Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: July 9, 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.

The Rainbow Summer Campaign will be ending on July 11 (Sunday), so don't miss this chance to win some limited edition themes for your Creator's Room.

Here is the current ranking for the most popular Creator's Rooms themes in the Color Star Exchange:

The most popular 50 star themes

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The most popular 20 star themes

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The most popular 10 star themes

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The most popular 5 star themes

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You can access the Color Star Exchange from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi by tapping on "Get new themes!" or via the Flipnote Hatena mobile site by clicking on the link below:

Color Star Exchange

Report from the HUFT meeting at the Japan Expo in Paris, France

The following report was sent to us by Mary (id:Mary_Innerlight), the leader of the Hatena Ultimate French Team (HUFT) about their meeting at the Japan Expo in Paris, France on July 4, 2010.


"What an exhausting day! I arrived at the Japan Expo together with my fellow Flipnoter Aki ◆ Enma because we both live in the same region. The Japan Expo, which happened for the 11th time this year, seemed even more crowded than last year. Unfortunately, it wasn't possible for us to find every member of HUFT because of the crowds, but we tried our best. When we finally got everyone together we laughed so much! Other Flipnoters who attended were: Piikassa, Hiro, Akutsu, CatLuigi, Tayabj, and many people came to ask us about what HUFT is. We explained to them about Flipnote Hatena, and how we make our animations, and it seemed to interest people very much. After we ate together, we talked about our ideas for improving our team. I am now preparing a promotion Flipnote for HUFT, and I hope that many people will be able to see it. Even though it was the first time that many of the HUFT members met in real life, we had the feeling that we already knew each other very well from all of the fun times we had together on Flipnote Hatena. At the end of the afternoon, we promised each other that we would meet again soon.

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.

  • This theme features a sword to protect your Creator's Room from invaders and uninvited guests. (10 color stars)


  • This cute theme has a little angel carrying a macaron cookie. (10 color stars)


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

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: Ice

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 "Ice" Flipnotes from the Europe & Oceania region

★ We liked the energy and juggling skills of the character in this icy cool Flipnote by POWER NIKO (id:power-niko).

★ JpExtrem (id:JpExtrem) made this excellent Flipnote about a character who can never seem to get things right with his ice cream.

★ An ice lolly (known as an "ice pop" in the United States) tries to escape from getting devoured by hungry humans in this funny Flipnote by CHARLIE (id:ccharles)

★ A family buys some ice cream, but the youngest daughter has an accident which brings her to tears in this Flipnote by Amie (id:Cheeky_Monkey)

★ The character in this Flipnote by Spidercat (id:tuffelpuff) receives a special and unexpected topping on his ice cream that he doesn't really care for.

★ Frainy™ (id:Frainy) made this short and funny Flipnote about a character who eats an ice cube that doesn't agree with her.

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

★ We really liked this Flipnote by OctopuYam (id:PokeAsian) that tells the story of some ice cubes who turn into a frozen treat.

★ Jeffery (id:Runescape-Master) created this amazing Flipnote about the process of how ice is made in an imaginary factory.

★ A penguin has a bobsled-like adventure in this well-done Flipnote by Werm (id:serty)


★ A young man has an encounter with an ice monster in this fantastic Flipnote by InkWolf (id:InkWolf).

★ We liked the funny cast of characters who share some ice on a hot summer's day in this Flipnote by Alejandro (id:CreYosKip382).

★ This Flipnote by K (id:smashingpumpkins) features a hungry man who buys some ice cream from an ice cream truck. If you look closely you'll see the Flipnote Frog in the ice cream company logo!

Hatena's favorite "Ice" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A young girl drops her ice cream cone, and it then melts and comes back to life in this strange and wonderful Flipnote by Bobiko (id:bobi-wan)

★ We really enjoyed this Flipnote by Nissan (id:nissan23) that tells the story of a puddle of water becoming an ice cube.

★ Fire and ice breathing monsters wreak havoc on humanity in this funny Flipnote by Syncoteen (id:TransMetalsGP).

★ This Flipnote by Ruru (id:ruru210) tells how to make the popular Japanese summer snack known as "Kakigori," which is shaved ice flavored with syrup.

★ Kanami (id:kanami0810) created this Flipnote about a young girl who is ice skating, that is sure to cool you down.

★ Take a trip to the north pole in this Flipnote by 07™ (id:zeronana). The message at the end says "Stop global warming! The ice at the north pole is in danger."

This week's topic: "Body Language" (7/9/2010 - 716/2010)

Flipnote Hatena has users from all over the world who speak different languages. For this week's topic we'd like you communicate a message or explain something using only body language in your Flipnotes. No spoken words or text is allowed! You can use human bodies, animals, or any living organism that you can imagine to explain something. 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 7 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: Body Language

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.

★ This is a great illustration of a frog in a pond, made with Art Academy: First Semester by id:Felidae6630


id:marble3737 posted this photo of a frog attraction at an amusement park. It looks like fun!


★ We liked this cute illustration by id:ShinyEevee


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