there was a lot of anime that didn't attract me on this spring season, but some friends told me to bring this anime a chance, and here I am making a review of this Anime, this show reminds me a lot of Himouto Umaru-chan, tho this time with Angels and Demons, oh, the irony of this anime makes it really enjoyable, so lets see what's this anime about and see if it is worth for you. (there might be spoilers, but i'll try not to
Gabriel is an Angel who was really kind and pretty smart when she was in "heaven's School", when she graduated,
she had to move on to earth and live as a human, tho, everything changed when she meet the glorious world of the PC master race and played an online game and bought things from in-game, she easily forgot on how to be kind, and the angelical aura she had just disappeared, she started to miss classes until one friend of hers (friends because reasons on episode 4) drag her out to the school, where she meets ironical situations
the art is pretty good imo, the design of characters might be a bit generic, but at least they are well drawn, the irony of the censoring on this anime is hilarious, but it is good overall
Voice acting is what you would expect from this kind of anime, the soundtrack from comedy moments hits me everytime. i'm not a fan of the OP or ED but when i first time heard them they were really accurate with the premise of this anime
Kinda generic cast, but the way they act within comedy and ironic moments are accurate, the development is a bit slow, but i think it might get better, haven't found any character to dislike
I started to realize the value of enjoyment overall in an Anime, most of the times will be really high, but maybe the other aspects of the show aren't (Akiba's Trip case) tho, this means that you can enjoy a show despite of being bad or good, this depends on what are you looking for, i was looking for comedy, and this show gets it, if you were looking for something else, or you are such a fanatical religious person, you might want to skip this show, otherwise, welcome to a comedy trip that won't disappoint you with the comedy irony that are kinda sarcastic as Saiki Kusuo no psi-nan is, so give it a try
Overall 7,6/10 (I like how accurate my ratings are in comparison of the rating the show haves at this moment)
totally worth it, you might like it or not, that depends on what you like. for me is good to have a comedy formula that doesn't get repetitive (like Sakamoto or One punch man)
so let me ask you one last time
do you dislike moe? don't watch it, just don't underrate if you don't like it, that doesn't mean it is bad
do you like moe, ironic comedy, and some fanservice? then go for this ride!, you won't get disappointed :D
Angels are good, demons are evil, that's what we are told, is that true though? Gabriel DropOut doesn't think so, and reverses the roles for this fantastic comedy that will make you laugh a lot!
The protagonist of the story, Gabriel, was a kind, top tier angel who always helped others. However, after coming to Earth she developed an addiction to online videogames and became incredibly lazy. I love how much of an asshole she can be to the others, it's a fun twist to the happy and kind main protagonist we usually have in these type of stories.
Then we have Vignette, the most angelic demon
you will ever see. In stark contrast to Gabriel, she is a very responsible and kind-hearted girl who is always there to help and bring happiness to everyone around her. How can a demon be this pure? No idea, but I can already tell you that her smiles will melt your heart.
Next there is Satania, the cutest, most “evil” demon that exists. In order to conquer the Earth, she will do things as terrifying as refusing to do her homework or recycling a water bottle with the cap still on. I'm genuinely scared, I swear! As scary and powerful as she wants to be, she still miserably fails at everything, and is the constant subject of bullying from Gabriel, and especially from Raphiel, that completes the main cast. Don't let her angelical looks fool you, she's a sadist that has teasing Satania as her favorite pastime. I have no idea what's going on in heaven to have girls like this as the most promising angels. You'll hear no complaints from me though, because she's awesome!
Gabriel DropOut has the biggest concentration of best girls I have seen in quite a good time, all of them are great and lovable and the interactions between them are so fun to watch. It doesn’t matter who you choose as your favorite, you are picking a fantastic character.
The character design, backgrounds, and overall art style of this anime is well executed but nothing mindblowing. The reaction faces are so great though, I laugh a lot with them. It's worth saying that, compared to other Doga Kobo works, there haven't been that many greatly animated parts so far. However, the story itself doesn't really have that many moments for them to happen and when there is the chance, they are done and look great, so I have no objections. The sound department is mostly what I expected from a comedy anime, with songs that fit well with the tone, but aren't really memorable.
