Gabriel Dropout

Genre(s): Comedy, Slice of Life, School, Reverse Isekai

Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Occasional profanity, crude humor)

Platforms: Crunchyroll

Episodes: 12 (+2 OVA)

TheAwersome Rating: 7.6 / 10 (A good stupid-fun)

Premise: As part of her training, Gabriel must live on Earth among humans for a time in order to become a full-fledged Angel. As top of her class, Gabriel is determined to bring happiness to all mankind and become a force for good. However, after becoming addicted to video games, she becomes apathetic toward everything else – much to the annoyance of Vignette, a demon whom Gabriel befriended in her angelic early days on Earth. Follow them and their equally inept friends, the sadist angel Raphiel and the clumsy self-proclaimed heir of the underworld, Satania, as they navigate the Human world.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: This is just a good dumb laugh. Pretty run of the mill as far as character depth goes in a single-cour goofy-premised comedy but doesn’t disappoint in its goal: to make you laugh. All the characters are loveable in their own way, and the translators did a stellar job adding in a hefty scoop of appropriate Heaven/Hell-based puns.

I have to say this show did hit close to home for me in an interesting way, having served a religious mission for two years in Chile. Everything from having the jarring realization of how different things are from your training center to working in your specific area, to dealing with companions who have lost all desire and drive to fulfill their original purpose in coming and the subsequent attempts to get them excited for it again, were themes that I’d dealt with and made this that much more enjoyable.

TLDR: A good short, dumb, weeby comedy worth your time.

This is a good brainless one for when you don’t feel like investing in what you’re watching.

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