September 28, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Last week there were so many amazing "Water/Liquids" Flipnotes and the staff here at Hatena had a great time watching them all. Thank you to everyone who posted!

The new topic this week is a little more challenging, but should be a good way to practice and learn some new animation skills. For more information keep on reading.

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

Flipnote of the Week

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) from Japan made this beautifully drawn Flipnote about a fountain.

The best of the last week's topic: "Water/Liquids"

There were over 1,340 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: Water/Liquids

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

"Water/Liquids" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Check out this wonderful animation about a raindrop by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ Jump into the water in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Trenton (id:trenton366).

★ You will like the fluid transformations in this Flipnote by Light (id:light3190).

★ Watch out for puddles in this excellent animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) posted this cute animation about a wishing well.

★ A character has a rough morning in this funny animation by P.c. (id:kynrunus).

"Water/Liquids" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked this action-packed animation about a water gun by Gmarcoツ (id:gianmarco).

Millefiori (id:Zalmiacci) made this neat animation about a cup of tea.

E123™ (id:Eddgerr123) used the Nintendo DSi Camera application to create this unique water animation.

★ This is a great animation of the movements of a lava lamp by Simon (id:simon-a).

Olden PROD (id:Osilbury) made this nice animation about water bringing life to a flower.

★ Water transforms in all sorts of unexpected ways in this Flipnote by Rokarii• (id:BlindBandit).

"Water/Liquids" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Turn your Nintendo DSi sideways to enjoy this watery Flipnote by Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300).

Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) posted this hilarious story about a water tap.

★ Check out the realistic drawings and animation in this Flipnote by =YOSUKE= (id:hodaka3190m).

★ This Flipnote by Yui (id:yui_taisou_love8) contains a special message.

★ Mysterious liquids fall from the sky in this animation by kenzi (id:ken-703).

★ We enjoyed the flowing movements in this water animation by Aivaze(Iruyo.

This week's topic: "Cycling"

For this week's topic we would like you to make animations featuring bicycles, tricycles or unicycles or any human powered transport on wheels. Create stories about traveling by cycle, cycle stunts or tricks, cycling races or other adventures on cycles. Create your own original cycle or pedal powered vehicle and make a story about it. Don't forget to wear your helmet! See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on October 4, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on October 5, 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: Cycling

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 female magician and a mysterious glowing skull. (10 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this swordsman under an autumn moon. (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:astrokirby made this cool Flipnote frog in Minecraft with a rollercoaster in the background.


★ Here's another cool Flipnote frog that id:PCfanatic94 created with Minecraft PE



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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