure with intense emotions skillfully in her intimate drawings. I also like the different illustrative angles she explores.

As for plot- it is DRAMATIC!! lol, you have been warned xD However, I admit that some lines & emotions showed were rather touching & romantic despite it getting overdramatic at parts! It works when you are in the mood to be swept off your feet by the over the top drama & passionate exchanges.
References to them struggling as actors in the world of entertainment were engaging too.

Also, I adore Yoji Kato & therefore my enjoyment of the series most probably is influenced by the attraction & love I have for Kato as a character ^__^
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good and bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by curiousgeorge
October 18th, 2007, 12:42pm
Pretty good. Akward translations makes itdifficult to read
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