Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena headquarters in Kyoto, Japan with the latest news about Flipnote Hatena.
June 21, 2012 was the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere. This day has the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the least hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere. We hope that you enjoyed the solstice in your part of the world.
This week we have a fun new topic about living things that we hope will inspire you to create 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
★ Itokichikun (id:wakasuga) from Japan posted this funny umbrella Flipnote that will make you smile.
The best of the last week's topic: 'Umbrellas'
There were over 1,300 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):
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:
'Umbrellas' Flipnotes from the Americas region
★ Pan'sLabs© (id:Pandora_The_Selkie) posted this cute Flipnote about two people who meet on a rainy day.
★ Najat.T.S (id:gold69) made this funny animation about an umbrella with an appetite!
★ We liked the clean lines and animated raindrops in this Flipnote by Jon (id:PCfanatic94).
★ We liked the sounds and style of this animation by Swagger (id:pokemon-trainer2).
★ $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) posted this neat animation about an umbrella floating in the sky.
★ AquaStar☆ (id:Aquastar) created this excellent animation about a young girl on a rainy day.
'Umbrellas' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region
★ We enjoyed the detailed drawings and use of color in this animation by bluindaco (id:bluindaco).
★ A young girl dreams of a sunny day in this Flipnote by Daydreamer (id:princess_sam).
★ Giulia (id:aleeex) posted this nicely drawn Flipnote about an umbrella that won't open.
★ geezer (id:geezerdk) made this witty animation about a new use for an umbrella.
★ The rain never seems to stop in this Flipnote by josecandel (id:goomer).
★ We liked the characters and funny sounds in this Flipnote by Gmarcoツ (id:gianmarco).
'Umbrellas' Flipnotes from Japan
★ Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this colorful animation about a young woman on a rainy day.
★ We liked this funny umbrella Flipnote that was posted by Tooru_F (id:Tooru_F).
★ Check out the fast moving umbrella in this animation by teru (id:teroon).
★ We liked this dramatic animation of an umbrella that was posted by Junjun (id:junkun123).
★ Pichu posted this animation about a dream on a rainy day.
★ We enjoyed this umbrella pixel art animation made by Cloud.
This week's topic: 'Fish'
This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about fish. Animate fish swimming in the ocean, rivers or aquariums. Make stories about things such as your pet goldfish, going fishing, piranhas, or fish growing legs and going for a walk. See where your creativity takes you!
Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on June 28, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on June 29, 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):
New Creator's Room Themes
The designers at Flipnote Hatena have created two 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 theme features a young frog artist with a magical paintbrush and a beret. (10 color stars)
★ This theme features a sheep and a bird enjoying a warm summer day. (10 color stars)
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 papier-mâché frog with an umbrella I found in the window of a restaurant in Kyoto, 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: