Nintendo Kids Space
Nintendo Kids Space (ニンテンドーキッズスペース) is a division of Nintendo's official Japanese website. Primarily aimed at children, the website promotes Nintendo-published products through material such as printables, comics, and articles. Its American counterpart is Play Nintendo and its European counterpart is Nintendo Kids Club. The website was regularly updated with new content until January 13, 2017, when it was announced through a sitewide notice that further children-oriented content would instead be hosted by the Topics section of nintendo.co.jp; however, the website presently remains open to visitors.
Choite-kun (ちょいテくん) are thumb-like characters that appear throughout the Nintendo Kids Space website. They host the "A little tech" series of articles (ちょいテク, officially romanized as Choitech), where they convey information and tips on various video games published on Nintendo consoles. They often adopt appearances that reflect the game they talk about; for instance, in an article about Super Mario Maker, they dress up to look like Mario characters. One Choite-kun in particular, Afro-te-kun (アフロ・テくん, Afuro te-kun), is recommended as "the funkiest bro who gives you a little tech with a badass flow."
The website features several sections, or "corners", each with a certain type of content (printables, comics, character profiles etc.) The following lists summarize the materials in each section that are relevant to or touch on the Mario or the Super Smash Bros. franchises.
The "Answering questions! corner" (ギモン解決!コーナー, Gimon kaiketsu! kōnā) provides information about various subjects in Nintendo-related areas of interest, such as game features, services, game development, and console maintenance. The section's directory name as seen in relevant URLs is "question".
"Let's make it!"
The "Let's make it! corner" (作ってみよう!コーナー, Tsukuttemiyō! kōnā) mainly features downloadables such as printable crafts and coloring sheets. The section's directory name as seen in relevant URLs is "making".
The "Exciting information corner" (わくわく情報コーナー, Wakuwaku jōhō kōnā) is a section where readers are presented information and tips on Nintendo-published games in the form of advertisements, character dialogs, or other. The section contains episodes of Super Mario Maker Course Sakusei Kouza Mashiko to Yamamura, localized in English as Super Mario Maker: Crash Course, as well as the Choitech series of articles, hosted by the above-mentioned Choite-kun. This section's directory name as seen in relevant URLs is "useful".
The "Comics corner" (マンガコーナー, Manga kōnā) contains comic strips based on games such as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Rhythm Heaven Megamix. The first 8 issues of the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker series of comics were localized in English as part of the Track That Treasure, Captain Toad! comic on the Play Nintendo website. This section's directory name as seen in relevant URLs is "manga".
The "Character book corner" (キャラクターずかんコーナー, Kyarakutāzu kan kōnā) is a section with profiles for various Nintendo characters. The section's directory name as seen in relevant URLs is "character".
The following are Mario-related images that originate from the Nintendo Kids Space website.