August 3, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We appreciate everyone taking part in the weekly topic competition and enjoy watching all of your Flipnotes.

We would like to remind everyone to please not post the following types of Flipnotes to the weekly topic channel:

  • (1) Please do not post Flipnotes that are not related to the weekly topic to the weekly topic channel.
  • (2) Please do not post Flipnotes which contain copyrighted music (such as music sold in stores or online) without permission of the content owner(s).
  • (3) Please do not post spin-offs that are not significantly modified.

This week we have a fun new topic 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

★ Check out this action-packed Flipnote titled "Ninja #2" by Thomas (id:tomf-96) from the Americas region.

The best of the last week's topic: "Whistle"

There were over 1,050 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: Whistle

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

"Whistle" Flipnotes from the Americas region

chortlinMe (id:ChotlingArmadillo) posted this excellent Flipnote about a policeman directing traffic.

★ Have a blast with this cute Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) posted this funny story titled "The Whistling Cat".

Toddzilla™ (id:Toddzilla64) created this neat animation about a character with a special whistle.

★ A whistle comes to life in this Flipnote by Carlos (id:CarlosRGS).

Shortcom.™ (id:H-man88888888) posted this funny Flipnote about a noisy whistling character.

"Whistle" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A little bird causes some big trouble in this animation by SMax (id:Maxouille).

Robles (id:robles) posted this animation about an unlucky policeman.

★ A dog and his owner have some fun in this Flipnote by SGmarcoツ (id:gianmarco).

★ Be careful where you you whistle in this animation by hope (id:flowerpix).

★ We liked the funny whistle characters in this Flipnote by Ronika (id:Ronika).

★ All kinds of creatures whistle in this Flipnote by SIda (id:korkade_ida).

"Whistle" Flipnotes from Japan

Kamara (id:inazumaereven07) posted this funny story about a magical whistle.

★ We liked the cute characters in this Flipnote by Hii-chi♪ (id:aoki11-22).

★ Look out for mother's whistle in this Flipnote by Shimizu Shunsuke (id:shmizu1997).

★ A whistle brings art to life in this animation by Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300).

★ A duck changes it's tune in this Flipnote by Karoe (id:cyoko-716)

★ We liked this Flipnote by U-nya (id:u-nya) about a cat with a special whistle.

This week's topic: "Fireworks"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about fireworks. Create animations about watching or playing with fireworks, or make colorful Flipnotes inspired by fireworks you have seen. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on August 9, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on August 10, 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: Fireworks

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.

★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this colorful scene from a fireworks festival. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a scene from a Japanese ghost story. (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.

★ We liked this funny frog illustration by id:Dragco


id:USAmerican posted this photo of a frog in Pennsylvania, USA.



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