★Writer: Richard K. Moe
“Upon passing a school in heaven, graduating angels are sent down to Earth, where they must learn about humans and guide them towards the correct path in order to become true angels. However, Gabriel White Tenma, the top angel in her class, becomes addicted to video games upon arriving on Earth and turns into a complete slob as a result. The story follows Gabriel, along with other angels and demons who have descended to Earth, as they attend high school”. (Wikipedia)
Behind The Anime:
★Original Creator – Ukami (Gabriel DropOut)
★Animation Studio – Doga Kobo (Sansha Sanyou, Himouto! Umaru-chan, New Game!)
★Director – Masahiko Ohta (Himouto! Umaru-chan, Yuruyuri, Minami-ke)
★Series Composition – Takashi Aoshima (Himouto! Umaru-chan, Love Lab, Yuriyuri)
★Character Design – Katsuhiro Kumagai (Gabriel DropOut)
- The cast becomes likable the further the show progresses.
- Along with becoming more likable, the cast also grows more cuter the longer you stay with them.
- Santania is the most hilarious and adorable character out of the cast because of her “sinister” and cry baby attitude.
- There are laugh out loud moments. (E.G. Whenever the owner of the coffee shop, Master, expresses his love for coffee or speaks. Or the time when Vignette tried to become more devilish like and started acting “bad”. We also can’t forget the moment when Raphiel shared an umbrella with Saintana and Saintana was acting very paranoid.)
- The holy and demonic puns and jokes can cause a chuckle or laugh from time to time.
- The characters do some subtle things that feel authentic. (E.G. There is a moment where Vignette is putting medicine on Gabriel’s back and Gabriel moves her hair to the side so her back could be exposed. There’s another moment when the girls went to the beach and played watermelon split. Gabriel was supposed to have the blind fold fully on but instead she had it only partially on so she could see where she was going. Or the time when Saintana was on the floor and trapped in a locker and said to Tapris “Scared speechless, I see?” because she was bewildered by Saintana’s predicament.)
- The show becomes more enjoyable after a couple of episodes in.
- Even with some bland situations, the show is still enjoyable to watch.
Directing, Animation, Illustrations, Character Designs, and Music
- There’s some interesting music cues. (E.G. When a character such as Santiana or the owner of the coffee shop expresses themselves some music starts up. Or whenever a stressful situation occurs the ominous music kicks in.)
- The mood of the show is very relaxing and comfortable.
- The smooth and fluid animation that Dogakoba is known for looks impressive.
- The goofy facial expressions that the characters make are welly drawn.
- Character designs are cute and adorable.
- The opening theme, “Gabriel Dropkick”, and the ending theme, “Hallelujah Essaim”, which are both by the main voice actresses perfectly match the show and are catchy moe thumping songs.
- You forget that the cast consists of angels and demons because of how unapparent it feels at times.
- Even as angels and demons, the characters aren’t the most original or interesting. (E.G. Gabriel is your typical lazy and rude character who doesn’t want to do anything. Raphiel is a friendly yet devious girl. Vignette is an average and simple nice girl.)
- There are many bland and uninteresting situations.
- Some of the comedic moments are overdone or not funny.
- The show is filled with cliche moments seen in moe anime.
- Dialogue exchanges can be simple and dry.
- Gabriel and the cast are very careless when it comes to speaking about their angel or demon work amongst the humans.
- There are predictable and disappointing outcomes.
- There isn’t enough of a connection between the characters.
- The last episode ends a problem in the most easiest and lamest way possible.
- The conclusion of the show isn’t the worst but it isn’t memorable or good.
Illustration and Animation
- Character illustrations slip up from time to time.
- The animation grows stiff in the further episodes.
- And even the first episode is has some stiff animations.
Even With Some Problems, My Prayers For Angels and Demons Turning Into Adorable Moe School Girls Have Been Fulfilled!
(Reference Source for “Behind The Anime” – Anime News Network)