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Nintendo Minute is an official Nintendo themed web series started in 2013 that is hosted by Krysta Yang and Kit Ellis. The exact nature of the show varries by episode, but in general is a means of showcasing current Nintendo content, including that of third-parties. Episodes will have Kit and Krysta playing games, interviewing people involved the industry, debating different topics, or unboxing items like games or amiibo figures.

The series can be viewed on the Nintendo YouTube channel here. Similar to Nintendo Direct, episodes are also distributed on the Nintendo eShop.

Also, it's never a minute.

Tropes present in the videos:

  • Adorkable: Both of the two have traces of this.
  • Art Shift: The "Draw Our Gaming Memories" episode is done in a pencil-sketched style rather than the typical live-action footage.
  • Author Avatar: Everyone is represented by their Miis in certain areas.
  • Badass Beard: In more recent episodes, Kit has one.
  • Butt-Monkey: The two frequently treat each other like this.
  • The Cameo:
    • Various game developers have appeared on the show.
    • Inversely, Kit and Krysta have both appeared in episodes of the Nintendo Power Podcast.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: It took a bit of time for "Nintendo Minute is never a minute" to be a thing.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • A meta example. For a short while, Krysta had a habit of posting photos of cherry blossoms from Kyoto Japan on her Twitter account. It was later revealed that for episode 250, she and Kit were travelling to Nintendo's headquarters in Kyoto for filming.
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    • A more straight example occurred on the show itself. The previous episode focused on travelling tips for the Nintendo Switch, and they were apparently doing this in the spirit of the trip to Japan.
  • Funny Background Event: A plush Goomba randomly falling in one episode. The editing points it out, but it's otherwise not acknowledged.
  • Gamer Chick: Krysta is a pretty obvious example. Producer Stephy falls under this category as well, but not made completely clear by the show itself.
  • The Ghost: The only we ever see of Producer Stephy on the show is her Mii. Though, what seems to be her voice can be heard in a few episodes (if its not her, then its probably another female producer).
  • Men Don't Cry: Kit claims to have never cried while playing a video game. This streak was broken by the New Donk City festival in Super Mario Odyssey.
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  • Moral Guardians: Zig-zagged. Typically, the show would never give mature-targeted games the main focus of an episode due to its family-friendly nature, but they would be willing to mention them, such as when Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was brought up in the "Best of Wii U 2013" video, or during Game Of The Year 2017 when Kit chose L.A. Noire as his best storyline runner-up. This seems to have been abandoned though, in light of videos for BlizzCon (which is arguably a Diablo III-based video) and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.
  • Nice Hat: Kit has worn a Splatoon themed hat.
  • Non-Indicative Title: Despite having the word "minute" right in the title, episode are typically around ten or sometimes twenty minutes long. Lampshaded by their Signing Off Catchphrase.
  • Note From Ed: In the "Spin the Wheel" Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video, at one point the titular wheel lands on a section requiring Kit and Krysta to play as characters who debuted on the NES. Krysta says Mario, and a note instantly slides onto the screen:
    Editor's note:Mario debuted on NES? Really Krysta? :P
  • Perverse Sexual Lust:
    • Krysta has a bizarre crush on Chrom.
    • While its not as much of a Running Gag, an episode of Gaming Confessions reveals that Kit had a crush on Rydia from Final Fantasy IV when he was a kid.
    • In the "Spin the Wheel" Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video, the wheel eventually lands on a section where Kit and Krysta have to play as their crushes. Krysta naturally picks Chrom, and Kit picks Zero Suit Samus. When asked what he would do on a date with Samus, Kit says that they would use her spaceship to go stargazing.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Krysta explains "Two Truths and a Lie" by just repeating the game's title. Kit calls her out on this.
  • Slogan: "Nintendo Minute is never a minute."
  • Sugar Bowl: The show's environment is definitely rather light-hearted, and guests on the show always look like they have a fun time.
  • Surreal Humor: The thumbnail for the "Nintendo Switch Swap Challenge" video.


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