Nothing Says Windows 8 Quite Like Anime Schoolgirls

Microsoft and anime girls are not strangers in Japan. In fact, you could say that Microsoft and Japanese anime girls are a thing. And not a new thing at that! For Windows 7, Microsoft had an OS character — or OS-tan, as they're called. OS-tans are anime personifications of operating systems that are created online by fans. Microsoft created an official OS-tan for Windows 7 named Nanami Madobe.

However, now that Windows 8 has been released, Microsoft created two new OS-tan. Their names are Yuu Madobe and Ai Madobe. Why the name Madobe? Madobe (窓辺) means "by the window". So punny!

The first look at these two new OS-tans comes via retailer Tsukumo's listings for the Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse with emblazoned Windows 8 logo.

There are four OS-tan mouse bundles — two for each girl, with one set limited to sale in Tokyo's geek district, Akihabara. The bundles come with special OS-tan packaging (either Yuu or Ai), wallpapers, and "event sound" effects. The Akihabara bundles get the voice of each OS-tan.

Windows reimagined, indeed.

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窓辺ゆう&窓辺あいちゃん限定パック [Tuskumo via PC Watch]


    Oh Japan, you make me cry tears... Of uncontrollable laughter.

      Now, you can peak up Windows 8's skirt. That Mac OSX is such a prude.

    In addition to Nanami for Windows 7 they also created Claudia for Windows Azure. Was wondering when we'd see one for Windows 8 honestly.

    Glad you explained that kotaku.
    Here I was thinking that was the target audience they were pitching to with the "dumb as a fence post" GUI.

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