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“Haru wo Daite Ita” is an ongoing yaoi series which delineates the story of Iwaki and Katou, two adult film stars who are considering retirement from their sordid careers. However, when both these individuals are invited to audition for a new erotic film, they realize that this may be their last chance to achieve mainstream success. What follows next is romance, peril and self-discovery; a journey that will ultimately alter their careers and lives forever.
It was one of the most popular, widely-read and acclaimed works of its time, and is considered, by many, to be a milestone in the “Boys Love” genre. Fans have always found the series to be captivating, refreshing and an enjoyable read. It has also been claimed that this is the first series that had been published in English, which exhibited a reversible couple, thus lending to its uniqueness and refreshing nature.
Today, nearly 15 years later, “Haru wo Daite Ita” still remains one of the most profound and loved BL series, being fondly remembered for its diversity and realistic portrayal of the multi-faceted aspects of life - love, friendship and finding one’s identity. These elements, therefore, have made this series more appealing, transcending a worldwide audience, both in gender and age. The trials which the protagonists encounter, their ability to overcome them, as well as the evolution of their relationship, and highly romantic scenes, have kept the story interesting, whilst acquiring a strong legion of supporters throughout the years.
As you may probably be aware, “Haru wo Daite Ita” is going to be continued in Japan in the near future, after a hiatus of 4 years. As was aforementioned, HWD is popular internationally. This is evident by the fact that it has been fully scanlated into English, as well as several other languages, by groups of fans from various nations worldwide.