Flipnote Hatena

Flipnote Hatena

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Flipnote Hatena is an online service provided by Hatena Company Limited[1] that allowed registered users to share, comment on, and download flipbook-style animations, known as “Flipnotes,” created using Flipnote Studio, a DSiWare application available exclusively for the Nintendo DSi.[2]


Hatena Co. Ltd. launched Flipnote Hatena alongside Flipnote Studio in Japan on December 24, 2008.[3]


Stars” determined the popularity of a user and their uploaded Flipnotes. Users could give as many Stars to a Flipnote as they like, and anyone could use them, including unregistered users.
Color Stars” are rare varieties of Stars that could be bought online[4] or rewarded for various actions.
Users could “unlock” their animations prior to uploading them. Unlocked Flipnotes could be downloaded, copied, freely edited, and posted as “spin-offs”.
Each user had a profile page that displayed the total amount of Stars they have received, how many people were following them, and who they were following.



Flipnote “Memo”

Discontinuation / Flipnote Studio 3D

On March 13, 2013, Nintendo broadcasted a Nintendo Direct Mini[5] presentation announcing the upcoming release of Flipnote Studio 3D and the discontinuation of Flipnote Hatena.

Flipnote Hatena ended on May 31, 2013.[6]

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[1]Hatena – Hatena.com

[2]Nintendo – Flipnote Studio

[3]Wikipedia – Flipnote Studio

[4]Hatena – Star Shop

[5]Nintendo – Nintendo Direct

[6]Flipnote Hatena – Website

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