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   For the television series, see 1 Litre no Namida (TV series).
1 Litre 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 dramatic tragedy diary written by               1 Litre no Namida
Aya Kitō (木藤亜也 Kitō Aya ? , July 19, 1962 - May 23, 1988) published shortly before
her death. The diary, a true story based on her own life, was originally written in first
person. It is about a girl coping with her teenage life along with a degenerative
disease. She keeps a diary of not only what she does but how she feels and the
hardships she must endure. Initially, the diary's purpose was for Kitō to chronicle
impressions she had about how the disease was affecting her daily life. As the
disease progressed, however, the diary became Kitō's outlet for describing the
intense personal struggles she underwent in coping, adapting, and ultimately trying to
survive her disease. As she notes in one entry, "I write because writing is evidence
that I am still alive."

     Contents
 1 Plot summary
      1.1 Film
     1.2 TV series
 2 External links
                                                                                               Original book of One Litre of Tears
Plot summary                                                                                Author(s)          Aya Kitō

Aya Kitō was diagnosed with a disease called spinocerebellar degeneration when she          Original title     1リットルの涙

was 15 years old. The disease causes the person to lose control over their body, but        Country            Japan
because the person can retain all mental ability the disease acts as a prison. So in        Language           Japanese
the end she cannot eat, walk or talk.
                                                                                            Genre(s)           Non-fiction novel
Through family, medical examinations and rehabilitations, and finally succumbing to         Publisher          Gentosha Inc.
the disease, Aya must cope with the disease and live on with life until her death at
                                                                                            Publication date          February 25,
the age of 25.
                                                                                                               1986

Film                                                                                        Media type         Print (Paperback)

A Litre of Tears is the film version of the drama.                                          Pages              270 pp

                                                                                            ISBN                      ISBN 4-344-
TV series                                                                                                      40610-9
A Japanese TV drama, with the same title 1 Litre no Namida, was aired by Fuji TV in                            ISBN 978-4-344-
                                                                                                               40610-0
2005 based on the life of Aya. The main character Aya Ikeuchi, played by Erika
                                                                                                                   ISBN 978-4-
Sawajiri, depicts a girl with the same disease as Aya Kitō who goes through many of
                                                                                                               89684-495-5
the same problems.

External links
   [1]   in English of 1 Litre of Tears
   Diary of Aya      in English - translated from Chinese
   [2]   Un litre de larmes, en français.
   Un litre de larmes, le journal d'Aya     traduction française du livre
   Un Litro di Lacrime     Traduzione italiana dall'inglese
  A Diary of Tears     in German - translated from English
  One Litre of Tears    Translated in German


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