Happy Pocky Day!

Happy Pocky Day, everyone. No, seriously — the popular biscuit sticks have their own official Japanese memorial day on November 11.

To celebrate, here’s gravure idol Yui Aragaki doing a silly dance with the sticks. Hey, at least it isn’t an army of dancing babies.

(Via Danny Choo.)

Shocotan Teaches Otaku Culture: The Unaired Cuts

Check out the unaired cuts of gamer-blogger-cosplayer idol Shoko Nakagawa’s lessons on otaku culture. She talks about moe, manga, maid cafés, and Akihabara. Plus, Shocotan’s reluctant old student cosplays the ugliest Rei Ayanami you’ve ever seen.