Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Apr. 15, 2011


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

We are happy to start posting the news again this week after taking a 5 week break. In this issue we will introduce some of our favorite Flipnotes from the topic that ended on March 17, 2011 which was "Bubbles".

From now on we plan to post the news every week as usual.

All of us at Hatena in Kyoto are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and would like to thank you for your continued support.

Flipnote of the Week

★ We really enjoyed this Flipnote posted by N1K0 (id:N1K0) from the Europe and Oceania region. Robotron has a television for a head, and his other body parts are made out of recycled materials. He likes to dance and look cool.

The best of the previous weekly topic: "Bubbles"

Fill up your bathtub, add some soap, then jump in and check out some of our favorite Flipnotes posted about topic by creators from around the world. (Be careful not to get your Nintendo DSi wet!)

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: Bubbles

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

"Bubbles" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We really enjoyed this mermaid in the sea with realistic bubbles created by Juanita (id:jalapenoflower)

★ A L E E St (id:ALEESt) posted this nice Flipnote about a young girl who creates a new friend by blowing a bubble.

★ A man gets trapped inside of a bubble in this funny Flipnote by prime (id:prime613M).

★ We liked the giant bubble creature in this Flipnote by Jojo (id:flubber106). Jojo was also our Featured Artist this past week.

★ A young girl and a cat play with bubbles in this cute Flipnote by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

★ We liked this Flipnote by ™ (id:a1989artist) about a frog who has a funny encounter with a can of soda.

"Bubbles" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ This is a cute story about two bubble people by Ruby... (id:PonyMadPeep)

★ This is a fun Flipnote by ☆Megz☆ (id:Megz) about a cute bird and a bubble.

★ We enjoyed the original sounds and colorful animation in this Flipnote by MPATurtle (id:markos-1996).

★ This Flipnote by Barry (id:BarryX) has a nice mix of images taken with the Nintendo DSi Camera application and hand drawn animation.

★ A little bird bursts his bubble in this Flipnote by Clive (id:Hershel-Layton).

★ Enjoy a bubbly glass of soda in this Flipnote by Dr Ever (id:DrEver).

"Bubbles" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Chinshunoyoshida (id:yoshidadada) created this funny story about two octopuses for this week's topic.

★ A cute kitten has a nightmare about an encounter with bubbles in this Flipnote by Fu-min (id:wrbyno10).

Kurikuri☆ created this cute story about two bubble blowers.

★ A young girl gets transported into a bubbly world in this Flipnote by Minami (id:ishi1107).

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote by Akane (id:aneaka) about a puppy that has a run-in with a bubbly monster.

Yukito posted this interesting Flipnote about two children blowing bubbles.

This week's topic: "Flowers" (Apr. 15, 2011 - Apr. 21, 2011)

Spring has finally come to many parts of the world, and flowers are beginning to bloom. This week we would like you to create animations that feature flowers.

Try to create patterns with flowers, make flowers that walk or talk, or animate how flowers grow and bloom. Be creative and have fun - don't forget to watch out for bees!

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: Flowers

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 3 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 bird under the moonlight. (10 color stars)


★This theme features a cool creature in a boxing ring, ready for a fight. (20 color stars)


★This theme features a ladybug flying over a field of clover on a sunny day. (20 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.

★ Here's a funny image of 2 frogs that was posted by id:valentindelattre.


id:BoyerMat posted this cool photo of the Flipnote frog made from plastic blocks.


id:Gabtraf drew this illustration of a man with a frog on his head, smiling for Japan.


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