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2009-10-23

Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: October 23, 2009

Greetings again from all of us at Hatena! Many of you may not be reading the blog today because you are busy celebrating Weird Al Yankovic's birthday, but we hope that some of you still remember that we update the Flipnote Hatena News Blog every Friday.

Last week we were happy to release the first edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog in German thanks to the help of Dr. Zoom. If you are interested in helping us translate the blog to French or Spanish please get in touch with us. Please note that this is a volunteer position, but your work will be very much appreciated by all of us at Hatena and the Flipnote Hatena community.

For this week's edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly news, we'll showcase some of our favorite Flipnotes from around the world, as well as review our choices for the best submissions from last week's topic "Flipnotes with Original Sound". At the end of the blog we'll introduce our new topic for this week.


Some of our favorite Flipnotes from around the world

Our weekly favorites from Japan:

★ Take an adventure in the beautifully illustrated and animated "The Misfortune of the Fish" by Yukinka (id:yukinka), which starts beneath the sea and culminates with an exciting sea battle.

★ Japan is not only famous for Flipnote Studio, but also for Karate and other martial arts as illustrated in this Flipnote by by Nikuo (id:NIKUO290) titled "Karate - 6 Person Fight".

★ Lastly, here's a short Flipnote by the Flipnote Hatena project director Ninomiya (id:nmy). When Ninomiya-san is not busy working on Flipnote Hatena he also likes taking photos.


Our weekly favorites from the Europe and Oceania region:

★ An alien arrives on the wrong planet in this Flipnote by Katana (id:KATANAs4n). This creator has made an excellent series of Flipnotes that are certain to bring a smile to your face.

★ "Road Works" by Scarecrow (id:TheScarecrow) is the fantastic original Flipnote of an animated road sign that has been the source of many spin-offs recently.

★ We really enjoyed the beautifully illustrated "Carnival" by Miguel (id:M_rock), which tells a story without sounds or words. We're looking forward to seeing more from this creator in the future.


Our weekly favorites from the Americas region:

★ We liked the realism and detailed animation of the folding of a paper airplane in this Flipnote by its in o h (id:Its-in-our-hands)

★ Even though we'll be featuring Halloween for next week's topic, we decided to introduce this Flipnote by Corjy (id:Corjy) to get everyone into the mood to make some more Haloween-themed Flipnotes.

★ This short, simple and well-executed animation by FishTako (id:FishTako) really impressed us, and we're looking forward to seeing more excellent work from this creator.


The best of last week's topic: "Flipnotes with Original Sound"

There were 842 Flipnotes posted by users from around the world for last week's topic "Flipnotes with Original Sound" and we had many excellent submissions to choose from. We've done our best to introduce some of the best Flipnotes from this week's topic below, which we hope you'll enjoy.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted by users for last week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

http://flipnote.hatena.com/ch/11538367779949624983

You can also see the Flipnotes for last week's topic posted from your own region by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.


"Flipnotes with Original Sound" from the Americas:

★ We really enjoyed the original song and animation in "Balloon Boy" by fred (id:blankenburg), which tells the strange but true story about a family in Colorado, USA.

★ We also liked "A song" by helium (id:galliummoon) which features a self-recorded layered soundtrack created with the human voice.

★ We always enjoy the Flipnotes created by Retro&Geo (id:retro_j), and are happy to introduce this creator's submission for the weekly topic titled "The Ten Seconds Song", with fun animation and a catchy soundtrack.


"Flipnotes with Original Sound" from Europe and Oceania:

★ Hinto (id:Hinto) is back again this week with another cast of lovable characters in "The Ambush", with an interesting original soundtrack that we very much enjoyed.

★ We were also extremely impressed by both the animation and musical skills of Romero (id:r0mer0 in "Invocation" -- Great job!


"Flipnotes with Original Sound" from Japan:

★ Clap your hands while watching this fun Flipnote by Yoshiki (id:yoshiki44) that features everyone's favorite character, the Flipnote frog!

★ Check out the human beatbox skills of Makoto in this rhythmical Flipnote featuring a cool baseball player.

★ We really liked this excellent, short Flipnote by Okirakuman (id:nagaryo24) with original sounds and a funky hip-hop style character.


This week's topic: "Halloween Flipnotes"

To celebrate Halloween on October 31 we've chosen Halloween for this week's topic.

In many countries around the world all kinds of strange and wonderful creatures come to life when children dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating, carve faces into pumpkins, eat too much candy and have all kinds of fun!

Let's all celebrate Halloween together around the world with our Flipnotes, and we're looking forward to seeing your creations based on this topic.

Post your submissions about "Halloween" by entering the command via "Command Search" from Flipnote Hatena on your Nintendo DSi.

You can also check out the current Flipnotes about this week's topic at the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see postings from all regions):

http://flipnote.hatena.com/ch/11538438303373977975

We'll introduce some of the best Flipnotes from around the world based on this week's theme in next week's Flipnote Hatena news blog.


Hatena Request Channel

Do you have any ideas about how we can improve Flipnote Hatena? Please let us know by posting a Flipnote with your ideas to the Hatena Request Channel.

You can post your ideas and feedback by entering the command to directly access the Hatena Request Channel and post your Flipnotes for us there.

You can see the current submissions to the Hatena Request Channel the URL below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

http://flipnote.hatena.com/ch/11538543318206102753


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