Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: July 23, 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.

This week we are pleased to announce the start of a new summer campaign at the Color Star Exchange where you can win limited edition themes. This campaign starts today and will continue until August 19, 2010 (Thursday). For more information please see the link below:

Summer Campaign: Win limited edition Creator's Room themes

Today, we also released some updates to the content reporting system. You can read more details at the link below:

System update: Changes to the inappropriate content reporting system

We hope that you are enjoying summertime in your part of the world, and are keeping cool. Looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

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 inspired by summer days at the beach. (10 color stars)


  • This theme features a Japanese rhinoceros beetle and a Hercules beetle. (10 color stars)


  • This theme features colorful fireworks lighting up the summer sky. (20 color stars)


The best of last week's topic: "Fruits & Vegetables"

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: Fruit & Vegetables

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

Hatena's favorite "Fruits & Vegetables" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater) wrote and performed this original song about fruits and vegetables. Great job!

★ We really enjoyed this Flipnote titled "The Plum Tree" by Cooper (id:Giik) that is very nicely drawn.

★ SnowyOwl (id:BurrowingOwl208) created this funny Flipnote about an artist who encounters some trouble with the fruit in the still-life he is painting.

★ We liked this Flipnote by Stef (id:stefstefstef) about a young girl who can't have her dessert unless she eats her vegetables.

★ This cool Flipnote by Excl (id:Toon__link) features an apple who protects a carrot from danger.

★ The phrase "You are what you eat" comes to life in this weird and humorous Flipnote by Jabels (id:Jabels).

Hatena's favorite "Fruits & Vegetables" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Enjoy some fresh grilled corn in this beautifully drawn, realistic Flipnote by Totsu (id:totu3).

★ You'll be surprised at what happens to the young woman who doesn't finish her vegetables in this Flipnote by kasumi (id:kasu33).

★ A farmer plants some Daikon seeds (a large, white radish) and then makes some "Daikon Asazuke" (Daikon pickles) after it has grown in this Flipnote by Toaru OKS no DRB (id:okosamadorinkbar1030).

★ This excellent Flipnote about an apple tree by kanae (id:madante11) plays back wonderfully in loop mode.

★ The unsold fruit and vegetables at a shop come to life to create a superhero in this funny Flipnote by .

★ Takatan (id:takatant) created this Flipnote about a young boy who enjoys some summer fun on what appears to be a waterslide, but is actually playing on a huge green onion (also known as a "Welsh onion" or "scallion").

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

★ A cute, hungry character eats a piece of fruit that then sprouts in an unexpected place in this Flipnote by DarkAngel (id:VampireJanet).

★ The tomato in this Flipnote by JO-64 (id:JO-64) is not sure whether it is a fruit or vegetable. According to scientists, a tomato is definitely a fruit.

★ SuperCesco (id:SuperCesco) created this funny Flipnote about two original characters named Bibo and Brubo.

★ The character in this Flipnote by Kevkev (id:K_D_L) gets overly upset about eating fruit and vegetables.

★ A character enjoys eating a banana with whipped cream in reverse in this Flipnote by Simon (id:simon-a)

★ We liked this Flipnote by alberto (id:rodal2) with a hand picking up an apple.

This week's topic: "Summer Vacation" (7/23/2010 - 7/30/2010)

For this week's topic we'd like you to post Flipnotes about your summer vacation. Create Flipnotes about what you are doing for your summer holidays, or what you think is the ideal way to enjoy the summer. 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: Summer Vacation

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.

★ Check out this image of the Flipnote frog that id:swirlygirlywould made with Pokémon cards!


★ This photo is of a frog that id:shugochara11 got at a birthday party.


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