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 the same timeline where they live as adults. In a graphic way it shows that the past matters and that we bring our past selves with us in our every day lives.
Also, it must be said, that the art style of Kanna Kii is so beautiful and strengthens the story's sensuality. read more