Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Jan. 21, 2011


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

There were so many high quality submissions for the weekly topic this week that it was hard to choose the winners. "Hands" was a great topic, and we had a great time watching all of your submissions. We'd like to offer a big hand to all of you who took part.

Also, moving the weekly topic channel off of channel 7 was a great success and we were pleased to see a channel full of Flipnotes that were actually on topic.

Our new topic for this week is "opposites". We hope that you enjoy this topic too.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena, and we are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes.

New limited edition themes: Deluxe Black Series Collection


We are pleased to announce the release of a new series of limited edition themes in the Color Star Exchange featuring new deluxe versions of several popular themes. From January 7 (Friday) to January 28 (Friday) you'll get a chance to win 2 new limited edition themes (deluxe and simple types) that change weekly every time you exchange 10 color stars for a theme.

This week's limited edition themes feature black spiders.

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 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 a white monster in outer space. (20 color stars)


★ This theme features two kittens who love ribbons. (10 color stars)


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

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: Hands

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

"Hands" Flipnotes from Japan

★ This Flipnote by Sakarin (id:ugo_sakarin) uses an interesting slow reveal technique that caught our attention.

★ Pekira (id:pekira9074) drew this cute, nicely animated Flipnote about a dancing hand.

★ Learn how to make a frog with your hands in this amazing Flipnote by Kame Hayato (id:kame8810)

★ We liked the rough pen that was used to draw the animation, and the simple story of this Flipnote by Wayway★

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote by Yamawaro about 2 characters playing a game of rock, paper, scissors. The Japanese text reads "Look over there!"

★ Kurorin(id:kurorin-kurorin) created this great Flipnote about some hand shadow illusions that come to life.

"Hands" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ All kinds of creatures' hands are in this Flipnote by f:id:aaron:20101224194248p:image (id:a1989artist) that also has a cool original soundtrack.

★ Two characters interact with their hands in this humorous Flipnote titled "Nailgun" by the sketch (id:modifyer)

Jojo (id:flubber106) made this funny Flipnote about 2 characters and their hands with different numbers of digits.

★ We liked the creative use of sounds as well as the animation of the shadows in this Flipnote by Juanita (id:jalapenoflower)

★ You can learn the entire American sign language alphabet in this nicely done Flipnote by DragonLovr (id:DragonLovr)

★ We liked the cool thumb wrestling characters in this excellent Flipnote by K (id:smashingpumpkins)

"Hands" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Two hands battle to the finish in this Flipnote made with the Nintendo DSi Camera application by CHR15★ (id:haribo99)

★ Alvaro (id:Veldelal) created this Flipnote about a stage performer who makes all kind of things come to life with the use of hands.

★ Enjoy a game of "Extreme Hand, Paper, Scissors" in this funny Flipnote by ShadwdMage (id:ShadowedMage)

★ ◎ToaTom◎ (id:ThomasR95) created this nice animation of a human hand transforming into a robotic one.

★ Matthew (id:Megamatt6) animated a variety of interesting hand movements with original synchronized sound effects.

★We liked this heart-warming story by ☆Jony★ (id:Jhonny) about a character named Shado who couldn't catch a ball.

This week's topic: "Opposites" (1/21/2011 - 1/27/2011)

For this week's topic we'd like you to create Flipnotes that have something do with the concept of "opposites". For example, you could create Flipnotes about opposites like big and small, hot and cold, or young and old. Create a story about 2 opposites, and about what happens when 2 opposites meet. See where your creativity takes you!

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 the channel below 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: Opposites

Please note that you will need to submit your weekly topic Flipnote by Thursday January 27, 2011.

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:SparklyEevee made this digital illustration for a class project. The image contains frames from Flipnotes that she made.


id:BoyerMat posted this photo of frog fountains at a hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


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