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1 Litre of Tears by xiaobaosg 1 Litre of Tears by xiaobaosg
1 Litre of Tears (1リットルの涙, Ichi Rittoru no Namida) ,

True story of a Japanese girl named Kito Aya, who suffered from spinocerebellar ataxia. She kept writing in her diary to remember her experiences until she could no longer hold a pen. Aya simply wished to live until the end of her life, and the purpose of writing in the diary was to remind herself to not give up. She shed tears many times, at the same time encompassed by the rich love and support from her family, friends, and boyfriend. Her diary “1 Litre of Tears” was published after her death, because of its inspiring and courageous message of, “Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing.” So far, over 18,000,000 copies of her diary have been sold.

* A very touching story/ Japan drama that will shed you 1 litre of tears.:D
Here's a fanart for Kito Aiya....

“Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing”. - Aya
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maylami Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
The drama is amazing.
Your pic could be the book cover.
animelover3321 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the drama!But it's so sad...
Ayu-Dev Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art! Aya continues to be an inspiration to us all.
spiderlilies1989 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
so pretty!
Yoshi-lollipop Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love it~ <333
illusion-spin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aawww this is SO sad !
xHayate Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I love this series SO much. it makes me cry like a baby everytime i watch it
LovelyLadyAriadne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This drama made me BLUBBER. Literally. Asou and Aya forever <3 !!!
Myu-Kuran Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
I remember watching the drama.
I cried my eyes out during each episode, I cried the most during the last episode.
To be honest, she is one of the most beautiful people in the world.
Your drawing of Aya is beautiful, it matches her story well. ;D
plainasusual Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Oh my gosh! This was such a sad drama! I cried so many times. I like this photo a lot, too.
snowbubblebunny Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
beautiful! ♥
MeganDesu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
this is very lovely, I love the colors. The story was so sad...and touching.
Gazette18 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
wow..i love ichi rittoru no namida..when portrayed by Erika Sawajiri..this is awesome..

"Live on. Live on forever." - Aya
definitionblue Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous.

Art Style
Total immersion of Japanese Styles
The gorgeously simplistic color scheme
harihtaroon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can feel the sadness from this picture.....
Spicekitty92 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I loved this was so sad, but so beautiful :-)

I love the picture also :-) It's so good!
Lastalliancefan411 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
i really loved the show it was amazing!

not to burst your bubble, but in real life, she did not have a boyfriend, he didn't exist, they just wanted to make the show interesting. But pretty much everything else is true!!!

Oh gawd this is my ultimate fave piece on deviantART! Splendid coloring!
spunkyK101 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
This is so beautiful!
lindyz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Nice work! I watched the japanese drama... it was so sad and touching. (I couldn't stop crying at some parts :tears: )

I really like how lots of your artwork has an oriental feel to it. Keep it up! :D
golden-acorn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
This is so beautiful!

I watched this drama, it was very touching
Carolyn1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I like this drama a lot
One of the best dramas I've watched
and the saddest of all
Erika Sawajiri is such a good actress
Spec-Oner Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
The drama was so short though...
Rhay-berry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Your art fits so well with the story... I like the colors and the flowers.

I think that Aya's desire reach everyone who knows about her history.
Violetphantasy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
bytronismo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
i can feel her soul in this art piece...
Reign421 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
when i watched ... i had no idea what was coming
and i think i cried 1 litre of tears in the last two eps
blackcat-girl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
RYAN-SENSEI Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
thats a beautiful piece of work, great job
Daioh--Sakura Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
My fellow students and I are watching this drama in our Japanese class. To think that this is in fact a true story brought me to tears! Such an inspirational story. And this lovely piece of art is a beautiful way to honor Aya...
Monse-Risu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
aww awsome pic
I love that is tv drama
SakuraPhantom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
I shed tears just watching every single episode of this J-drama.

I really want to read Aya's diary that this drama was based off of now.
Kaniskaa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
I love this drama, I haven't met anyone who has watched this and hasn't cried! Really nice drawing :]
xiaobaosg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Student General Artist
Yup. It's definitely one of the best so far. Thanks yea.
zuRii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
B E A U T I F U L :heart:
kebang Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
i love it
chapitone Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
love this movie !!!! touching !!!!!! -_-
HokutoFighter Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Student
tears come out with this, i'm sorry for my english, but this is beautiful. I love the picture a lot, great job!
DragonNeko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really captured Aya's emotions and courage in this picture...I cried from the beging to the end of was just so sad. :+fav:
snusmumi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
i am glad you drew people's attention to this story.not many people outside Japan know about Aya and even less have read her diary
it was a good thing of you to do
good work
Chiribu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
im afraid to shed more tears after summer snow... maybe ill saw it later.. because looks touching
IHeartYaoi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
and I did *tears up* I am watching it for the first time now! I am on episode 10 and I have just been trying not to bawl like a baby...this girl is BRAVE and STRONG! I love the pic BTW great job
diiem Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
pretty nice work and such an evocative story behind it. lovely <3
MAUV Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
; ___ ; WONDERFUL DRAMA, and a beautiful picture <3
chiakimomo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
"1 Litre Of Tears" was so moving! I loved that drama.
This picture is beautiful :3
Very well done ^_~
SilentFatality Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this show. it always makes me cry :(
ObscuredSoul Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
i love this!
rottentaste Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
beautifull! the story is really touching, but ive only watched the drama, i havn't read the real book, there are some blogs that translate it, but they take too long.
kaIRuPiano Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
kurisuchine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
awesome art work i've seen the drama and the movie
ChromeIsBurning Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful story and equally beautiful deviation. love the background. i'm curious as to how you did it.
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