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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 StephenPlays. 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.

She's also regularly streaming games on Twitch, currently rotating between Stardew Valley, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Celeste, VVVVVV, Monster Hunter: World, A Hat in Time, Rimworld and playing Splatoon, with viewers. She started practicing speedrunning Super Mario 64 by beating the game with 16 stars. Streams with story are usually uploaded to her stream playlist.


As of March 2022, Masae now runs a secondary channel called Couple's Couch, where she uploads Twitch VODs of her playing co-op games with her boyfriend, BrettUltimus.

Current Lets Plays

Games MasaeAnela has played

Tropes that apply to MasaeAnela:

  • Aesop Amnesia: Discussed in the "Chilly Waters" Mario Party 3 board with Chuggaaconroy, in which she says that every time she plays Mario Party against him for filler content in between LPs, she gets angry and swears off doing it again - only for the memories to fade by the time she needs filler content again in four months' time.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: MomAnela. During her guest appearances in her daughter's videos, expect a jab at Masae's bust size among other things, such as inappropriate suggestions as to where to get a tattoo of Mr. Game & Watch.
  • Ambiguously Human: Jon accuses her of being a robot as a voice filter sounded eerily like her, Masae corrects him and says she's a cyborg as ROBOCOPS have feelings too!
  • Angrish: Dissolves into this whenever something REALLY frustrates her. Particularly whenever she dies in the red coin secret levels of Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Or at least Asian and Geeky. She's part Japanese, part Filipina, and an avid gamer.
  • 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.
    • She attributes most of her failures in Kirby's Dream Land 3 to this, stating that it's difficult for her to focus on the gameplay, the game's presentation, and her commentary all at once, leading to her absentmindedly losing large amounts of health very quickly.
    • No Ending: She may be talking about something really interesting, get distracted, and you'll never know the end as she forgot what she was talking about.
  • 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.
    • Up to eleven and beyond in this photograph of her calmly handling a wild snake she found.
  • 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. However, 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.
  • Blah, Blah, Blah: Played for Laughs in episode 5 in her Tales of Symphonia playthrough. She reads a tutorial on a game mechanic, though it became so long she fast forwards and imposes slowly-appearing "Blah"s in post production. A "Tidal Wave" is thrown in as a reference to Tales of Vesperia, another game she played.
  • Buffy Speak: Mostly in the repetitive form of "this is really, really, really X" or "I'm super, super, super Y".
    • Though in her second Purple Coin episode of Super Mario Galaxy, she does refer to a metal detector as a "beep-beep-o-meter".
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase: CHIPMUNK MASAE, ACTIVATE!!!
    • "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.
    • "BUTTON MASH, BUTTON MASH, BUTTON MASH!" snarled through gritted teeth as a Madness Mantra whenever she has to, well, button mash.
    • "STOP YOURSELF" in regards to Chuggaaconroy's terrible puns or over-the-top silliness.
    • "Remember when I said...", sarcastically referring to some stated goal or gameplay observation which she failed immediately after saying it.
  • 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 Space Land 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. And yet, despite ALL of this, the trope is MASSIVELY subverted at the very end, as she manages to bounce back from last to 2nd, thanks to two bonus stars, one of which was only because she won a minigame at ZERO SECONDS REMAINING.
  • 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 Overload:
    • In Twilight Princess she often stops to gush over the cats and dogs that follow her around in Hyrule Castle Town.
    • She adores Yoshis. In Super Mario RPG, she absolutely MELTS when she ends up in Yo'ster Isle, and in Paper Mario, she gets incredibly excited when Lavalava Island is the next location, because it has the Yoshi Village.
    • The entirety of Kirby's Epic Yarn has her suffering from this pretty much nonstop.
  • Cuteness Proximity: While this pops up plenty of times in Ōkami, she dives headlong into it upon entering the Sparrow Inn.
  • The Cutie: It doesn't matter what mood she's in, she's an unstoppable force of cuteness.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!:
    • In Kirby's Dream Land 3, she has numerous instances where she accidentally discards a Copy Ability or summons Gooey while attempting to dismount from an Animal Friend, due to how different the controls are across the Kirby series.
    • Very much so lampshaded in Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest. 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.
    • Paper Mario is littered with this in nearly every episode, as the Virtual Console port of the game has a significantly different default button map than the N64 original, despite the Wii U's controllers having enough buttons and directional inputs to parallel an N64 controller and then some.note  The button maps for Wii U Virtual Console titles can be customized, however.
    • She struggles to adapt to the mechanics of the first Donkey Kong Country due to playing the Returns games first.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In regards to Chugga, 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...
    • In Episode 3 of Kirby Mass Attack, she passes by a locked treasure chest containing a medal, finds the key to the chest immediately afterwards... and then just keeps going forward without opening the chest, loudly wondering throughout the entirety of the level where that medal she missed could possibly be, and then wondering why she never got to use that key at the end of the level. The title of the episode is, appropriately, "Turn Around".
  • 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.
