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Internet Explorer just went full Kawaii

Last posted Nov 16, 2013 at 02:53PM EST. Added Nov 06, 2013 at 03:08PM EST
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I kid you not, this is an official Internet Explorer app for the browser, basically just making it Kawaii by adding a personification of Internet Explorer.

You can watch the “trailer” here.

Won’t make me get back to using Internet Explorer of course, but I’m curious as to what the opinions are to this new approach from Microsoft.

Nov 06, 2013 at 03:08PM EST
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Google Chrome Tan beat all of those robots at 5 times the speed.

Last edited Nov 06, 2013 at 03:54PM EST
Nov 06, 2013 at 03:48PM EST
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I appreciate the amount of creativity that went into this marketing campaign. Really I do.

But ain’t got nothin’ on Firefox-tan.

Nov 06, 2013 at 03:58PM EST
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I like how the trailer starts with Explorer-tan running from robots. As if IE could outrun anything.

Nov 06, 2013 at 04:09PM EST
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>tfw even Internet Explorer admits on how bad it was.


>tfw opening it in a different browser gets you a crying Inori

Last edited Nov 06, 2013 at 05:05PM EST
Nov 06, 2013 at 05:02PM EST
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>Not becoming naked for transformation sequence.
2/10 dropped.
I kid. Really, though, Firefox should be the better-at-everything rival. Chrome would be the emotionless girl. Give it vaguely yuri undertones and we’re set! In other words, make it Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation for internet browsers.

Last edited Nov 06, 2013 at 05:40PM EST
Nov 06, 2013 at 05:39PM EST
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“When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow, and awkward girl.”

But seriously, as much as I hate Internet Explorer, this is actually pretty cool. I’ve got to give them my (probably ill-placed) respect.

Last edited Nov 06, 2013 at 06:01PM EST
Nov 06, 2013 at 06:00PM EST

Microsoft will soon have a child it wishes it aborted, just wait for the rule 34.

Nov 06, 2013 at 06:41PM EST

Arlon The Serene (Free Cake) wrote:

>Not becoming naked for transformation sequence.
2/10 dropped.
I kid. Really, though, Firefox should be the better-at-everything rival. Chrome would be the emotionless girl. Give it vaguely yuri undertones and we’re set! In other words, make it Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation for internet browsers.

Firefox is magical cat-girl shrine maiden thing, Chrome is uncanny robot girl, Safari is a navigation AI, and suddenly it becomes a tragic underdog story with Explorer as the (possibly) last human in a post-apocalyptic future of cybernetic organisms OH MY GOD IT’S ALL COMING INTO FOCUS NOW. Include Opera or IceWeasel and they could even become a five (wo)man band fighting some greater threat.

Nov 06, 2013 at 06:42PM EST
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Sir Crona Statscowski Esquire wrote:

Never before have I wanted to kill an Anime character in my life…

Not even Sugou?

Nov 06, 2013 at 07:51PM EST
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I use IE at work, because some sites I use prefer Internet Explorer. So I’m not unacquainted with it (although I’m running 7, I believe. I’ve never bothered to check.) I usually float between Chrome and….Opera.

And yet, I don’t want anyone to hover around my desk and wonder why a 16-year old girl is on my work laptop.
 
 
I am confused.

Last edited Nov 06, 2013 at 08:10PM EST
Nov 06, 2013 at 07:59PM EST

Eheheheh, the fanart coming out.

Also, there’s already cosplay, too.

The reason for her name is equally hilarious.

“she could definitely use a prayer.”

Anyway, it’s not the first time MichaelSroft made a moe-tan.


Madobe Nanami was first. (Windows 7)

Then Madobe Yuu and Ai (Windows 8)

Aizawa Hikaru (Silverlight)

So they’ve been trying to market to the animu fans by turning their products into waifus for a while now. Also, there’s already a tag for Inori Aizawa on paheal. I lol’d.

Last edited Nov 06, 2013 at 08:50PM EST
Nov 06, 2013 at 08:48PM EST
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Evilthing wrote:

Since it exists now, what can we expect?

Nov 06, 2013 at 10:07PM EST
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I commend Microsoft’s effort at making IE adorable, I really do…..but it still wont get me to use it at work…or anywhere

Nov 06, 2013 at 11:44PM EST
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“When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow and awkward girl”.

“I feel confident in my abilities now, and I’m eager to show you what I can do”.

Nice try but no, I’m comfortable with my browser that doesn’t try to hit me in the feels. It’s nice to see they’re trying to make it better, but it’s too late in the game to make an overhaul with so many good browsers out there now to compete with. I don’t see them getting anywhere with this. (as kawaii as Inori is).

Last edited Nov 07, 2013 at 01:27AM EST
Nov 07, 2013 at 01:16AM EST
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Screenshot of a beta version:

If you try to visit an anime porn site, she’ll cry and say “am I not good enough for you?”

Nov 07, 2013 at 02:24AM EST
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I’m sorry, but is it bad that I think this is not a bad idea?

inb4kympage

Nov 07, 2013 at 07:02AM EST
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Dr. Coolface wrote:

The holy 34th rule must be fulfilled!

Are you saying you haven’t seen any yet? I’m pretty sure there is without even looking.

Although I’m surprised I haven’t seen anything on Tumblr yet

Nov 08, 2013 at 08:55AM EST
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Nov 08, 2013 at 09:26AM EST

Sooo… How long until the other browsers step up their game?

I know, I know, IE can’t really compete with the other browsers. But you cannot deny that this… Kawaii-ification attract a lot of attention.

Nov 08, 2013 at 09:33AM EST
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Dr. Coolface wrote:

The holy 34th rule must be fulfilled!

“holy” my ass. I believe you’re missing an “e”.

Nov 10, 2013 at 02:23AM EST
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That is exactly how I.E works.

Last edited Nov 11, 2013 at 09:24PM EST
Nov 11, 2013 at 09:23PM EST

Sweatie Killer wrote:

That is exactly how I.E works.

  • Run away from viruses
  • Get hit by one
  • Get protected by an antivirus
  • Gain abilities and a new look
  • Fight the viruses
  • Get ridiculousy slow
    wat
Nov 13, 2013 at 07:03AM EST
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Dr. Coolface wrote:

Found IE-tan porn.

Thank you for that declaration, Coolface, we were waiting on the news. :)

Nov 13, 2013 at 09:05AM EST
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Dr. Coolface wrote:

Found IE-tan porn.

Kinda late to that party, it was already available within the first 24 hours.

Nov 13, 2013 at 11:13AM EST
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RandomMan wrote:

Kinda late to that party, it was already available within the first 24 hours.

I kinda guessed so, after all Rule 34 is a powerful one.

Last edited Nov 13, 2013 at 12:35PM EST
Nov 13, 2013 at 12:28PM EST
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She’s pretty cute. It would be cool if all the other browsers had anime mascots as well.

Nov 13, 2013 at 01:12PM EST
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Dac wrote:

She’s pretty cute. It would be cool if all the other browsers had anime mascots as well.


Let me introduce you to Google+ Tan and the hell it will surely pull us into.

Last edited Nov 14, 2013 at 03:32PM EST
Nov 14, 2013 at 03:32PM EST

Sweatie Killer wrote:


Let me introduce you to Google+ Tan and the hell it will surely pull us into.

So kawaii!!!

Nov 15, 2013 at 05:54PM EST
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Carno/Taur are back here again! wrote:

You know what we haven’t seen? Safari-tan.

I made one in like 5 minutes on this website. It’s not very kawaii however.

Nov 15, 2013 at 06:44PM EST
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What about Opera? I mean, it was used with the Nintendo Wii and DSI systems, why don’t we do something with that?

Nov 16, 2013 at 12:20PM EST
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