March 9, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Last week many of the Hatena staff visited a town called Minamisanriku in northeastern Japan which is about 650 km (400 miles) from our office in Kyoto. Minamisanriku was heavily damaged during the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. It was the first time for many of us to visit the areas affected by the disaster and see the destruction and rebuilding first hand.

Almost one year has passed since this tragedy occurred and a great deal of of progress has been made. However, there is still much work left to be done.


We sincerely appreciate all of the support Flipnote Hatena users have shown to the people of Japan over the past year. You can see the 'Smile for Japan' Flipnotes that were posted by users worldwide by tapping on the 'Special Room' button from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena.

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

★ Flipnote by Itokichikun (id:wakasuga) from Japan posted this excellent loop Flipnote of a dancing Daddy.

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

There were over 880 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: Jungle

'Jungle' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Enjoy some wildlife action in this animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) made us want to sit down and watch animals all day long.

★ We liked the jungle beats in this Flipnote by Mems (id:memcho).

★ Check out this neat and detailed animation by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

★ We liked the wild cat taking a nap in this Flipnote by Blue (id:Blu3_R0se).

★ An adventurer explores the jungle in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1).

'Jungle' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

víctoR (id:geckoarceus493) made this smooth and detailed animation with one of our favorite animals.

Gelo (id:RainGelo) shows us that life in the jungles requires practice.

★ The animals are looking good in this funny animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

★ This song and animation by katt (id:katt2) will cheer you up.

Geezer (id:geezerdk) shows us his habitat in this Flipnote.

Alice♪☆10 (id:gaska01) made this cute jungle themed Flipnote.

'Jungle' Flipnotes from Japan

★ Check out the awesome transformation in this Flipnote by tono (id:tono_2).

★ Bad luck appears to have no end in this animation by Pan.

Yudetama (id:sibirudon) made a Flipnote about a Capybara having a bad day.

★ This is a sad Flipnote by Uretsu (id:guregguru) about the disappearance of forests.

★ The topic this week made 0-tam (id:o-tamsan) think of some tentacles.

★ We enjoyed this videogame like jungle animation by Johnny3 (id:a3735963).

This week's topic: 'Cameras'

This week we would like you to create animations that have something to do with cameras. Create stories that involve cameras, or create animations with the Nintendo DSi Camera application. See where your imagination takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on March 15, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on March 16, 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: Cameras

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:r0mer0 posted this great photo of a funny gang waiting to take a bath.

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