March 16, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Starting this week we have made some improvements to the ranking system used for Flipnote Hatena, and we will also be making some changes the way Hatena Color Stars work on March 30, 2012. For more information about these changes please see our official announcements on or tap on the 'Help' button on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

We had a great time watching all of the Flipnotes posted about last week's topic and would like to thank everyone who took part. This week we have a fun new topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new animations.

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

josecandel (id:goomer) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this excellent animation about a hungry wolf.

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

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: Cameras

'Cameras' Flipnotes from the Americas region

$PRエ〒£ BOY (id:spriteboy7) made this cheerful Flipnote about a Nintendo DSi.

★ Check out this amazing animation of a photographer in New York by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo)/

Zlargy (id:Hedgehog19) made this funny Flipnote about a camera not being used properly.

Anthony (id:MarioAndSonicLover) made this hilarious Flipnote with the Nintendo DSi Camera application.

★ We liked the neat change from photos to drawings in this animation by neomanga (id:mgneos).

カチュアーちゃん☆ (id:ShiningDragon) reminds us to turn the camera the right way when you take a picture!

'Cameras' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

Gelo (id:RainGelo) made this animation about photographers struggling to take a close up.

★ Watch out! This Flipnote by Ricky★→P← (id:RoJisTer) is a bit scary.

★ Enjoy some top-notch portrait photography in this Flipnote by michel (id:TdB).

★ Check out the beautiful creature in this animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

matthieu (id:mat360) made this Flipnote about a funny looking criminal.

★ We liked the realistic style of this animation by The Prince (id:Chaos_Cansu).

'Cameras' Flipnotes from Japan

mikeneko (id:mikeneko123) posted this cute Flipnote about taking pictures together.

Konyaku (id:zishou-maou) used the perspective of a security camera for this neat animation.

★ We liked this simple and colorful Flipnote by ponkotsu (id:ponkotu224).

Femuto (id:tandf-tj) skillfully combined drawings and Nintendo DSi Camera photos for this animation.

★ A camera regrets being thrown away in this neat animation by Roikore@sosei (id:nokohan5).

★ This unique Flipnote by risakichi (id:risa14423) features an ant taking a picture.

This week's topic: 'Strong'

This week we would like you to create animations about people, animals or things that are strong. Try animating athletes with great muscular power, or giant monsters. Make stories about powerful animals, machines, or any other strong things that you can imagine.

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on March 22, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on March 23, 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: Strong

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.

★ Hatena staff member id:hidding posted this cute picture of a cat and a hopping frog toy.



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