Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: September 3, 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.

September is here again, and the summer is coming to an end in Japan. People all around the world are going back to school, or finishing their summer holidays away from work. We hope that you all had a great summer, and that you were able to create some new memories this year.

We've been busy checking all of your Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary contest entries, and have been very impressed by all of the excellent Flipnotes we've seen so far. If you haven't yet posted your contest entry Flipnote, please hurry up because there is less than 24 hours left to post your work.

For more information about the contest please follow the steps below:

1) Tap on the “Help” button from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

2) Tap on “Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary Contest” in the System Additions and News section.

Final day of the Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary Contest

The final deadline to submit your Flipnotes will be at 11:59 pm on September 3rd, 2010 Los Angeles, California time (PDT). If you haven't posted your Flipnotes yet, please hurry up and get them posted.

  • Contest deadline in various timezones
    • 11:59 pm on September 3rd, 2010 in Los Angeles (PDT)
    • 2:59 on September 4, 2010 in New York (EDT)
    • 15:59 on September 4, 2010 in Tokyo (JST)
    • 7:59 on September 4, 2010 in London (BST)
    • 8:59 on September 4, 2010 in Berlin (CEST)
    • 16:59 on September 4, 2010 in Sydney (EST)

We plan to announce the contest winners late in the evening of September 5, 2010 (Sunday) Los Angeles (PDT) time. Please keep checking back here for the latest information.

New limited edition themes: Sea Life Collection

From now until September 16, 2010 (Thursday), you'll get one chance to win a prize for every 10 stars you exchange for themes in the Color Star Exchange. If you're lucky you might win the weekly limited edition theme.

This week's limited edition theme is "Seahorse" which is available until September 9, 2010.


For more information about the Sea Life Collection tap on the "Get Special Themes!" button on the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

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 cool, refreshing theme with lemon slices and clover leaves. (10 color stars)


★ A giant robot emerges from the depths of the arctic seas. (20 color stars)


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

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: Combination

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 "Combination" Flipnotes from the Europe & Oceania region

★ A puppy and a spring combine and form something cute in this Flipnote by giulia (id:giulygiuly96).

★ skang (id:skang) created this funny Flipnote about what you get when you combine a rhinoceros and a toaster. Rhoast!

★ A spanner (wrench) and a cat combine to form a new product in this cute Flipnote by Sebaastin (id:Laicka1992).

★ You can choose from many kinds of combinations in this funny Flipnote by Fredmanchu (id:Freddays).

★ geezer (id:geezerdk) combined a man and a bird to create a new superhero known as "Chickenman".

★ A funny looking creature is created by combining a spider and a bird in this Flipnote by AGUEDA (id:agueda).

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

★ Qcumber (id:Qcumber) combined a bicycle and a bird to create a pedal powered vehicle for flying through the sky.

★ This is an amazing Flipnote by MonkeyKing (id:Xcix) that tells the story of a wizard whose magical potion causes some trouble.

★ Fire and water combine to create steam and clouds in the nicely illustrated Flipnote by Torakichi (id:Torakichi25).

★ The pieces of a puzzle come together to create Anthony (id:MarioAndSonicLover).

★ A monster truck and a rubber ducky join together in this Flipnote by Kelton (id:ToasterWaffle).

★ A monkey and a spider are combined to create a spider monkey in this funny Flipnote by chris (id:MrStickMaster).

Hatena's favorite "Combination" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A group of little people come together to form a larger one in this Flipnote by ☆Minomino☆ (id:go-go-minomama).

Nana (id:nnk75) created this Flipnote about a young girl who combines the pieces of a puzzle to create an image of one of our favorite characters.

★ Parts come together to create a perfectly imbalanced robot in this Flipnote by Foota (id:mokuseisan).

★ A towering humanoid is formed by combining many smaller humans together in this Flipnote by Depo (id:typebaby505).

★ Futaki Family (id:light-f) created this Flipnote about a witch who combines two creatures in a brew and makes something new.

★ A young fox and a bird join together to create a new life form in this Flipnote by Kasumi☆ (id:sayakasumi).

This week's topic: "Time" (9/3/2010 - 9/10/2010)

For this week's topic we would like to create Flipnotes about the concept of time. What does time mean to you? How do you spend your time? What is the importance of time? Create Flipnotes about the passage of time, or about having too little or too much time. You could also try to tell the story of a person or a place over time, or even make a Flipnote featuring a time machine. You might also want to create Flipnotes with clocks, hourglasses and sundials to express time. See where your creativity takes you! 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: Time

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.

★ These are some cute, little glass frogs that I saw in a shop in Kyoto, Japan.


★ This is a photo of a frog that is used to practice sewing with that was posted by id:sam156e.


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