GenreDrama Adapted from1 Litre no Namida CountryJapan
Release date10 February 2005 (2005-02-10) (Japan) Based on1 Litre no Namida
by Aya Kito WriterAya Kito (diary), Takao Tanaka (screenplay), Bunta Yamamoto (screenplay) CastYoshimi Ashikawa, Asae Oonishi (Aya Kito), Naohito Fujiki (Hiroshi Mizuno), Ryô Hashizume (Keita Nakahara), Takanori Jinnai (Mizuo Ikeuchi), Kazuko Katô (Madoka Fujimura) Similar moviesSky of Love (2007), I Give My First Love to You (2009), Midnight Sun (2006), Ichi (2008), Boys Over Flowers Final (2008)
A Litre of Tears(1リットルの涙,1 Rittoru no Namida, literally "1 Litre of Tears") is a film based on Aya Kito (木藤亜也,Kitō Aya, July 19, 1962 – May 23, 1988)'s memoir, 1 Litre no Namida.
Asae Ōnishi is the lead actress, starring as Aya Kito. 9th grader (third year of junior high school) Aya Kito collapses on the way to school. Dr. Yamamoto discovers that Aya has spinocerebellar ataxia, a fatal and incurable disease that handicaps the body. Aya's mother, Shioka Kito (木藤 潮香,Kitō Shioka) and Dr. Yamamoto let Aya record in a diary to tell her story and to live her life to the fullest.