When you purchase a new product, we’re sure you’re the kind of person who doesn’t even look twice at an instruction manual unless you completely stump yourself while setting up your new purchase. Instruction manuals aren’t meant to be flashy or interesting, instead foregoing any sort of entertainment value in lieu of giving the reader the information they need. But Toshiba is releasing a new manual that features anime characters in order to help the new owner of its dynabook series of notebook computers setting up their machine in order to get the most out of it.

The illustrated instruction manual features Para-chan, who looks like an anthropomorphic seal, and Mana-chan, who we would assume is a student based on her school uniform. The guide doesn’t replace the more traditional instruction manual, but instead is being included with the company’s newest dynabook laptops as an introductory guide. Mana-chan plays the role of the teacher as she guides Para-chan through setting up its dynabook. We have a feeling this will never make its way out of Japan, but it’s nice to know Toshiba is helping otakus learn more about their laptop in a way they would digest the information best: through reading manga.

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