Both the opening (Gabriel Drop Kick) and the ending (Hallelujah☆Essaim) are two nice songs sung by the voice actors of our four main characters. From the opening, I especially love the part where the tone of the music adapts to whichever character is talking. A calmer tone is used for the angels and a more intense one for the demons. Although all the voices together get a bit messy in some parts, this is still one of the best openings from the Winter 2017 season in my opinion. The ending theme is mostly made by nice looking still shots. I feel like the voices of the different voice actors fit quite a lot better in this song than in the opening theme.
In conclusion, Gabriel DropOut is a very entertaining comedy anime that plays with the interesting idea of angels and demons and subverts your expectations of what their personalities should be like. I highly recommend this anime to anyone looking for a fun time!
An angel and demon comedy, I've definitely seen something similar to this before... *eyes hataraku maou-sama*
Let me start by saying that this anime was a lot better than I thought it would be. Normally, I like to wait for anime to finish airing before I watch them, but this season I wanted to try something different - so I chose something I thought would be average. So far, this anime seems to be pure comedy with no plot to be seen - just four cute girls living their lives on Earth, doing cute things.
However, even without a plot, it's not at all boring nor average
like I had assumed it would be.
It's a very silly slice of life and the past 4 episodes have been really enjoyable. It's nothing outstanding, but definitely something that will keep you excited when the next episode comes out. The OP and ED are also very pleasing and impossible to skip over (at least in my opinion), they give that familiar vibe that gets you excited for what's next to come in the show.
The characters are very likeable, funny and their character designs are simple but still stand out. The roles of angels and demons have switched; the demons are pure while the angels are immoral/careless. Our first angel and the main protagonist, Gabriel, was once a hardworking student and is now a lazy shut-in who skips school and couldn't care less about anything other than her MMO's. Raphiel, the 2nd angel, happens to be a very mischievious character who slyly portrays herself as the nice girl. And the last two demons are Vignette: a very mature demon, and Satania: a demon who tries too hard to be evil but fails miserably.
If you enjoyed anime like New Game, K-ON, Love Live!, then you might enjoy this as it has cute girls doing cute things, BUT the main thing that differentiates them from Gabriel DropOut is that they have ambitions while GD does not, but instead offers only a cute comedy.
This anime is nothing new and original, but it does a good job with what it has. Overall, I would recommend to give this anime a shot! It'll be worth it, and you might even receive a new favorite character.
Starting of the year 2017, we have Gabriel DropOut! A slice of life and comedy series about the everyday lives of 4 cute girls [Heaven and Hell] living in human world after graduating from their respective 'schools'. There's a lot more SOL, CGDCT anime aired this season.
Gabriel DropOut to me is quite interesting to watch. The core is much formulated, it can play off anime cliché as they use many frills moments to as the comedy theme, not by throwing it unnecessarily. Of course, it has a pretty standard set up of Slice Of Life genre such as the school setting and bunch of girls
doing CGDCT. In addition, most of the plot points are prevailed every each next episode otherwise, continue where it left off. Making the anime series, to be linear or in par with the manga I've started reading before this series is even aired. A plus of it, would be the comedic scenes by the characters in the series.
Animation wise, handled by Doga Kobo which their animations are nicely done and the use of manga iconography is there to express the characters emotions. Most of their background areas and the city scenes are the Doga Kobo standards, which I've seen already a lot in which Doga Kobo produced such as Himouto Umaru Chan. Nevertheless, I still enjoy the series from Doga Kobo.
The OP song by far is the best song for Winter 2017 in my perspective, due to it's vocals mixing both the angelic voice and heavy rock voice together which makes a fantastic OP song to hear, I've would even repeat this song every time. Most of the OST songs are very decent and has a very quite familiar tone to that Umaru Chan, in which most of the staffs who produced this Anime is from Umaru chan. Most of the seiyuus are pretty new, well we do have Hanazawa Kana who voiced Raphi. However, all the seiyuus are doing fantastically well in their debuts.
I'll talk more about the characters once I've released the full review. However, SATANIA-CHAN IS THE BEST GIRL FTW!
After the first four episodes were aired, I really enjoyed watching Gabriel DropOut not only due to having the same staff from Umaru Chan, but the comedies and the gags that this series had produced that made everyone laugh and making the series more enjoyable then ever.
Nevertheless, enjoy watching Gabriel DropOut! I definitely would recommend this anime to those who are slice of life/CGDCT lovers out there.
I'm sure lots of people really like the CGDCT ( Cute girls doing cute things ) Genre, i personally really love it as it's always there to make you smile and get a Cuteness overload, it's a very great sub-genre, i thought i could give my opinion on a currently airing Anime that can be classified as one, it's called 'Gabriel dropout' this show is simply CGDCT but with angels and demons, That doesn't make it any less cute though.this is my impressions/review on the first 5 episodes of the show.
Story: 7/10,The story is pretty unique itself, a top-class angel Graduates and goes to earth
to complete her life but ends up discovering the internet,playing games,buying things online and transforming into a lazy Slob.
Characters : 8/10, so far not many characters were introduced but all of them are unique in a way and very fun to watch those being
Satania ,a demon who tries to be demonic but fails horribly
Vignette, a demon who is too much of an angel
gabriel, an angel that is not very angel-like.
Raphiel, an angel that is a manipulator ( voiced by kana hanazawa=instant favorite )
the characters could use more depth/backstory ( we already got some for how Vignette and gab are friends but we could use more )
Art : 8/10,the art is done by the same studios as Umaru-chan and yuru yuri, so it's Really great in my opinion,but nothing fantastic.
Sound : 8/10,the soundtracks so far are nothing special,but the voice acting especially raphiel and satania Are very very well done, the openings and endings also give me a Chuunibyou feel and they're Very catchy.
Enjoyment : 9/10,as with every Moe anime done right,this show is very enjoyable and cute to watch, Kana hanazawa being one of my favorite VA's voicing one of my favorite characters in the show and overall everything being so Good and well done, i Highly enjoy this show, but that depends on what you like and dislike, if you're into cute things then go ahead and watch this,it also has a Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai! feel to it,especially the op and ed.
Gabriel Dropout is a disappointment. A show with a semi-unique premise sounding incredibly fun and interesting, have the ability to put whatever they want in it due to the nature of the show. They do somewhat absorb this, creating unique premises that would not have places in other shows such as a godlike shopping channel which does lead to a few laughs [You’ll get this joke if you have watched it.]
The premise falls apart when it comes to the story, basically having no overall arch, providing no stability to a somewhat disjointed show. This mixed with incredibly basic characters that feel thrown in just for
comedic effect lead to incredibly unfunny and sometimes even cringe worthy scenes.
The art is traditional Kobo style with everyone looking quite basic to relive on them actually putting any work in, however the backgrounds do blend nicely with the characters. The music somewhat saves the anime with this show joining in the trend this season of extremely good songs. OP and ED are both great, upbeat songs that go perfectly with the show hyping you up for disappointment.
A good show with a bizarre premise that semi-wastes it. I feel under different direction, it could have been competent and far better however it descends into unfunny jokes, and forced dialogue turning a pretty decent comedy into a mediocre show.
I really enjoy Gabriel Dropout so far, so I decided to make a video review which sums up my feelings on it. The dynamics of the characters mixing with the subtle comedy, the relatability of the main character Gabriel, and the amusing quirks of the other characters, it all really molds together into something else and altogether worth watching. Given I have only seen up to episode 7, there's still some things I have yet to see. But from what the anime has done so far, I expect nothing but high quality, fun episodes from 8 until the end. See my video review below for
a better understanding ^-^
A bunch of people recommended this, and it was.... sub-par.
The premise was super promising, but everything interesting happens behind the scenes in the first episode, and from that point foreward it is little more than a generic high school ""comedy"" (it's just.... not funny......) with some angel and demon jokes, which also aren't funny.
The art, character design, etc, are... okay! They're pleasing enough to look at, but in terms of story, characters, and writing, this show either A) fails horribly or B) has received the worst translation in the history of anime, and I'm inclined to believe it's the former.
understand liking this show if you don't give a fuck about quality and originality and prefer to go braindead for 20 minutes. However, this means that an objective criticism, so every category besides enjoyment, should be judged honestly. And the truth is it's hot garbage.
Watch the good version of this show, Maid Dragon, instead. It's actually funny and has interesting characters, unlike this generic moe shitfest.
Just to keep this review as brief, or maybe terse.
