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 It set a world record back on December 9, 2011 with 25,088 TPS, though later it was superseded by other occasions.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.
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Sources: Twitter Japan