Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Dec. 17, 2010


Hello, from all of us at Hatena. This is Aaron with another edition of the Flipnote Hatena weekly news blog.

December 24th, 2010 will mark a major milestone for us at Hatena, as it will be the 2nd anniversary of the launch of Flipnote Hatena in Japan. We'd like to thank all of our users around the world for your continued support.

As of today, there are only 2 weeks remaining in 2010, and it is a very busy time for people all around the world. We wish you luck getting done all of those last minute things you need to do before your winter holidays begin, and hope that you are all enjoying the final days of 2010.

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


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

Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary is celebrated with excitement in Japan, too! This week we would like to feature twelve flipnotes from Japan that can viewed by users in the Americas region.

You can see some of the favorite Flipnotes created with comments from Super Mario Bros. creators (Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, and Yoshiaki Koizumi) by tapping on the "Make a Mario Flipnote" button on the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. The Flipnotes can also be viewed online at the URL below as well as the Nintendo Channel on your Wii console (Americas region only). Thank you for your submissions!


New limited edition themes: Winter Holiday Collection


During this special campaign which goes on until December 24, you will get two color stars back every time you exchange color stars for a theme.

You'll also get a chance to win a limited edition theme every time you exchange color stars for a theme!

This week's limited edition theme and limited edition simple theme feature a white Christmas tree.

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For more information about the Winter Holiday 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 some delicious jelly beans with funny faces. The design of the top screen display will change when you use this theme. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a pair of bluebirds. 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: "Spinning"

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: Spinning

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

"Spinning" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Flipnote by Jonah (id:jvideostudios)

★ Flipnote by ★ngel&jin (id:chinar12)

★ Flipnote by Josh (id:Theophilus)

★ Flipnote by Surge (id:Snipo32)

★ Flipnote by DSimas (id:DSIDude)

★ Flipnote by Samus (id:SamusTheThird)

"Spinning" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Flipnote by Dallas (id:dmac)

★ Flipnote by POWER NIKO (id:power-niko)

★ Flipnote by Fuzze (id:cooljesse333)

★ Flipnote by geezer (id:geezerdk)

★ Flipnote by Three D (id:Swiggly)

★ Flipnote by sergio (id:pinomelean)

"Spinning" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by MTZRE (id:mrymk44mh)

★ Flipnote by Kanami (id:kanami0810)

★ Flipnote by Yumi

★ Flipnote by Itokichikun (id:wakasuga)

★ Flipnote by Haiji LL (id:haiji-01)

★ Flipnote by Super Karasu Tengu (id:gggggggggg98756)

This week's topic: "Happy Holidays" (12/17/2010 - 12/24/2010)

For this week's topic we'd like you to create Flipnotes about the upcoming winter holiday. How do you celebrate the holidays in your part of the world? What special things to do you do, eat or see? Include some seasonal things like holiday lights, jolly people in red suits, reindeer or whatever you can think of to capture the holiday spirit!

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.

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: Winter Holiday

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:InkWolf drew this amazing illustration of a jumping frog being followed by a spinning Ferris wheel.


id:aaron discovered this frog shaped humidifier at a drugstore in Kyoto during his lunch break.


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