November 30, 2012: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Last week was a national holiday in Japan, so the weekly topic was extended for an extra week. The quality of the "Birds" Flipnotes posted by Flipnote Hatena users was truly phenomenal, and we hope you enjoy our selections. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who posted!

This week we have a fun new topic that we hope will warm your imaginations. Keep reading to find out more!

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

Flipnote of the Week

Uh-nya (id:u-nya) from Japan posted this amazing animation about a young girl who dreams of becoming a bird.

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

There were over 2,000 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: Birds

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

"Birds" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A bird is on a special mission in this excellent animation by Gorupos™ (id:gorupos)

han solo-2 (id:rekosampose-2) posted this heart warming story about a young girl and a bird.

★ Soar through the skies in this nicely drawn animation by MegaBullet (id:MegaBullet).

KiwiBerd64 (id:kiwi-the-cola) posted this exciting animation about a little bird in a dangerous situation.

★ Check out the very hungry bird in this funny Flipnote by camron[EL] (id:thunda_red).

★ A young bird hatches and has an adventure in this animation by Emily (id:Emily435).

"Birds" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

Ch@peau362 (id:thenonodu05) created this funny story about a hungry character and a bird.

★ Some birds of a feather don't get along together in this animation by Orca98 (id:Orca98).

katt (id:katt2) posted this rhythmical Flipnote about a group of Flamingos.

★ A fisherman catches something unusual in this funny animation by Marten (id:Mg912).

Foufi (id:Boumzi) posted this cute Flipnote about a bird fighting off a predator.

★ Watch out where you are flying in this smashing animation by clickhere (id:kingwithoutthequeen).

"Birds" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Kindness is not always what it seems in this animation by TC Zone (id:taisei810).

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this amazing animation about a young chick and a cat.

Tako death (id:rabbit_thankyou) made this funny animation about "imprinting", where a newly hatched chick thinks a snake is it's mother.

Sora created this beautiful animation of a bird soaring through the air in search of food.

★ A young boy dreams of a blue bird in this colorful animation by Higurashi (id:higurashi23).

Natsu Mikan (id:cn0165) posted this cute love story about bird and a human.

This week's topic: "Soup"

For this week's topic we would like to create Flipnotes that are about soup. Make stories about enjoying soup on a cold winter's day, cooking soup, eating soup, introduce a popular soup from your country, or tell us how to make your own original soup. Please remember many people on Flipnote Hatena might not speak your language, so your Flipnotes should not be too dependent on text or dialogue.

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on December 6, 2012 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on December 7, 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: Soup

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.

★ Decorate your Creator's Room with this blue-eyed golden dragon. (10 color stars)


★ This theme features a rabbit in the forest surrounded by falling leaves. (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.

cosmasque posted this cute illustration of a frog and a bird.


Yellowyoshi100 posted this funny picture of a stuffed frog in a basket.



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