This drama is based on the real-life struggles of a 15-year-old girl named Aya Kito 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. Aya Ikeuchi proved her courage and positive attitude towards an uncertain future when suffering such an illness, spinocerebellar ataxia. The drama spans a decade, during which she graduates from school while her conditions worsen.

Ichi Rittoru no Namida - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 54 minutes

Premier: 2005-10-11

Ichi Rittoru no Namida - 1 Litre no Namida (TV series) - Netflix

1 Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙, lit. “1 Litre of Tears”; also called A Diary with Tears or A Diary of Tears) is a 2005 Japanese television drama for Fuji Television about a girl who was diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease at 15, but was able to continue her life until her death at the age of 25.

Ichi Rittoru no Namida - Alternate versions of this drama - Netflix

Indonesian Production House SinemArt's drama, titled Buku Harian Nayla (Nayla's Diary), plagiarizes 1 Litre of Tears. The series bears some striking resemblances, like the name “Aya” being replaced with “Nayla” (Chelsea Olivia) and Moses (Ralph Glenn Alinskie) in place of Asou. The series aired in RCTI as a special Christmas series. The comparison between the two series have been discussed by the show's audience. The scenario was written by Serena Luna (or sometimes called Chevyra Edenia). Indonesian fans of 1 Litre no Namida have reported this admitted act of plagiarism to Fuji TV and the Indonesian mass media, but there has yet to be a response. What most upsets the fans is that RCTI failed to credit or acknowledge Fuji TV and 1 Litre of Tears, from which the story is presumed to have been adapted, and noted that “This story is fictitious: the similarities of names, characters, places, and times are purely coincidental.” Amrita TV is to dub 1 Litre no Namida. And Chinese drama Tears of Happiness is based on this drama.

Ichi Rittoru no Namida - References - Netflix