Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: June 11, 2010


Hello from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team. This is Aaron at Hatena's offices in Kyoto, Japan with another edition of our weekly news blog.

Today we are pleased to announce that the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News is now available on the Nintendo DSi. You can access the news by doing the following:

  • 1) Tap on the new "Help" button from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.
  • 2) Tap on the link for the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News found under the heading "System Additions and News"

We plan to publish the news blog every Friday as well as the "Hatena Featured Artist" section weekly from now on the website as well as on the Nintendo DSi.

This week the news blog is only available in English on the Nintendo DSi, but we plan to launch the news in additional languages (French, German, Italian and Spanish) starting from next week.

Also, the "Frog Sightings" section of the news blog is not yet available on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi, but we plan to offer that in the future too.

Lastly, we will sometimes offer additional content here on the website that you can't see on the Nintendo DSi, so please check back here often too!

I would like to thank all of the long time readers of this blog for your support and feedback, and hope that you enjoy this new addition to Flipnote Hatena.

This week's new themes

The Flipnote team has created two new Creator's Room themes that are available in the Color Star Exchange this week. Below are some screenshots and details about the new themes.

  • A theme featuring a giant poisonous snake, with a mysterious colorful background. (10 color stars)


  • A theme inspired by Lewis Caroll's "Alice" stories, with silhouetted characters on a light blue background. (20 color stars)


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

We've selected some of the best Flipnotes posted from around the world that we hope you'll enjoy.

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

Weekly Topic: Memories

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

Hatena's favorite "Memories" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A character remembers various scenes of happiness and sadness in this nicely done Flipnote by lukeguy (id:lukeguy97).

★ Memories of embarrassing moments and how to deal with them fill the mind of a character in this humorous Flipnote by FireFlower (id:redyoshi).

★ This funny Flipnote by PurpleLady (id:PurpleLady) features a character remembering some good times?!? Huh?

Nico Blue (id:mdn459) reminisces about the "past Hatena" and compares that to the present. By the way, the correct way to pronounce Hatena is -- "Ha" as in "Halloween", "Te" as in "Ten" and "Na" as in "Nachos".

Lena B. (id:lenab910) made this Flipnote about memories of a loving grandfather that has passed away.

★ We liked this silly Flipnote by Flooploops (id:Jarjarbacca) about a character's bad memory of having a photograph taken.

Hatena's favorite "Memories" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A cat has memories of the past and growing up in this cute Flipnote by Suzu (id:kumagaisuzu).

★ A chicken recalls it's youth in the egg in this nice Flipnote by Puniko (id:F-0536942).

★ A young woman walks along the beach with and thinks about the past in this beautifully drawn Flipnote by joker (id:joker55).

★ Lilium (id:Easterlily) created this excellent Flipnote about a young woman remembering when she tried her mother's makeup for the first time.

★ The Flipnote frog has memories of eating too many sweets in this funny Flipnote by Sour!! (id:ugo-ugo).

★ A child and a cat walk through various seasons in time together in this cool Flipnote by Kiru (id:KiLL).

Hatena's favorite "Memories" Flipnotes from the Europe & Oceania region

★ A character listens to the song "Frère Jacques" on a music box and remembers the past in this Flipnote by VRT_1998 (id:VRT_1998).

★ SÜ$ん↑~ßOY (id:sushi_boy) created this interesting Flipnote with an original soundtrack about happiness and memories.

★ Miguel (id:M_rock) made this strange and wonderful Flipnote with 8 different creatures that symbolize his memories, with all-original music and sounds.

★ A character laments about a lost balloon in this Flipnote by ※Bashy※ (id:gefalleneElfe).

★ °ya pleb°™ (id:amandabailey) created a Flipnote about her best memory of going to the beach, with realistic animation and sound.

★ Various memories of a young girl growing up come to life in this nice Flipnote by clobags (id:ilovemydsi).

This week's topic: "Chase" (6/11/2010 - 6/18/2010)

This week we'd like you to create Flipnotes featuring chase scenes. People, animals, cars, monsters -- anything that you can think of! We're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and will feature some of the best ones next week here in the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News. Post the Flipnotes you create to channel 8 from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

Also, please do not use copyrighted music in your Flipnotes if you want them to be featured here. Check out some of the sites below for Creative Commons licensable and other royalty free music:



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):

Weekly Topic: Chase

Weekly Frog Sighting

If you are interested in having your frog photo or illustration featured in the "Weekly Frog Sighting" section of the blog please post them on Hatena Haiku and we might feature it here.

Please submit only original photos/illustrations that you have created yourself.

★ Here's a great frog illustration posted by that was created by id:folsense using Art Academy: First Semester for Nintendo DSi.


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