Hatena::Diary

2013-06-07

Flipnote Hatena has ended its service

The Flipnote Hatena website and Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi ended on May 31, 2013.

We are would like to thank everyone who was part of the Flipnote Hatena community, and hope that you enjoyed the service!

You can still use Flipnote Studio on your Nintendo DSi system, however, you can no longer upload and share your flipnotes on the Flipnote Hatena online service.

Transfer Flipnotes

Unless you indicated otherwise before May 31, 2013, all flipnotes posted to Flipnote Hatena have automatically been transferred to the Nintendo DSi Library in Flipnote Gallery: World, the community for Flipnote Studio 3D.

Please visit the "Transfer Flipnotes" area on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi to learn more about moving flipnotes to Flipnote Studio 3D for Nintendo 3DS.

If you have any questions about the online services for Flipnote Studio 3D or about transferring your flipnotes, please visit the Nintendo website in your region.

Use your Hatena ID on Hatena's other online services

Hatena has other services that you can use with your Hatena ID.

  • Hatena Blog: Hatena Blog is a free blogging service with many features that is easy to use. Create a blog to tell stories about your life, express your opinions, and share your thoughts and ideas with the world. We have created a special community for Flipnote Hatena users on Hatena Blog. Click here to join the official Flipnote Hatena group!

  • Hatena Haiku: Hatena Haiku is a micro-blogging service where you can express yourself with text, hand drawn pictures, photos, videos and links connected by keywords. Enjoy communicating in whole new way.

We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

2013-05-30

May 30, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News

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Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with the final edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

Flipnote Hatena is a unique and special community that has been part of the lives of many people around the world since 2008. Hatena produced the technology to make this service possible, but all of the people who posted Flipnotes, made friendships, and shared their creativity with the world here are truly the most important part of Flipnote Hatena. The magic that was Flipnote Hatena would have never happened without all of you!

We would like to take this moment to thank everyone in the Flipnote Hatena community for joining us on our animation adventure these past few years. We sincerely hope that the time we spent together on Flipnote Hatena can somehow help you in your future endeavors, and wish the best of luck to all of you.

For more details about the closing times for Flipnote Hatena in your region please access the link below:

Closing Times for the Flipnote Hatena Online Service

Flipnote Hatena will soon come to an end, but the memories of the great times we had together here will always remain with us.

Thank you for reading the news blog all of these years, and for all of the amazing Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

Itokichikun (id:wakasuga) from Japan posted this heart warming story about a young man and his Nintendo DSi.

The best of the last week's topic: "Thank You"

There were over 1,850 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: Thank You

"Thank You" Flipnotes from the Americas region

steven (id:vajra12) thanks us all with a clasp of his hands and a bow in this Flipnote.

bennett (id:TheFlipnoteDude) posted this thank you message with an exciting beat.

Octopus (id:physcolinda1) thanks a Nintendo DSi for the memories in this Flipnote.

※Trícity※™ (id:Rosa08888) reminds us that when one door closes, another door always opens.

★ We enjoyed this beautifully drawn thank you animation by sarahw±サラ● (id:yhfjkcbnnvbnnb).

Mr.Epic (id:mr-epic) thanks the Flipnote Hatena community in this excellent Flipnote.

"Thank You" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

HARRY (id:jago12-345) says thank you and goodbye to the Flipnote Hatena community in his own special way.

rainbowEnd (id:flowerpix) sends us all a beautiful thank you message in this animation.

★ All of the characters created by geezer (id:geezerdk) come together to say thank you in this Flipnote!

DSITEROL (id:Classic-Angels) created a cute and musical thank you message that made us smile.

★ Learn to say thank you in different languages in this animation by KitsuneFox (id:Clarisse84).

★ We liked the thankful frog and fun sounds in this animation by Lej (id:Lejla).

"Thank You" Flipnotes from Japan

Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) posted this Flipnote to thank his Nintendo DSi for all of its hard work.

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) thanks everyone in the Flipnote Hatena community in this beautiful animation.

Pichu says thanks to her Nintendo DSi in this nicely drawn Flipnote.

FENNEC (id:CYBASTER) sends a special thank you to us all in this amazing animation.

Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou) animates the words thank you and an octopus in this funny animation.

Yotti (id:yotiyottin) created this beautifully animated thank you message for the final weekly topic.

Frog Sightings

6 J Rose (id:angel24) posted this photo of a frog checking out something new on a Nintendo 3DS.

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DaUsername (id:theusername) discovered this little frog while doing some house cleaning.

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Feedback

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:

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2013-05-24

May 24, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News

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

As previously announced, the Flipnote Hatena service will be ending on May 31, 2013 (Friday). For this reason we will we posting the final edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News on May 30, 2013 (Thursday). For more details about the closing times for Flipnote Hatena in your region please access the link below:

Closing Times for the Flipnote Hatena Online Service

The deadline to post your weekly topic Flipnotes will also be shortened by one day this week, so please make sure you post by 9:00 PM on May 29, 2013 (Wednesday) US Pacific Time.

The final weekly topic on Flipnote Hatena will also be taking place this week. If you haven't yet posted a weekly topic Flipnote please give it a try.

We hope that everyone can enjoy Flipnote Hatena as much as possible before it closes, and are looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!

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

Flipnote of the Week

★ The whole world wishes together in this animation by Foo ☆ (id:RAKUGAKINGU-suzu) from Japan.

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

There were over 500 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: Wish

"Wish" Flipnotes from the Americas region

★ An old man makes a wish to be young again in this excellent animation by ßC★671 (id:BC671).

★ A young woman in a wheelchair makes a wish in this heart warming animation by Najat.T.S (id:gold69).

★ A shooting star comes to life in this cute animation by Skylight (id:Foxeon).

★ We liked this nice story about a birthday wish by Melyhec (id:hdesh).

★ A young woman gets her wish in this nicely drawn animation by jlmimi (id:jlsmimi).

★ A monster makes a wish in this strange and wonderful animation by Onion (id:Oniongarlic).

"Wish" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

★ Be careful what you wish for in this excellent Flipnote by Camil (id:Lamia-28).

★ Make 1,000 paper cranes, like the one in this animation by Wildbeast (id:Wilbeast), and your wishes will come true.

★ A young woman wishes upon a star in this beautiful animation by xiaMCR+fh (id:xialol111).

★ We liked the wishes to make the world a better place in this animation by Alpha~☆ (id:SuperPikachu).

★ A character makes a wish for friendship in this animation by Aowebkinz™ (id:Mangagal).

★ Birthday wishes all come true in this Flipnote by Se!y☆ (id:Sely).

"Wish" Flipnotes from Japan

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) posted this amazing animation about wishes and hopes for the future.

★ Everyone has their own unique wish in this Flipnote by Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou).

★ Hope never dies in this nicely animated Flipnote by ☆Upasama☆ (id:risako-727).

★ A character hopes to find its missing piece in this animation by Johnny 3 (id:a3735963).

FENNEC (id:CYBASTER) posted this animated story titled "A Delicate Wish".

★ A little wish is carried to a place where it can bloom in this Flipnote by Arigatou (id:azinohiraki300).

This week's topic: "Thank You"

This week we would like you to create Flipnotes about the words "Thank You". Animate stories about what you are thankful for, say thank you to the Flipnote Hatena community, or create an animated collage of the words for thank you in other languages. See where your creativity takes you!

Please submit your weekly topic Flipnotes by 9:00 PM on May 29, 2013 (Wednesday) US Pacific Time, and we will present some of our favorites on May 30, 2013 (Thursday).

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: Thank You

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.

Squishward (id:homestuck) found this frog statue in San Jose California.

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Brawler610 (id:Brawler610) took this picture as a last good bye for Flipnote Hatena on the Nintendo DSi.

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Feedback

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