Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Mar. 11, 2011


This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan bringing you the latest edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.


There was a large earthquake earlier today in Japan, but all of us at Hatena are safe and we have confirmed that none of our staff in Japan were injured.

Some computers and servers fell down in our Tokyo office during the earthquake, but Flipnote Hatena should not be experiencing any problems.

We hope for the safety of all of our users and their families, and everyone here in Japan during this tragedy.

Flipnote of the Week

★ Joni (id:hattukatti) posted this nice Flipnote about a miniature city on a tree branch, titled "The Tree 2". The music in this Flipnote is original too, and was created mostly with Joni's own voice.

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

Put on a pair of sunglasses, apply your suntan lotion, and check out some of our favorite Flipnotes posted about this week's topic by creators from around the world.

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: The Sun

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

"The Sun" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ name nom (id:Mohamed) posted this amazing Flipnote titled "Dwarf Star" that we really enjoyed.

★ Check out the great animation and fun characters in this sunny Flipnote by A L E E St (id:ALEESt)

★ Juanita (id:jalapenoflower) posted this beautiful Flipnote about a young couple watching the sunset.

★ We really liked this nicely animated Flipnote by Michael C. (id:Mc28) where billiards meets the solar system.

★ Enjoy some popcorn created by the heat of the sun in this funny Flipnote by Diam◇nd16♪ (id:PinkDSi)

★ Alexis (id:alexis430051) posted this funny Flipnote about a woman who doesn't like mornings.

"The Sun" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ This Flipnote titled "Moon and Sun" by Sis'™ (id:Fishlifish) tells the story of love between the sun (female) and the moon (male).

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote about the life of a tree by $☆DrAgOn$★ (id:jonny_elmejor)

★ Watch the sun get turned off in this funny Flipnote by Mick56 (id:mickinderby)

★ POWER NIKO (id:power-niko) created this humorous Flipnote about a character who attempts to heat his house with solar energy.

★ The sun and moon go to battle in this excellent Flipnote by figg™ (id:figg)

★ KiWi™ (id:AlasKamilla) posted this nicely drawn Flipnote about a young girl on a sunny day.

"The Sun" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Watch as Junjun (id:junkun123) knocks the moon out of the sky in this fun and clever Flipnote.

★ Meet a young girl who wants to be the sun in this nicely animated Flipnote by Atsushi (id:s-28)

★ A cat enjoys the transition from night to day in this Flipnote by Yoti (id:yotiyottin).

★ We liked this Flipnote by Kazunoko titled "Tokeru Choco" (Melting Chocolate), about an unlucky chocolate man and the sun.

★ Take a trip to sunny Venice, Italy in this amazing Flipnote by sho. (id:showest). The creator wrote that this took more than 10 hours to create!

★ Several cats and the sun fight with each other in this funny Flipnote by Pokechan.

This week's topic: "Bubbles" (Mar. 11, 2011 - Mar. 17, 2011)

This week we would like you to create animations featuring bubbles and post them to Flipnote Hatena. Think about things such as soap bubbles, bubble gum, carbonated soft drinks and people with bubbly personalities to inspire 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: Bubbles

We will feature some of our favorite weekly topic Flipnotes in next week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

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 blue dragon who controls the winds. (20 color stars)


★A sparkling view from the inside of a kaleidoscope. (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:sasa24 posted this nice illustration of a three fingered frog waving his hand!


id:slvershadow7 posted these fun drawings about the life cycle of frogs.

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