Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: August 13, 2010

Hello Flipnote users! 


Hello from all of us on the Flipnote Hatena team. This is Aaron at Hatena’s offices in Kyoto, Japan with another edition of our weekly news blog. 

To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the launch of Flipnote Hatena in the Americas and Europe and Oceania regions, we are having a contest from August 13, 2010 until September 3, 2010. To take part in the contest all you have to do is download the Flipnote contest entry Flipnote, modify it, and then post it to channel 8 on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. 

Every person who enters the contest will receive one free limited edition Creator’s Room theme that can be used with Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. 


In addition, 20 contest participants will also receive color stars prizes! 

For more information about the contest please do the following: 

1) Tap on the “Help” button from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi. 

2) Tap on “Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary Contest” in the System Additions and News section. 

Important note: 

The current contest entry file we have made available is designed to play back at speed 5 and is 140 frames long. We will post some additional versions of the contest entry Flipnote on Monday (JST) with different playback speeds (faster and slower) for those of you who prefer to make animation at different frame rates 

The soundtrack for the Flipnote Hatena 1st Anniversary contest was created by DJ Shabushabu.  


DJ Shabushabu is a multi-talented musician, singer, and producer from Kyoto, Japan who combines Japanese traditional music with original sounds and modern rhythms.  

In 1998, when he was still a high school student, DJ Shabushabu made a demo tape that attracted worldwide attention in the underground music scene that was later released on the techno label 2CB, run by a UK techno unit called Subhead. Since then he has continued to release music on the UK based Subhead & Stuff record labels.  


In 2003, DJ Shabushuabu began a new group called “Obake Jaa” together with the musician Oorutaichi that mixed music genres such as electronic music, hiphop, reggae and Japanese pop dance music to create sounds unlike any other musicians in the world. Obake Jaa released the ablbums “Obake-jaa” in 2004 and “Manpukogo” in 2006.  


In 2007, DJ Shabushabu released his first full-length album “All in One Pot”, and went on to release his 2nd album “SONO FX” in September 2009.  

DJ Shabushabu began his own record label KUMARU records and released a new album together with Okamoto Usamu of the band Neco Nemuru called “AGYOU” in March 2010.  

DJ Shabushabu has toured all over Japan and Europe performing in the club and music festival scene. You can find more information about DJ Shabushabu’s music and upcoming shows at the URL‘s below:  



Final week of the Summer campaign!


If you haven’t already exchanged color stars for themes in the Color Star Exchange, please give it a try. We’re now having a summer campaign that will continue until August 19, 2010 (Thursday). For more information please see the link below:  

Summer Campaign: Win limited edition Creator’s Room themes  

4 limited edition themes will be released during the summer campaign (each theme is available for 1 week only), and the 4th limited edition theme has been released today.  

★ This week’s limited edition theme is “Cosmo Star”  


This week’s new themes


The Flipnote team has created three new Creator’s Room themes that are available in the Color Star Exchange this week. Below are some screenshots and details about the new themes.  

★ This theme was designed especially for those of you who love comic books. (20 color stars)  


★ These themes feature a large image of the Flipnote Frog in blue, pink and white color variations. (5 color stars)  

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The best of last week’s topic: “Heat”


We’ve selected some of the best Flipnotes posted from around the world that we hope you’ll enjoy.  

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

Weekly Topic: Heat  

You can also see the Flipnotes for last week’s topic by entering the command via “Command Search” on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.


Cool stuff Aaron! 

The 1st Anniversary contest is cool!  But when you use the theme you get, it dosn’t let you into your creators room theme! =(   

How to fix the theme problem! 

Go on dsi browser to Flipnote Hatena mobile. Log in on your account. Click on your creators room. You should see a link on that page to change your theme. Click it and change your theme! You should now be able to get to your creators room! =) 

Please let me know what you think about the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News blog by posting any comments you might have in the box below. Thanks!


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