July 15, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News



Greetings Flipnote Hatena fans! This is Aaron with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Hatena company in Japan. Flipnote Hatena was released about 2 years ago, but Hatena itself has existed since 2001. We hope to bring you many more years of fun and creative online services, and would like to thank you all for helping make the past 10 years a success!

Thanks to all of you who posted Flipnotes with question marks to help us celebrate the 10th anniversary. We have a selection of your ? Flipnotes here that we hope you will enjoy.

The new topic this week is something very cool that we hope will inspire you to create some new animations. Please scroll down for more information.

Thanks for checking out the weekly news blog and we look forward to creating another 10 years of Hatena together with you!

Flipnote of the Week

★ This week PickyEater (id:AnotherPickyEater) from the Americas region posted this great Flipnote with beautiful animation and an original soundtrack. Please check out all of the Flipnotes by PickyEater 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: "? (Hatena)"

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: ?(Hatena)

Editor's note: Due to a lack of time this week I have left out the descriptions for the weekly Flipnotes. However, the quality of these great Flipnotes needs no explanation, and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!

"? (Hatena)" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Flipnote by Pat (id:graphicelvis)

★ Flipnote by “Goobie” (id:ProSoccer88)

★ Flipnote by Luv Monkey (id:kalyfr)

★ Flipnote by the sketch (id:modifyer)

★ Flipnote by A L E E St (id:ALEESt)

★ Flipnote by KShorDazz™ (id:pseudo_funny_person)

"? (Hatena)" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Flipnote by katt (id:katt2)

★ Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo)

★ Flipnote by Joni (id:hattukatti)

★ Flipnote by geezer (id:geezerdk)

★ Flipnote by Three D (id:Swiggly)

★ Flipnote by POWER NIKO(id:power-niko)

"? (Hatena)" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Flipnote by teru (id:teroon)

★ Flipnote by Procchi (id:ProTein)

★ Flipnote by TAIGA (id:tstt-962-dej)

★ Flipnote by Memata*(ーwー)b (id:mameta12)

★ Flipnote by yuri (id:natsubanohitsuji)

★ Flipnote by J-edward (id:J-edward)

This week's topic: "North Pole/South Pole" (July 15, 2011 - July 21, 2011)

This week we have an icy new topic to cool you off from the summer heat.

For this week's topic we would like you to take an imaginary trip to the north or south pole in your Flipnotes. Create cool Flipnotes with things you can find in polar regions of the earth, such as penguins, polar bears, icebergs, polar exploration teams, and snow and ice covered landscapes. Be creative and have fun!

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: North Pole/South Pole

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

July 15, 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the start of Hatena as a company. These two themes are special design to celebrate Hatena's 10th anniversary.

★ Hatena 10th Anniversary Theme - Black Version (10 color stars)


★Hatena 10th Anniversary Theme - White Version (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:RainbowTVGirl posted this photo of some frog backpacks in Toronto, Canada.


★ Check out this photo posted by id:gogoku7 of the Flipnote Hatena style background that he made for his Sony Playstation Portable.


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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