September 7, 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 150th time we have presented a weekly topic for Flipnote Hatena users. The very first weekly topic on August 14, 2009 was Say Hello to the World, and the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News was first posted in English on August 21, 2009. We would like to thank everyone in the Flipnote Hatena community for posting so many great Flipnotes since 2009, and will do our best to continue to entertain and inspire you!

If you haven't yet made a "Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary Event" Flipnote, you have only 3 more days to submit your entry -- hurry up and get yours posted!

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

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) from the Americas region posted this funny Flipnote titled "Naughty Guitar".

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

There were over 800 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: Guitars

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

"Guitars" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the hot guitar playing in this animation by Guitarlord (id:guitarmastah29).

★ Learn how to fix a a broken guitar in this animation by Panda (id:SilverPanda14).

★ Take a rock and roll trip to outer space with Shortcom.™ (id:H-man88888888).

Xuna (id:DJXuna) posted this Flipnote about dreams coming true.

★ A guitar calms the soul of a wild animal in this animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ Animals perform for the neighborhood in this Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

"Guitars" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Make your own musical instruments in this animation by katt (id:katt2).

Ninetales (id:S050683) created this neat animation with an original soundtrack.

★ Plug in and rock with Marten (id:Mg912).

★ Visit a world inside of a guitar in this animation by Joey (id:Swanby).

★ Enjoy the buzz of the guitar in this Flipnote by Luis ©2012 (id:luis2012).

¢ ß☆Andy☆ (id:Andy-95) animated a guitar that doesn't like to be played.

"Guitars" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Don't play air guitar during cleaning time in this animation by Natsume(Mikeneko (id:mikeneko83)

Izumi (id:izumi-v) made this funny animation titled "Mr. Cream and the Spotlight".

Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300) animated a guitar and the passage of time.

Puppet Master (id:nyaozow) animated a cat with a killer voice.

utopian (id:rsythh) created this strange animation titled "Amoeba Invasion".

★ A character balances on a guitar string in this funny animation by natsumi (id:rie-123)

This week's topic: "Kites"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about kites. Create animations about making kites, flying kites, or any funny stories you can think of featuring kites. Invent your own original kite and see if it can fly. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on September 13, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on September 14, 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: Kites

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 male character who is about to release a powerful firestorm from his hands. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a female character who is about to release a powerful firestorm from her hands. (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:hidding found this co-worker in a field.


id:aaron took a photo of a frog-shaped bicycle light.



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