March 1, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Games consoles such as the Nintendo DSi are mainly designed to play games, and we know that many of our users are avid gamers. However, we have also heard from a great number of people who bought a Nintendo DSi just to make Flipnotes.

Applications like Flipnote Studio are unique because you can create your own content, and use your game console in a whole new way. Games are fun, but it is even more fun to create something of your own such as a Flipnote and share it with the world!

During March it gets warmer in the northern hemisphere, so we have a new topic this week to celebrate the coming of spring. Keep reading to find out more.

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

Flipnote of the Week

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) from Japan posted this amazing Flipnote about snow monkeys (Japanese macaque) in a hot spring. The northernmost monkey species in the world live in Japan.

The best of the last week's topic: "Hot and Cold"

There were over 1,060 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: Hot and Cold

"Hot and Cold" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ A hot character wants to enjoy some cold ice cream in this animation by Fazone (id:faz1).

★ What will happen when hot and cold meet in this Flipnote by ▲Linkable▲ (id:linkable)?

Yukiko (id:Kalohe) posted this nicely drawn multilingual Flipnote about this week's topic.

★ Check out the hot and cold couple in this funny Flipnote by ChibiLove (id:SailorLeah).

Cosmirage (id:Cosmirage) created this excellent animation about heating up a frozen egg.

★ A little character tries to defrost a frozen Yeti in this funny animation by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

"Hot and Cold" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ A character with a fever gets cooled down in this nice animation by Odd★Winter (id:Rodney2010).

★ Something funny happens when hot and cold meet in this Flipnote by Marten (id:Mg912).

★ We liked this stylish Flipnote about hot and cold that was posted by Meinchu~☆ (id:randombananas6).

faithful (id:faithfully24) created this neat story about a flame looking for a friend.

★ Visit a strange world of hot and cold in this animation by Robles (id:robles).

★ Ride on a rocket to a warmer place in this funny Flipnote by Eyck (id:NagisaChwan).

"Hot and Cold" Flipnotes from Japan

★ Warm up and cool down in this excellent Flipnote by Pan.

★ A waitress causes a funny hot and cold situation in this animation by Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

★ Something out of the ordinary happens in this Flipnote about a a character with a high fever by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

Betty (id:kingwhitestoneblue) created a hot and cold Flipnote about global warming.

★ Check out the exaggerated actions of the funny character in this animation by Darius.

★ Which man will the ice princess choose in this nicely drawn Flipnote by Pichu?

This week's topic: "Seeds"

This week we would like you to create animations that feature or include seeds. Animate flowering plants, people planting seeds, seeds being dispersed, or seeds growing into amazing things. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on March 7, 2013 (Thursday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on March 8, 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: Seeds

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.

Dadslayer made this funny drawing of Aaron and the Flipnote frog. Thanks!



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