New Anime Girl Mascot For Internet Explorer

/ 5 years ago


Mozilla has the fox-like character as the logo and icon on their browser, making it the perfect mascot and tag for the internet browser. Whenever people see or hear of fox, they immediately associate it with the browser. It seems that the guys at Redmond thought it was time for a change and unveiled a brand new mascot for Internet Explorer as well, but it’s bot an animal like character, but an anime character.


Her name is Inori Aizawa and she has her own Facebook page. On it, she introduces herself as the artistic representation of Internet Explorer. She also lists Hikaru, Microsoft’s Silverlight mascot, as her cousin and says she’s close friends with Nanami, Windows 7, and Yuu and Ai, Windows 8. Inori tells us that she likes surfing the Internet, HMTL5, karaoke, cats, and mint-flavored ice cream. She has her own email address – [email protected] – and is 18 years old, her birthday being the same as the date on which the first version of Internet Explorer was released.

At the end, Inori tells us about her clumsiness and the fact she was “slow”, but has since matured and is confident in her abilities. Her Facebook page can be viewed here.

Thank you Tom’s Hardware for providing us with this information
Images courtesy of Inori Aizawa

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4 Responses to “New Anime Girl Mascot For Internet Explorer”
  1. Joe Wingett says:

    What’s weird is they’re trying to appeal to the target audience of most anime, that is, teenagers and young adults, the very people who know not to use Internet Explorer because of how poor it is. When they have to try this desperately hard to get users, you know their system is failing.

    • ValiantRanger says:

      That and the fact that this just seems creepy to an extent I haven’t seen before from Microsoft. I don’t even know what they’re trying to accomplish anymore. If more games were available on Linux I would have ditched Windows a long time ago.

  2. Alistair Hardy says:

    Well, it’s a strange marketing ploy.
    but then, i imagine they looked at Volcanoid with it’s personas like Hatsumi Miku etc etc and thought it would be pretty nifty.

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