25,088 tweets per second. That is the new Twitter record for messages sent over the portal. This is the frequency with which the fans across Japan were shouting aloud “Balse!” and doing the magic together with the two main characters SHeeta and Pazu of the Hayao Miyazaki movie Laputa: Castle in the Sky while it was airing on the Japapanese video streaming site Nico Nico Douga simultaneously with the original broadcast in anime’s country of origin.
25,088 tweets per second.That is what anime is worth for the fans. That is what otaku’s power means. Almost three times more than the speed at which the fans of Beyonce were posting about their favourite musician’s pregnancy (last record that was 8,868 twps – Tweets per second).
This is to show that there is nothing that can stop Japanese people to unite and do something in the big numbers, even now when there are o many financial and moral issues around the world, environmental and health problems in their own country.
And yet, there is no news article about this except for the ones in sites such as this one – based on the Japanese country and culture. Although the Beyonce record was announced by news machines such as the British Telegraph and BBC’s website.
Just so you know, let me tell you that the second-to-last record was also Japanese – 6,939 tweets per second for New Year’s Eve in 2010.
This was the 13th replay of the Stodio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s work. I do hope that the magic from Laputa: Castle in the Sky and the ’13’ will work for the Japanese nation and that they will see the end of the misgivings they have been experiencing.
Source: Anime News Network
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