|Qualia the Purple
If you don’t know already, we have a weekly manga reading group led by our weekly events exec, Eric. This is every Monday, 1-2pm.
Each week, we are (supposed) to be doing the recommended readings. To prove I did my homework this week so I can partake on snaccs, I’m recommending Qualia the Purple, a manga recommended by one of the members (Frank) as a reading.
What if what you see is completely different from everyone else, but it wholly true to yourself? Marii Yukari’s purple eyes see all living things indistinguishable from robots- a fact that her friend, Hatou Gaku can’t really understand.
But Gaku starts to realise that perhaps there is more to her possibly delusional friend than meets the eye. Yukari can fix just about anything, and her unique perception of people reveals hidden truths, with even the police coming to her for help. But her talent isn’t always easy to accept by others, especially when they can’t understand it.
But it turns out that there are others like Yukari, who also see people as objects. However, do they see humans appear as unimportant as objects, or do those objects appear as important as human beings?
Qualia the Purple starts off as a light slice-of-life, before making a quick shift to a different tone to accommodate for elements of sci-fi-fantasy and philosophy. It’s a fairly quick read of about 20 chapters, and I think it’s absolutely worth it your time. Unfortunately I can’t say anything more without going into spoiler territory so I guess you just have to read it to believe it