June 24, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News



Hello Flipnote creators around the world! This is Aaron at Hatena's office in Kyoto, Japan with a fresh new edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

Last week's topic "Journeys" was quite a success! We had over 1,050 Flipnotes were posted to the weekly topic channel -- thanks to all of you who took part. We hope that you all enjoyed this topic as much as we did.

This week we are happy to present a new topic based on a world-famous Japanese food. Don't forget your chopsticks, soy sauce, wasabi and gari (pickled ginger).

Thanks for taking the time to check out the news blog. We are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

★ B`Liquid (id:Bimboliquido) is an interesting creator from the Europe and Oceania region. B`Liquid posts amazing Flipnotes with fluid-like motion. This is the first Flipnote posted by this creator in nearly a year. We are happy that B`Liquid is posting again! Be sure to check out all of the other Flipnotes posted by this creator.

If you have suggestions for future Flipnotes of the Week, you can post your nominations or suggestions on Hatena Haiku under the keyword "Flipnote of the Week Nomination/Suggestions".

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

This week we are happy to introduce some amazing journeys posted by Flipnote 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: Journeys

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

"Journeys" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We really enjoyed this Flipnote by Sushi (id:Suzy101). The variety of vehicles and movements is excellent!

★ Take a journey over land and sea in this excellent Flipnote by GOODGUY (id:goodguymma).

★ cosmasque (id:cosmasque) posted this nicely animated Flipnote about the valiant Captain Fish and the sea.

★ A young boy grows up and takes a journey to outer space in this excellent Flipnote by nekodragon (id:nekolord).

★ Funkyboy1 (id:Funkyboy1) created this beautifully drawn Flipnote about a dangerous journey by sea.

★ A man takes a journey to deliver a flower to his lover in this Flipnote by Civil (id:CivilizedGamer).

"Journeys" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Simon (id:simon-a) posted this Flipnote about a short journey by air. Don't try this at home!

★ A man dreams about a journey far away from home in this funny Flipnote by The Prince (id:Chaos_Cansu).

★ We liked the sounds and scenery in this unique Flipnote by FishB◎ss (id:Sean0).

★ Take a fast-paced journey down a street in this Flipnote by mrjohn (id:mrjohn).

★ KAtieツツメD© (id:rabbeto) posted this cute Flipnote about a journey by train.

★ A character takes photos during a journey around the world in this Flipnote by NolanCross (id:Antibes).

"Journeys" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Puppetmaster (id:nyaozow) made this Flipnote about a daring cat who takes a risky journey by airplane.

★ A young girl takes a journey alone in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Honoka (id:Honoka).

★ Konnyaku (id:zishou-maou) posted this interesting Flipnote with views from various places and scenes.

★ Take a journey into space in this humorous Flipnote by Gurantokuroru (id:gorirago).

★ The Japanese text in this Flipnote by Mikan (id:yashii1223) reads "Travel", "that means", "to have new encounters".

★ We liked this Flipnote by 17Types about a character on a journey with strange and wonderful scenery.

This week's topic: "Sushi" (June 24, 2011 - June 30, 2011)

Sushi is a Japanese food made from rice and other ingredients. There are many types of sushi, but the most common type is rice topped with wasabi (Japanese horseradish) with ingredients such as tuna, salmon or shrimp on top.

Sushi can also be served rolled, where ingredients are placed in the center of a roll of rice, and then wrapped in seaweed.

Sushi is usually dipped in soy sauce and served with pickled ginger. You can eat sushi with your bare hands or with a pair of chopsticks.

If you have never eaten sushi before, look for some books in your local library or search for some information on the Internet to get some ideas.

Try to create Flipnotes about eating or making sushi. You might also want to animate sushi that comes to life, or invent your own original type of sushi! We are looking forward to your sushilicious creations!

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: Sushi

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

New Creator's Room Themes

★ Add these goldfish to your Creator's Room to get some relief from the summer heat. (10 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this powerful shark. (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 week we are happy to introduce 3 different frog images posted on Hatena Haiku.

★ This nice drawing of the Flipnote Frog was posted by id:yashii1223.


id:gogoku7 made this Flipnote Frog icon graphic with the Mario Kart DS emblem maker.


★ This frog photo was posted by id:Michael77, who writes the German edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.


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