November 16, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

This past week we released a new version of the Flipnote Hatena website optimized for smartphones. Pages on the site are now easier to read and navigate when you access Flipnote Hatena from your iPhone or Android device.

You can access the Flipnote Hatena smartphone site from the URL below:

Next Friday will be a national holiday here in Japan, so we will not be posting the next edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News until November 29, 2012. For this reason you will have two weeks to work on your weekly topic Flipnotes. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ We liked this story about a mysterious woman and a blue flower by Foomin (id:wrbyno10) from Japan

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

There were over 1,750 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: Blue

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

"Blue" Flipnotes from the Americas region

Tam Bev (id:UltraMuffin) posted this funny story about a blue crayon with magical powers.

★ Where have all the blue things gone in this animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69)?

Cielo (id:auroracielo) posted this nicely drawn animation about a blue character and a butterfly.

★ We enjoyed this cute animation by Emily (id:Emily435) about a "Blue Boy".

★ Blue objects transform and change into new things in this animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ Something big and blue is in the water in this Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

"Blue" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We liked this cute animation of the word "blue" by Jasmine (id:Jasmine99).

Zero (id:Zero123) created this peaceful blue Flipnote of a scene by the sea.

katt (id:katt2) made this excellent animation titled "Looking Blue" that is sure to make you smile.

dragonfly (id:raggio-di-luna) created this neat Flipnote about blue dogs floating in blue bubbles.

★ Have you ever seen a dog do tricks like in this funny Flipnote by DSITEROL (id:Classic-Angels)?

Ghostie (id:FallenWarpstar) posted this funny Flipnote about a strange blue blob.

"Blue" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Check out the magical blue book in this Flipnote by Sora.

Y-NN (id:y-nnxid) posted this strange and beautiful story about a blue flower.

★ This animation by Yuusuke San (id:ryu9292) features the Japanese kanji character for blue (pronounced "ao").

★ Watch out for the undertow in this funny animation by Pekira (id:pekira9074).

★ We liked this story by Koyomi (id:kaho-1234) about a broken blue glass.

★This blue animation by Ochi. X Shochan (id:yositoosama) plays back nicely as an endless loop.

This week's topic: "Birds"

This week we would like you to create animations about birds. Animate birds in flight, birds searching for food, birds building nests or birds doing amazing things. Include birds such as chickens, hummingbirds, ostriches, parrots, pigeons, storks, turkeys, or maybe even a Dodo bird or an Elephant bird. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on November 29, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on November 30, 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: Birds

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 on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

★ This autumn inspired theme features some cute animals in a forest. (10 color stars)


★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this image of a red phoenix. (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.

リアナ (id:hidding) took this photo of some tasty chocolate frogs.


Silent C (id:CIN) posted this photo of a nifty frog bookmark.

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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