To be frank, the only appeal to this anime is the cuteness that it had in store for the moe watchers. Much like any other moe anime with high school setting and spending most of its time showing their daily lives of the characters of the show there, this anime is exactly that. It's not very different, well not different at all, from other typical show and all the archetypes and stereotype in other moe-ish or extremely moe anime. The comedy, much like in any moe anime, relies on cuteness, childishness, character's Ineptitude, misunderstanding, and partially
the contradiction of role of behavior for a character with a given status (they did it differently from other anime here, given how most anime would just use appearances, this anime use both appearances and status, given their origin being both a descendant of angels to demons).
As much as I like the moe shit, this show wasn't really that great for me, I like it abit, but most of the situation, conversation, and stuff happening in the anime, it bores me, well, not all of em.
But all the criticism of how atypical this anime is apart from its genre of moe comedy of girl's daily lives, some originality does take part in this anime. The anime has a very interesting premise, one that makes me decided to watch this anime tbh. It has a kind of story twists where this extremely successful, highly rank graduates, Gabriel, degraded into a corrupted angel, or rather, a fallen angel. This anime also has another twists of making cutely demonic entity, less demonic than the angel themselves. And pretty much they uses those elements to make the comedic skit far less humdrum. But really, this is just your typical anime of chill and watch some bright and cute anime after work, school, or some other shit idk. But i would rather prefer Kobayashi and Demi chan tbh. But hey, that's my thought on the anime. It's what makes us different :)
If an angel came down to earth to live like a human being, what would they act like. What kind of lifestyle will they pursue? Well in this anime. It can go in many directions. Ladies and Gentlemen one of my personal favourite comedies, Gabriel DropOut.
I will be reviewing the episodes as an anime-only watcher.
Meet Gabriel, the oh so perfect angel that will solve all the problems. By the first couple of minutes we get to see what type of person Gabriel is. She is clean, calm, kind hearted, and "perfect," She'll live a perfect and healthy life when she enters Earth. She
was able to do just that for a while...
Until...She runs out of mana...Thus begins the real story of Gabriel DropOut
Probably one of the strongest points in this whole entire series. For what seemed to be a perfect angel known as Gabriel, she decided to take a 90, no 180, no, 270 degree turn and completely changed herself. She is no longer Gabriel, but now..gabriel (with a lowercase G if u haven't noticed). She is lazy, she doesn't care, she uses shortcuts, she is flat, and she is a hard gamer. Therefore she is the "0 shits" character of this anime.
Vignette, probably the only character with common sense, and is not a complete well, dick? vagina? Let's just use mean fellah. Vignette keeps Gabriel in check, just remember, she is a demon. This demon is checking on the angel to make sure she doesn't do unnecessary acts to trouble her. Sounds just about right, right? Not right. A demon should not be the one watching her, more or less care about her actions. If anything, gabriel is the demon (since she does have a tainted halo) Vignette is more like an angel inside. When she tries to do evil acts, she does it in a way where it fails miserably, and makes it look damn adorable. Waifu Material? CHECK!
Satania...Oh..poor Satania. Someone pls give her a hug. She will be the "Punching Bag" of this series. Satania is there for comic relief. She tries oh so hard to be evil, but it's too funny how stupid she tries. She's the character who you'll feel sorry for, but not sorry for, Because the amount of times people beat her, is to the point where you want to give her a nice hug. However I've got to be honest though, Satania has it where it counts. She has that bod. The only one that can compare is...
Raphiel. Raph is probably HanaKana's most evil character this season. Even though she only has 3 roles this season (Continuing 3-gatsu, and Rewrite) Raphiel, well, Is a scummy character. Not the bad kind of scum, but the scum that'll make you love her even more. She is a completely sadistic but majestic character. She probably beats Satania in terms of body structure by a TAD bit. Raphiel is the true demon of the series. She will do everything in her power to make sure you suffer a horrible death. To make your life miserable. She can do it, with words... But you know who can make Satania suffer even more?
Dog. Dog is probably the best character in the show, his schemes are like no other. No one can match him, not even Raphiel. I dared to say that. The Dog and Satania have something, they share a certain bound. The master, and the slave, and I'm sure you can guess which one is which.
Let's take a moment to appreciate yet another beautiful art style anime by Doga Kobo themselves. The character designs to the colour schemes, to the backgrounds, to the animation, to the attention in detail. It's got everything I wanted. It's a very colourful series that will give your eyes a nice rape.
