After reading the comic, the following questions develop the discussion:

1. What’s the most memorable part of this story for you? Why?
2. What do you appreciate about the friendship of Kenji and Shin?
3. Why do you think Kenji wanted to die or did he really want to die?
4. The bell in the story can be seen as symbolic. What does it symbolize for you?
5. What change do you particularly notice in Kenji at the end?
6. Can you relate to any of Kenji’s feelings?
7. Do you wish you had joy that would never go away?