Hiroyuki Kojima

Hiroyuki Kojima received his PhD in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, at the University of Tokyo. He has worked as a lecturer and is now an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan. While well-regarded as an economist, he is also active as an essayist and has published a wide range of books on mathematics and economics at the fundamental, practical, and academic levels.

The Manga Guide to Calculus The Manga Guide to Calculus (No Starch)
by Hiroyuki Kojima, Shin Togami, Becom Co. Ltd.
August 2009
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.95

"I have got to say, I am quite impressed with The Manga Guide to Calculus. As the title suggests, it is an introduction into the ideas of differential and integral calculus through the use of manga and a story line. The book fulfills on this goal and then some."
--Geoff Hotchkiss, Math + CS = 11

"This book is designed to be a text book– meaning it gives examples, theory and exercises– yet it surprised me to also be a bit of a page turner."
--Amber, Davenport Public Library

"The Manga Guide to Calculus. WHAT? Of course I had to read more -- and it's amazing!"
--Ann G., The Seattle PI Reader Blogs

"As a Calculus textbook, it's very entertaining."
--evermore, Electric Sista Hood

"To be honest I actually loved this book; I think the concept of the Manga Guides series is a fantastic way of breaking down some of the barriers to learning and making the content accessible to all!"
--Sarah Blow, GirlyGeekdom

"I never took calculus in high school or college, yet I was able to get through the Guide and come out at the end with a pretty fair understanding of it. Moreover, I actually enjoyed the learning journey!"
--Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad

"The book is primarily for those who want to understand calculus, especially where some prior exposure has been a bad experience. However, anyone interested in technical communication—regardless of the subject—should find this guide a great source of ideas. "
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"[T]his book is exceptional in that I actually read it and understood most if it in the first reading."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion, October 2009 Issue

"An excellent, calculus-savvy and user-friendly guide for any student needing to brush up on their calculus, whether tackling a course for the first time or seeking a refresher. "
--Diane Donovan, Wisconsin Bookwatch: Midwest Book Review

"Overall, this book is a good choice for someone who is looking to get an idea for the basics and get a few laughs along the way."
--Brian Tate, Amazon.com

"...both writer and artist do a decent job of keeping readers entertained with a tale which should keep them interested from beginning to end."
--Nancy Gail, Blogcritics

"What this book does better than any calculus book I have seen is give a context to the processes and concepts."
--Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net

"This book does exactly what it is supposed to off: offer a fun, interesting to learn calculus concepts that would otherwise be extremely bland to memorize. "
--Michael Barkoviak, DailyTech

"It didn’t take long for me to realise that this book is pretty revolutionary in it’s style and approach to making physics accessible to all. "
--Sarah Blow, GirlyGeekdom

"...when a paperback book titled The Manga Guide to Physics came across the desk - and contained a notation in the top righthand corner of the book saying "Comics Inside!" - it got a second glace."
--Lonnie Brown, The Lakeland Ledger

"Takatsu's art is well-suited to the story segments. Solidly cartoonish, with plenty of broadly and physically expressed emotions, it comically fits the book's considerations of energy, momentum and impact. "
--Bill Sherman, Blogcritics.org

"The book purposefully departs from a traditional physics textbook format and it does it very well."
--Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, Ryerson University

"...it’s perfect and I wish I’d had it while I was in school! "
--Naomi H., Gaming Angels

"Overall, though, both writer and artist do a decent job of keeping readers entertained with a tale which should keep them interested from beginning to end."
--Nancy Hecko, Blogcritic.org

"In summary, The Manga Guide to Calculus is an entertaining comic with colorful characters and a fun strategy to teach its readers calculus. It could also provide a quick refresher for those who took calculus before but need a light reminder of calculus main principles. I would highly recommend the book to a student who needs to review calculus or have a quick preview before taking a formal class in the subject (readers should have at least finished geometry first)."
--Marielle Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk