March 15, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


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

Earlier this week we posted an important announcement about the end of the Flipnote Hatena service on May 31, 2013. We will do our best to keep you informed about the latest news in regards to this situation via the "Announcement" button on the main menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

There is still time before Flipnote Hatena closes, so let's try our best as a community to enjoy the service as much as possible before it ends. We plan to continue posting the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News until the very last day of the service, and hope to have a great time together with all of you.

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ Learn the "Yoga Alphabet" in this excellent Flipnote by Brian (id:BJtheVJ) from the Americas region.

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

There were over 950 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: Alphabet

"Alphabet" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ Check out what happens when the alphabet climbs a tree in this animation by Bear (id:tkdbear).

★ An alien learns the alphabet in this funny animation by ABitBitter (id:fish-33).

★ Enjoy some tasty alphabet soup in this great Flipnote by $PRエ〒£BOY (id:spriteboy7).

★ Learn how to say greetings in a variety of languages in this Flipnote by ※Trícity※™ (id:Rosa08888).

★ A young girl studies the alphabet in this cute Flipnote by ChibiLove (id:SailorLeah).

★ A baby learns the alphabet in a new way in this wonderful animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

"Alphabet" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ We enjoyed the rhythm and style of this animation by Foufi (id:Boumzi).

★ A child has an adventure learning the alphabet in this Flipnote by Licanka (id:Licanka).

★ Check out this story of love, jealousy and the alphabet by Meinchu~☆ (id:randombananas6).

★ A leaves B for Z in this hilarious animation by lipoupine (id:zozibulle)

★ An student keeps making mistakes in this funny animation by SKATEUR38 (id:martin38640).

★ We enjoyed the smooth transitions between letters in this animation by Ewilan (id:Pencora).

"Alphabet" Flipnotes from Japan

★ A machine brings words to life in this excellent animation by Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

★ Enjoy the alphabet in a feline style in this animation by Foomin (id:wrbyno10).

★ We liked the character built from the letters of the alphabet in this Flipnote by Yuusuke (id:yuusuke1234567890).

★ Check out the amazing drawings and animation in this Flipnote by YOSUKE (id:hodaka3190m).

★ The letters of the alphabet are used nicely in this stylish animation by Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300).

★ Meet an opinionated machine in this animation by Jukujikunkun.

This week's topic: "Spacecraft"

This week we would like you to create animations about rockets, satellites, space shuttles, UFOs, space stations and other spacecraft used for space travel. See where your creativity takes you!

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

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.

★ Here's an illustration from a new Flipnote-themed comic book by Dadslayer (id:icefido). Can't wait to see it when it's done!


★ This is a cool frog ring that one of the Hatena staff was wearing. Photo by Aaron (id:aaron)



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