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'Balus!' Tweets by Audience of Castle in the Sky Set a New World Record

by dtshyk
Dec 14, 2011 12:29 AM | 20 Comments
According to Twitter Japan official account, a new world record of the number of tweets per second was established at 11:22pm JST on December 9th. At the moment, many audience in Japan watching the 13th rerun of Castle in the Sky on TV tweeted "Balus!" and 25,088 tweets were posted in one second. The previous record was 8,868 tweets when the pregnancy of Beyoncé Knowles was revealed last August.

"Balus!" is the magic spell of destruction, which Pazu and Sheeta cast at the climax of the anime.

Sources: Twitter Japan, ITmedia

20 Comments Recent Comments

20 years, and it's still popular today!

Dec 15, 2011 12:14 PM by Confucius

So THAT'S what all the Pixiv art of Castle in the Sky was about...

Dec 15, 2011 10:17 AM by sentiarii

haha goes to prove anime is awesome

Dec 14, 2011 1:27 PM by Corpse69

lol beyonce got nothing on anime

Dec 14, 2011 8:26 AM by Mr_Gutts

This proves without a doubt that anime > celebrities.

Dec 14, 2011 8:11 AM by mitch3315

I like that news. A way more epic reason for a record than some random celebrity pregnancy.

Dec 14, 2011 7:15 AM by Alcoholicide

Yeah, another proof of superiority of anime...:D

To be serious, good job to the fans of the anime, it's nice to see that there's an anime making a world record against other stuff...

Dec 14, 2011 6:26 AM by Tomislavr7

Setting a record in style.

Dec 14, 2011 6:14 AM by mdz


Dec 14, 2011 4:36 AM by Exkalamity

BALUS!!! lol

the japanese people certainly knows how to do teamwork/teamplay

Dec 14, 2011 4:13 AM by deg

Wow~~~, cool!


Dec 14, 2011 2:43 AM by tsubasalover

Better than Beyonce for sure.

Dec 14, 2011 2:25 AM by AlexSadist-sama

i am glad to see that anime is more important than that other woman....thing...person.

oh and i suppose twitter servers are not an ancient device or they would have imploded.

Dec 14, 2011 2:24 AM by kisami

Oh you Japanese. You and your anime can do anything.

Dec 14, 2011 1:41 AM by Moimy

Now THIS is what I call news. Totally awesome xD

Dec 14, 2011 1:27 AM by grandy_UiD


Dec 14, 2011 1:03 AM by Eternal_Shield


Dec 14, 2011 12:55 AM by Kurimu-chan

25,088 posts at the same time ?!
that would break a regular server, right ?

Dec 14, 2011 12:47 AM by Game_Master

damn straight Balus >>> Beyonce pregnancy

Dec 14, 2011 12:46 AM by simo000

Shit, nearly tripled the previous record. Crazy.

Dec 14, 2011 12:31 AM by Florete

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