Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: July 8, 2011



Greetings Flipnote Hatena users around the world! This is Aaron in Kyoto, Japan with the burning hot July 8, 2011 edition of Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

It was great to cool down with all of the "Swimming" Flipnotes last week. Over 1,000 Flipnotes were posted about the weekly topic, and we had a great time watching all of your posts. Thanks to all of you who took part!

This week we have a special topic to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hatena. Also, for those of you who don't already know, the correct pronunciation of "Hatena" is:

"Ha" as is "hat", "Te" as in "ten", "Na" as in "nachos"

Please scroll down for more information about this week's new topic, and thanks for checking out the news blog.

Flipnote of the Week

★ This week Juanita (id:jalapenoflower) from the Americas region posted this excellent Flipnote titled "Curiosity...". We enjoyed the cute characters, sound effects and funny story. Please be sure to check out all of Juanita's great animations on Flipnote Hatena!

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: "Swimming"

This week we are happy to introduce some of our favorite weekly topic Flipnotes posted by creators from around the world.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted about last week's topic by clicking on the link below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Swimming

"Swimming" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A silhouetted character takes a dive in this nicely drawn Flipnote by “Goobie” (id:ProSoccer88).

★ All kinds of creatures swim in the sea in this Flipnote by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

★ A pair of characters try to cool down by taking a dip in this Flipnote by Solid (id:solidsoldier).

★ We liked the realistic animation and sounds in this Flipnote by Thomas (id:tomf-96).

★ A young woman dreams of swimming with a whale in this cute Flipnote by R!sk☆wolf→ (id:epic-pegasus).

★ Watch an acrobatic dolphin swim and jump in this cool Flipnote by iDESIGN16♪ (id:PinkDSi).

"Swimming" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Learn the truth about the Loch Ness Monster in this funny Flipnote by Simon (id:simon-a).

★ A young boy takes a swim in an unusual place in this clever Flipnote by Tedra (id:teodoraemiliagavrilan).

★ A woman swims with a dolphin in this interesting Flipnote by NintendOH! (id:BrunoMars85).

★ Check out this funny story about a man on a deserted island that was created by pablitop (id:pabloanimacion).

★ We liked this humorous Flipnote titled "Shark Tale" that was posted by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

★ We enjoyed the colors and subtle motion in this Flipnote by Dani (id:Daniel6991).

"Swimming" Flipnotes from Japan

★ (=へ=) (id:Jmo_oJm) posted this interesting Flipnote about a man and a mermaid.

★ We liked the animation and sounds in this Flipnote by Butter Shoyu (id:sayaka0813).

★ Take an underwater adventure with a swimming dog in this Flipnote by teru (id:teroon).

★ Swim through the sky in this funny Flipnote by Bobiko (id:bobi-wan).

★ Totsu (id:totu3) posted this fast-paced Flipnote about a shark race.

★ method 88 (id:ProTein) composed and performed an original song for this excellent Flipnote.

This week's topic: "? (Hatena)" (July 8, 2011 - July 14, 2011)

July 15, 2011 will be the 10th anniversary since Hatena first started business Japan. The word Hatena means "question mark" in Japanese, and that is why the company logo looks like a question mark.

To mark the 10th anniversary of Hatena, we would like you to create Flipnotes that contain question marks.

Try to make a Flipnote with 10 question marks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hatena. Animate question marks sitting in restaurants, dancing polkas, or eating ice cream. Imagine question mark shaped invaders from other planets who come to earth to confuse everyone. Let's all use question marks in our Flipnotes this week and enjoy the 10th anniversary of Hatena together!

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: ?(Hatena)

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 is about the traditional Japanese summer game called "Suikawari" (Watermelon Splitting). In this game you try to split a watermelon with a stick while blindfolded. (10 color stars)


★ A young girl enjoys a shaved ice snack (known as "kakigori" in Japanese) on a hot summer day. (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:ProSoccer88 posted this camouflage version of the Flipnote Frog.


★ Check out this funny illustration of a big frog, posted by id:Gabtraf.


★ We liked this cool drawing of a frog with a long tongue that was posted by turniphead.


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