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The Manga Guide to Relativity follows Minagi, a high school student sentenced to spend his summer studying the theory of relativity. But with the help of his beautiful teacher Miss Uraga, his punishment becomes an adventure through the fabric of spacetime!

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On Oct 8 Thomas Harning wrote: Review of "The Manga Guide to Relativity" by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, and Hideo Nitta
If you have a curiosity about physics, this is a fun way to sate it. "The Manga Guide to Relativity" by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, and Hideo Nitta is a beautiful blend of manga, humor and science. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On May 28 Nick Zimmerman wrote: Good Read if You Like Manga and Relativity
The Manga Guide To Relativity by Hideo Nitta, Masafumi Yamamoto, and Keita Takatsu is a surprisingly good read. I honestly was not expecting much in the way of depth on a scientific subject from a manga, but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. If you enjoy manga and science, this is definitely a book you will enjoy reading. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 30 Peter Schott wrote:
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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jul 26 Ricardo Banffy wrote: An intimidating subject made easy for teens
Physics is an intimidating subject this (comic-)book manages to tackle in a way most teenagers will find easy to understand. More to the point, they will, hopefully, find it fun and compelling too. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jun 20 David Peach wrote: Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity from No Starch Press
Being a casual student of cosmology, I was excited for the opportunity to read The Manga Guide to Relativity by Hideo Nitta, Masafumi Yamamoto and Keita Takatsu. I have read several works explaining relativity and therefore the thought of relativity explained through comic book characters seemed a little far-fetched. My thinking… Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar2.0

On Jun 6 Rino Sardon wrote: Book Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity by Hideo Nitta, Masafumi Yamamoto and Keita Takatsu
Many years ago, when I was in Japan for business trips, I would often find myself hanging out in bookshops and browsing technical books. Not that I can read entire Japanese books, but I find them very informative with all the illustrations. Looking at illustrations alone and understanding the descriptions are sometimes enough for me. When I found The Manga Guide to Relativity, my first reaction was that of skepticism. There is no way they can teach relativity thru Manga. Being a fan of Japanese animation, I gave it a try, just for entertainment value. I was delightfully surprised that the topic of relativity was seamlessly integrated to a humorous story: Japanese humor + Japanese comic + science = a fun and informative read. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On May 31 Leo Marihart wrote: Great for students, maybe not for kids
So you want to learn Special & General Relativity the ‘easy way’? By looking at pretty pictures? Okay, here’s your (Japanese comic) book. Pros: Looks great in iBooks on an iPad. Does what it says in a dense, concise package. The end of chapter sections are great. Cons: None really, but might be too dense for young children. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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