Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: One day on her way to school, middle school student Aya (Asae Onishi) suddenly falls to the ground. The doctor diagnoses her with spinocerebellar degeneration, a rare and incurable neurological disease. Entering high school, Aya?s condition continues to worsen as physical movements become more difficult. Forced to attend a special boarding school, she nonetheless finds hope and happiness through the support of her new friends and family. Working hard, she completes her high school education and bravely begins a new stage in her life, despite her weak health and continuous trips to the hospital. Aya never gives up, living each day of her life to the fullest until the very end.
Better than the Drama
Here are things you might want to know before I begin:
1) I watched the drama version first
2) It didn’t seem to pull my heartstrings
3) So, I gave this a try and that’s how I got here.
In my opinion, I thought that this one was much more focused on Aya and her mother more. It didn’t have romance and I’m fairly sure that this movie stayed much more closer to the actual events in the story.
Sure its an "old" movie, but when I first watched this, I was given the sense of nostalgia and that the the real Aya was living closer to this time. Also, the cast is fine as well. One thing I liked about the drama version is that they look similar to these actors from this movie version.
Anyways, I found that the directing was better in the movie version. The acting? Superb. The story? Tear-jerking. The music? Heart breaking.
Of course, people may like the drama version more, but in all fairness, this one didn’t have the added romance and showed more of what Aya’s life was really like. Although she did admit that she sometimes felt lonely, pain, and helpless, she always gave a smile and a thank you. This is a story of a girl who will change the way you live your life forever..