If anyone goes to toonami, NOTICE THAT NOVA LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE AI
Both are female AI´s and both are blue…But besides some Tron-like glowing lines I don´t see much more resembling details. I think the toonami AI looks more like Cortana without hair, or S.H.O.D.A.N from System Shock 2, only less evil & more blue.
On the other hand I could say same about N.O.V.A : Cortana with a hood & no legs, S.H.O.D.A.N in blue, Tron-lady with hood, ect.
Its hard to pinpoint which parts of already existing fictional AI´s inspired N.O.V.A´s design, but I think an artist uses ALL input he/she has to get creative.
So its possible her designer knew toonami, as well as Cortana, Tron & Shodan. Maybe he/she was inspired by something completely different, or everything together.
Creative progress is a chaotic thing after all.
You have a point, stiLL there probably were multiple influences
SHODAN inspired one of the Clappy AIs in the Hyperion Station in Blands TPS.