Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Sept. 24, 2010

Hello guys! Here is the weekly news!


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.

I enjoyed seeing how people worldwide approached the topic of “Text”. I didn’t realize that many people would creating Flipnotes about sending text messages (“texting”) with mobile phones, and was quite surprised to see so many of those. There were many great Flipnotes posted and we hope you enjoy watching our favorites in the news this week.

This week’s topic is based on the Japanese term “Shokuyoku no Aki” which literally translates to English as “Autumn, for hearty appetites”. In the Autumn in Japan there are many delicious foods available such as Matsutake mushrooms (see photo below), persimmons, chestnuts, sanma (Pacific saury fish), sweet potatoes and salmon. Though diets and the foods that people like are different in all parts of the world, most people universally like to eat. For this reason I’ve broadly translated the title of the weekly topic to “Eating” and I hope that you can get inspired to create some Flipnotes about this.

Below are some photos of a few traditional Japanese autumn foods to whet your appetites:

f:id:aaron:20100924183909j:image:w150 f:id:aaron:20100924183910j:image:w150 f:id:aaron:20100924184429j:image:w150 f:id:aaron:20100924184428j:image:w150

Thanks for taking the time to check out the news this week and for posting all of your wonderful Flipnotes. Don’t forget to eat well and enjoy some seasonal foods during the autumn — it’s a perfect match for those of you who have hearty appetites!

New limited edition themes: Forest Animals Collection

From now until October 15, 2010 (Friday), you’ll get one chance to win a prize for every 10 stars you exchange for themes in the Color Star Exchange. If you’re lucky you might win the weekly limited edition theme.

This week’s limited edition theme features a cute chipmunk, and is available until September 30, 2010.


For more information about the Forest Animals Collection tap on the “Get Special Themes!” button on the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

This week’s new themes

The Flipnote team has created two 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.

★Add an industrial look to your Creator’s Room with this theme featuring a giant crane and smokestacks. (20 color stars).


★This theme features 5 funny characters on a polka-dotted blue background. (20 color stars).


The best of last week’s topic: “Text”

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: Text

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! 

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!


3 Responses

  1. i can has cheeseburger?

  2. thanks

    • Ok, ur welcome.

What are you thinking?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: