November 4, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Last week's topic about numbers was a fun one, and over 500 Flipnote were posted by animators around the world. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who took part.

Americas region users can check out some "Honorable Mention" Zelda Flipnotes that were not chosen as winners but are quite impressive. You can also see some Zelda Flipnotes made by two Japanese artists and Nintendo of America staff. Tap on the Zelda Flipnote button from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi for more information.

This week we have a fun new topic for you that will send your brains to the cosmos. Keep reading to find out more.

Thanks for checking out the news. We are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

★ What will happen next in this adventurous Flipnote by InkWolf (id:InkWolf)?

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

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: Numbers

"Numbers" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ "Go to Sleep" by Pat (id:graphicelvis).

Luv Monkey (id:kalyfr) made a cheerful song to go with her animation about painting by numbers.

★ We liked this long game of hide-and-seek by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ Check out this dangerous counting expedition by Tamaki★たまき (id:emosushi1).

★ It is raining numbers in this Flipnote by BodyThief (id:TheBodyThief).

GlaceNLexi (id:KittyKat) made a smooth animation combining pictures with drawings.

"Numbers" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ There is some good advice in this Flipnote by josecandel (id:goomer).

★ Count your doodles with katt (id:katt2).

N1K0 (id:N1K0) has trouble counting sheep.

★ The whole world is made out of numbers in this nicely done Flipnote by Dr Ever (id:DrEver).

★ Watch how smooth the numbers change in this Flipnote by てけたねたちの (id:TrezaL).

Anna-Marie (id:AnnaMarie) uses numbers as the basis for her drawing.

"Numbers" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Time flies when you count fast in this animation by Foo (id:pokefumika).

Mikeneko (id:mikeneko123) makes it clear that we do not need calculators.

★ "What is the number of the room?" asks Chokorata (id:Jem-Mora).

Kame-Hayato (id:kame8810) teaches us how to count with fingers.

Sumiko made this cool number loop.

★ We liked the fading of the shadows in this Flipnote by YKR (id:YKR).

Weekly Topic: Aliens

Do you believe in life on other planets? This week we would like you to make animations about aliens and space creatures.

You might want to create Flipnotes about what you think extraterrestrial life looks like. You could also make stories about aliens visiting the Earth, or humans encountering life on other planets. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on November 10, 2011 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will feature some of our favorites on November 11, 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: Aliens

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ Add some fall foliage to your Creator's Room with this theme featuring a beautiful red-leaved tree. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a powerful, winged dragon emperor. (10 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:danimario9 posted this cool image of some colorful frogs.



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

Hatena Haiku