Thursday, May 28, 2009

One Liter of Tears

I’ve been hooked watching telenovelas esp from Korea and Taiwan. And now, Japanese teleserye caught my interest. I watched 2 telenovelas from japan namely, strawberry cake and precious time. And now, one liter of tears drives me crazy. (thanks to Verna for letting me copy the clips:-)

This is the synopsis:

1 rittoru no namida (1リットルの涙, Ichi rittoru no namida?, lit. "1 Litre of Tears"; also called A Diary with Tears or A Diary of Tears) is a 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.

The drama is an adaptation of the diary of a Japanese girl named Aya Kitō, who suffered from spinocerebellar ataxia. She began keeping a diary at the suggestion of her doctor, and continued to write until she could no longer hold a pen. The diary, titled 1 rittoru no namida, was published shortly before her death. Although some of the characters and situations are fictionalized in this television version, the dialogue frequently draws directly from Aya Kitô's own words. Moreover, each episode concludes with a narrated diary excerpt, framed with photographs from various stages in Kitô's life, before and after her diagnosis. The screenplay thus attempts to balance between faithfully working with actual text from the book, 1 rittoru no namida, while also inventing situational contexts so as to portray the struggles of the book's characters in dramatic scenarios. The character Haruto Asô, for example, does not exist in the original diary; however, as a fictional character created for this series, he provides an important mechanism through which Aya's inner feelings, the diary's language on a page, can become more fully actualized as part of a day-to-day narrative.


Erika Sawajiri - Aya Ikeuchi
Hiroko Yakushimaru - Shioka Ikeuchi (Aya's mother)
Ryō Nishikido - Haruto Asō (Aya's later love interest and her lover)
Takanori Jinnai - Mizuo Ikeuchi (Aya's father)
Riko Narumi - Ako Ikeuchi (Aya's little sister)
Naohito Fujiki - Hiroshi Mizuno (Doctor)
Saori Koide - Mari Sugiura (One of Aya's best friends)
Yuma Sanada - Hiroki Ikeuchi (Aya's little brother)
Ai Miyoshi - Rika Ikeuchi (Aya's youngest sister)
Kenichi Matsuyama - Yuji Kawamoto (Aya's first love interest)
Kana Matsumoto - Saki Matsumura
Momosuke Mizutani - Kohei Onda
Ryo Hashidume - Keita Nakahara
Hiroshi Katsuno - Yoshifumi Asō (Haruto's father)
Asae Onishi (大西麻恵?) - Asumi Oikawa (Aya's roommate when she was in disability school. She has the same disease as Aya)
Kazuko Katō (かとうかずこ?) - Kikue Oikawa (Asami's mother)
Yuuki Sato - Keisuke Asō (Haruto's brother)
Maya Hamaoka - Madoka Fujimura
Toshihide Tonesaku - Kiichi Takano (One of the volunteers at the disability who later gets married to the head teacher of the disability school)
Shigeyuki Satō - Nishino (Home room teacher of Aya when she was still in the normal high school)
Asae Onishi starred in the 2004 movie version of the same title.

Enjoy watching every chapter of it. Prepare tissue or handkerchief coz not only one liter of tears will fall from your eyes...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

have you seen japanese version tv series hana yori dango??? love it too.. weeee... i love japanese/korean/taiwanese series too.. ahehehe.. apir!!!

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