Yuki no Shita no Qualia
Qualia Under the Snow
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Yuki no Shita no Qualia

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Japanese: 雪の下のクオリア
English: Qualia Under the Snow
Spanish: Qualia bajo la nieve
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 20, 2014 to Jan 19, 2016
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Serialization: Craft
Authors: Kii, Kanna (Story & Art)


Score: 7.621 (scored by 44664,466 users)
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Ranked: #19462
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Popularity: #1679
Members: 10,054
Favorites: 178
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Akio and Umi live in the same student hostel. While Akio rather avoids other people, Umi frequently has one-night stands with men. Still, a kind of friendship develops between the two of them, as they need each other to deal with their pasts.


Yuki no Shita no Qualia was published in German as Qualia unter dem Schnee by Tokyopop on January 12, 2017 and in Spanish as Qualia bajo la nieve by Milky Way Ediciones on October 2017.


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Mar 13, 2016
This is my first review on MAL, please be good to me!

Yuki no Shita no Qualia deals with loss. How do you begin trusting other people, and let them in so you can build meaningful relationships, after being hurt by someone who left you?
The main characters have opposite ways of avoiding deeper connection. Akio shuts himself away from other people. Umi on the other hand has many sporadic relations, but never gives these relations a chance to be serious.
The power of this slow and gentle manga lies in the psychology of the characters. I specially love that Akio and Umi as children run around in ...
Jan 19, 2022
Qualia under the snow is truly an underappreciated masterpiece. As much as I love Stranger By The Shore, I wish Qualia was given a sequel and anime instead. This will be an analysis as much as a review and please forgive any typos I missesd. My laptop is currently broken and I had to write this on my phone.

As usual, the art is beautiful. The characters are expressessive and the story is full of symbolism and subtleties. There is really not much more to say on the subject, just take your time to really appreciate the art in the panels. A lot is expressed through ...
Mar 2, 2020
Normally I don’t read this type of manga, but I tend to find that the best manga are the ones you haven’t read yet. On top of that, it is completely outside of my comfort zone, so it is nice to read something different. Seen as though it is such a short story, I thought that it wouldn’t bust the bank and brought it while giving me something interesting to read at the same time.

I really enjoyed the story. I had no idea what it was about, I sort of just started reading it and let things unfold. I was then surprised to find ...

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