Manga is art, and a solution to promote science

Dragon ball, Shin-chan, Totoro, whatever, everyone in the world at least knows one of the Japanese manga. Most of us like manga, right? In order to promote our science, we collaborate a professional science manga artist, Hayanon. Her illustration feels you connected to science.

誰もが楽しめるサイエンス

化学も含めたサイエンスは、なかなかその本質を一般の人に理解してもらうのは難しい。なので古川グループでは、理系漫画家「はやのん」と協力して、研究成果のエッセンスを抽出した漫画やイラストを作成します。誰もが楽しめるサイエンス、そういうアプローチがあってもいいですよね?

<Original Illustration by Hayanon>

Knitting Frustrated Stars (2020, Hayanon)
Original article: Frederik Haase et al.
Pseudo-5-Fold Symmetrical Ligand Drives Geometric Frustration in Porous Metal-Organic and Hydrogen Bonded Frameworks
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 13839–13845.
Spaceship ‘Porous Gels’ (2019, Hayanon)
Original article: Alexandre Legrand et al.
Understanding the multiscale self-assembly of metal-organic polyhedra towards functionally graded porous gels
Chem Sci. 201910, 10833-10842.
MOFBOTS (2019, Hayanon)
Original article: Xiaopu Wang et al.
MOFBOTS: Metal–Organic‐Framework‐Based Biomedical Microrobots
Adv. Mater. 201931, 1901592.
Lantern Festival (2018, Hayanon)
Original article: Gavin Craig et al.
Switchable Gate-Opening Effect in Metal-Organic Polyhedra Assemblies Through Solution Processing
Chem. Sci. 20189, 6463-6469.
Porous Gels (2018, Hayanon)
Original article: Arnau Carné-Sánchez et al.
Self-assembly of metal–organic polyhedra into supramolecular polymers with intrinsic microporosity
Nat. Commun. 20189, 2506.