Every once in a while, I decide to step out of my comfort zone and try to watch something new. So ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ was just another one of the anime shows that I decided to watch because I wanted to go for something a little different. But when I say different, it’s quite ironic because ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ is actually full of your typical clichés of supernatural high-school comedies. Even then, despite the fact that it brings out pretty much everything that you expect out of it, it still is very entertaining and colorful. I would even recommend it to anyone who really enjoys watching comedy anime shows that have a decent storyline.
Speaking of the storyline, there isn’t much of a linear story or complex plot going on here. There are episodes that also have multiple small stories that together align with some commonalities to bring in a continuous flow to the overall plot. But what makes ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ completely stand out is its characters who entirely drive the story of the show through their hilarious antics. Even when you consider the personalities of these characters, they are very different from what you expect out of them. The main protagonist who is supposed to have strong angelic traits is actually quite lazy and laid. And even the self-proclaimed villain is just this harmless person whose demonic intentions are often overshadowed by her stupidity.
With a short runtime of only 12-episodes, the anime wisely introduces only a few characters and invests in the developments of the relationships between them. Now it’s obvious that the main motive of comedy anime would be to sell itself through its humor. But many shows fail to do so because of their lack of context and also their negligence towards having a proper build up that leads to a funny situation. ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ manages to this really well and really brings life to its humor by putting a lot of emphasis on the development of its characters.
Overall, pretty much everyone should give ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ a shot because of its portrayal of comedy with a very relevant form of storytelling. This not only brings in a lot more structure to the show but also makes the jokes funnier because they have a lot more context to them. All this combined with Doga Kobo Studio’s clean moe-art style makes it one of the best anime shows in the genre. So the next time you’re in the mood for some lighthearted humor that can give you a good laugh, ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ should definitely be your first option.
Gabriel Drop Out Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Gabriel Drop Out’ season 1 premiered on January 9, 2017 and ended its run on March 27, 2017, featuring a total of 12 episodes. The first season of the show covers four volumes of the manga. Currently, only six volumes of the source material have been published. Which means that the creators of the anime will need at least two more volumes for a whole new season.
Now initially when the anime was released, it seemed like it was just being used a primary source for advertising the manga and also the other merchandise related to the show. So I’m pretty sure that the creators never really had the intentions of coming up with a new season. But considering the anime’s popularity in recent years, it seems very likely now that there will be another season only if the manga is able to produce more volumes. So as of now, it’s really hard to confirm anything unless something is officially announced from the studio’s end. Our best guess is that ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ season 2 release date could fall sometime in 2021. Till then, let’s just hope that we will hear something about it real soon.
Gabriel Drop Out English Dub:
The subtitled version of ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ is very disappointing and I would not recommend it to anyone. But surprisingly, the English Dub of the anime is really good comparatively and is available on Netflix and Crunchyroll.
Gabriel Drop Out Plot:
The gates of heaven open up once every year as it sends down its angels to study amongst humans. This allows these young angels to get a better understanding of the world they live in and thus, it makes them full-fledged angels. Gabriel White Tenma is one such angel who remains on the top of her class and is determined to become a great angel who can later work towards the betterment of mankind. But somewhere along the line, she gets really distracted and finds a new found love towards video games. Before she knows it, she starts spending almost all of her time on these and completely ignores everything else in her life. Gabriel is now officially a “fallen angel” who finds it really hard to get back to her old life.
This really infuriates her old demon friend, Vignette April Tsukinose, who tries really hard to revert her back to her normal self but fails every single time. As they spend more and more time on Earth, their path crosses with other weird humans and angels who have their own set of problems that lead to hilarious situations. ‘Gabriel Drop Out’ follows the life of mainly four main characters who struggle to figure out the true meaning of their lives and also find it hard to live up to what is expected out of them as angels and demons.
Gabriel Drop Out Character:
Gabriel Tenma White
Gabriel is the main protagonist of the show who is also known as “Gab”. She was once a very accomplished young angel and was also always on top of her class. But now after her newfound addiction towards gaming, she has lost all sense of purpose and is more of a “fallen angel” who really needs to get her life together. She has long blond wavy hair with a shade of pink on it and she has beautiful baby blue eyes. Due to her childish appearance, many characters find her really cute and also claim that she looks like a doll. She also has a very cheerful and friendly personality and pretty much everyone who knows her, admires her. But when she starts to isolate herself because of her bad gaming habits, she soon starts to become really sullen and shy. Her close friends notice this change in her and try to help her out but no amount of help seems to enough to snap her out of this.
Vignette Tsukinose April
Vignette is one of the main protagonists of the show who is a very responsible demon girl and is completely the opposite of Gabriel. Despite being a demon, she seems to possess no evil traits and in fact, she usually goes out of her way to help her friends, especially Gabriel. She spends most of her time doing laundry, cleaning, and cooking at Gabriel’s apartment so that she can somehow get her life back on track again. She really admires Gabriel and also finds her really cute. It is also hinted certain times that she might actually have a thing for her. Throughout the series, Vignette just keeps looking out for Gabriel and she does all of this very selflessly.
Satanichia Kurumizawa McDowell
Satanichia is another demon of the show who tries hard to live up to her evil demeanor but fails every single time and lands herself in some really embarrassing situations. Though she is somewhat of an antagonist, she never really proves to be a threat to any of the characters because she ends up screwing up all her evil plans every time she goes out to execute them. She takes extreme pride in who she is but when she lands in the human world, it’s this pride that later forces her to live a relentlessly lonely life with no friends at all.