Murasakiiro no Qualia
Qualia the Purple
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Murasakiiro no Qualia

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 紫色のクオリア
English: Qualia the Purple
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 27, 2011 to Aug 27, 2013
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh
Authors: Ueo, Hisamitsu (Story), Tsunashima, Shirou (Art)


Score: 7.831 (scored by 38253,825 users)
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Ranked: #11762
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Popularity: #1663
Members: 11,800
Favorites: 333


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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /21


Despite her harmless exterior, Yukari Marii, hides a deep, dark secret: her pretty purple eyes see all living beings as robots. Initially considering it to be nothing more than a quirky eccentricism, her friend Manabu "Gaku" Hatou soon realizes there's more truth to Yukari's words than she first thought. Despite her weirdness, Yukari's diminutive cuteness instills in Hatou a deep desire to protect her. In contrast, Yukari considers Hatou a "super-modifiable all-purpose robot."

Yet, Yukari's starkly unique view on the world has made her a lonely person, even causing her old friend Nanami Tenjou to act cruelly towards her. After an incident, Hatou finds out that Yukari is not the only one with a unique sight, termed a "Qualia." When Yukari is recruited into an institution for children with Qualia, Hatou is soon plunged into a conspiracy she must claw her way out of.

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Murasakiiro no Qualia was published in English as Qualia the Purple by Seven Seas Entertainment as a 3-in-1 omnibus volume on June 13, 2023.

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Mar 22, 2016
This review contains some spoilers since you can't explain why this manga is good without falling there. I don't think that general ideas can really spoil the levels this manga reaches but if you want them to hit at full force I'd recommend that you read it and stick to it until you get how distant the start and the end are.

The main issue is that it can be divided in two very distinct parts, and even if both of them are strong the turn it takes really hurts both. The first part is a nice classroom sort-of-yuri comedy/drama. A regular girl falls in friendship ...
Jun 14, 2019
The only reason I read this was because it was recommended for fans of HakoMari, which I suppose I was at the time. My love for HakoMari has failed to hold up against the sands of time, but I still have a soft spot for Qualia the Purple. Not necessarily because the story is any good, or that the characters are close to my heart. I think you could enjoy this story just as much if you read it in that "so bad it's good movie" sort of way, but that's not what I'm talking about either. I guess, for me, this manga is more ...
Mar 27, 2018
If you're interested in really heady sci-fi and philosophical concepts, this might be worth checking out if that's all you're looking for. To say the least, Murasakiiro no Qualia is ambitious. After a somewhat slow start, it blows up into hyperspeed in directions you might not expect and never stops. The best part of the manga is seeing what insanity the author has thought up next, but in the process it loses a lot of what would make that kind of story interesting in the first place, making the whole thing feel clumsy, rushed, and full of unrealized potential.

This manga is apparently a novel adaptation, ...

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