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.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 54 minutes

Premier: 2005-10-11

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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.

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Original run: October 11, 2005 – December 20, 2005 Network and Timeslot: Fuji Television, Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 pm Theme song(s): “Only Human” by K Konayuki (粉雪, Powdered Snow) and Sangatsu Kokonoka (3月9日, 9 March) by Remioromen OST by Susumu Ueda

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