Tuesday, December 13, 2005

1 Rittoru no Namida

1 Litre of Tears
Status: 11? episodes, still airing.

Synopsis: This is the story of 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya who was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Atrophy[did I spell that correctly? hmmm...] and her struggle to continue her life as normal as possible. The disease causes her to lose control of her body, leading to difficulty in walking, talking and even swallowing. This is based on a true story, published in a book under the same title, It was written by a girl who suffered from the same disease and died at the age of 25. At the end of each episodes, there would be pictures of the writer with her friends and family during various stages of her life. The series is also peppered with quotes from the book.

Eye candy: Ikeuchi Aya[Sawajiri Erika], Asou Haruto[Nishikido Ryo], Dr. Mizuno[Fujiki Naohito]

Why you should watch: If you like tearjerker stories, this one is for you. It's touching and heart-wrenching at the same time when you see how hard Aya tries to lead a normal life... How she continues to go to a normal high school eventhough she had to use a wheelchair... How she had to give up a lot of things because of the disease...And she faced it all with a smile on her face. I think Sawajiri Erika did a good job in potraying Aya. And this is her first drama if I'm not mistaken. If you do decide to watch this drama, prepare a box of tissues nearby. It'll come in handy :P


Adilla Nur said...

spinocerebellar atrophy sounds like a case from my neuroanatomy course. rasa cm baca textbook pulak ko nye synopsis ni.. :P

ShasaAin said...

asoukun! kawaiii desu ne!! anata suki desu!`haiihh...