Akiba Blog reports that Graphsha has released a new cookbook book from "otaku princess" Yunmao Ayakawa called Otaku Meshi Cooking. The new otaku cookbook aims to teach otaku how to cook for themselves.

Source: Kotaku

Can't get enough of the yaoi paddles? Worry not, Yaoi Press has revealed that it is currently working with a manufacturer to create the "Yaoi Parasols"! A picture of the Yaoi Parasol can be found here.

According to Yaoi Press:

This is an attempt to create something similar to the success of the yaoi paddles, which are essentially carried around like big signs saying 'I'm a yaoi fan.' The parasols will work the same, and have a hint of gothic lolita mixed in.

They're currently looking for an artist to do the artworks on the Yaoi Parasol.

topThe actions of a few Korean internet users have been arousing criticism from within South Korea. The internet users in question created parodies that describe the Taliban, which abducted 23 Koreans and killed one of them, as nice people known as "Tsundeban."

As of July 27th, several parodies were uploaded onto a website called DC Inside, a popular forum in South Korea that specializes in photos and images.

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The Comiket 72 catalog went on sale this week, check Akiba Blog for tons of catalog-related pictures. Heisei Democracy also points out that according to the catalog, Comiket 73 will run from December 29th through the 31st, 2007.

From THAT Animeblog comes a "chronological history of the anime blogging community", an overview of the anime blogging community's history fro pre-2003 to 2007.

GRIMES, IA, July 25, 2007 ??? Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the Fall 2007 release of two official T-shirts featuring artwork from the hit anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

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topThe residents in the neighborhood of Washinomiya Jinja Shrine, Kuki city, Saitama Prefecture are particularly nervous this months due to an increase in strangers. Because Washinomiya Jinja and its surrounding area is the setting of the anime Lucky???Star (based on a 4-koma of the same name), fans are rushing to this area, calling it the "holy site."

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According to Jiji Press, Thailand's police arrested the managers of the maid cafe Akiba, located in Bangkok, and seized 200 volumes of obscene manga imported from Japan. ANN has a translation:

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