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1 Litre no Namida (One Liter of Tears)
Author/Director: Murakami Masanori
Subtitles: English, Chinese
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. Aya's only wish was “to live." By carefully depicting Aya's earnest desire to live, and the love of her family, friends, and lover, the drama, “One Litre of Tears" wishes to deliver her simple but strong message: “Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing."
Note: This is a TV miniseries with 10 episodes, and not the 96-minute movie with the same name. The ASIN number below refers to the 3- DVD box set of the TV miniseries. The movie version is not in the MLTC collection, but the DVD can be ordered from Amazon as ASIN: B004HAJ4K6.
Episode 1: The Beginning of My Youth
Episode 2: 15 Years Old Sickness that Steals Up
Episode 3: Why Did the Illness Choose Me?
Episode 4: The Loneliness of Two
Episode 5: A Disabled Person's Notebook
Episode 6: Heartless Glances
Episode 7: The Place Where I Am
Episode 8: 1 Litre of Tears
Episode 9: I Live Now
Episode 10 Love Letter
Episode 11: Away to the Place Where Tears Are Exhausted
ISBN: ASIN: 6117190085
More Information: http://reviewasia.net/japanese-doramas/2005/one-liter-of-tears.html
MTLC ID: 6107