Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Oct. 22, 2010


Greetings from all of us at Hatena in Kyoto. This is Aaron with another edition of our weekly news blog.

Earlier this week Nintendo began the "Make Your Own Mario Flipnote" special event on Flipnote Hatena for users in the Americas region. This event is taking place from October 18th, 2010 - November 19, 2010 and you can post Flipnotes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. to take part.


For more information about this special event please visit Nintendo's website by clicking on the link below:

Make Your Own Mario Flipnote

You can also see the contest rules and other information by tapping on the "Make a Mario Flipnote" button on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi (Americas region users only).

This week we have selected some of the best Flipnotes from around the world about the topic of "Manufacturing". We hope that you enjoy the Flipnotes we chose, and thanks to all of you who took part.

For this week's topic we'd like you to get into the spirit of Halloween by creating Flipnotes to celebrate this very special holiday. We are looking forward to seeing what you can come up with!

We'll also be celebrating Halloweeen at Hatena with our annual Halloween costume party, and I will feature some photos of our staff here in the blog next week (on the website only).

Thanks for taking the time to check out the weekly news blog, and looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

New limited edition themes: Halloween Collection


From now until November 5, 2010 (Friday), 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 a limited edition theme or limited edition simple theme.

The limited edition theme and the limited edition simple theme will change every Friday, so be sure to check here every week!

This week's limited edition theme and limited edition simple theme both feature ghosts, and are available until October 29, 2010.

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For more information about the Halloween 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.

★ This theme features an eagle in a wintertime scene. (20 color stars)


★ This theme features some delicious heart shaped pancakes with syrup and butter. (20 color stars)


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

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: Manufacturing

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 "Manufacturing" Flipnotes from the Europe & Oceania region

★ Flipnote by Florie (id:vayla)

★ Flipnote by Sonic (id:cool2010)

★ Flipnote by Evolix (id:Eklyps)

★ Flipnote by ヌハレチ (id:maeneken)

★ Flipnote by RoY (id:roy2)

★ Flipnote by Herbie (id:laughingcheese)

Hatena's favorite "Manufacturing" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by Koaramii (id:koaramii)

★ Flipnote by Syncoteen (id:TransMetalsGP)

★ Flipnote by Gurantokuroru (id:gorirago)

★ Flipnote by Elize No Tame Ni

★ Flipnote by Masa (id:artto-ddt)

★ Flipnote by Shivashiva☆♪8 (id:SIVAVA8)

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

★ Flipnote by Invincible (id:Invincible)

★ Flipnote by NOPE •~• (id:Buster013)

★ Flipnote by Squirps ☆ (id:TJR2000)

★ Flipnote by Firebird (id:CandiPhoenixes)

★ Flipnote by Limelight (id:Limelight)

★ Flipnote by DRAGONLORD (id:some1good)

This week's topic: "Halloween" (10/22/2010 - 10/29/2010)

For this week's topic we'd like you create Flipnotes about Halloween. Animate stories about Halloween and capture the spirit of this once-a-year event in your own unique way. Think of things like costumes, trick-or-treating, witches, warlocks, ghosts, goblins, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, and (of course) candy for inspiration. Please have fun with this week's topic and 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: Halloween

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 small glass sculpture of a frog taking a bath that I found in a shop in Kyoto, Japan.


Please let us know what you think about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog by posting any comments you might have in the box below. Thanks!

★ You can also see comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the comments for the Flipnote below:

Hatena Haiku