Shin Togami

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,

"...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,

"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,

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

"’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,

"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