Motimaru, a Scottish Fold male cat from Japan, is now a Guinness World Record holder for “Most views for a cat on YouTube” after reaching more than half a billion total views on his channel “motimaru’s diary.”
Establishing a record: Motimaru, or known by his millions of viewers as “Moti-sama,” was certified on Aug. 12 when the superstar cat’s channel hit a total of 619,586,260 views, according to Guinness World Records. Since then, the channel’s total views have already grown to 687,878,088.
- Motimaru’s channel tends to post a three-minute to four-minute video every day, generating a loyal following.
- His videos all generally hit over a million views after a couple of days.
A superstar: Although Motimaru is widely popular on YouTube, with over 1.4 million subscribers, the Scottish Fold also has a strong 305,000 followers on Twitter, SoraNews24 reported. He once scored up to 18 million impressions and received more than 320,000 likes on a single tweet.
— もちまる (@catmotimaru) April 12, 2021
- His owner, otherwise known as Servant-sama, has been posting videos of him since he was 50 days old and started the channel in 2019.
- Motimaru is reportedly popular among adults aged 30 to 50, with the demographic split between men and women at a 45-50 ratio, respectively, according to marketing research cited by SoraNews24. He is also signed under the Japanese management firm Free Co. Ltd.
Reaction: Many Japanese Twitter users congratulated Motimaru on his achievement.
— きょんゆき🧡💚【きょんくま部🧢🐻🛳🎧🐘】 (@79FRYsdMF63yOm2) September 5, 2021
- “Mochi-sama, congratulations on the Guinness World Record certification! It’s amazing,” one Twitter user wrote. “Thank you for all the healing.”
— はるちん。 (@ars0405show) September 5, 2021
- “Congratulations to Mochi-sama and Servant-sama,” another user wrote, adding, “please continue to give healing and energy to people all over the world.”
Guinness World Record
The most views for a cat on YouTube!
His name is Motimaru.
Congratulations Moti❣️ https://t.co/C2x3kjXbs1
— Tomomi (@TomominoTweet) September 5, 2021
Featured Image via motimaru’s diary