Drop In for Gabriel Drop Out
The 2017 winter anime season saw the premier of school comedy Gabriel DropOut. While there are anime centered around cute girls airing every season, Gabriel DropOut is a standout among the crowd thanks to its well timed comedy. The cast consists of angels Gabriel Tenma White and Raphiel Shiraha Ainsworth. Joining them on earth are their devilish friends Vignette Tsukinose April and Satanichia Kurumizawa McDowell. The twist is that the angels lean more toward the lazy and cunning. While the devils are shown to be more sweet and innocent.
Perhaps the most entertaining of the bunch in this comedy anime is Satanichia. She is quite adamant on being the best devil possible. However, she falls short on her bad deeds frequently. For example, when she first encounters Gabriel at school, she notices Gabriel fails to throw her can of juice away properly in the trash. Satanichia then believes she can make Gabriel feel guilty by bringing the accident to her attention. Her reaction is unexpected as she proceeds to challenge Satanichia to a game of rock, papper, scissors. Gabriel easily wins and walks off to leave Satanichia to clean up. After feeling a sense of satisfaction from cleaning up, she humorously realizes it was not her mess to begin with.
While Satanichia’s misfortune is a recurring gag throughout the show, the other characters have their own highlights as well. There is Gabriel’s lackadaisical demeanor and obsessive gaming habits, Vignette’s angelic ways of playing the straight man, and Raphiel’s persistent borderline evil scheming. Should absolutely be on your list of anime to watch.