Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, School, Angels
First Aired: Winter 2017, 12 episodes
Summary: Upon graduation in heaven, angels are sent to Earth for their residency to learn firsthand about humans and guide them toward the correct path. If the angel is successful in their Earth residency they are awarded full-angel status, complete with wings and everything. This year’s top graduate, Gabriel White Tenma, is sent to Earth with an incredible mindset to be an amazing angel that will help all the humans. Trouble hits Gabriel almost immediately as she discovers video games, which cause her to do a 180 with her life. She becomes addicted to games and loses sight of her goal. The apathetic Gabriel has now proclaimed herself a Fallen Angel. It’s up to her friends to remind her of why she’s been sent from heaven and what she needs to do if she hopes to return.
Gabriel DropOut is hilarious, starting with the characters. Gabriel is relatable in the way she plays video games and slacks off in a way I wish I could if I didn’t have responsibilities. The demon Vignette is responsible in looking after Gabriel, which is ironic due to a demon taking care of an angel. Satania is ridiculous, Raphi is fun, and Tapris is enjoyable. The animation is fine, it’s bright and flashy which fits the tone. The opening theme is Gabriel Dropkick by Miyu Tomita. It is crazy and fits the show’s style.
You might enjoy this if: You can’t get enough of the video game otaku genre.
You might not like it if: You see someone slacking off and are the type to tell them they need to stop wasting time.
Note to the Viewer: Gabriel DropOut is directed by Masahiko Ohta, the same as Himouto Umaru-chan, so when you notice the similarities between the two series it will make sense. Both are produced by Studio Doga Kobo, which has brought us series like New Game, Plastic Memories, and Lovely Muuuuuuuco!
AMV – Hello Kitty/Kawai by Darkside AMV
Gabriel DropOut Opening