Lets Play: Masae Anela

MasaeAnela is a Let's Player on Youtube. She's known for her quirky commentary and cute demeanor, with a bit of derp on the side. She's also a talented artist, and does most, if not all, of the art on her channel and videos herself.

In addition to her own content, she occasionally appears alongside other LPers, like The Runaway Guys and Stephen Plays. She is also one of the Let's Players featured in the Phenomena-Fanclub's film of who they wanted to be an extra or to be the character Millian.

Current Let's Play

Games MasaeAnela has played

Tropes that apply to Masae Anela:

  • Adorkable: Good Lord, is she ever.
  • Angrish: Dissolves into this whenever something REALLY frustrates her. Particularly whenever she dies in the red coin secret levels of Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption: Comes up (and then immediately lampshaded) in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest, part 32:
    Masae: And with that, we have arrived at the most gorgeous...STALFOS.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Many a sentence has been interrupted by her getting distracted by something.
  • Badass Adorable: Yes, even in real life; she's a blackbelt in karate.
    Chuggaaconroy: You never would picture someone so adorable to carry such a deadly weapon.
  • Berserk Button: The aforementioned unnecessary textbox in Twilight Princess. Her reactions range from either a quiet sigh to her ranting about how useless the textboxes are.
    • "Saggy Nipples".
    • When she can't fit Rupees into her wallet.
    • Autoscrolling levels.
    • Calling her cute.
      • She doesn't seem to mind her fans calling her cute, but she openly expresses annoyance when her friends do it.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Her reaction to getting the action command on Geno Whirl right, doing 9999 damage (which is a One-Hit Kill by the game's standards). Complete shock ensued.
    • She responds with this when MomAnela comments that the number she rolled (25) is her bust size.
  • Buffy Speak: Mostly in the repetitive form of "this is really, really, really X" or "I'm super, super, super Y".
  • But Not Too Foreign: In a game stream, she revealed she's part Japanese. In an old Q&A video, she lists off her countries of origin, revealing that she's part Japanese, Filipino, Italian, Yugoslavian, Austrian, German, and Okinawan.
  • Call Forward: In episode 39 of Donkey Kong Country Returns, when she has Chuggaaconroy as a guest, Masae pronounces the word "geyser" as "geezer", prompting an amused response from Chugga. Eight months later, that pronunciation would pop up again in Chugga's LP of Xenoblade Chronicles.
    • "No sir! Do not want!" Whenever something bad starts happening.
    • "AWE-some!"
    • "That was...something" (usually after beating a difficult level after many attempts)
    • "K - O - N - G - Kong!" when she gets all the K,O,N,G letters in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
    • "OH/NO, WAIT!" Whenever she's about to fall to her death.
    • "Ha-HA!" when she has a Eureka Moment or succeeds at something after trying several times.
    • "Do a little dance, and...SHINE!" when she picks up a Shine Sprite in Super Mario Sunshine.
    • "SO PRETTY!!!" whenever Shiek disappears after teaching a new ocarina song.
  • Cat Girl: Her "Chibi Masae" avatar as seen in her channel icons often has kitty ears. She also happens to own these ears in real life.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Just about nothing goes her way in Mario Party 2. Her coins get robbed by either Chugga or the CPUs, zapped to zero by board events (Bowser Coin Beam or Bowser himself), gets her stars stolen in every which way, and gets lousy rolls whenever crucial. By the last 5 turns, she had absolutely nothing. No stars, no coins, NOTHING. She does however, manage to bounce back from last to 2nd, thanks to two bonus stars.
  • Critical Dissonance: Invoked in her Ocarina of Time Master Quest LP when she talks about how everyone seems to hate the Water Temple but she loves it. She also notes that in her earlier LP of the original version of the game she bowed to peer pressure and pretended to dislike it.
  • Curse Cut Short: Has several of these in Super Mario RPG episode 29, when she repeatedly tries to leap from one beanstalk to another hanging in midair and fails each time.
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Chibi-Masae, especially in Pikmin.
  • Cuteness Proximity:
    • In Twilight Princess she often stops to gush over the cats and dogs that follow her around in Hyrule Castle Town.
    • In Super Mario RPG she absolutely MELTS when she ends up in Yo'ster Isle.
  • The Cutie: It doesn't matter what mood she's in, she's an unstoppable force of cuteness.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory: Very much so lampshaded in Ocarina of Time 3D. She thoroughly nitpicks the ocarina's rearranged button layout compared to the original N64's layout, making it much harder for her to remember each of the songs. To top it off, she displays a diagram for explanation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In regards to Chuggaa, she's just as merciless as Protonjon.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Very clearly one of Chuggaaconroy. She has a lot of shared habits with his over-the-top commenting style. Helps that the two are really good friends.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: She spends quite a bit of time taking a good look at Shiek and gushing at how pretty he is in Ocarina of Time 3D.
  • Epic Fail: Losing her entire Pikmin squad in one go to Emperor Bulblax. Maybe rushing it after it was downed was a bad idea...
  • Establishing Character Moment: Pretty much every time she starts up a video, she does a "happy dance" ingame (which usually consists of the player character running in a tiny circle.)
  • Failed a Spot Check: She COMPLETELY misses the second shine sprite of the infamous Secret of the Village Underside mission in episode 30 of the Super Mario Sunshine LP. She realizes too late of this mistake and has to do it all over again.
  • Fan Nickname: In-universe.
    • In Twilight Princess, Ooccoo is "Saggy Nipples" and Malo is "Demon Baby" (later "Demon Merchant Baby"). The Iron Boots are "the cheating device" (because they let Link beat the Gorons in wrestling matches). Shadow Beasts are "Spaghetti Monsters".
