Windows 7 Gets "Official" OS-tan?

By Nopy

So I’m sure by now everyone is already aware of the upcoming release of Windows 7 and all the new and improved features it comes with, but you might not have heard of Nanami Madobe. According to Akiba PC, the Japanese version of Windows 7 Ultimate will be getting an OS-tan named Nanami Madobe who will be voiced by popular singer Nana Mizuki. So what is an OS-tan you ask? simple, it’s basically a mascot character drawn anime-style that represents an operating system (more details here).

The problem with Nanami though, is that she was actually created by Microsoft, unlike the other OS-tans which were all fan-made. One could argue that Nanami isn’t a real OS-tan because she wasn’t created by fans. It would be interesting to see if the OS-tan community will accept her the way she is, make some slight modifications, or create a new character entirely. Personally, I think she fits in pretty well with the other OS-tans:

Anyone care to guess who’s who?

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Nopy is an engineer and a rabid fan of anime. He also enjoys collecting anime figures, reading manga, and viewing artwork from anime/manga artists. Nopy began blogging about anime in 2008 and joined the Forever Geek team in 2009. Besides anime and manga, he also enjoys the occasional video game and catching the latest internet memes.

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