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

by symbv
Aug 6, 2013 12:17 PM | 24 Comments
According to the Twitter Japan official account, the "Balus!" tweet frenzy by audience members in Japan watching the rerun of the Ghibli anime film "Castle in the Sky" on NTV again set the new Twitter world record of the highest number of tweets per second (TPS). At a gasping 143,199 TPS, the record was made at 11:21:50pm JST on August 2nd when the anime reached the scene where the two lead characters, Sheeta and Pazu, chanted the spell "Balse" to destroy the flying castle Laputa. The practice has been going on for every rerun of the film since 2009. It set a world record back on December 9, 2011 with 25,088 TPS, though later it was superseded by other occasions. Before the film rerun on August 2nd, the record, at 33,388 TPS, was held by the tweeting of the new year congratulation message "AkeOme" in Japan as midnight struck on January 1st this year.

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

Sources: Twitter Japan, ITmedia

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

I guess those old school classic will never die

Aug 7, 2013 12:22 PM by Mr_Gutts

Interestingly enough, Twitter has buffed up their servers since the previous Laputa world record in 2011. The Japanese were really trying to down the servers again from the sheer amount of "バルス" tweets this year... but 143k+ TPS wasn't enough this time, haha.

Aug 6, 2013 10:48 PM by Ejc

Balus indeed, grats Japan.

Aug 6, 2013 10:20 PM by LoneWolf

Downgrade355 said:
Can we have the link to that tweet?
It is in my first post in this thread. Check the link I provided as "Source". If you mean the actual "Balus" tweet then there are hundreds of thousands of them. You should just search for バルス in Twitter to find some of those tweets made at that night.

Aug 6, 2013 9:23 PM by symbv

Dang, that's impressive. I wish America would have reruns like this all the time.

Aug 6, 2013 6:42 PM by Paleshika

And twitter recorded and updated 143,199 TPS + Many Many more. Now that what you call servers. Here we're sitting in the line for groceries, i mean stats updates.

Aug 6, 2013 6:01 PM by Han-yuu

Muska was trending too, for a quite a while. SO that's what it was (Lol).

You're fun, Japan!

Aug 6, 2013 5:03 PM by shakeyourpup45

Ghostbooster said:
Japanese are better than us, here people just complain about who better Naruto or one piece, what a fu*king joke

Cause we all know it's Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) (^ ^ )

Aug 6, 2013 4:49 PM by broodo


Oh, it happened again? I forgot about it when I read this news before.

Aug 6, 2013 4:39 PM by tsubasalover

ihateeveryone said:
MPH, kb/s, mb/s, WPM, and now TPS joins the group... am I pleased or not


Dude, yeah tweets per second is now a thing that's absurd.

Aug 6, 2013 4:36 PM by Tengai

GuiltyKing said:
I guess it's time to watch those classics already.


I'm thinking about watching them later this year.

Aug 6, 2013 3:31 PM by Stark700

MPH, kb/s, mb/s, WPM, and now TPS joins the group... am I pleased or not

Aug 6, 2013 2:21 PM by ihateeveryone

jugann said:
Thats awesome!!
Wonder what the TV ratings were, must've been pretty high
Yup, it's damn high. 18.5%

Aug 6, 2013 2:04 PM by morshuwarrior

Thats awesome!!
Wonder what the TV ratings were, must've been pretty high

Aug 6, 2013 1:58 PM by jugann

Haha that's awesome!

Aug 6, 2013 1:30 PM by SharifEbeefE

Thanks for spoiling the movie symbz! Damn you!

lol but this is a weird tradition.

Aug 6, 2013 1:27 PM by Reverb_Shock

Japanese are better than us, here people just complain about who better Naruto or one piece, what a fu*king joke

Aug 6, 2013 1:21 PM by Ghostbooster

Downgrade355 said:
Can we have the link to that tweet?


https://twitter.com/TwitterJP/status/363494742518013952

Aug 6, 2013 1:19 PM by puzzledsheep

Balus!

Aug 6, 2013 1:13 PM by VioLink

Can we have the link to that tweet?

Aug 6, 2013 1:11 PM by Downgrade355

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