August 24, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We are happy to be back again with the news after taking a break last week. Many people around the world are enjoying the final days of their summer holidays, and we hope that everyone has had a great summer up to now.

If you haven't yet posted a "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event" Flipnote, you have just over 2 weeks left to post one. Please note that Flipnotes posted for the "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event" cannot be posted to other channels. In addition, please be sure to read the submission rules before posting. We are looking forward to seeing your animations!

This week we have a new topic that we hope will inspire you to create some Flipnote. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event


To celebrate the third anniversary of the launch of Flipnote Hatena in the Americas and Europe and Oceania regions, we are having a special event from August 10, 2012 (Friday) until September 10, 2012 (Monday).

To take part, create an original Flipnote to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Flipnote Hatena and post it to the official 3rd anniversary channel. Create stories about the good times and experiences that you have had on Flipnote Hatena, or show off some of the animation skills that you have learned.

We will feature some of the best submissions in a special section of Flipnote Hatena in September.

  • Submission rules:
    • 1) You can post only 1 Flipnote per Hatena account.
    • 2) Flipnotes that are unrelated to the "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary" topic will not be accepted.
    • 3) Flipnotes with unauthorized use of copyrighted music, images or characters will not be accepted.
    • 4) Spin-offs that are not significantly modified from the original Flipnote will not be accepted.
    • 5) Flipnotes can only be posted by users from the Americas and Europe and Oceania regions.
    • 6) Flipnotes must be posted by 9:00 PM US Pacific Time (PDT/UTC -7 hours) on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Post your Flipntote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Flipnote to the channel below from your Nintendo DSi:

Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Channel

We are looking forward to seeing your "Flipntote Hatena 3rd Anniversary" animations!

Flipnote of the Week

InkWolf (id:InkWolf) from the Americas region made this amazingly realistic animation of a crane that impressed us.

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

There were over 1,650 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: Boats

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

"Boats" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★K@tRium★ (id:Katrium) made this neat Flipnote about a submarine rescuing someone in danger.

★ This Flipnote by - (id:estefy14597) mixes photos and drawings together nicely.

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) animated this cute story about an encounter with a mermaid.

☆Angelis★ (id:Angelis) posted this funny Flipnote about some dangerous fishing.

ßC★671 (id:BC671) posted this excellent Flipnote about a man who thinks he is stranded on a faraway island.

Najat.T.S (id:gold69) created this cool animation about a message in a bottle.

"Boats" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Enjoy a visit to a cargo shipyard in this animation by katt (id:katt2).

ASHVIN (id:ASHVIN) created this funny story about a trio of imaginary pirates.

★ Travel through the skies by ship in this animation by Automaton (id:doofus).

★ We liked the mix of photos and illustrations in this short Flipnote by NYALL (id:Joiner96).

J☆J (id:Jey-Jey) posted this excellent animation about pirates in search of treasure.

☆Megz☆ (id:Megz) made this cute animation about a cat gone fishing.

"Boats" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Check out the detailed drawings in this boat Flipnote by Noya (id:anago-inago).

Maryfire (id:ruugd6678i) posted this funny Flipnote about some pirates of the shallow seas.

★ All is well until a raccoon gets on board in this animation by Kannagi.

★ We liked the textures and sounds in this abstract Flipnote by (aae)±0 (id:otoshitamono).

★ A squid and an octopus try to escape from an uninhabited island in this Flipnote by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300) made an original soundtrack to go with this neat boat animation.

This week's topic: "Amusement Park"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about amusement parks. Create stories about trips you have taken to amusement parks with family or friends, or animate things such as Ferris wheels, carousels, haunted houses, roller coasters, or other rides and attractions you might see at an amusement park. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on August 30, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on August 31, 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: Amusement Park

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.

★ Add some style to your Creator's Room with this black & white skull illustration. (10 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this illustration of a photographer. (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:Gabtraf posted this cool photo of a frog hanging out on a wall.



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