November 2, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

For the third week in a row we have had a massive number of amazing animations posted for the weekly topic. Thank you to everyone who posted!

Now that November is here we have an autumn themed topic that we hope will inspire you to create some new Flipnotes. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote of the Week

RockaFella (id:rockfeller) from the Europe and Oceania region posted this funny story about a house made of candy.

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

There were over 1,700 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: Candy

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

"Candy" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Candy does mysterious things in this animation by Nelsie★ (id:Nelsie98).

★ Two mischievous characters cause havoc in this Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ The dentist has a special collection in this animation by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ When the shopkeeper is away, candies play in this animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ We enjoyed the sound effects in this bubble gum animation by Gab! (id:gabriel83).

HARK (id:Brobot) posted this candy Flipnote with a surprise ending.

"Candy" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A trick-or-treater gets a surprise in this animation by Foufi (id:Boumzi).

★ Candy has special powers in this animation by ☆Cabret★ (id:Aiki_chan).

★ A young girl dreams of candies in this Flipnote by Jasmine (id:Jasmine99).

★ The grim reaper enjoys some sweets in this animation by Gmarcoツ (id:gianmarco).

★ A hungry mouse enjoys some candy corn in this Flipnote by SteamPUNK (id:DeathClaw101).

Kingmax (id:mastermax) posted this funny animation about a candy machine.

"Candy" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A pumpkin headed creature makes some candies in this excellent animation by Foomin (id:wrbyno10).

★ A cute little ghost enjoys some sweets in this Flipnote by Mana.

★ We liked the motion in this candy animation by Shiitake.

★ A young girl draws something sweet with Flipnote Studio in this animation by Bin (id:toshobin).

★ Check out the amazing lollipop in this animation by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

★ We liked the comical characters and humor in this Flipnote by Kamara (id:inazumaereven07).

This week's topic: "Leaves"

This week we would like you to create animations that feature or include leaves. Animate leaves falling from trees, leaves changing colors, leaves floating in streams or through the air, caterpillars eating leaves, giant or tiny leaves, stories about cleaning up leaves, or things you might see in leafy forests. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on November 8, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on November 9, 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: Leaves

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 centaur running under a blue sky. (10 color stars)


★ This colorful theme features a group of animals in front of a giant 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.

★ Here are some frog cookies that id:aaron saw in a shop in Kyoto. Not sure if they are tasty or not.



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