Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Dec. 24, 2010


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

Two years ago today Flipnote Hatena was launched in Japan, and we are happy to have grown so much thanks to all of you! We look forward to many more anniversaries to come, and appreciate all of your continued support and enjoyment of Flipnote Hatena.

Today, we are pleased to present some great holiday themed Flipnotes posted by users all around the world that we hope you will enjoy. Also, we are happy to announce the "Flipnote Monster" winners for users in the Europe and Oceania region, and some more excellent "Make Your Own Mario" Flipnotes for users in the Americas region. For more details please see below.

This will be the last edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog for 2010, and we will post the next edition on January 7, 2011. Please also note that the Hatena Featured Artist will start again on January 5, 2011.

We'd like to thank all of you who posted Flipnotes about the weekly topic and frog sightings in 2010, and of course to all of our readers. We are looking forward to another great year together with all of you in 2011!

We wish all of you around the world a safe, happy and healthy new year and are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote Monsters Competition winners chosen!


We asked you to post a monster to Flipnote Hatena that you thought could best our champion "Bad Egg" (created by renowned illustrator Andrew Rae) in a straight-out brawl!

The four best entries have been personally chosen and animated by Andrew in a series of knockout battles - with the final winning monster facing off against Bad Egg himself!

Flipnote Hatena users in the Europe and Oceania region can view both the original Flipnotes drawn by the winners and the final animations on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL, on the Nintendo Channel.

For more information please visit Nintendo of Europe's official Flipnote Monsters site at the URL below:


The knockout rounds have been lovingly animated and the time for combat is nigh! Click on the link below to watch each round of this thrilling contest:

Watch the Flipnote Monsters Battle!

We'd like to thank everyone who entered the competition for their efforts - Bad Egg would have been shadow boxing without your imagination and creativity!

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

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


Check out some of the creative flipnotes from Nintendo Staff members as well as the illustrator, Ashura Benimaru Itoh, known for his work on the comic adaptations of Star Fox™ and Super Metroid™ serialized in Nintendo Power magazine.

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: Available for 3 special days!


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We are pleased to announce a 3 day special campaign. For 3 days from December 24 (Friday) to December 27 (Monday) you are guaranteed to win one of three limited edition themes!

Users who have already won prizes 1-3 will receive a green star as a gift.

For more information about this campaign 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 three 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 falling snowflakes over a gradient blue background. (5 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with some falling snowflakes over a gradient black background. (5 color stars)


★ Add a cute floral design with a strawberry ribbon to brighten up your Creator's Room. 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: "Happy Holidays"

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: Happy Holidays

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

"Happy Holidays" Flipnotes from Japan

★Flipnote by kinkan (id:kinkan151)

★Flipnote by Tomo (id:tomo0506)

★Flipnote by Misoshiru (id:orikazu)

★Flipnote by Yukinka (id:yukinka)

★Flipnote by (ë) (id:amiminn2)

★Flipnote by Bobiko (id:bobi-wan)

"Happy Holidays" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★Flipnote by Lidiane (id:lidianek)

★Flipnote by fred (id:blankenburg)

★Flipnote by Cooper (id:Giik)

★Flipnote by Bolt (id:SkyVapor)

★Flipnote by f:id:aaron:20101224194248p:image (id:a1989artist)

★Flipnote by AleX-MAS (id:Ashong122)

"Happy Holidays" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★Flipnote by QK Ninja ツ (id:Jayda)

★Flipnote by honey (id:miss-nargis)

★Flipnote by Pablo (id:pablo10)

★Flipnote by Jemzy☆ (id:Belushi)

★Flipnote by mrjohn (id:mrjohn)

★Flipnote by kayleigh (id:pirskayleigh)

This week's topic: "2011" (12/24/2010 - 1/6/2011)

For this week's topic we'd like you to create Flipnotes about the the new year. Create animations that contain the numbers "2011", or make Flipnotes about your hopes, wishes and dreams for 2011. We hope that you enjoy ringing in the new year together with everyone of Flipnote Hatena!

We're looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and will feature some of the best ones in the next edition of 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: 2011

Please note that you will need to submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by Thursday in 2011, and we will release the results on Fridays as usual. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 a frog Christmas decoration. Ribbit!


id:aaron received this cool sponge from a co-worker.


id:Gabtraf posted this funny illustration of a frog that is about to get kissed!


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