The voice acting, oh the voice acting. I need to meet them. They portray the emotion and personality of the character they play so well. Along with the OP and ED. With both of them being super catchy and something I would never skip. The way the music is done and the BGM during some of the scenes, that's what makes this anime so beautiful. Especially the sound effects gaw damn.
Maybe this type of comedy series isn't for you, and that's ok. Everyone has a preferred way of what type of comedy sparks their trigger. It can be dark humour, crazy humour, whatever. But for me, the amount of times I've laughed and enjoyed Gabriel Dropout is beyond my own comprehension. To the characters, to the Music, to the Conversations, to the plot itself. This probably almost ties with Demi-chan for full enjoyment.
I've noticed that I've put a lot of 9's in my reviews. Since they're so close at bringing in my full satisfaction, but just isn't quite there. This anime does seem to focus on four girls, which I'm totally fine with. But this anime is for sure recommended for anyone who wants to:
2. See someone bullied (in a comedic way of course)
3. See some hot bods.
4. Sit back and relax.
Although sitting back and relaxing might be hard. Considering it had me rolling on the floor most of the time.
BUT PLEASE tell me I wasn't the only one who really felt sorry for Satania when she got fukked by the door.
At this current moment and time though. This is probably now my favourite comedy series, not just for this season. But favourite comedy series, ever.
Gabriel DropOut was successful in making me pee myself each episode.
Each episode was hilarious
Each episode are full of great memories.
Each episode takes your heart.
And if you don't think this series is funny, then I don't know what comedy is anymore.
this is my first review and my native language isnt english so forgive me if so any mistakes about my review
this is my review for first 8 episodes, here it is
The main story tells a beautiful and intelligent angel who got a perfect grade on her (heaven's) academy and continue her life in the earth and caused one accident she became a shut-in person. actually stories took my attention and considered watching it. the first 2 episode is rather interesting to watch but for the next episodes, the show is set to be boring.
For art and animation there is not problem since doga
kobo handle it
for opening and ending itself sung by 4 seiyuu's character And I do not get any problem about that. The issue at here is there is not the sfx and background music and cause the show used to be lame (I did not even show my teeth at all). this is slightly different when it compared with other slice of life like Kobayashi-san that being aired now.
The characters are mediocre:
Gabriel - the angel who admitted herself as fallen angel and scum
Vignette - Gabriel's friend, kind hearted devil, and doesnt know how act as a devil
Satania - HIMEDERE or KAMIDERE ??
Raphiel - Angel Who does not have a heart like Angel
For the character itself i like satanichia, Because she didnt out of her character at all since the first episode not like the other characters that sometimes out of their character
OVERALL 6 - Enjoyment 7
I at least still get a cute impression of it besides of the unfunny show
We don't really see this kind of story often, speaking as Gabriel being a pretty kind and beautiful angel while in Heaven but once as a "Human" she turns tables, obviously the "hikikomori" topic is very generic, but nonetheless, it's nice seeing something like this. From this you probably got that i like the story, but just that, nothing more(At least for now). One the positive side, i love how they interpret the sarcastic jokes, the fan-service and how they "censor" it, obviously the jokes are forced into the show and sometimes they are just boring.
It's not a
thing from the other world, Character Design is generic in any way you look at it, Althought the animation is still top notch, it has some pretty nice and smooth parts and most of the time the quality of the drawing feels awesome. I like moe drawing style and this is no exception.
Can't really talk of the Voice Acting as this is pretty nice and emotional, like any other anime.
For Soundtrack/Insert Music, as expected for something with the Comedy tag, it fits right where it should, sometimes it makes things even funnier(?).
This is the point where this show is lacking.
First of all, what happened to the girl that showed up in episode 5? Everyone seems to have forget about Tapris. The show has 2 episodes left and you showed her in 1 episode with any character development? Then why add her? Anyways. For character development and such, their personalities are the same as every other comedy anime, nothing new, nothing special, we don't really see any development from any of the characters as just for Gab and Vigne(Didn't add the other 2 as they do pretty much the same all the time with no progression)
Show is meh/ok, the show is enjoyable when you have some spare time or so.
I will continue this show to the end, and will see if my opinion changes (Most likely it wont).
Please forgive me for any incorrect sentence or word i wrote. See you in another one