Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Nov. 12, 2010


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

We had a great time watching all of the "Frogs + ?" Flipnotes this past week, and we'd like to thank all of you who took part in the weekly topic competition. All of the excitement from watching your Flipnotes made us feel jumpy and we had a sudden hunger for flies.

We hope that you are enjoying the "Make Your Own Mario Flipnote" and "Flipnote Monsters" events currently on Flipnote Hatena. We plan to bring you some more special events over the next few weeks, so please check back here often.

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

"Make Your Own Mario Flipnote" special event for users in the Americas region


If you haven't already posted your Flipnote for the "Make Your Own Mario Flipnote" special event on Flipnote Hatena, please hurry up! This event will end on November 19, 2010 at 3:00pm (PST).

For more information about this special event please visit the Nintendo's official site by clicking on any of the links below:

Please note that this special event is only available for users in the Americas region on Flipnote Hatena.

"Flipnote Monsters" competition for users in the Europe and Oceania region


Renowned illustrator Andrew Rae has created his monster, Bad Egg, and we want you to post a monster to Flipnote Hatena that you think can best him in a straight-out fight. The four best entries will enter a knockout competition. All battles will be animated by us and the final winning monster will then take on Bad Egg himself just before Christmas in an extra-special animation showdown! Andrew will judge all the monsters himself.

Andrew Rae has worked for many worldwide clients in advertising, print, publishing and animation including the BBC, MTV and V Festival.

All entries for the competition must be submitted by November 21st, 2010.

The four best monster animations will be viewable on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL and the Nintendo Channel in December.

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

Flipnote Monsters

Please note that this competition is only available for users in the Europe and Oceania region on Flipnote Hatena.

Hello from France! 2nd meeting of the Hatena Ultimate French Team (HUFT)

Last month, several members of the HUFT (Hatena Ultimate French Team), had a meeting on Friday, October 29 at the Chibi Japan Expo, located in Montreuil-sous-bois, just near Paris, France.

One of the HUFT team members, Hiro (id:Koka), sent us this report about the meeting and some photos!

This exhibition is a smaller version of the Japan Expo held during the summer in France, but is equally lively. The atmosphere at the Chibi Japan Expo is constantly one of celebration, and extravagant cosplayers can be seen everywhere. The HUFT members who attended this event were: Akutsu, Mary, Aki-Enma, Hiro, Bayot, Catluigi and Golfmik. The members of HUFT spent the day having fun together, and we enjoyed showing our Flipnotes to each other looking around the the expo -- we even broke a table by accident!

The meeting seemed more like a family gathering than an formal meeting, and we had a great time together!

At the end of the day, we all promised to meet again at 2011's Japan Expo. Stay tuned for new adventures from HUFT!


Some HUFT members enjoying the Chibi Japan Expo.

New limited edition themes: Sweet Donuts Collection


From now until November 19, 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 both blue and black in color:

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For more information about the Sweet Donuts 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.

★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this cute, blue and green eyed kitten. The design of the top screen display will change when you use this theme. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features an illustration of a legendary dragon. The top screen display and the background on the lower screen will change when you use this theme. (20 color stars)


The best of last week's topic: "Frogs + ?"

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: Frogs + ?

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

"Frogs + ?" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Flipnote by JA©○B (id:purple8888)

★ Flipnote by InvdrNOIR (id:cats4ever)

★ Flipnote by ALEX (id:alexchivas36)

★ Flipnote by Oreo (id:OreoNM180)

★ Flipnote by fred (id:blankenburg)

★ Flipnote by BLUE STAR (id:b1u3_5tar)

"Frogs + ?" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Flipnote by QK Ninja ツ (id:Jayda)

★ Flipnote by pyrts 25 (id:shepper)

★ Flipnote by Louis (id:troizepi)

★ Flipnote by geezer (id:geezerdk)

★ Flipnote by Ashie (id:Ashie)

★ Flipnote by Julie D (id:julie090995)

"Frogs + ?" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by Pan

★ Flipnote by bujarumaru (id:bujaru)

★ Flipnote by Maiden (id:hatenads)

★ Flipnote by Ion

★ Flipnote by A85 (id:a200v)

★ Flipnote by Runchi (id:sabitetu)

This week's topic: "Night and Day" (11/12/2010 - 11/19/2010)

For this week's topic please create Flipnotes that feature both "night" and "day". Show how thew world changes during the nighttime and the daytime, or how someone or something changes at different times of the day.

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: Night and Day

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:a721pikachu posted this photo of of a cool Flipnote frog pumpkin that he carved for Halloween! Wow!


id:Orion_789 created this funny illustration about an argument between a pumpkin and snowman, as a frog watches on that made us smile.


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:

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