If I wasnt already using Windows 7, after watching this commercial I would have gone and bought it (and by that I mean illegally download it)
Surely, if this piece of anime can slightly boost Win7 sales from the otaku market by even 1% im sure production costs of this commerical and Mizuki Nana's and Namikawa Daisuke paycheckes would be covered.
Madobe Nanami also says goodbye to the old and busted heterochromia eye style and introduces the new hotness quad-colored eye style, which by the way I now expect to see in animes a lot more often, because once you look into her eyes, you will shall be unable to return to plain old single colored eyes.
So with this new move which once again makes me question the kind of powerful drugs the Japanese marketing teams use in their staff meetings, I now challenge apple to step up to the plate and deliver something more outrageous than the already overplayed Mac vs PC ads, oh and Linux...when am I getting my battle anime with that motherfucking penguin!?
This is why Microsoft has a marketing dominance in Japan over Apple.
Additionally, this is probably one the best PC advertisements that I have seen in my life.
Screw iPod advertisements, bishoujo always gets the customers.
This short, short OVA is about –– you guessed it –– Windows 7. The cutesy character design & animation is by Yamaguchi Satoshi who also worked on Strike Witches. For some reason, though, the sequence at the beginning makes me think more about Moetan, minus the ecchiness.
It seems like Bill Gates has decided to target the otaku. And what better demographic to market your newest operating system to than those who spend most of their time watching anime and/or playing dating sim games?
The star of this commercial is Madobe Nanami, voiced by Mizuki Nana who most of us recognize as the voice actress behind Fate Testarossa from the Nanoha series. Madobe means “by the window,” while Nana means “seven.” This OS-tan is much slimmer and less bustier than her RAM-heavy, older sister Vista. She also has four colors in her eyes, reminiscent of the iconic Windows logo. I thought her eyes were creepy at first, but they are cute once you get accustomed to it.
The commercial is only 60 seconds long, so there isn’t room for much plot here, aside from Madobe quickly (and I mean quickly) guiding us through some of the features of Windows 7. If there’s anything you’ll learn, it’s what parts you’ll need in order to build your own PC and how to say “DVD” in Japanese.
Despite Madobe’s cuteness (as an owner of Windows 7, I know I’ve become a fan), there is nothing epic about this commercial, and it's borderline generic. But I guess there are worst ways you could spend that one minute…such as watching food infomercials on TV.read more