Wednesday, March 24, 2010

1 Liter of Tears

I can't believe I'm watching another JDrama! Mico got me hooked up with this drama. It's different from every dramas that I've seen because this one is based on a true story. A girl who knows she's gonna lose her authority in her body and knows that she'll die eventually writing a diary until she can't hold a pen. Writing that sentence made me get teary eyes.. because it did happen to a 15 year old kid.  Watching this drama humbles me, thankful that God allowed me to be a healthy kid and that I should take care of it.
Every episode is very heartbreaking because in Aya's (the girl) life everyday will get worse and it's a battle everyday emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually. in a 12 episode drama we will see how she and her family will cherish the days that she can still command her body.

SYNOPSIS:This beautifully moving drama is based on the real-life struggles of a 15-year-old girl named Aya who suffered from an incurable disease, but lived life to the fullest until her death at 25. The script is based on the diary Aya kept writing until she could no longer hold a pen. The book that later followed entitled “One Litre of Tears" has sold over 1.1 million copies in Japan alone.
Fifteen year old Ikeuchi Aya was just a normal girl, soon to be high school student and daughter of a family who works at a shop that makes tofu. As time passed, unusual things started happening to Aya lately. She started falling down often and walks in a strange way. Her mother Shioka, takes Aya to see the doctor, and he informs Shioka that Aya has spinocerebellar degeneration - a terrible disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat. A cruel disease, as it does not affect the mind in the least. How will Aya react when told about her disease? And how will Aya live from now on?-

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