    • During episode 3 of Kirby Mass Attack, Masae finds a key for a chest which she's uncertain about its location even though she already passed it along the way. Lampshaded by the post-production text and the episode's title: "Turn Around".
    • During Episode 88 of Tales of Symphonia, Masae fails to notice a chest. Repeatedly. At one point, Zelos is literally touching the chest, and she still doesn't notice it. Fittingly, she added post-production text saying "OH MY GOD" with an arrow pointing to the chest.
  • Fangirl: Of Dunban, to the point of borderline Perverse Sexual Lust (Masae is innocent, what are you talking about?). Heck, in a Stardew Valley stream, she confesses she named a horse after him just so she can say "I'm riding Dunban all night long." Not that any of us can blame her.
  • Freudian Slip: She makes a rather impressive one during a Stardew Valley stream.
  • For Want of a Nail: Had she not won the last mini game in Mario Party 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, and she could have won if she had beaten Chugga in one more minigame (which would have given her the Minigame Star) or had Chugga not gotten ridiculously lucky by getting two Hidden Stars.
  • 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.
  • Iconic Item: At conventions, she always wears a Pikachu on her head as a way of letting her fans pick her out in a crowd.
  • 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.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction: A gameplay equivalent. Frequently after stating a goal or observing a tactical problem to keep in mind, she'll instantly fail at goal or fail to heed her own words about being careful. In response, she says "Remember when I said [thing she said moments just before]?"
  • 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.
  • Like Brother and Sister: According to her, she and Jon bicker like sisters.
  • 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: "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.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: She never forgot the first time she faced Volvagia and NintendoCapriSun made fun of her massive Epic Fail. The kicker is that his comment on that video was the very first comment he ever left on her channel.
  • Odd Friendship: Her friendship with Lucahjin may seem like this with Lucah loving dirty jokes while Masae tries (and sometimes fails) to avoid them. But Masae's mother, -[Mom Anela=], is a Dirty Old Woman (well, not very old), so while not too fond of them, Masae is used to dirty jokes.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Whether she's on her channel, on other people's channels, or even in people's real life vlogs, she's referred to exclusively as Masae. There are very few occasions where someone calls her by her real name, Shauntelle.
  • 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 first stream of VVVVVV, when she let one slip in rage. It's censored in the YouTube release, though.
      • She let out another one in her third stream of the game, and it isn't censored in the YouTube release.
    • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Serves as the Blue Oni to Chuggaaconroy's Red Oni on The Runaway Guys. Note that even when they're not collaborating on TRG, Chugga still serves this role on projects done with Masae on their own individual channels.
    • Masae also serves the role of the Blue Oni to MomAnela's Red Oni, with MomAnela being a lot more crude and joking than Masae.
  • 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.
    • Also in-universe, Masae repeatedly rags on Gooey and the Animal Friends (except Pitch) in Kirby's Dream Land 3 for either being rendered obsolete shortly after obtaining them, being hard to play in certain areas where they're required (case in point, Rick during Cloudy Park's first and fifth missions), or, in the case of Gooey, being completely useless and showing up at the wrong times.
    • Again in-universe, she voices her disdain with Tales of Vesperia's Karol during her Let's Play of that game.
  • Shared Family Quirks: 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 dorky as her.
  • 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. It still shows up from time to time, mainly in her reluctance to sing despite nearly all of her viewers repeatedly complimenting her singing voice.
  • Shout-Out: In Paper Mario 64, She makes casual references to ProtonJon when a background object gives her an egg.
  • Signature Headgear: If you go to a covention and you see someone walking around with a little Pikachu on their head, it's probably Masae. It's become such a trademark that even her portrait on the Runaway Guys website depicts her wearing it.
  • Signature Laugh: A cute little giggle.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Clanker's Cavern is "gross as sh*fart*!"
  • Speak of the Devil: ProtonJon has a tendency to appear in her Twitch chat immediately on her mentioning his name, leading to Paranoia Fuel (he also does this to StephenPlays).
  • Suddenly Speaking: Chibi-Masae in the Pikmin end-slates, after previously never saying anything other than "derp."
  • Superdickery: The video preview image for Part 6 of Paper Mario 64 has a screenshot of Mario fighting Goombario. In the game, this is not an actual battle, just Twink giving a tutorial on Action Commands.
  • 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 RPGs, such as Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario.
  • The Un-Favourite: Yellow Pikmin.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: invokedIs unable to looks at Ooccoo's neck crest and not see a pair of low-hanging woman's breasts. She even refers to the creature as "saggy nipples".
  • The Unpronounceable: "Burst Squirt" in episode 20 of Super Mario Sunshine.
    • "Bokoblins" in Twilight Princess.
    • "Parakarry" in Paper Mario 64, who quite often ends up being introduced as Karraparry instead.
  • Verbal Tic: She says "goodness gracious" very often.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • She is terrified of ReDeads, and gets frightened whenever Like Likes appear.
    • In Kirby's Dream Land 3, she is strongly against Babuts for being literal Goddamned Bats.
  • 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.
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: Can do a wide range of voices like a sweet old lady, a confident young boy (for Bowser, as she can't go very deep), a perfect Midna voice, a cranky old witch, etc. She is, however, limited to the higher ranges.