Microsoft’s efforts to hawk Windows to otaku using the power of moe look to have reached their zenith with Windows 7′s Madobe Nanami, and quite possibly their nadir with the pair of generic ‘blobs trotted out to support sales of Windows 8, apparently the most loathed Windows OS since Vista.
Windows 8 (or the 64 bit Pro “DSP” edition at any rate) is being graced by no less than two new mascots – Madobe Yuu and Madobe Ai (“yuuai” = “friendship”), who come with a special “Wedge” ita-mouse:
Akihabara and Nipponbashi editions:
Perhaps in keeping with the other discrepancies between Windows 7 and 8, moe-OS fans cannot help but notice the seiyuu casting has gone from Nana Mizuki as Nanami to Asuka Nishi (whose roles include such memorable performances as Pupil D and Maid B) as Yuu and Nao Tamura (so obscure her Wikipedia page is empty and threatened with deletion) as Ai.
Art featuring the new characters, official or otherwise, is so far conspicuously absent.
Claud computing has never looked more appealing: