キズナキス(読みもの)

Friendship Kiss

梨屋アリエ 著 Text: Nashiya, Arie

カテゴリー: Japanese Children's Booksおすすめ!日本の子どもの本読みもの/chapter books and novels

キズナキス 表紙

『キズナキス』(Kizuna kisu)

主人公は、情報通信技術の特別推進校に指定された中学校に通う2年生の日々希(ひびき)。吹奏楽の部活に参加し、夏の地区大会で金賞をめざしている。学校では、全員にEタブ(エデュケーショナル・タブレット)とマイスコ(マインドスコープ)が配布される。マイスコは人の思ったことを読み取るコミュニケーションツールなのだ。日々希のクラスに、ずっと不登校だった朱華(はねず)という美少女が初めて顔を出す。日々希は、いつもひとりきりでパソコン室に閉じこもる朱華と親しくなる。そして彼女から、Eタブとマイスコを連動させて個人情報を収集検閲し、心理的統制をするための実験に使われていると知らされる。突然、日々希を抱きしめキスをする不思議な少女朱華。物語は終盤、児童虐待や貧困が背景に浮かび上がり結末は哀切だが、近未来のIT社会の在り様に対する危惧と、読み手への極めて今日的な鋭い問題提起でもある。(野上)

出版社 静山社
初版年 2017年
ISBN 978-4-86389-398-6
ページ数 400頁
サイズ 19×13
対象年齢 12歳から
キーワード IT 学校 部活 演奏会

Friendship Kiss

This YA novel depicts a future world where information and communications technology (ICT), including smartphones and tablets, have further evolved. Against a backdrop of complex peer relationships and romance, the story reveals some of the risks these tools can entail.
The heroine, Hibiki, is in the eighth grade and a member of the school’s brass band, which is practicing hard to win the summer district championship. The junior high school she attends is designated as a case study for an ICT friendship project, and all the students receive an educational tablet (e-tab) and a mind scope. When switched on, the mind scope reads the mind of whoever it is pointed at, displaying their thoughts in text on the monitor. The project aims to train human resources with advanced communication skills and compatibility, and the mind scope is intended as a communication tool.
The beautiful Hanezu Tenro, who transferred into Hibiki’s school in grade seven but has never attended classes, suddenly begins coming to school. Although Hanezu spends all her time in the computer room, she and Hibiki become friends. Hibiki learns from her that the e-tabs and mind scopes are being used as an experiment to collect and analyze personal information and control the students’ minds. One day, Hanezu suddenly embraces and kisses Hibiki. Towards the end, we learn that Hanezu suffered from child abuse and poverty. While the story ends on a sad note, it also warns of the potential pitfalls of an IT society and highlights issues that are extremely pertinent for contemporary readers. (Nogami)

  • Text: Nashiya, Arie
  • Seizansha
  • 2017
  • 400 pages
  • 19×13
  • ISBN 978-4-86389-398-6
  • Age 12 +

IT (PCs, Smarphones), School, Clubs, Recitals


本を探す/book search