Thursday, October 04, 2007

1 Litre of Tears

Finally there’s a drama shows in the TV screen. It was 1 litre of tears. Even though it was show a bit late where I can only be able to watch the show in this year, but it is a very inspiration story which is able to convey the message of the story. This drama is about a girl who was diagnosed with a disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration when she was 15 years old.

It is a true story of Kito Aya who had the same disease. She was battling with the illness for ten years long before her life end. During the ten years time, she still kept writing in her diary to remember her daily experiences until she could no longer hold her pen. Aya simply wished to live until her death at the year 1988. The purpose of writing in the diary was to remind herself of not give up easily. She shed tears many times and was able to live for the very best of her life. Her lovely family, friends and boyfriend were also giving her full support and love.

Her diary “1 Litre of Tears” was published after her death. Perhaps of her message in the diary which was full of inspiration and courageous, her diary was converted to dramas and even movie. The drama was accompanied by some very suitable songs like ‘Only Human’ by K, ‘3月9日’and ‘粉雪’by レミオロメン. These equally matching songs were able to enhance the message which was supposed to convey through the screen.

The drama 1 Litre of Tears features Sawajiri Erika, Nishikido Ryou, Yakushimaru Hiroko, Jinnai Takanori and Fujiki Naohito. Especially Sawajiri has powerfully brought out the character of Aya, and viewers felt compassion and as if emotionally connected to her character while she was struggling with her illness. Undeniable, the love of her boyfriend is also the essence of the whole drama. Her boyfriend Aso features Nishikido Ryou still heartily love her despite her illness and her soon ending life.

Its this drama too you can see a 15 years old girl who was able to face her diseases bravely, and tried the best to treasure the time she has to spent with her friends, family and boyfriend everyday she could. The attracting part of the drama is the positive thinking she got and her braveness to continue her life. She was touched by the love and patience received from her family and friends. Although she was contracted with the incurable disease at young age, but she manage to face the tribulation with a positive outlook and tried her best to do whatever she could by herself. Her mindset has also inspired all her friends. So it is really worth watching the drama. Hopefully her diary will be translated into other language so that her spirit can be conveyed to everyone.

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