February 8, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

We would like to thank everyone who posted Flipnotes about "Keys", and hope that you enjoyed this topic. It is always amazing to see what people can come up with!

This week we have a fun new topic based on an upcoming holiday. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Keys open new doors to the future in this Flipnote by Hitomi (id:kamonegi1025) from Japan.

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

There were over 940 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: Keys

"Keys" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ We liked the cool animation and sounds in this key animation by LU~BU (id:ktptgb).

★ You will enjoy this story about a giant girl and a little door by JuliaXD+ (id:crepusculo).

★ A magical key opens a door to a special place in this animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ Check out the amazing key holder in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1).

★ This is a nicely made camera animation by Matt☆ (id:mattiscool).

★ A cat gets into some trouble after picking up a magical key in this Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

"Keys" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ What will happen when the character uses the scary looking key in this animation by Odd★Winter (id:Rodney2010)?

★ A cat learns how to use keys in this cute Flipnote by Muffin~♪♪♪ (id:hibour).

★ Something funny is on the other side of the door in this animation by Angel (id:Esmeralntitsa).

★ The treasure box is "vide" (empty) in this animation by sirine (id:Momo-z).

★ A woman has a hard time to find the right key in this animation by Núria (id:nuria7601).

★ We liked this cute story about undersea treasure by Gr (id:mvlsg).

"Keys" Flipnotes from Japan

★ You will be amazed at this pixel art animation of a lock by Cloud.

★ This is a funny story about keeping a lock as a pet by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

★ A character struggles to open a safe in this funny animation by Kodai-Deathlight.

★ Check out the beautiful drawings and motion in this key animation by Y-NN (id:y-nnxid).

★ This is a heart-warming story about a young girl and a key by Sotetsu (id:justice27).

★ A prisoner tries to get the keys to his freedom in this amazing animation by Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

This week's topic: "Valentine's Day"

This week we would like you to create animations about Valentines Day, which is celebrated in many countries around the world on February 14. Animate things like hearts, cupids, chocolates, candies and Valentine cards . Create stories about people exchanging Valentines, or gifts in heart-shaped boxes. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on February 14, 2013 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on February 15, 2013 (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: Valentine's Day

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.

Yellowyoshi100 posted this photo of a cool frog made from beads.


♡Sherly-chan♡ took a photo of some huge plushie Frog Princes.



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