February 17, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena headquarters in Kyoto with another edition of the Flipnote weekly news.

This week we are pleased to release an update for Flipnote Hatena called Flipnote Hatena 2.5. Many new features have been added that we hope you will enjoy. You can read more about Flipnote Hatena 2.5 in the 'Help' section of your Nintendo DSi or on our official blog on www.hatena.com.

We had a great time watching all of your 'Hearts' Flipnotes, and have a fun new topic this week that we hope will inspire you to make some Flipnotes.

Along with the Flipnotes that we have selected here, you can also see some more of our favorites in the 'Best of Hatena' channel at the URL below:

Best of Hatena

Thanks for checking out the news blog, from all of us at Hatena.

Flipnote of the Week

Pan from Japan created this amazing Flipnote about the weekly topic last week ('Coins') that wasn't submitted in time to be featured.

The best of the last week's topic: 'Hearts'

There were over 1,000 Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and here are some of our favorites 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: Hearts

'Hearts' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the commical style of this Flipnote by Nico Blue (id:mdn459).

★ An interesting present arrives in this animation by Tito (id:The_Triforce).

★ We liked the cute stick figures in this animation by Niffian~ (id:Niffian).

Fazone (id:faz1) made this wonderful tribute to true love.

★ Check out this amazing Flipnote titled "An Unusual Encounter" by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

Marii (id:Pokazot) made this great animation about the importance of sharing your heart.

'Hearts' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked the jaw dropping change of heart in this Flipnote by Funny Sun (id:FunnySun).

Strawberry (id:strawberrysundae2) shows us how love colors the world.

josecandel (id:goomer) made this beautiful tribute to a story by Oscar Wilde titled "The Nightingale and the Rose".

★ Keep on looking for your valentine in this Flipnote by Antonio (id:antonio_0).

★ We hope the cupid will hit the right person in this animation by chiria (id:chikuru).

★ We enjoyed this Flipnote made with the Nintendo DSi Camera application by CherryRed♪ (id:PokeGrace).

'Hearts' Flipnotes from Japan

★ Love spreads around in this feel good Flipnote by Honoka (id:tarakopasuta).

Kaho(•◇•) (id:kaho121123) made this cute Flipnote about a bird baking a cake.

Izumi (id:izumi-v) shows the loneliness of a candle with a broken heart.

o-tam (id:o-tamsan) used layers to create perspective in this neatly done animation.

(aae) (id:otoshitamono) made this Flipnote about burying feelings that you want to forget.

★ We liked the creative use of transformations and different perspectives in this animation by Kiton (yuri) (id:natsubanohitsuji).

This week's topic: 'Floating'

This week we would like you to create animations about things that float.

Try to make Flipnotes about things such as clouds floating in the sky, boats floating in water, or astronauts floating in space.

Have fun making Flipnotes about whatever floats into your mind!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on February 23, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on February 24, 2012 (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: Floating

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:InkWolf posted this retro sepia illustration of a frog and a coin.



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

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

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