Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: July 1, 2011



Hello Flipnote Hatena! This is Aaron in Kyoto, Japan with this week's edition of Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

The 1,300+ sushi Flipnotes from last week were excellent, and we would like to thank everyone who posted. We enjoyed seeing different ideas about sushi from people around the world. There were many great Flipnotes posted about sushi containing crazy ingredients, hot wasabi (Japanese horseradish), and ninja sushi chefs.

July is the hottest month of the year in many parts of the world. For this reason, we came up with a new topic this week that we hope will help everyone to cool off. For more details please keep on reading.

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Earlier this week Izumi (id:izumi-v) from Japan posted this excellent Flipnote titled "Higure-chan". This Flipnote is about a young girl standing by a road near the coast. We liked the relaxing soundtrack and beautiful illustrations.

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: "Sushi"

This week we are happy to introduce some amazing sushi themed Flipnotes 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: Sushi

"Sushi" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Something is fishy about the sushi in this Flipnote by KingSnappy (id:Snappy_P).

★ Sushi ingredients come to life in this cute Flipnote titled "Sushi Makes Itself" by 4D (id:spy_the_man).

★ A man gets wrapped up in this funny Flipnote by Niffian (id:Niffian).

★ Two ninjas battle over some sushi in this nicely done Flipnote by Ani-chan (id:BLEACHfan14_8-D).

★ しなこ (id:Shinako) created this beautifully illustrated sushi Flipnote. The word "oishii" means "delicious" in Japanese.

★ Check out this action-packed sushi Flipnote by Thomas (id:tomf-96).

"Sushi" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Gelo (id:RainGelo) posted this funny sushi Flipnote with a surprise ending.

★ Watch the Sushi Bros. create a meal in this Flipnote by George (id:G_creator).

★ Enjoy all of the delicious ingredients and delicate tastes of sushi with geezer (id:geezerdk).

★ We liked the sounds and action in this Flipnote by N-Joki (id:Salocin). The text at the end reads "Itadakimasu", which means "Let's eat" in Japanese.

katt (id:katt2) posted this funny Flipnote about games you can play with sushi.

★ MiguiNeko (id:MiguiFlipnote) created this funny Flipnote about some sushi with a temper.

"Sushi" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this Flipnote about a man who enjoys some delicious sushi. Unfortunately, the man didn't know that the sushi was so expensive (29,950 yen is about US$365!).

★ In Japan there are many inexpensive sushi restaurants called "kaiten-zushi", where plates of sushi rotate around the shop on a conveyor belt. Tomo (id:tomo0506) posted this funny Flipnote about a sushi lover.

★ A man gets frustrated at a kaiten-zushi shop in this Flipnote by Osushi (id:okappazusi).

★ A woman enjoys some sushi and dreams about the sea in this Flipnote by Mikan (id:yashii1223).

★ All sorts of fantastic things are found inside of a piece of sushi in this Flipnote by teru (id:teroon).

★ sho. (id:showest) posted this cool pixel art style Flipnote about a sushi chef.

This week's topic: "Swimming" (July 1, 2011 - July 7, 2011)

July is the hottest month of the year in many parts of the world, and many people enjoy swimming as a way to beat the heat.

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes that are about swimming. You can animate people or animals swimming, or maybe create some sea monsters. Tell stories about your trip to the beach, or swimming school. You might even want to tell stories about Mermaids and Mermen or dolphins. See where your creativity takes you!

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: Swimming

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

★This theme features a silly dog named Pochi. Pochi is not the smartest dog in the world, but he sure is cute! (10 color stars)


★ The theme features a pair of stag beetles that are about to battle. (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 was an interesting frog that id:aaron discovered in a shop window in Kyoto, Japan.


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