    • In Super Mario Sunshine she refers to Shadow Mario as "Mister Impostor".
    • In Donkey Kong Country Returns she refers to Squawks the parrot as "Mochi" (the name of her own pet parrot in Real Life), the Tutorial Pig as "Checkpoink", Rambi as "Manly Epona" and the boss Colonel Pluck as "Genius Chicken".
    • In Pikmin, her red Pikmin are "fire ants", while her blue Pikmin are the "Maseals".
  • Fangirl: Of Dunban, to the point of borderline Perverse Sexual Lust (Masae is innocent, what are you talking about?). Not that any of us can blame her.
  • Freud Was Right: invokedShe ends up seeing mage-head Smithy's nose as...something else, to put it lightly.
    • There was also the "stretching, shrinking thing" in episode 20 of her Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest LP.
  • For Want of a Nail: Had she not won the last mini game in Mario Part 2, she would've finished in dead last. The one mini game win on the last turn let her win the Coin Star. Sure she didn't finish 1st, but she was content not being last.
  • Fun Size: Chibi Masae, who appears in her channel icon and occasionally in her videos, usually to point something out. As the name implies, she's a chibified version of Masae, dressed according to whichever game is being played.
  • Genki Girl: As if it weren't obvious enough.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Rarely uses anything stronger than "frick!" and "crap!"
  • Groin Attack: Hilariously averted in Part 3 of her playthrough of Twilight Princess's Cave of Ordeals. After a Darknut knocks Link to the ground, it swings its blade down straight between Link's legs. Cue Masae crying out "Ooooh, my crotch, my crotch!" despite the fact that Link doesn't visibly take any damage. She later claims she could feel the pain from that.
  • Honor Before Reason: Takes the Lazy Shell off Peach because she feels it's too good.
  • I Don't Like You and You Don't Like Me: Says this to a Monty Mole enemy in part 23 of Super Mario Sunshine.
  • In the Blood: Not only are both of her parents gamers, but as seen in her Mother's Day Wii Party U: Highway Rollers LP, MomAnela is just as Adorkable as her.
  • It Will Never Catch On: In the very first video she ever uploaded, Masae commented on how she was "giggling like an idiot". Little did she know that her giggle would go on to become a signature part of her commentaries.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: In her livestream of Skyrim, she stole everything she could.
  • Large Ham: Especially when something startles her.
  • Long Title: "Hey guys, Masae Anela here and welcome back to this episode of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time...3D...Master Quest.. That is a ridiculously long title."
  • Love Hate Relationship: Masae loves Volvagia's 3D design, but she hates him for what he did in her original LP of Ocarina of Time.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The "Manly" Masae is more masculine than Chugga.
  • Money for Nothing: She often complains about how easy it is to acquire Rupees in Twilight Princess and tends to resort to using the Rupee-draining magic armour to make space in her wallet for Rupees she can't acquire. Needless to say, the game seems to be fond of showering her with money she hardly needs.
  • Motor Mouth: Whenever she activates "Chipmunk Masae" (in other words, speeds up her recording to get through tedious gameplay faster). This is evident in her playthrough of Twilight Princess's Cave of Ordeals.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In her Pikmin LP, Chibi-Masae is thirsty for world domination and treats the Pikmin as expendable pawns, but when she loses 97 Pikmin is one fell swoop, she feels genuine remorse and promises to avenge them.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe. She never forgot the first time she faced Volvagia and NintendoCapriSun made fun of her massive Epic Fail.
  • Precision F-Strike: Subverted in Super Mario Sunshine, episode 25: "Getting real tired of your SHIP, game. What, that boat is looking at me funny! It is!"
    • Played straight in her stream of VVVVVV, when she let one slip in rage.
    • She also did one in Pikmin, after Emperor Bulblax caught her off-guard and scared her.
  • Rage Quit: Does one at the end of part 58 of Yoshi's Island, upon realizing that all her efforts amounted to nothing.
  • Running Gag:
  • The Scrappy: In-universe, she REALLY hates Ooccoo, as she constantly freaks out about her bizarre appearance, refers to her as "Saggy Nipples", and is quick to dismiss any theory that the Oocca may be descended from the Loftwings from Skyward Sword.
  • Shrinking Violet: According to part 1 of her Ocarina of Time 3D playthrough, she used to be a severe case of this before she got into Let's Playing.
  • Signature Laugh: A cute little giggle.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Chibi-Masae in the Pikmin end-slates, after previously never saying anything other than 'derp'.
  • Take Over the World: Played for laughs in her Pikmin LP. Each of her diary entries has her chronicling her plans of world domination and is vaguely related to the events of each episode.
  • Tempting Fate: Happens all the dang time, often followed by Masae berating herself for it. To take one example, when she comments in episode 6 of Super Mario Sunshine that a particular secret level isn't too difficult, she immediately dies and then has a lot of trouble beating it.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Her word-for-word reaction to the Pachinko board secret level in Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Third-Person Person: She likes calling herself Masae, even in place of "I".
  • Tomboy: Sometimes talks about how "Manly Masae" she is.
  • Too Awesome to Use: Has a tendency to hoard items in Super Mario RPG.
  • The Unfavourite: Yellow Pikmin.
  • The Unpronounceable: "Burst Squirt" in episode 20 of Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Redeads/Like Likes?: She is terrified of ReDeads, and gets frightened whenever Like Likes appear.
  • With Lyrics: She does several songs complaining about blue coin missions at the end of the relevant episodes of Super Mario Sunshine to the tune of the music of the level in question.