This is what Internet Explorer looks like as an anime character. Meet Inori Aizawa
Internet Explorer is a fantastic browser on both your Windows PC, your Windows Phone device, and even your Xbox 360. Sure, we wish we’d get some cool extensions like the Reddit Enhancement Suite, but its lack of extensions is the only mark against it. The Windows Phone community may be on board with IE, but how do you get the general tech population to change its perception and sour taste left by IE6? With an anime of course. Check out the latest ad from Microsoft after the break.
What did you just watch? You watched a pretty cool new ad for IE from Microsoft. We’ve got a new character named Inori, who is now the anime personification of Internet Explorer. At least that’s what we learn when we click through to the new Facebook page for Inori Aizawa. It’s a pretty epic fight between her and a bunch of unsavory websites and viruses that you might find while surfing the web.
Be sure to visit www.internetexplorertan.com/home/ to see the “Inori” version of Internet Explorer. If you visit in Chrome you’ll see her crying, but visit in IE and you’ll get the full experience.
Source: YouTube, Facebook Page, Via: The Verge
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By Jez Corden
But cool ad, ms should make more anime ads for their products. ^^
Silverlight's character is made by the Taiwan branch. Probably this one is from Taiwan too, judging by the character's name and assuming the Japan branch won't bother making English language website. *load the website and welcomed by a crying girl*
WTH ? Can't handle the sudden load ?
The magical girl thing didn't start with Sailor Moon, and it didn't stop there too, there are at least 5 titles every year with the same trope... though admitedly Sailor Moon is one of the most commonly known titles overall among fans and non-fans.
But no, it's not a ripoff... I'd say it's a trope, common genre, often reproduced concept though. You could equate it to something like "noir" or "police investigation" scenarios for american series, for instance.
Some tests even put IE as the fastest browser among all (sometime ago, dunno how it is now).
And you know, pretty cool from Microsoft to acknowledge the OS-tan memebase and do something of their own... BUT
No plugins, no sync, still some garbled pages. That's just not cool.
I'd kill to have Chrome with my bookmarks on my Windows Phone 8, period. Though honestly, I don't browse that much on the phone.
Honestly, it's still the last browser of choice for me. Chrome>Firefox>Opera(though Opera is now technicaly Chrome too)>Safari>IE. Not considering other browsers which mostly uses some of the known engines in it's roots, like Maxthon, Mercury, Dolphin, Puffin, Atomic, Diigo, etc etc.
I'm just hoping Microsoft get's the integration and plugins part up to speed, consolidating the Windows experience through platforms.