Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Apr. 29, 2011



Hello, Flipnote artists and fans. This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with this week's news blog.

We really enjoyed all of the hard-boiled action and excitement in last week's "Egg" Flipnotes. Thanks to all of you who took part, and we hope that you enjoyed the topic as much as we did. This week we are happy to present a brand new topic where you can make some noise! Please scroll down for more details.

For the next week many people in Japan will be enjoying Golden Week, which is several days of national holidays in a row. For this reason we will not be posting the Hatena Featured Artist next Wednesday (May 4). However, we will be back on Friday with another edition of the news blog.

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Egg-tastic egg art by Hanneke Vleugel

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ This week's Flipnote of the week is "The Fly" by Michi (id:tech) from Japan. We really enjoyed the nice character animation and simple synchronized sounds. The text at the end of the Flipnote says "To be continued". You can see part two of "The Fly" by checking out Michi's Creator's Room on the Flipnote Hatena website.

The best of the last week's topic: "Eggs"

This week we would are happy to introduce some of the most egg-tastic Flipnotes 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: Eggs

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

"Eggs" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the realism and sound in this Flipnote by P.c. (id:kynrunus)

★ A stunt frog drives the Egg-Mobile in this nice Flipnote by Beripop (id:sqeezyheart11)

★ This interactive Flipnote by Marishine (id:TheMarishine) really impressed us. Remember not to push too hard on your screen!

★ Silver (id:SLUMLORD) created this funny Flipnote about an egg stealing critter in the refrigerator.

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote by PunkEmoU! (id:yesi-baby-punk) that has very nice drawings and use of color.

★ Dearpuppet (id:DearPuppeteer) posted this cute Flipnote about two creatures and their eggs.

"Eggs" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ MツSTERツ!™ (id:Team-Edward) created this neat Flipnote using the Nintendo DSi Camera application together with Flipnote Studio.

★ Have an egg-tastic celebration in this explosive Flipnote by Carowouine (id:Carowouine)

★ This Flipnote by ☆Skydz ツ (id:PrincessSam) about a bird and an egg is very nicely drawn.

★ Léon (id:leon14) created this cool Flipnote with nice drawings and sounds about a trio of spotted eggs.

★ Two characters go on an Easter egg hunt in this Flipnote by macnyaf (id:wee-spointer).

★ geezer (id:geezerdk) is back again with the hilarious story of "When Man Discovered Egg".

"Eggs" Flipnotes from Japan

★ We liked the detailed animation and drawings in this Flipnote by Chinshunoyoshida (id:yoshidadada)

★ All sorts of lines and shapes transform and morph together in this excellent Flipnote by Yoichi (id:yoichi_41)

★ Yuusharyouta (id:yuusyasuraimu) posted this Flipnote about an egg that rolls through a variety of amazing scenes.

★ A flying dragon comes to life in this cool Flipnote by Riki.

★ This nice Flipnote by Yocchi (id:yotiyottin) has very intricate drawings and movement.

★ A young man finds something interesting inside of an egg in this Flipnote by Pekira (id:pekira9074).

This week's topic: "Beats" (Apr. 29, 2011 - May 5, 2011)

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes with original sounds. Create beats, percussion and rhythm with your hands, voice or whatever you can find around you that makes noise. Make animations to match the sounds you invent. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing your bombastic creations!

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: Beats

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 people doing group gymnastics. (20 color stars)


★ This theme features a young woman who loves music. (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.

★ This is an amazing illustration posted by id:Gabtraf.


id:tghfghu drew this cute image of the Flipnote frog.


id:gogoku7 posted this photo of a jumping frog toy that can jump as far as 50cm and 25cm high!


Please let us know what you think about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog by posting any comments you might have in the box below. Thanks!

★ You can also see comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the comments for the Flipnote below:

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