Japanese Microsoft Windows 7 Mascot?Posted: October 9, 2010
Personification of an Operating System? I didn’t believe at first, but the Japanese have done it quite a few times. They’re called OS-tan.
From The wikipedia entry:
The OS-tan are an Internet phenomenon or meme that originated within the Japanese Futaba Channel. The OS-tan are the moe anthropomorphism/personification of several operating systems by various amateur Japanese artists. The OS-tan are typically depicted as women, with the OS-tan representative of Microsoft Windows operating systems usually depicted as sisters of varying ages.
The one that represents Windows 7 even has a name… Nanami Madobe. The video is actually just an Anime-like promotional video for Windows 7 and DIY computer builds. I found it odd yet interesting at the same time.
Japanator post about Win 7 OS-tan