Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: November 27, 2009


This past week we released Flipnote Central for the Americas region, and also the DSi LL (known outside of Japan as the DSi XL) was released by Nintendo, which comes pre-installed with the Japanese version of Flipnote Studio (called Ugoku Memocho). We haven't tried creating Flipnotes on the DSi LL yet, but think that it will be fun to create and watch Flipnotes with the new, large screen.

In this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena news blog, we're going to show you some of our favorite Flipnotes based on last weeks topic "Surprises", and introduce our new topic for this week which is "Junk Food & Snacks."

If you post Flipnotes about the weekly topic, we might feature yours here on the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog next week -- post your Flipnotes and join in the fun!

Lastly, scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to see the fourth week of our new section titled Weekly Frog Sightings where we want to feature original frog photos from users like you.

We're looking forward to seeing your original photos of frog related stuff from around the world, so please post yours on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we might feature it here next week.

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The best of last week's topic: "Surprises"

Now that you can post your Flipnotes for the weekly news topic directly to channel #8 on your Nintendo DSi we had a huge increase in the number of postings.

As of today, there were 2,785 Flipnotes (a new record!) posted by users from around the world for last week's topic, and we've done our best to introduce some of the best of those Flipnotes which we hope you'll enjoy.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted by users for last week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


You can also see the Flipnotes for last week's topic posted from your own region by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

"Surprises" Flipnotes from the Americas region:

★ You'll be surprised by unexpected ending of this Flipnote by Buster (id:Buster013), about a mishap during breakfast. Too much curiosity can get you into trouble...

★ In honor of Thanksgiving in the United States we are happy to present this Flipnote by sacuL Fri (id:sacuL), which is a nicely illustrated animation about a turkey on a dark and stormy night.

★ We enjoyed "Super Sheep!" by helium (id:galliummoon) about what happens when farm animals power up. Also, we liked the catchy tune -- haven't we heard that music somewhere before in that game with characters animated by Yoichi Kotabe?

"Surprises" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region:

★ We really liked the animation and design in this amazing animation of a ball-like creature by m×a (id:av88), which is full of surprises at every turn.

★ We liked this Flipnote that reminded us of the surreal artwork of Salvador Dalí by Light Y (id:MoonlightCore), with it's wavily drawn animation and surprising ending.

★ The snowman in this Flipnote by Trudi (id:Trudi) will make your head spin. We're looking forward to seeing more Flipnotes from this creator.

"Surprises" Flipnotes from Japan:

★ HYDROGEN (id:hydrogen11) reminds us not to watch television in the dark in the nicely illustrated titles "Atto Odoroku" ("Surprisingly surprised"). Surprisingly great work!

★ Jesse (id:puffystarspeed) retells the famous children's tale of "Humpty Dumpty" in this tragically surprising Flipnote.

★ A cat is in for a bit of surprise in this amazing Flipnote by Pan with amazing illustrations and a twisted theme that made us laugh.

This week's topic: "Junk Food & Snacks"

This week's topic is about everybody's favorite way to increase their waistline - junk food and snacks. Create Flipnotes about chocolate, potato chips, ice cream or any other snacks that you like and post them to Flipnote Hatena.

Think about topics like eating, making, or sharing snacks with your friends or anything else that you can imagine, and post your Flipnotes based on this topic directly to channel 8 on your Nintendo DSi.

We're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and will showcase the best ones next week right here in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog.

You can see all of the Flipnotes currently posted about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


Hatena Request Channel

Do you have any ideas about how we can improve Flipnote Hatena? Please let us know by posting a Flipnote with your ideas to the Hatena Request Channel.

You can post your ideas and feedback by entering the command to directly access the Hatena Request Channel and post your Flipnotes for us there.

You can see the current submissions to the Hatena Request Channel the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):


Weekly Frog Sighting

This week's photo comes from the Hatena offices where our engineers and designers are hard at work on new fun & creative stuff for you.


If you are interested in having your frog photo featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog you can post it on Hatena Haiku (post to the keyword "Frog Sightings") and we'll choose the best ones and feature them here.

Please submit only original photos that you have taken yourself, and tell us the place and date you took the photo.

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