October 21, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello Flipnote Hatena! This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about what's happening on Flipnote Hatena.

Last week's topic about sports was a lot of fun, and over 760 amazing Flipnotes were posted by creators around the globe. I feel a little more in shape after watching all of the sports Flipnotes, and have a strange craving for sports drinks. Thanks to everyone to took part!

Today Nintendo will be releasing more winning Flipnotes from the Make Your Own Zelda Flipnote competition on Flipnote Hatena. Please tap on the "Zelda Flipnote" button from the top page of Flipnote Hatena to check them out.

This week we have a fun new topic about everyone's favorite October celebration. Scroll down to find out more!

Thanks for checking out the weekly news blog. Looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

★ We enjoyed this funny animation by josecandel (id:goomer) from the Europe and Oceania region about a trip to the zoo.

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

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: Sports

"Sports" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Enjoy a game of basketball in this nicely animated Flipnote by Kblake (id:K8phux).

★ We liked this animation about a hockey game that was posted by T.O.Y (id:Trippel-M).

claycat (id:claycat101) posted this Flipnote where all kinds of sport balls transform together.

Hushafoe (id:missing-sox) has accidents when she plays sports, but she sure makes nice Flipnotes!

cosmasque (id:cosmasque) posted this cool Flipnote about a volleyball match.

★ We liked the experimental use of line in this baseball Flipnote by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

"Sports" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

manga74 (id:manga74) created this animation about a soccer ball that transforms when kicked.

geezer (id:geezerdk) invites you to beat him up in this boxing Flipnote.

★ Meet some basketball players with interesting moves in this Flipnote by The Prince (id:Chaos_Cansu).

Akutsu (id:Travis-Touchdown) shows us how to play basketball with a new kind of ball.

★ Enjoy a game of fetch with a pet human in this animation by Simon (id:simon-a).

★ Check out this funny Flipnote by b-firepaws (id:arcanine-luxray) about a snowboarding dog.

"Sports" Flipnotes from Japan

teru (id:teroon) created this Flipnote of a centaur doing archery.

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote by Asurapan (id:kaz872a) about a panda doing gymnastics.

★ Take a run in the autumn leaves in this Flipnote by Yocchi (id:yotiyottin).

K.k made this Flipnote about playing ping-pong against a funny opponent.

★ We liked the fast motion and drawings in this badminton Flipnote by Tomocchi☆ (id:tomo6-1).

★ A young woman does cartwheels in this Flipnote by →Akumu← (id:w3e4r5t).

Weekly Topic: Halloween

There are only 10 days left until Halloween. This week we would like you to celebrate Halloween in your Flipnotes!

You might want to create Flipnotes about ghosts, goblins, jack-o-lanterns, werewolves or witches. Draw and animate your Halloween costume or make stories about trick or treating!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on October 27, 2011 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will feature some of our favorites on October 28, 2011 (Friday).

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: Halloween

New Creator's Room Themes

This week we are happy to introduce 1 new Creator's Room theme. For more information please visit the Color Star Exchange on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ This theme features a vampire entering a mysterious room lit by white flames. (20 color stars)


Frog Sightings

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:Michael77 found this frog in Yamadaike Park, Hirakata, Japan


id:ALEESt posted this photo of a clay frog named 'Nachito' drawing the Hatena logo.


★ You can read comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the Flipnote below:

Hatena Haiku