Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Jan. 28, 2011


Hello Flipnote artists and Flipnote fans! This is Aaron at Hatena's office in Kyoto, Japan bringing you a fun selection of Flipnotes from around the world.

It's the middle of winter in most parts of the planet, and a good time to stay somewhere warm and make some Flipnotes. We hope you are all keeping warm and healthy and enjoying the winter.

There were many great Flipnotes posted last week about the topic of "Opposites" and we'd like to thank all of you who took part. You can see some of our favorite selections below.

This week we've got a "Wild" new topic that we hope will inspire you to make some new animations.

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

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

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: Opposites

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

"Opposites" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater) made this surreal Flipnote about fishing for felines that made us laugh.

★ You'll enjoy this magnetic love story with a nice original soundtrack by shuriken (id:rainingbacon)

★ This is the first part of a great series of Flipnotes by BüG (id:J-Bug) about "Slump the Circle".

★ name nom (id:Mohamed) made this impressive Flipnote about opposites that we really enjoyed.

★ All kinds of opposites appear and transform into other things in this excellent Flipnote by Qcumber (id:Qcumber)

★ Juanita (id:jalapenoflower) answers the question about what happens when fire and water meet. Love, of course!

"Opposites" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A variety of opposites are portrayed by one character in this funny Flipnote by PLASMA (id:megaman3000)

★ This short Flipnote by Dylan™ (id:Dylan1995) is an interesting take on the concept of opposites.

★ We liked this visual expression of how opposites attract, created by QK Ninja ツ (id:Jayda)

★ A variety of opposites are illustrated by funny characters in this Flipnote by PTCR (id:pokemonmastertom)

★ The opposites tall/small, black/white and happy/sad all appear in this interesting Flipnote by Sorsa (id:Sorsa)

★ The opposite forces of water and fire battle over a chicken(!) in this Flipnote by Matthew (id:Megamatt6)

"Opposites" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A man waiting for a bus meets some crazy opposite characters in this Flipnote by Pan.

★ The character in this Flipnote by Famicom has a remote control to make others have the opposite feelings at the push of a button.

★ A cute bear can't get things quite right in this funny Flipnote by Bobiko (id:bobi-wan)

★ We liked this Flipnote by Asurapan (id:kaz872a) about a dog and a girl playing catch with a frisbee.

★This is a simple and funny Flipnote about a man and a mirror, created by ※KAGETSU※ (id:natsu805)

★£¢coco€(id:LuckyPearl) illustrated 2 opposite seasons, summer and winter, in this nicely drawn Flipnote.

This week's topic: "Wild" (1/28/2011 - 2/3/2011)

This week you have our permission to go absolutely wild in your Flipnotes. Think about topics such as wild animals, life in the wilderness, untamed nature, or whatever comes to mind when you think of the word "wild".

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: Wild!

Please note that you will need to submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by February 3, 2011 (Thursday).

New limited edition themes: Snow Collection

We are pleased to announce the release of a new series of limited edition themes in the Color Star Exchange featuring 2 new snow themed designs. From January 28 (Friday) to Februrary 4 (Friday) you'll get a chance to win a limited edition theme every time you exchange 10 color stars for a theme.

For more information about this campaign tap on the "Get Special Themes!" button on the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

Please note that after the "Snow Collection" campaign ends, you will no longer have chances to win extra limited edition themes. When this campaign is over, any chances for extra themes that you have left will be changed to 1 green star per chance.

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 dancer with a graffiti decorated background. (20 color stars)


★ Two friends connected together with a red string. (10 color stars)


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:Vulcanoid posted this cool photo with the following description:

My awesome frog collection I've been working on for about 3 years. I got into them before I joined Hatena, but that just made them more special to me.


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