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1 Litre of Tears (2005)

Ichi ritoru no namida (original title)
'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19,... See full summary »

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Riki Okamura

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Aya Kitô (diary), Takao Tanaka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asae Ohnishi Asae Ohnishi ... Aya Kito
Kazuko Katô Kazuko Katô ... Aya's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshimi Ashikawa Yoshimi Ashikawa
Mitsuo Hamada Mitsuo Hamada
Omiro Itakura Omiro Itakura ... Kobayashi
Yoneko Matsukane
Yui Satonaka Yui Satonaka
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'1 Litre of Tears' is a Japanese movie mainly based on a published version of the Diary, "1 Litre no Namida" (Ichi Rittoru no Namida) written by a girl called 'Aya Kito' (Kito Aya, July 19, 1962 - May 23, 1988) about her real and personal life experiences coping with a fatal and incurable disease and this diary was published shortly before her death. One day when Aya returned home injuring his chin due to fall while going to school her mother realizes there is something strange happening to her daughter. She convinced her to go to hospital where on examination doctor told her that her daughter is suffering from 'Spinocerebellar ataxia' or 'Spinocerebellar degeneration' which is a hereditary, progressive and an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder in which the person gradually looses ability to control his body movements due to the degeneration of the cerebellum and nervous system. At first Aya was not informed with actually what was she is suffering from and was told that it... Written by Bashar

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Japanese

Release Date:

10 February 2005 (Japan) See more »

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Japan

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All Out, Sho Enterprises See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Aya Kito: I want to be like the air.
Aya Kito: The good-hearted person whose kindness overflows and people realize how important she was to them, once she is gone.
Aya Kito: I want to be that kind of person.
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"Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing..."
15 March 2006 | by nilam_16See all my reviews

Ichi rittoru no namida (1 litre of tears)

This Japanese dorama is about a girl who was diagnosed with a disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration when she was 15 years old, and was able to continue her life until her death at the age of 25 years old.

The plot is based on the true story of a Japanese girl named Kito Aya, who had the same disease. She kept writing in her diary to remember her experiences until she could no longer hold a pen. Aya simply wished to live until the end of her life, and the purpose of writing in the diary was to remind herself to not give up. She shed tears many times, at the same time encompassed by the rich love and support from her family, friends, and boyfriend. Her diary "1 Litre of Tears" was published after her death, because of its inspiring and courageous message of, "Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing." So far, over 18,000,000 copies of her diary have been sold.

This J-dorama really made me cry at least 2 liters of tears! I have not for a long time seen anything this sad. Erika Sawajiri made a great personification of Aya. Truly touching story, and the music is wonderful. 11 episodes full of true feelings, love, sadness and family values. I strongly recommend this drama series to everyone!


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