In recent years Nintendo's been ramping up its efforts with merchandise and licensed goodies. Among these have been the relatively low-key releases of retro comic strips, published by Viz Media in North America. They take comic sketches from the Nintendo Power / '90s era and put them into rather nice publications.
The latest Nintendo Minute takes a look at the book for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and also the upcoming Super Mario Adventures release. At one point they do a Bowser rap, which makes it compulsive viewing.
Have you been buying any of these Viz Media offerings, or are you planning to?
i just pre ordered the mario book
I only ever watch these Nintendo Minute videos to see Krysta. She's purdy...
I have OOT Vol. 1 and a ton of Pokémon Adventures. Super excited for the TP manga coming next year.
They need to be a couple ASAP
@Not_Soos I watch it to see both of them being cute to each other
A friend of mine has all volumes of the Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and the Minish Cap manga, and the A Link To the Past manga was published in Nintendo-Magasinet (the Swedish version of Nintendo Power) which I have. Therefore I've read all volumes of the Ocarina of Time manga, but I'll buy the Legendary Edition anyway.
Krysta is hot!
I never watch this fake tripe. Krysta is hot alright though.
I really like Nintendo Minute, much like I liked Nintendo Week back on the Wii. I know its all promotional fluff, but I still think its cool that Nintendo does stuff like this for its fans. They occasionally highlight games, merchandise and events that I wouldn't have known about otherwise.
I've grown to like Nintendo Minute. Kit and Krysta work together really well, especially when they're winding each other up. Nintendo Minute seems especially good when you look at almost anything else promotional Nintendo do these days.
I love these comics. They were my favorite part of Nintendo power as a kid.
I'd be more tempted to watch them show off these comics if they got Charles Martinet himself to read Mario and Luigi's lines for a bit. Can't see how the people most capable of something like that don't think to do it. Meh. Maybe they tried to get him on the show, but even Martinet knows the Nintendo Minute show is a waste of time.
Is anyone else having a problem loading the home screen here? I keep getting a broken link.
I probably be getting the super mario comics for December
@Not_Soos @SLIGEACH_EIRE @cfgk24 You'd think you guys never saw a girl before. Jeez, it gets really tiring when every comment on every female Nintendo rep that appears is "she's cute/hot/pretty" over and over and over.
@Aurelis Get over yourself. I wasn't offensive, I was agreeing with the others and said she's hot. Big whoop! There is nothing wrong with saying someone looks good.
@cfgk24 Kit is hot!!
I already have aLttP and the Zelda manga box set, got Mario Adventures on preorder.
@Aurelis It's not like I do this sort of thing regularly; I'm fairly certain this is the only time I've commented on finding someone pretty, and I did so in a jokeful manner, hence saying "purdy." I wasn't trying to in some way objectify Krista or anything of the sort; I was merely making note of her beauty. I see nothing wrong with that. I'm sure she's a smart and multi-talented lady, and I meant no disrespect. Sorry if you took offence to my comment. I figured someone probably would, even though I meant nothing by it, and I even considered deleting it shortly after posting for that reason. Don't think me to be shallow--my intentions were just a bit of lighthearted playfulness.
Let's wait for the SUper Metroid and Star Fox ones, next! I know the Star Fox Puppets won't make an appearance in there.
I can't say I've purchased any of these VIZ Comics, but I do remember reading them in Nintendo Power.
@Not_Soos Creepy...But I won't judge you for it
@Aurelis Male Nintendo fans are just a big bubbling cauldron of fiery passion and testosterone.
Ah, to be young again. And a robot.
I'm going to comment on Krysta's competence, journalistic integrity, jovial attitude and professionalism to balance out all the funk up in this comments section.
Now everyone can relax in the knowledge that Krysta is once more an a-sexual being.
@HappyMaskedGuy Well hopefully not all male Nintendo fans
@DoctorOverbuild Ach, live and let live. I just sit back and watch it unravel before me 👻
Nice I still have a good amount of Nintendo Power magazines. Still look at them every now and then.
@Moon "Nintendo Minute seems especially good when you look at almost anything else promotional Nintendo do these days."
I personally find the idea of using the word "hot" to describe a person's physical appearance offensive.
@CrazedCavalier lol, pretty much. I was trying to say Nintendo Minute might not be spectacular, but I personally think it's much better than their other promo stuff I've seen lately... here are a couple examples:
One would assume that you've kept your Nintendo Powers in good shape since you were 15 or 16 when the comics were new. But if you didn't or weren't, then it's a good collection to pick up it seems
All you people going on about Krysta being hot should be ashamed of yourself!
...clearly she has got nothing on the Breas- erm I mean Breath of the Wild lady!
@Not_Soos I like you! All is well, it's just a little tiring to see the same comments over and over from Nintendo fans. As one myself, it makes us just look... desperate? Male dominated? You seem a bright guy, I'm sure you know what I'm getting at. No worries, I appreciate the thoughtful response, I expected to get flamed by everyone.
@HappyMaskedGuy Do I sense sarcasm? I thought my wiggling Shantae beside my name might give away that I'm no prude, this isn't about keeping people asexual! There's just a time and place, after all. I guess it is expected that the Nintendo fanbase is primarily young teenage boys, but still...
@Tlink7 ...I can actually see why the Breath of the Wild girl attracted so much attention, but that was almost... memetic rather than people just going "OMG A GURL". I give her bonus points for wearing that shirt and probably being well aware of the attention it might bring and (hopefully) not giving a monkeys.
Thanks for mentioning these, I think I've finally found a Christmas present for someone!
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