Keita Takatsu

The Manga Guide to Relativity The Manga Guide to Relativity (No Starch)
by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, Hideo Nitta, Trend-Pro Co, Ltd.
April 2011
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.95

The Manga Guide to Physics The Manga Guide to Physics (No Starch)
by Hideo Nitta, Keita Takatsu, Trend-Pro Co, Ltd.
May 2009
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.95

"After 10 pages, I was hooked. This volume takes an intensely complex subject and makes it understandable to the non-physicist."
--John A. Wass, Ph.D

"An excellent introduction to relativity."
--Muhammed Hassanali, TCM Reviews

"If you were at all interested in the weird world of relativity, but thought you could not understand the concepts, try this book. Its unique approach can help you understand."
--Jonathan DuHamel, TucsonCitizen.com

"A lot of information is provided here, and while it requires attention, I never found it overwhelming. It seemed to follow logically and make sense as I was reading."
--Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading

"I believe Hideo Nitta and Keita Takatsu have created a very high quality guide that is successful at both teaching physics and being enjoyable to read."
--Spencer Bell, Computer Science House

"I strongly recommend this book to any 15-17 year old that is a pre-high school physics student..."
--Harry Babad, MacCompanion Magazine

"As entertaining as it is informative, The Manga Guide To Physics enables ordinary readers to readily grasp the basics of physics..."
--Diane Donovan, Wisconsin Bookwatch: Midwest Book Review

"And what about being confronted in daily life by Newton’s three laws of motion? Or getting on Jeopardy and having to calculate how an objects’ kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases? You’d be glad you’d have read this book. Besides it has cool pictures."
--Marshalr, COED Magazine

"Honestly, this book is amazingly setup with all the “aces in their places” – the art is fantastic, and the teaching method is both fun and educational. "
--Scott Campbell, Active Anime

"This volume added a good text-only section...These dialogs proved to be more effective in teaching the reader the subject than the comics did, while still remaining charming and amusing."
--Scott VonSchilling, Active Anime

"And it bears repeating that The Manga Guide to Physics is a serious, weighty piece of technical writing – Physics for Dummies this is not. While it is certainly no substitute for a physics text, The Manga Guide to Physics is a wonderful introduction to the subject for manga fans with an interest in science."
--Ken Rogers, GCPCUG Member, Greater Cleveland PC Users Group

"A wonderful introduction for children approaching physics for the first time, and a very handy crib for those of us who need a refresher. Well worth looking at just for the innovative approach to presenting a science subject."
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"So get over the law of inertia and pick this up."
--Marshal Rosenthal, COED Magazine

"The art is really the strength here, as nothing substitutes for diagrams and images in discussing vectors and movement. The kids are also cute and expressive, which involves me in Megumi’s journey of learning. "
--Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading

"Fresh, informative, and fun, The Manga Guide to Physics will serve equally well as the perfect companion to a student’s first physics class or an enjoyable primer for those of us who never bothered. "
--Melinda Beasi, Eyeballman.com Blog

"This book is an awfully fun, highly educational read. "
--Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad

"Having applications of physics that are easy to relate to makes things easier to understand in my opinion. That's where this book excels."
--Earl Commander, AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

"The Manga Guide to Physics provides a great opportunity to learn some of the basics about physics. "
--Marielle Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"This volume added a good text-only section...These dialogs proved to be more effective in teaching the reader the subject than the comics did, while still remaining charming and amusing."
--Scott VonSchilling, Active Anime

"This book is an excellent introductory book on classical, or Newtonian physics."
--Dale Farris, Reviews Coordinator, Golden Triangle PC Club