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Gabriel Dropout

Jan 10, 2017

To be blunt, I am a major fan of this anime. As this is only the sixth episode, my review will be more or less inaccurate, however I will base my judgement off the dedication towards the detail as well as the relativity towards the manga. My review MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS so please turn away now if you choose not to be spoiled. FOR NOW YOU ARE SAVED AS THERE IS ONLY 6 EPISODES I AM BASING THIS ON.

UPDATES WILL COME

STORY

Let's start this off with a short synopsis. This is about the young prodigy "Tenma Gabriel White" a talent filled angel sent to earth in order to understand the humans and become a full-fledged angel. Unfortunately, it all turns wrong when she is introduced to the entertainment of humans. Tenma turns into a carefree and lazy shut-in who barely attends the school she was assigned to. Her close "friend" Vigne a devil, unfortunately is the polar opposite; well natured and clean. Vigne becomes the care taker type of friend who looks after Tenma and tries to remind her of her old self. This creates the generic comedic duo that is sure to be loved. The viewer is taken abroad the story of their school life.

Baiscally, this is an interesting twist towards the comedy genre. The gags are somewhat generic, but is introduced in a way that is enjoyable and funny.

ANIMATION

The art fits the type of story that is in place and is very clean. The relation towards the art in the manga and the anime is fairly close, but may need a little more work. The movement is smooth and effects are effectively used whenever they are needed. The attention to detail is very prominent with the artist as they chose to draw in background characters and structures instead of blur them.

Here are some example scenes.

ANIME SCENES

THE OPENING

Opening

THE ENDING

SOUND

First this to say about this is, I LOVE THE OP. It's cutesy and cheerful, yet it still keeps to its comedic feel. The background music is placed perfectly where it should be used as well as sound effects. As for the voice acting, its perfect. It should be evident that the Seiyuu are skilled. As a matter of fact, all of the main voice actors voiced some of my favourite animes. In the second episode we are introduced to the ED. The ED may have finalized my decision in the overall score for sound. The ED is great and once again fits the theme of the anime. It is catchy and is very upbeat.

OPENING SONG

If you pay close attention to the OP, each characters personality shows in the song, which I find is very unique. Satanichia is always rearing for attention, Tsukinose tries to keep all three of them in check. Gabriel has totally given up and lost all care for humanity, and Raphiel enjoys toying with Satanichia. The begining of the OP is very interesting. It starts off with Gabriel being angelic like and then there is a drop into her current self. This can be easily interpreted as the relation to how Gabriel changed from a sweet mannered caring girl into a slobbish shut-in.

ENDING SONG

The ending is very similar, however there could be a deep meaning within it. Its the unison of the friends and their differing beliefs. The total collaboration of devils and angels.

CHARACTERS

To ensure this review is spoiler free for now, the characters have quite the back stories and it's very interesting. As for the anime, they follow the manga as if it's their bible. So, I would be surprised if it wasn't just as good.  Each character has their comedic parts as well have their persona. I can even name them now.

THE SHUT-IN - Tenma White, Gabriel : Once such a diligent and disciplined angel becomes the worst type of person; a NEET. More specifically she is a shut-in as she still does go to school. Well partially, half the time she tries to find a way out of school. Regardless, her everyday activities are gaming all day and sleeping only when she collapses. Her comedic appeal as the shut-in fits her well and brings in a new twist into this type of comedy.

THE NICE DEVIL - Tsukinose April, Vignette: The complete opposite of Tenma. What can be the worse thing a devil can do to be bad at doing their job. Well, that is being nice. Tsukinose is basically the caretaker for Tenma as well as her closest friend. She does her homework and is very cleanly; as evident within the first episode. Especially, she has no hatred towards the humans. Clearly a failure of a devil and close enough to pass as an angel.

THE IDIOT - Kurumizawa McDowell, Satanichia: Now whats worse then a devil who can't be bad? It's a devil who sucks at being bad, up to the point where all their intentions are not even considered of devil quality. Who is this other than Satanichia, the wannabe satan who is soo stupid she fails to win even against a dog.

THE BEAUTIFUL SADIST - Shiraha Ainsworth, Raphiel: How can we start to descirbe Raphiel. The best way is through 1 fully descriptive phrase;a pure, devil incarnated, evil, SADIST. Her target? Is the oblivious and idiotic Satanichia. Raphiel lives on the agony that she can imbue upon Satanichia. These two characters form a different type of comedic duo similar to what you would see from SM.

9/10 story
9.5/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.6/10 overall

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