February 15, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

I hope that everyone had a happy Valentine's Day, and thanks to everyone who posted "Valentine's Day" Flipnotes this past week.

This week we have a fun new 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

Zourimushi (id:tyaitai) from Japan posted this amazing loop Flipnote with a Valentine's Day theme.

The best of the last week's topic: "Valentine's Day"

There were over 2,300 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: Valentine's Day

"Valentine's Day" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ There is "Love For Everyone" this Valentine's Day in this Flipnote by Najat.T.S (id:gold69)

★ Unlock someone's heart on Valentine's Day in this animation by JuliaXD+ (id:crepusculo).

★ Love is in the air in this cute Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ A character gets a special Valentine invitation in this Flipnote by LoveLoveJo (id:Jouigi).

★ We liked this Flipnote titled "Heart in Hand" by LU~BU (id:ktptgb).

★ A pair of cats enjoy Valentine's Day together in this Flipnote by Fluffy (id:fluffscarf).

"Valentine's Day" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

Camil (id:Lamia-28) posted this heart-warming Flipnote about a Valentine's Day surprise.

XARYBL (id:xX_Chocolate_Xx) created this cute animation about a Valentine message.

John™ (id:JZproductions) made this funny animation about Eddy's adventure on Valentine's Day.

★ Cupid's arrow causes a funny situation in this Flipnote by chiria v (id:chikuru).

★ It takes quite a few arrows to get things right in this animation by Odd★Winter (id:Rodney2010).

★ We liked this beautiful illustrations in this Valentine's Day story by Cherrie (id:GreyVision).

"Valentine's Day" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A battle has a sweet finish in this excellent Flipnote by Pichu.

★ Check out the fast motion of the chocolate chef in this animation by Kai (id:ogawasama).

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this Flipnote about "Giri choco" (literally, "obligation chocolate") given by women to men on Valentine's day in Japan. "Giri choco" are given to men whom women don't feel special love for.

Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) made this funny animation about a plan to get a kiss on Valentine's Day.

★ We liked the detailed illustrations in this Valentine's Day story by Aisu (id:sentimentaljourney).

Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou) posted this Flipnote about a girl who gives chocolates to boys, forcing them to return the favor by giving her 3 times as many sweets on "White Day" (a holiday similar to Valentine's Day in Japan on March 14).

This week's topic: "Remote Control"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes that are about or feature remote controls. Animate remote controlled toys or electronics, make stories about misplaced or broken remote controls, or invent your own remote controlled machines. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on February 21, 2013 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on February 22, 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: Remote Control

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.

Cosmirage made this cute drawing of some frogs on Valentine's Day.



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