[[caption-width-right:350:Iwaki Kyousuke and Katou Youji]]

''Haru wo Daiteita'' is a BoysLove serialization in fourteen volumes of manga and two OVA's as well as a [[Anime/WinterCicada spin-off series]] of three OVA's, written by mangaka Youka Nitta.

The series centers around two adult film porn actors and their Uke/Seme relationship as they deal with the pressures of acting, set locations, paparazzi, and making their relationship work.

As of July 2010, all 14 volumes of the manga are available for Kindle by Animate USA.

!!This show provides examples of:

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Iwaki once, Katou many many times...
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Arguably Sawa and his family. Due to family pressure he was initially a very repressed person, so his realization of his cross-dressing tendencies hit him ''extremely'' hard. Not to mention his sister was brutally murdered by her husband, something that his nephew Yukihito witnessed which made him mute out of shock. Made even squickier when Sawa officially adopts Yukihito and starts a ''sexual relationship'' with him.
* BoysLoveGenre: Somewhat unusual in that it tends to subvert the Uke/Seme relationship and is ''somewhat'' more hard-lined/realistic in its depiction of men in gay relationships.
* BridalCarry: Katou carries Iwaki on the first night in their new home.
* CrossOver: With ''Casino Lily'', another of Youka Nitta's works. Carlo and Magira appear in Volume 6, when Iwaki and Katou travelled to Los Angeles.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Katou can drift into this territory when Iwaki is concerned. And he tends to react badly [[BerserkButton if anyone hurts him]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Iwaki gets this ''constantly'' by both men who are essentially straight, and by gay men. This, of course, causes Katou to be very paranoid about every guy he meets, and sends him into CrazyJealousGuy mode more than once (although admittedly he gets a lot better as time goes on)
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He's Not My Boyfriend]]: Iwaki tends to be in denial about his and Katou's relationship, and ''hates'' the fact that Katou milks it in the media for all its worth.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: They aren't attracted to any other men.
* IntertwinedFingers: When they declare their love.
* JerkAss: Iwaki's brother, Masahiko. He and Iwaki's mother was ''dying'' and he felt that ringing Iwaki's agent when he changed his home phone number was un-warranted and he didn't deserve to be told.
* [[spoiler: LaserGuidedKarma: At the beginning of the series Iwaki is under extreme stress from the threat of Katou's success on his own career, and Katou's frequent taunts about Iwaki's age and lack of career advancements don't help matters. Later flashbacks shown from Katou's perspective, however, revealed that Katou's taunting of Iwaki and his own drive for success were fueled because in the past Katou had extended a hand of genuine friendship to Iwaki and instead received a rather scathing ReasonYouSuckSpeech.]]
* MomentKiller: Katou has a gift for saying the wrong things at exactly the wrong time.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kato has a couple of these. The biggest instance was when he passed on a movie script on a whim... and then decided he ''did'' want to do it, and derailed his ''entire'' career (including severely pissing off his agency) in order to do so.
* OutOfGenreExperience: There are a couple instances where the plot sidelines into something different. Sometimes it's justifiable, where it's a ShowWithinAShow that Katou or Iwaki are participating in, so ItMakesSenseInContext, but sometimes [[MindScrew it just doesn't]]. The most obvious example is the ''Winter Cicada'' story, which jumps to a Meiji-era historical drama - okay, fine ... except for the fact that in-universe it actually happened and the two main characters are apparently pre-reincarnations of Katou and Iwaki. And then there was a weird point in volume 6 where Katou's older brother who died in childbirth is haunting Katou and Iwaki and Youko, Katou's sister, who is currently pregnant with her first child and going through childbirth difficulties. Have fun figuring out where ''that'' fits in the grand scheme of things.
* {{Paparazzi}}: Urushizake, who admires and follows Katou just about everwhere.
* PornWithPlot: Given the profession of the two main characters, the manga is fairly explicit. The storyline is engaging, though, and works well even in the much tamer OVA's.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: quite a few times in-universe where something happens to change the way a film or tv-show the two protagonists are in develops, and how the actors and crew have to adapt to it (includes a couple of cases of AbsenteeActor, ThrowItIn, EnforcedMethodActing and RealitySubtext).
** In-universe, Anime/WinterCicada is a real story written by the great-granddaughter of Kusaka's nurse Ito based on her great-grandmother's memoirs. This further ties into the plot [[spoiler: as it's hinted that both Katou and Iwaki are the reincarnations of Kusaka and Akizuki respectively]].
* ReplacementScrappy: In-universe. While filming ''Anime/WinterCicada'', Asano is brought in to replace Yoshizumi as Aizawa after Yoshizumi is seriously injured. Because Yoshizumi was respected by the crew and close friends with Katou and Iwaki--and because both Katou and Iwaki have a tense history with Asano--Asano finds most everyone is incredibly ''slow'' to warm up to him.
* ShowWithinAShow: One of the subplots circles around both Katou and Iwaki on the same movie set. The movie 'Anime/WinterCicada'' became a separate series of three OVA's by the same mangaka.
* StalkerWithACrush: Urushizake who ''started off'' as being a scarily obsessed fan of Katou and then became a member of the {{paparazzi}} to ''make money off his stalking'', stating - basically - that if he's going to do a job he might as well combine it with his interests. [[TruthInTelevision Yes, if you're a paparazzi, stalking is fine.]]
* TabloidMelodrama: There are situations in both the manga and OVA's where paparazzi, tabloids, and talk shows affect the main characters, both positively and adversely.
** Katou doesn't help matters when he [[spoiler: correctly]] assumes that using the media to sell Iwaki and himself as a couple would elevate their status. Asano however tries this as well and doesn't succeed.
* TheThingThatGoesDoink: In the second OVA.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Katou and Iwaki initially mistake Sawa for a woman. Katou figures out that he's not, but Iwaki only realises when Sawa tells him... [[DidNotSeeThatComing he's pretty shocked, to say the least.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Nagisa Sawa-san.
* WriteWhoYouKnow and WriteWhatYouKnow: An in-universe example. Nagisa Sawa likes to use first-hand experience in his novels and movies. Hence why he decided to use actual AV actors in his first movie, and why his second book literally has an entire conversation that he had with Katou in it word for word. Considering it centred around Katou's feelings for Iwaki, Katou wasn't happy.