October 19, 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's topic "Pumpkins" was a great success, and there were so many fantastic Flipnotes posted. This week we are happy to present another Halloween themed weekly topic. For more information please scroll down.

Have you seen the winning Flipnotes from the Flipnote Hatena 3rd Anniversary event? You can now easily view the winners by tapping on the "Special Room" button on the main menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

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

Flipnote of the Week

P.c. (id:kynrunus) from the Americas region made this excellent animation about a pumpkin headed character who goes shopping.

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

There were over 1,680 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: Pumpkins

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

"Pumpkins" Flipnotes from the Americas region

Ki11-33 (id:Ki11-33) posted this amazing Flipnote with an original soundtrack made with a synthesizer.

★ A pumpkin grows up in this neat animation titled "Pumpkin Patch", by Yukiko (id:Kalohe).

$PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7) made this fantastic animation about a pumpkin-headed "Little Prankster".

★ Check out this funny story about making a jack-o'-lantern by Liss-5% (id:Bevana28).

★ A pumpkin comes to life in this funny Flipnote by Drawsome (id:legofanndf)

★ We liked this Cinderella story with a Halloween twist by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

"Pumpkins" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

bluindaco (id:bluindaco) created this beautiful animation about a mysterious seed, titled "Pumpkin House".

★ We liked this funny loop animation about a headless character posted by George (id:G_creator).

NintendOH! (id:BrunoMars85) posted this nicely drawn animation that will make you jump from your seat!

★ This is an amazingly well-done Flipnote titled "Pumpkin Head" by Dee (id:DeeVonnell).

★ You'll like the funny facial expressions in this neat pumpkin animation by Alex-i (id:alexmomo).

★ A pumpkin runs away from a knife in this funny Flipnote by Marten (id:Mg912).

"Pumpkins" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Watch out for falling pumpkins in this nicely drawn animation by Gram (id:moretz).

★ A character sneezes at the wrong time in this strange and wonderful animation by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

Nobutarou (id:momeko63) posted this excellent animation about the story of Cinderella.

★ A pumpkin comes to life in this cute animation by Pichu.

★ We really enjoyed this colorful pumpkin Flipnote by Yotti (id:yotiyottin).

Tsukishiro Rukiya (id:JUMIEL) used a real pumpkin and some pumpkin seeds to make this excellent animation.

This week's topic: "Ghosts"

For this week's topic we would like you to create animations about ghosts. Create stories about ghosts coming for a visit or dressing up as ghosts for Halloween. Animate things like spirits floating though the air, haunted houses, or other supernatural phenomena. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on October 25, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on October 26, 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: Ghosts

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 fun Halloween scene. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a character looking up at a beautiful starlit sky. (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.

★ Here's a photo of a toy frog with a view of Kyoto, Japan in the background by id:aaron.



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

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