April 27, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Next Friday will be a national holiday here in Japan, so we will not be posting the next edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News until May 11, 2012. For this reason you will have two weeks to work on your weekly topic Flipnotes. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ We really enjoyed this musical Flipnote about gravity by Izumi (id:izumi-v) from Japan.

The best of the last week's topic: 'Open/Close'

There were over 1,200 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: Open/Close

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

'Open/Close' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Open up for an adventure with chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo).

★ We liked the nice drawings and smooth animation in this Flipnote by KumaX (id:K8phux).

★ Feel the rhythm in this Flipnote by Char&Shell (id:charshorty).

Fazone (id:faz1) opens and closes many funny creatures and sounds.

★ Check out the nice transformations and sound effects in this animation by ComnDURR14 (id:CommanDURR_14).

★ We enjoyed these explosive instructions by cosmasque (id:cosmasque).

'Open/Close' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Look out for the 'Monster of the Bin' by mrjohn (id:mrjohn).

Drop your jaw and enjoy this Flipnote by Timur (id:Timur).

★ We liked the squeaky sounds in this Flipnote by geezer (id:geezerdk).

Atra (id:cadatra) made this Flipnote with a painful closure.

★ Beware of the door in this animation by vinceツツ 。(id:vincedu49).

★ Check out this nature animation by josecandel (id:goomer).

'Open/Close' Flipnotes from Japan

★ This Flipnote by Otonohaco (id:otonohaco) has an unfortunate closure.

Hinamikan\Hinata (id:kirby0823) opens up a memory door in his head.


kenzi (id:ken-703) wonders why his cat cannot learn how to close the door.

★ We liked the neat combination of drawings and photos made with the Nintendo DSi Camera in this Flipnote by Sukuranburu (id:ZXC_Zh).

★ We enjoyed all of the emotions and facial expressions in this animation by n.u.

★ Open up your heart for this Flipnote by Konyaku (id:zishou-maou).

This week's topic: 'Eyeglasses'

This week we would like you to create animations about eyeglasses. Make Flipnotes that feature characters wearing glasses, sunglasses or monocles. You might also want to make stories about eyeglasses with special powers, funny sunglasses, eye doctors (opthamologists) or what happens when someone can't find their eyeglasses. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on May 10, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on May 11, 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: Eyeglasses

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.

★ Here is a funny frog that I saw in a store on a recent trip to the United States.



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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