April 13 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Today we added a 'News' button to the main menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. If you tap on the 'News' button you can read important announcements from Hatena as well as the 'Flipnote Hatena Weekly News' and the 'Hatena Featured Artist'. We hope that this change will allow us to communicate better with everyone in the Flipnote Hatena community.

This week we have a fun new topic that we hope will inspire you to make some new animations. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote of the Week

Last week there were many great Flipnotes posted near the deadline for the weekly topic 'Books' that we were not able to feature. For this week's Flipnote of the Week choice we would like to introduce two great Flipnotes by creators from the Americas region.

★ 'Books' Flipnote by Cello (id:Stasala)

★ 'Books' Flipnote by InkWolf (id:InkWolf)

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

There were over 1,250 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: Trees

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

'Trees' Flipnotes from the Americas region

GIGANTOR (id:Fuddy-Duddy) posted this nice looping animation of the growth of a tree.

★ We enjoyed this amazingly detailed animation by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

Light (id:light3190) combined the Nintendo DSi Camera application and drawings to make this tree Flipnote.

★ We liked this Flpnote by ßC★671 (id:BC671) that shows the life of a tree over many centuries.

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) posted this cute animation about a playful bear and a tree.

cosmasque (id:cosmasque) made this great Flipnote about a young man and a tree.

'Trees' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A tree carving leads to trouble in this animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

★ Trees and dogs change places in this funny Flipnote by geezer (id:geezerdk).

★ We liked this cute Flipnote by Lil Flame (id:Lil_Flame) about an apple tree.

★ This fast-paced Flipnote by Joni (id:hattukatti) is very nicely done.

★ A rabbit gets bothered by a woodpecker in this Flipnote by ☆Megz☆ (id:Megz).

★ Friends enjoy some time under a cherry blossom tree in this animation by Clauhatena (id:chouchou37).

'Trees' Flipnotes from Japan

★ A baseball player makes a strange hit in this Flipnote by Futaki Family (id:light-f).

★ We loved the beautiful drawings in this tree-themed animation by Foomin (id:wrbyno10).

♪YuRI♪ (id:yuri2) made this nice animation about the process of trying to grow a tree.

★ We liked the detailed drawings and nice movement in this animation by Rakugaki (id:gimmick417).

★ A tree tries to change its appearance in this funny animation by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

Yotti (id:yotiyottin) posted this nice animation about relaxing under a tree on a breezy day.

This week's topic: 'Circus'

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about the circus. Animate wild animals, acrobats, clowns, flying trapezes, tightropes, strongmen or anything else you think you might see at a circus. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on April 19, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on April 20, 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: Circus

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:PCfanatic94 found this frog railing decoration at his grandparents' house.


id:yellow-yoshi100 took this photo of a frog peacefully swimming in a pond.



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