Well, the latest piece of news: the mascots have reached their click goal and have kept their promise: they released a bunch more special digital prizes, aimed at Windows users (but not completely worthless for you Mac-lovers).
For Windows 7 users, there's a new themepack for each character, and for Vista and XP users, a new pack of audio files for each mascot character. And you can download them even if you're not in Japan, so-- sweet! Maybe if I wind up buying a new laptop with Win7 tonight I'll have to check it out. Each pack has a WAV file for the following events: window maximization and minimization, alert, battery low, battery off, bing searching, plugging in and unplugging devices, logging on and off, mail and message notifications, system error, emptying the trash, and closing a window.
The characters and their respective voice actresses are:
- Nanae - Eriko Nakamura - Gintama's Matsuko, Koihime Musou's Enjutsu - The responsible, clever, but occasionally frantic boss lady.
- Nana - Ai Matayoshi - Yozakura Quartet's Rin, Saki's Seika Bundou - The cute, young, precocious girl.
- Nanako - Juri Takita - Nodame Cantabile: Parihen's Noemi Creve - The sweet, kind girl.
- Nanami - Asami Imai - Needless' Solva, Strait Jacket's Rachel Hammond - She calls you master in the samples, and now in the new wav pack (but not in the original one).
- Nanao - Saki Fujita - Miku Hatsune, Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~'s Mina Yayoi - The energetic tomboy girl.
You know, it's cute that they used "Nana" (7, as in Windows 7) in all of the girls' names, but doesn't that also mean there should be seven of 'em? Anyway, click here for the NEW downloads, or here for the originals, and thanks to reader mattmagician for the tip!