July 20, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

This week marks the 11th anniversary since Hatena Co., Ltd. started in Japan. We would like to thank everyone for helping make the past 11 years a great success, and look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.

July is the hottest month of the year in many parts of the world, so this week we have a new topic that we hope will cool you down. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote of the Week

mom (id:Don-de-la-Vierge) from the Americas region posted this great Flipnote about cheese with a funny original soundtrack.

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

There were over 1,550 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: Mosquitoes

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

'Mosquitoes' Flipnotes from the Americas region

han solo-2 (id:rekosampose-2) posted this excellent Flipnote about a mosquito and a young woman.

★ See what happens when a mosquito meets a frog in this Flipnote by <ヨJ> (id:capt_klutz).

★ A mosquito causes some trouble for a young couple in this animation by Shuckster (id:Shuckster).

☆マスタTANE☆ (id:mysterygurl-awesome) made this funny animation about a mosquito and a cat.

★ We enjoyed the sounds and characters in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1).

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) shows us how to deal with noisy mosquitoes in this nicely drawn animation.

'Mosquitoes' Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

J☆J (id:Jey-Jey) made an original soundtrack for this animation about a hungry mosquito.

★ We liked the funny characters and sounds in this mosquito Flipnote by Kalu (id:BK_Kalu).

Olden PROD (id:kroumch) reminds us to be careful when trying to swat a mosquito.

OMG>9000 (id:OMGover9000) posted this smashing animation about a tough little character and a mosquito.

★ Check out the detailed illustrations in this animation by Robles (id:robles).

geezer (id:geezerdk) posted this funny Flipnote about a mosquito who encounters something large.

Josecandel (id:goomer) made this animation that explains why mosquitoes don't like newspapers.

'Mosquitoes' Flipnotes from Japan

Syaa (id:gundam-2839) posted this amazing animation about a battle between humans and mosquitos.

kengo (id:kengokengo) created an original song with the help of a mosquito.

★ We liked this animation by Teruhira (id:okada-1997-427) about a young woman and a mosquito.

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this fantastic animation about a mosquito with a human-like form.

★ A family fights off a mosquito in this rhythmic Flipnote by Osushi (id:okappazusi).

TAIGA (id:tstt-962-dej4) posted this nicely animated Flipnote about a young man versus a mosquito.

This week's topic: 'Frozen'

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about anything that is cold and frozen. Make animations about glaciers, icebergs, ice cream, ice cubes, ice packs, ice pops (ice lollies), ice sculptures, frozen food, freeze rays, the ice age, shaved ice or anything frozen that you can think of. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on July 26, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on July 27, 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: Frozen

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.

★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this image of some colorful fish in the sea. (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.

★ This is a cute frog shaped coin case that id:aaron saw at a shop 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:

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