May 25, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about the worldwide Flipnote Hatena community.


On early Monday morning there was a great view of an annular solar eclipse here in Japan. During this time the moon passed in front of the sun, leaving just a bright ring of light. Did you get a good view of the eclipse in your part of the world? The excellent photo above was taken by Hatena staff member id:dario in Osaka, Japan.

I want to remind our readers that you can also read the Flipnote Hatena news in languages other than English. Sometimes the Flipnotes we feature are different in other versions (especially in Japan), so please have a look. You can read the Flipnote Hatena News from your PC or the Nintendo DSi Browser at the links below:

This week we have a fun new topic that I 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

Tomo@ (id:bantomomikan) from Japan posted this excellent moving illustration of a classroom.

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

There were over 1,400 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: Fast

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

'Fast' Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Who is behind the wheel in this fast-paced Flipnote by chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo)?

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) animated all sorts of fast things for this week's topic.

★ Take a fast trip through outer space in this excellent Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

わow ∞∴♪ (id:Dowmatic) made this funny Flipnote about some fast boots.

★ We enjoyed the cool sounds and fast motion in this Flipnote by Speedy (id:Speedy87G).

Fazone (id:faz1) posted this nice animation of a fast running character.

'Fast' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

LUCA (id:giohi) animated this funny scene about a man and a fast insect.

Calvin (id:tchara117) reminds us to watch out for obstacles when moving quickly.

★ This is an excellent animation by josecandel (id:goomer) titled "Faster".

★ Check out the fast moves of the ninjas in this Flipnote by Gelo (id:RainGelo).

★ Ride on a rocket in this funny Flipnote by DragonLord (id:soslo)

★ We liked this animation by Alili1996 (id:Alili1996) about a super fast bird.

'Fast' Flipnotes from Japan

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this nicely done animation about a race between a tortoise and a hare.

Totsu (id:totu3) posted this excellent animation of a moving truck.

★ Meet the fastest grandmother in Japan in this animation by Pichu.

owl (id:owl-mukku) made this funny animation about a speedy witch.

★ Slow things can be fast too, as shown in this animation by Ensachi (id:ensacc).

★ We liked the rapid eye movement in this Flipnote by Itokichikun (id:wakasuga).

This week's topic: 'Puzzles'

This week we would like you to create animations about puzzles. Make stories about putting puzzles together or taking them apart, animate real puzzles with the Nintendo DSi Camera application, or create funny scenes about where lost puzzle pieces go. You might even want to bring puzzle pieces to life and have them dance around in your Flipnotes. All types of animations about puzzles can be posted -- don't limit yourself to just flat 2D puzzles. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by midnight on May 31, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on June 1, 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: Puzzles

New Creator's Room Themes

The designers at Flipnote Hatena have created a great new Creator's Room theme this week. For more information please visit the Color Star Exchange by tapping on 'Get new themes!' on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ This colorful theme features a young girl enjoying some music on her headphones. (10 color stars)


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 posted this photo of a frog soil decoration.



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

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