Flipnote Hatena Weekly News: Oct. 8, 2010


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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.

We’d like to express our thanks to all of you who posted Flipnotes about “Exercise” last week, and really enjoyed seeing all of your ideas about the subject. In Japan there is a holiday called “Sports Day” every year on the second Monday in October that exists to promote sports and an active lifestyle. Many Japanese schools celebrate this holiday with a sports festival with all kinds of events, that is called an “Undokai” in Japanese. You can see some of examples of these sports festivals in the Flipnotes posted by users from Japan this week. Also, we hope that last week’s topic inspired all of you to get some exercise!

For this week’s new topic we’d like you to create Flipnotes about “Dreams”. The brain is very active even when we sleep, and can create amazing stories. Try to bring these dreams to life to share with others in your Flipnotes!

We’re looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes, and thanks for checking out the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News!

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 raccoon, and is available until October 15, 2010.

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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 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.

★ Decorate your Creator’s Room with this cute ladybug on a leaf. (10 color stars)

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★ This theme features a sword shimmering under a moonlit sky. (20 color stars)

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★ This theme features cute, colorful animals and will change several times when you post Flipnotes. (50 color stars)

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The best of last week’s topic: “Exercise”

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: Exercise 

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

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