Mozilla has that cute little red panda (also known as a firefox), so why shouldn't Microsoft have a mascot for Internet Explorer? Exactly what the folks at Redmond were thinking, apparently. Microsoft today unveiled a brand new mascot for IE, but it's not a cute fuzzy animal. Instead, Microsoft's mascot is an anime character.
Her name is Inori Aizawa and she has her own Facebook page. On it, she introduces herself as the personification 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 likes surfing the Internet, HMTL5, karaoke, cats (a must for any Internet browser), and mint-flavored ice cream. She has her own email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and is 18 years old (her birthday is the same date the first version of IE debuted).
Inori says she used to be clumsy and slow but has since matured and is confident in her abilities.