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    I understand name (particularly with the graphical logo japanese text) is a reference to this anime and the light novel it is based on.

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      Actually that’s just a spinoff, the original is Toaru Majutsu no Index.

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        I am aware, but keep in mind railgun is the popular on. Toaru os seems to be named after both. This is explicit in the Misaka git repository readme.

        Index isn’t anywhere as popular. The repo author seems to favor railgun too, thus Misaka.

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        Eh no. Toaru is just a normal Japanese word for “some”, hence “some OS”. It does not necessarily refer to any particular light novel or anime work.

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          Eh no

          Eh yes.

          Toaru is just a normal Japanese word for “some”

          I have never claimed it’s not. But the “just” part is not accurate this time, because…

          It does not necessarily refer to any particular light novel or anime work.

          It doesn’t, but this OS does.

          Refer to this image from toaru OS site and this logo from index II (same “toaru” in the other toaru works in that series).

          Not to mention the naming of misaka, which is one of the main characters.

          From that repository, I quote:

          Misaka is named after the main character of A Certain Scientific Railgun (とある科学の超電磁砲) in the same way that ToaruOS itself is named after the series and its predecessor, A Certain Magical Index (とある魔術の禁書目録).

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            That’s definitive indeed. Thanks for finding the reference.

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              You’re welcome. Ultimately, I’ve known of this OS for a few years now, and it used to be more upfront regarding its connection to the Light Novel; It took a little more effort than expected to find a reference now.