Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Oct. 29, 2010


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

Today, many of the Hatena staff came to work dressed in costume to celebrate Halloween. Here's a photo from earlier today -- can you figure out what all of the costumes are?


An amazing number of Flipnotes were posted about last week's topic "Halloween", and we've selected some of our favorites from all regions for you to enjoy. We hope that this week's topic helped you get into the spirit of Halloween, and that you all have a fun and safe October 31st.

For this week's topic we've chose a more general theme that we hope can inspire you, about 2 simple adjectives. Please scroll down for a full description.

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.

This week's limited edition theme and limited edition simple theme are the last in the Halloween Collection series, and both feature witches.

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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.

★ Add the power of 3 ninjas to protect your Creator's Room. The design of the top screen display will change when you use this theme. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a trio of cute round-shaped animals and sweets. The theme and color of the background will change when you use this theme. (20 color stars)


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

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: Halloween

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

"Halloween" Flipnotes from the Americas Region

★ Flipnote by B&C (id:josephpg)

★ Flipnote by Niffian (id:Niffian)

★ Flipnote by Peter (id:Oniongarlic)

★ Flipnote by Kelton (id:ToasterWaffle)

★ Flipnote by name nom (id:Mohamed)

★ Flipnote by fred (id:blankenburg)

"Halloween" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania Region

★Florie (id:vayla)

★ Flipnote by monkey★sal (id:sally-rose)

★ Flipnote by katt (id:katt2)

★ Flipnote by Summer★ (id:EmerO36)

★ Flipnote by Rice (id:Ricekid)

★ Flipnote by Simon (id:simon-a)

"Halloween" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by Misoshiru (id:orikazu)

★ Flipnote by teru (id:teroon)

★ Flipnote by Harras (id:Harars)

★ Flipnote by Anko (id:jyamuojisan7)

★ Flipnote by KTA (id:sjh)

★ Flipnote by ☆mikuru☆

This week's topic: "Big and Small" (10/29/2010 - 11/5/2010)

For this week's topic please create Flipnotes about something big and something small. You are free to make any kind of Flipnotes you want based on this theme, but you must include both big and small people, places or things in your Flipnotes. 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: Big and Small

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.

id:r0mer0 posted this photo of frog toy, along with this description:

This frog from the late 1970's has patiently been waiting to be recovered inside a box in my mothers cellar. The daughters of my cousin and me found him while we where looking for old toys.


id:Gabtraf posted this nice illustration of a frog perched on a branch.


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