Shin Takahashi

Shin Takahashi graduated from the Graduate School of Design at Kyushu University in Japan. He has worked as a lecturer and as a data analyst and is currently employed as a technical writer. Takahashi has published several books in the Japanese Manga Guide series, including Statistics-Factor Analysis Edition and Statistics-Regression Analysis Edition (both published by Ohmsha).

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra (No Starch)
by Shin Takahashi, Trend-Pro Co, Ltd.
May 2012
Print: $24.95
Ebook: $19.95

The Manga Guide to Statistics The Manga Guide to Statistics (No Starch)
by Shin Takahashi
November 2008
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.95

"A valuable and fun introduction to an important mathematical tool and an important addition to my scientific library."
--Ira Laefsky,

"The Manga Guide to Statistics --Sol Lederman, Wild About Math!

"I recommend this book because it’s entertaining, educational and a light refresher for someone like me."
--Wai Yen Tang, VG Researcher

"If you are looking for a quick and fun introduction into statistics, The Manga Guide to Statistics is right up your alley."
--Geoff Hotchkiss, Computer Science House

"...a great introduction for anyone who wants to learn statistics. "
--Richard Bejtlich, TaoSecurity

"If you know of someone that has to seriously learn this material however, I have a feeling that this book is just what they are looking for if they are having trouble."
--Chris Mosby, Tales from the Longbox

"The book aims to shows the reader how real life problems can be framed and solved using elementary statistics - and it does a wonderful job of it."

"Since the level is elementary and the examples simple, the complete hand calculation is shown, something that I would love to see in all advanced-level texts!"
--John A. Wass, Ph.D., Scientific Computing

"The art is charming and the humor engaging. "
--Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY, School Library Journal

"The math is clearly explained. The examples that Mamoru uses to teach basic mathematical concepts are often creative, and therefore quite memorable. "
--Elena, Sequential Smarts

"If you know of someone that has to seriously learn this material however, I have a feeling that this book is just what they are looking for if they are having trouble."
--Chris Mosby, Tales from the Longbox

"Besides taking a chill-pill from the traditional way of describing dull statistical information, The Manga Guide to Statistics offers a visualization of statistics that can't be found in any mere textbook. In the illustrated format, Rui and Mr. Yamamoto provide a backdrop to the mathematical lessons with an overall plot capable of being called a shojo."
--Jd Banks, Anime3000

"One thing I really liked was the appendix, which shows very clearly how to do all of the major calculations using Microsoft Excel, with xls spreadsheets available for download from the publisher’s website...If you already know statistics pretty well, this book wouldn’t be useful to you. If you are looking for an easy to understand and quality introduction that includes a bit of frivolity, you will find this book both useful and enjoyable. I did."
--Matthew Helmke,

"The best thing about the book is the clear and visual explanations of basic statistical concepts and methods."
--David C. Kopaska-Merkel,

"These are too fun. I might actually be able to understand math now."

"This manga succeeds in presenting important statistical concepts in an accessible and entertaining way. The charm of the book lies in the real-world examples it uses: magazine surveys, ramen noodle prices and bowling scores all make an appearance here."
--Sharon Schulz-Elsing, Curled Up With A Good Book

"The art is nicely clean and filled with just the right amount of detail, and the characters are quite expressive and given to funny asides. I laughed every time Rui made a scared face at a complicated equation."
--Matthew J. Brady, Warren Peace

"I love, love, love this idea! EduManga is a great concept, and I think it might have helped me with math when I was in high school."
--The Otaku Librarian

"I enjoyed reading this wittily constructed manga textbook."
--Bill Sherman,

"Inoue's art is clean, cute and simplified, and it works with machine-like efficiency—the artist not only knows and speaks the language of manga, but does so fluently, which makes this a better effort than some of the other, more cynical attempts to use a hot, new publishing craze to try and get kids interested in some form of education, be it classic literature or test-taking."
--J. Caleb Mozzocco,