In the Toaru Majutsu no Index specials, Index-tan is shown to have some marks on her left eye. However, she did not have any on the 'main anime'.

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What is the significance of these marks?
If it was not explained anywhere, are there any speculations as to what it might mean?

  • I'm sorry, but when you say "anime specials", what are you referring to? An OVA? Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 20:17
  • I've included a link to the MAL page of the specials.
    – JNat
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 23:58

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According to some attendees at an Index II x Oreimo talk session in December 2010, someone from the Index staff said there that it was intended to look like Kenji Ohtsuki's face paint.

Kinniku Shōjo Tai

It is simply the result of a play on words without any significance:

  • In Japan, とある魔術の禁書目録 (Toaru Majutsu no Index) is often referred to as 禁書 (kinsho) in short.
  • Ohtsuki is the vocalist/lyricist for the Japanese band 女帯 (Kinniku Shōjo Tai), which is often shortened as 筋少 (kinshō).

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