Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: August 6, 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.

We would like to thank those of you who posted comments on the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News comments and feedback Flipnote last week, and are always happy to hear your ideas. Next week will be the one year anniversary of the release of Flipnote Hatena in the Americas region and Europe & Oceania region, and we are looking forward to making the second year of the service even better based on your feedback.

If you haven't already exchanged color stars for themes in the Color Star Exchange, please give it a try. We're now having a summer campaign that will continue until August 19, 2010 (Thursday). For more information please see the link below:

Summer Campaign: Win limited edition Creator's Room themes

4 limited edition themes will be released during the summer campaign (each theme is available for 1 week only), and the 3rd limited edition theme has been released today.

This week's new themes

The Flipnote team has created three 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 cute theme featuring colorful stars and happy faces. (10 color stars)


  • This theme features an embossed metal tribal pattern. (20 color stars)


  • A theme inspired by overseas air travel. (20 color stars)


The best of last week's topic: "Circles, Triangles & Squares"

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: Circles, Triangles & Squares

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 "Circles, Triangles & Squares" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ The invention of the modern bicycle is explained in this funny Flipnote by Sam (id:sunsrgr8t).

★ Zero (id:gamester) created this amazing Flipnote where circles, triangles and squares come together to form a character that we're all very familiar with!

★ A circle, triangle and square come together and create all sorts of amazing objects in this Flipnote by Scott (id:Xobter_95).

★ We liked this strange and wonderful Flipnote by FreeSpirit (id:Control) that left us wondering what is going to happen next?

★ MIRTH (id:foops) created this cool Flipnote with three original circle, triangle and square-headed characters with a catchy, original soundtrack.

★ This Flipnote by Tankmin (id:Tankmin) features great drawing and sound effects and plays back as an endless loop.

Hatena's favorite "Circles, Triangles & Squares" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Kanu(id:kanu3594)created this cool optical illusion by animating circles, triangles and squares.

★ This Flipnote by Vinyl (id:be-doxtutomarimodoki) features circle, triangle and square shapes that move around in 3 dimensions.

★ This Flipnote by Shiori (id:x131225x) about a character playing basketball nicely incorporates circle, triangle and square shapes.

★FREEDOM★ made this Flipnote of a city scene created with circles, triangles and squares.

★ The Flipnote by Infrapon (id:eikaisan) features all kinds of beautifully illustrated objects and imagery created from circles, triangles and squares.

★The soundtrack to this funny Flipnote by Saman (id:yagennari10) contains the words "Maru, Sankaku, Shikaku" which means "Circle, triangle and square."

Hatena's favorite "Circles, Triangles & Squares" Flipnotes from the Europe & Oceania region

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote by ayuko◎chan (id:ayuko-chan) about a young princess and her circle, triangle and square friends.

★ A trio of geometric shapes exchange glances in this nicely done Flipnote by Yasha (id:kiriathjearim).

★ Kevkev (id:K_D_L) created this Flipnote featuring circles, triangles and squares falling down and stacking on top of each other.

★ We liked this short and simple Flipnote by Razzle (id:Brazzy11) of a noisy, shape-changing object.

★ The Flipnote by ★mpa(id:markos-1996) features an object transforming into a circle, triangle and square in a three dimensional space.

★ Circles, triangles and squares fall from the sky and create an object in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Emilie (id:hellomilie).

This week's topic: "Heat" (8/6/2010 - 8/13/2010)

The temperatures around the world have been extremely high this year, and in many parts of the world the mid-summer heat has been almost unbearable. For this week's topic we'd like you to post Flipnotes about the topic of "heat". Create any kind of Flipnote you want as long as it is about something hot! 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: Heat

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 drawing of a frog and all kinds of other fantastic stuff that r0mer0 id:r0mer0 doodled on a tablecloth.


★ This is a photo of a ceramic frog that I took while riding my bicycle around in Kyoto, Japan.


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