April 6, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto bringing you the latest in news at Flipnote Hatena.

The weather has gotten warmer in Japan and the cherry blossom trees ('Sakura' in Japanese) are now in full bloom in Kyoto. During the first few weeks of April beautiful pink flowery cherry blossoms can be seen all over Japan. It is a wonderful time to go outside and enjoy nature with friends or family.

This week that we have a topic to celebrate nature and the coming of spring that we hope will inspire you to create some new animations.

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

Flipnote of the Week

mrjohn (id:mrjohn) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this funny Flipnote that will make you giggle.

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

There were over 1,050 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: Books

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

'Books' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Travel the world without breaking the bank in this nicely done Flipnote by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ We liked the three dimensional drawings and neat characters in this animation by Light (id:light3190).

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) posted this funny Flipnote about a young girl and a bookworm.

★ We liked the amazing illustrations that come out of the pages in this Flipnote by Yukiko (id:Kalohe).

★ Words come to life as the author writes in this neat animation by OM-NOM-NOM (id:Om-nom-nom).

★ We liked the detailed drawings and use of light and shadow in this Flipnote by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

'Books' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A witch performs some magic in this excellent animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

Timur (id:Timur) posted this funny Flipnote about an academic rodent.

★ A man and his cat enjoy a book in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

George (id:G_creator) posted this funny animation about some cursed magic books.

★ The stories in the book come to life in this fascinating Flipnote by Adi (id:adinasa).

Henrikeツ (id:RikeLiebtKekse) made this neat book animation with the Nintendo DSi Camera application.

'Books' Flipnotes from Japan

Taneizumi (id:zuki3) made this Flipnote about pressing some unusual things inside of books.

★ A little character wanders from book to book in this animation by Uwaai (id:Rinn02).

★ We liked the disagreement about electronic books in this Flipnote by utopian (id:rsythh).

★ A young girl keeps her memory of a cherry blossom petal in this animation by Tooru.F.

★ We enjoyed the amazing drawings in this Flipnote by Isoflavone (id:eikaisan).

★ Explore a fascinating world inside of a book in this animation by J-edward (id:J-edward).

This week's topic: 'Trees'

This week we would like you to create animations about trees. Try to create animations about trees being planted, growing or falling down. You might try to make Flipnotes about the types of trees you find in your part of the world, such as baobabs, cherry blossoms or Joshua Trees. Animate characters climbing trees, or animals that live in trees. You might even want to make animations of trees that walk or talk. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on April 12, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on April 13, 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: Trees

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.

★ This is a photo of some frog shaped traffic barriers in Osaka, Japan taken by Hatena staff member id:dario.


★ Say hello to this Sambava Tomato Frog from the east coast of Madagascar! I took this photo at the Tennoji Zoo in Osaka, Japan.



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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