Japanese Dramas


  • Title: 1リットルの涙
  • Title (romaji): 1 Litre no Namida
  • Also known as: Ichi Rittoru no Namida / One Litre of Tears / A Diary with Tears
  • Genre: School, romance, family, human
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Ending theme song: Only Human by K
  • Insert songs: Konayuki and 3/9 by Remioromen


15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya was an ordinary girl, the daughter of a family who works at a tofu shop, and a soon-to-be high schooler. However, odd things have been happening to Aya lately. She has been falling down often and walks strange. Her mother, Shioka, takes Aya to see the doctor, and he informs Shioka that Aya has spinocerebellar degeneration – a terrible disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat. A cruel disease, as it does not affect the mind in the least. How will Aya react when told about her disease? And how will Aya live from now on?

Why you should see this:

Be aware! This drama is extremely emotional. Just as the title hints, you will absolutely cry one liter of tears, perhaps even more, unless you have a heart of stone 😛 Is a true story and it touches a delicate subject. Still, it leaves you with a different insight of life. And although it leaves you with red puffy eyes, the lessons it tries to convey are priceless. Aya’s character is just admiring, and Asou-kun is just the impossible-not-to fall-in-love-with character. Very recommended drama.


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