#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19417 posts) -

It seems IE have created an anime mascot for the browser called Inori Aizawa with her own Facebook page too:

Hey everyone! My name is Inori and you can think of me as a personification of Internet Explorer.

When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow and awkward girl.

However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do.

Why don't you get to know me a little better?

They have an Inori version of IE for download here.

Amazing stuff.

#2 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1027 posts) -

wait.... What now?

#3 Posted by leinad44 (546 posts) -

Did someone slip something into my tea?!

#4 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

...I have no words. Only confusion.

#5 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (3830 posts) -

I'd hit that link.

#6 Posted by joshwent (2487 posts) -

I'm going to assume that the efficient and relentless robots kicking her ass are the "personification of Chrome".

#7 Posted by notdavid (844 posts) -

God damn it.

#8 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1113 posts) -

Ahahaha... I forgot all about IE in general until this popped up.

#9 Edited by RioStarwind (582 posts) -

Wow uh not sure what I could really say about this. Although it's amazing I'm pretty sure a anime girl isn't going to make people switch over to IE.

#10 Posted by Killerfridge (319 posts) -

Whu...what?

#11 Edited by DeadeyeMcCoy (261 posts) -

IE-tan is best girl, anime of the season hands down

#12 Edited by JasonR86 (9751 posts) -

Ugh. Gross. In other words, "Hey youth market and internet culture! You like anime right? Well come over to IE where we have your anime needs met. Konnichiwa bros!"

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#13 Posted by Gaff (1965 posts) -

Slow starting up? Yep, that's the IE I remember.

#14 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6165 posts) -

Uhhhh....no thanks.

#15 Posted by Ben_H (3500 posts) -

Yet another reason not to use IE.

#16 Edited by Gangsterlax (113 posts) -

Thank god they didn't do panty shots. Why the fuck do they always do panty shots?

#17 Edited by Xeiphyer (5619 posts) -

The video takes a long time to get going, so I'd say they're really nailing that part.

#18 Edited by chiablo (1010 posts) -

Her attack is a blue screen of death:

#19 Posted by Itwongo (1299 posts) -

Fuuuuuck yes!

Work needs to get out faster

I have to see this shit

#20 Posted by jamesyfx (69 posts) -

That looks like the cheesiest thing ever.

.. and then it cuts to a scene where you see Chrome punching Opera in the chest like Smith in the Matrix movies, creating a copy of itself. Yeah I could write for this show!

#21 Edited by TyCobb (1977 posts) -

Did Microsoft adhere to Anime Standards?

#22 Edited by Monkeyman04 (1304 posts) -

I...What? My brain doesn't even know how to process this.

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#23 Edited by Roomrunner (912 posts) -

Just let me know when these characters show up on SaltyBet.

#24 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#25 Posted by Vuud (2035 posts) -

Stand by for my Inori Aizawa/Fiaru Foxu slashfic.

#26 Posted by DeadeyeMcCoy (261 posts) -

As lame as this is, I'm not sure why so many folks seem to be shocked. This isn't such a big step up from shit like OS-tans, though I guess it's weird that it's not a Japanese-only thing this time around.

#27 Posted by UlquioKani (1249 posts) -

I don't like IE but I'll watch an anime about a girl who also happens to be a web browser. The plot would involve her trying to live a normal life while trying not to show that she is a web browser. Sounds fucking awesome.

#28 Posted by cloudymusic (1306 posts) -

Microsooooooooooooft

#29 Posted by xyzygy (10103 posts) -

IE is pretty good now I have to admit. In fact last month I ran into a website that only really worked on IE. I think it was something like Pitchfork or something. Drop downs windows wouldn't work on other browsers.

#30 Edited by Khessed (117 posts) -

Her favorite websites list includes Sankakucomplex... So you have the image of this cute moe character, but silently implying that she's this huge pervert?

wat

#31 Posted by slyspider (1430 posts) -

What? I... What? This marketing? Are they trying to go after the anime loving crowd? The fuck is their demographic

#32 Posted by TruthTellah (9550 posts) -

Inori Aizawa?

Couldn't they have at least named her Inori Eizawa, aka. IE?

Come on, guys...

#33 Posted by Scampbell (501 posts) -

Well, I guess they would have to do something strange to get our attention back, though I see no reason to go back to IE, especially if it means I'll have to look at Bing again.

#34 Posted by Ramone (2989 posts) -

Whoever came up with this idea either needs firing or a massive raise. I can't decide which.

#35 Posted by GS_Dan (1402 posts) -

THIS IS AMAZINGLY DUMB. I love it.

#36 Edited by SunBroZak (1518 posts) -

As low as the chances are of myself using IE, I do like some of their marketing campaigns. This one is joyfully silly, and I recall one a while back that was an animation involving a writer (if that isn't vague enough for you), which I quite liked.

#37 Posted by TooWalrus (13268 posts) -

The world's most popular browser just got cuter.

#38 Posted by Hunter5024 (6142 posts) -

This is the best.

#39 Posted by HerbieBug (4208 posts) -

#40 Posted by Brendan (8358 posts) -

Squeeeeee!

Kawaii desuuu!!

Meow!

#41 Posted by Animasta (14751 posts) -

She ain't no Wikipe-tan, that's for sure.

#42 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19417 posts) -

Pictures from her website:

I require a full series made out of this.

#43 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Well, at least someone is using Surfaces and Windows Phone.

#44 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Microsoft marketing at it again.

#45 Posted by believer258 (12444 posts) -

You still haven't trained enough to beat Chrome and his legion of superpowered uberdorks. Don't let that conquering of the puny Netscape browser go to your title bar, that was nothing.

#46 Posted by EXTomar (5012 posts) -

Meh, fans over there have personified weirder things. Good old XP-tan.

#47 Edited by Oldirtybearon (5017 posts) -

THIS IS SO STUPID

#48 Posted by Shadowfax (52 posts) -
#49 Posted by c_rakestraw (854 posts) -

Why. Just... why.

#50 Posted by gaminghooligan (1572 posts) -

Everyone knows Chrome holds the #1 headband.