For years now, manga textbooks have been explaining things like the English language and cooking. So why not electronic circuitry, quantum mechanics or even thermodynamics?
Jo and I actually saw this in Popular, well the English version that is. They have topics ranging from calculus to molecular biology. It could just be me but I found the manga illustrations rather distracting since there’s this stark contrast in the juxtaposition of teaching material and big-eyed character drawings. When I changed upon scenes of the typical plot of boy trips and accidentally falls on girl, I knew I’ve seen enough.
Educators have been trying to innovate teaching materials to keep up with the evolving mentality of students. I still remember the computer-aided teaching methods of my generation, looks like they’ve moved on to new ideas to capture the ever-shortening attention span of students. What’s interesting is that the computer-aided teaching method was mainly used to introduce subjects to young children but this series of manga textbook is tackling college-level subjects such as quantum mechanics.
Someone must have thought, “Hm, teens these days love to read manga.. Manga textbooks, hmm.. hell, why not?“