Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Feb. 25, 2011


It's nearing the end of winter here in Kyoto, and the Flipnote Hatena team has been staying warm by sitting close to our computers and adding stars to Flipnotes. 2011 seems to be moving ahead faster than a Flipnote playing on speed 8!


This week we've got a new topic about a certain kind of clothing that we hope will inspire you to make some new animations. If you have any ideas that you'd like us to try for the weekly topic, please let us know in the feedback section or on Hatena Haiku (http://h.hatena.com).

Thanks for checking out the news blog, and we are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes.

Flipnote of the Week

★ This week MdM (id:MdMbunny) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this Flipnote featuring some of his characters with a fun, original soundtrack. You can see more of MdM's art, animation and music at http://www.mdmbunny.com

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

We've selected some of the most mirrortastic Flipnotes posted from around the world that we hope you'll enjoy. Mirror, mirror on the wall… what Flipnotes do you have for us all? Scroll down to check them out!

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: Mirrors

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

"Mirrors" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Enter a secret world inside of a mirror in this interesting Flipnote by çhAR¡('u') (id:redcatthing)

★ A baby has a shattering encounter with a mirror in this Flipnote by CRAZY (id:myni).

★ A dancer practices in front of some mirrors in this cute Flipnote by Stitch™ (id:stitch1977).

★ A dog meets its reflection in this funny Flipnote by りiam◇nd16♪ (id:PinkDSi).

★ cosmasque (id:cosmasque) made this Flipnote about why you shouldn't laugh in front of a mirror.

★ Enter a house of mirrors in this nicely drawn Flipnote by sKiTtLeZ (id:sKITTLEz).

"Mirrors" Flipnotes from Japan

★ We liked the family of characters in front of a mirror in this Flipnote by Hotori (id:warashiyama).

★ A character has some trouble in a public toilet in this Flipnote by Tiger Magome (id:tiger-magome).

★ Gurantokuroru (id:gorirago) made this beautiful Flipnote about reflections in a pool of water.

★ We really enjoyed the drawing and unique style of this Flipnote by Yamawaro.

★ A cat has a series of funny interactions with a mirror in this funny Flipnote by Puppetmaster (id:nyaozow).

★ A man on a deserted island gets some help from a mirror in this Flipnote by Yochi (id:yotiyottin).

"Mirrors" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A young girl reflects on a photograph from the past in this beautifully drawn Flipnote by luu (id:blahgirl24).

★ A cat has a funny encounter with a mirror in this cute Flipnote by Suki (id:Darkkitten).

★ A young woman meets her mirror image in this interesting Flipnote by Ayumu (id:mar9ia-uii90huebsch9).

★ Oleo (id:KitsuOleoOleo) made this Flipnote about a happy character who makes a new friend inside of a mirror.

★ kimora (id:kimora1) created this Flipnote with an original soundtrack about two characters and a mirror.

★ We liked the various characters and what they do in front of a mirror in this Flipnote by ★daphne★ (id:xXdaphneXx).

This week's topic: "Hats" (Feb. 25, 2011 - Mar. 3, 2011)

Open up your creative closet and create Flipnotes featuring hats and other headgear. Try to make Flipnotes with things such as baseball caps, beanies, berets, cowboy hats, fezzes, Pith helmets, sombreros, and top hats. Think about things such as magic hats, hats blowing in the wind, and hats with arms and legs running around to give you some inspiration. See where your mind and your stylus takes you!

We are 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: Hats

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

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.

★ A design inspired by snow melting into water that brings spring flowers. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a red-winged dragon girl. (20 color stars)


★A special theme where flowers and other decorations will appear as you post more Flipnotes. (50 color stars)

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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:BoyerMat posted this nifty photo of some "origami" (traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding) paper frogs that we really liked.


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