February 24, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We have received a lot of feedback about the Flipnote Hatena 2.5 update that was released last Friday.

Here are some answers to common questions about the update:

Why does my Most Popular list look different than before?

  • If you choose to enable the 'Optimize Popular Flipnotes' option your Most Popular list will show Flipnotes that other people in your age group like. If you don't want to have an age-adjusted Most Popular list, go to your Creator's Room and set 'Optimize Popular Flipnotes' to 'No'. Choosing 'No' will make your Most Popular list display in the same way as before the Flipnote Hatena 2. 5 update.


I can't find channels that I used before. Where did they go?

  • If you are having trouble to locate channels please use the 'Add to favorites' option for channels you like. When you add a channel to your favorites you can then find it in your Creator's Room in your Favorite channels list. You can also use the search tool on the Flipnote Hatena website to locate channels. Mark down the command code of the channel you wish to use and enter it into Command Search on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

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I tapped on 'I do not like this Flipnote' by mistake. How can I undo this?

  • If you tap on 'I do not like this Flipnote' by mistake, you can add a star to the Flipnote to undo this. Adding a star to a Flipnote you disliked will return your vote back to a setting that will not negatively affect the ranking of the Flipnote.


We will continue to make improvements to Flipnote Hatena to make the service more enjoyable for everyone, and would like to thank everyone who contacted with us with your opinions about the recent update.

Next week most of the Hatena staff (including myself) will be visiting Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan. Minamisanriku was one of the areas seriously affected by the earthquake and tsunami that took place on March 11, 2011. For this reason we will not be posting the Flipnote Hatena Weekly news until March 9, 2012. Thank you for your understanding.

In addition to 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

★ ケーレブ (id:hi-mario) from the Americas region posted this cool Flipnote called 'Good and Evil' that is a story without words. Be sure to check out all of the other Flipnotes by this creator!

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

There were over 1,400 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: Floating

'Floating' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Float into a futuristic world in this Flipnote by neomanga (id:mgneos).

★ Toughen up your belly muscles after watching this Flipnote by StickyNote (id:sticky-note).

★ We liked the expressiveness of this animation by $PRエ〒£ BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ Dream away in this explosion of spring, by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

ßC★671 (id:BC671) shows us a nice place to make a Flipnote.

★ We liked the dramatic style of this animation by kc★tifiirg (id:skullkiller).

'Floating' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We enjoyed this funny Flipnote by Crosh! (id:SarhA).

★ Float at your own risk in this cool Flipnote by Sybren (id:Sybren).

★ We liked the surrealistic collage of pictures in this Flipnote by Barry (id:BarryX).

Laure (id:Laure22) made this original and colorful animation of a floating fly.

★ Keep afloat in this animation by geezer (id:geezerdk).

★ We liked the comic style of this Flipnote by josecandel (id:goomer).


'Floating' Flipnotes from Japan

Sayoshi (id:sekai-uruha) made a Flipnote about thoughts that make you float.

★ We liked this cute floating animation by Foomin (id:wrbyno10).

yukkie (id:yukkie-triangle) made the music for this origami Flipnote by himself.

Hatch (id:season02) animated a reflection of the sky floating on water.

otonohaco (id:otonohaco) made this stylish Flipnote with music by (id:ribdestroyer).

★ The Japanese kanji character that appears in this Flipnote by Wadachinosuke (id:usidesse) means floating.

This week's topic: 'Jungle'

This week we would like you to create animations about the jungle.

Create animations that feature animals and plants that you might find in a jungle, or about jungle adventures. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on March 8, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on March 9, 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: Jungle

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.

ALEESt (id:ALEESt) posted this photo of a frog she found in the supermarket while shopping for the groceries.



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:

Hatena Haiku