November 11, 2011: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


This is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.

We enjoyed all of the "Alien" themed Flipnotes that were posted last week, and would like to thank everyone who took part. Over 800 animations were posted about this topic by Flipnote artists from around the globe. Great work everyone!

This week we have a "heavy" new topic that we hope will inspire you to get started on some new Flipnotes.

Thanks for checking out the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News, from all us as at Hatena. We are looking forward to seeing your animations!

Flipnote of the Week

★ Syncoteen Hikari (id:TransMetalsGP) posted this funny animation about Baaba who is trying to make something to eat from a little character named Memokin.

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

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: Aliens

"Aliens" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We like the music and funny sound effects in this Flipnote by jeRo (id:jerotero).

★ Watch how an alien comes down to earth in this animation by Fito (id:Fito7).

★ We really enjoyed the mysterious atmosphere neomanga (id:mgneos) has created.

★ Aliens come to life on paper in this Flipnote by Z Player (id:Mario-Toys).

★ Check out how chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo) combines the genres of science fiction and the wild west.

★ See what happens when you borrow a spaceship from an alien in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1)

"Aliens" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ The Prince (id:Chaos_Cansu) posted this Flipnote about an alien who wants to try out bungee jumping (or is it something else?).

★ We liked the cute alien in this animation by Spongebob (id:witzig).

★ Check out this neatly done loop by N1K0 (id:N1K0).

★ We enjoyed the story line in this comical animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

★ An alien has a rewarding visit to earth in this Flipnote by manga74 (id:manga74).

★ One of the aliens asks "Are you sure that he is their leader?" in this Flipnote by George (id:G_creator).

"Aliens" Flipnotes from Japan

★ We like the fluid movements in this Flipnote by Tomodachi.

★ Enjoy some strawberries and aliens in this Flipnote by Otonohaco (id:otonohaco).

★ We like the abstract style of this animation by (aae)(id:otoshitamono).

★ Rakugaki (id:gimmick417) posted this cool Flipnote titled "What Did They Come For?".

★ Watch out for the dangerous looking alien in this Flipnote by utopian (id:rsythh).

★ The character says "Was it a dream?" at the end of the Flipnote by Uretsu (id:guregguru).

This week's topic: Heavy

This week we would like you to create animations about heavy objects. Think about things such as anvils, blocks of cement, lead balloons, suitcases, sumo wrestlers and weightlifting for inspiration.

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on November 17, 2011 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will feature some of our favorites on November 18, 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: Heavy

New Creator's Room Themes

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

★ This theme features an dramatic illustration of a baseball pitcher. (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:ALEESt posted this cute image that she made with her Nintendo DSi.



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