News Windows 7 Gets Anime Ad with Nanami Madobe Mascot
posted on 2010-04-30 16:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The Akihabara PC Game Festa event has announced that it will unveil an original anime commercial starring the Windows 7 mascot character Nanami Madobe on May 9 in Tokyo. Nanami Madobe was created to promote the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system to build-it-yourself computer owners. Prolific voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki has been voicing the character since the mascot debuted last year as a bonus customization theme for Japanese premium sets of the Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.
Novelist Kōji Watanabe (Platonic Chain, @Run-City) and technical writer Toshiya Takahashi will appear at the Windows 7 Special Show on May 9, and the event organizers hint at other special guests.
The name "Nanami Madobe" can be interpreted as a wordplay on Nana Mizuki's name, as well as the Japanese words madobe ("by the window") and nana ("seven").
Source: Akiba PC Hotline!