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Gabriel DropOut
Gabriel Dropout Volume 1 Cover.jpg
The cover of the first volume featuring Gabriel White Tenma.
ガヴリールドロップアウト
(Gavurīru Doroppuauto)
Genre Comedy, Supernatural[1]
Manga
Written by Ukami
Published by ASCII Media Works
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Dengeki Daioh G
Original run December 27, 2013 – present
Volumes 6 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Masahiko Ohta
Produced by Shinpei Yamashita
Kazuya Chiba
Noritomo Isogai
Toyokazu Chūtō
Keisuke Arai
Mitsuhiro Ogata
Written by Takashi Aoshima
Music by Yasuhiro Misawa
Studio Doga Kobo
Licensed by
Original network AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, BS11, KBS, GBS, MTV, SBS
English network
Original run January 9, 2017 March 27, 2017
Episodes 12 + 2 OVA[4] (List of episodes)
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Gabriel DropOut (Japanese: ガヴリールドロップアウト, Hepburn: Gavurīru Doroppuauto) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ukami. The series began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Daioh G magazine in December 2013 and is licensed in English by Yen Press. An anime television adaptation by Doga Kobo aired in Japan between January and March 2017.

Plot[edit]

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.

Characters[edit]

Gabriel White Tenma (天真・ガヴリール・ホワイト, Tenma Gavurīru Howaito) / Gab (ガヴ, Gavu)
Voiced by: Miyu Tomita[5]
An angel who was the top of her class but turned into a slob after becoming addicted to video games. She is often lazy and unmotivated and has ignored or lashed out against anyone trying to order or boss her around. She also despises Satania and has physically attacked her multiple times, sometimes without any provocation.
Vignette April Tsukinose (月乃瀬・ヴィネット・エイプリル, Tsukinose Vinetto Eipuriru) / Vigne (ヴィーネ, Vīne)
Voiced by: Saori Ōnishi[5]
The complete opposite of Gabriel, she is very responsible and often looks after Gabriel, contrary to her actual role as a demon. The only exception where Vignette acts manipulative or threatening is to do things she enjoys; like celebrating Christmas (despite being a demon) and forcing Gabriel into a cute cat costume.
Satanichia McDowell Kurumizawa (胡桃沢・サタニキア・マクドウェル, Kurumizawa Satanikia Makudoweru) / Satania (サターニャ, Satānya)
Voiced by: Naomi Ōzora[5]
An egotistical, childish and bratty demon who often thinks of weird or immature ways to cause mischief, which usually end in failure. She has no sense of taste and is often pestered by Raphiel and stray dogs; the latter which constantly steals her beloved melon bread. She is frequently bullied or humiliated by her 'friends' and is easily tricked due to her incompetence.
Raphiel Ainsworth Shiraha (白羽・ラフィエル・エインズワース, Shiraha Rafieru Einzuwāsu) / Raphi (ラフィ, Rafi)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[5]
The second ranked angel in Gabriel's class, who (despite normally having a constant angelic smile) has since become a sadistic stalker who takes delight in teasing and manipulating Satania. She is afraid of frogs.
Tapris Sugarbell Chisaki (千咲・タプリス・シュガーベル, Chisaki Tapurisu Shugāberu) / Tap (タプ, Tapu)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[6]
An underclassman angel who admired Gabriel in angel school and presumes Satanichia was the one responsible for turning her into a slob. She also knows of Vignette and calls her senpai (senior) for her kindness, but knowing she is a demon, distrusts her.
Machiko (まち子)
Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami[6]
The class president of Gabriel's class, who is unaware that Gabriel is an angel and often finds her actions bewildering.
Master (マスター, Masutā)
Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu[6]
The owner of a coffee shop where Gabriel works part time. He is often bewildered by Gabriel's behavior, but assumes it is just because she is a foreigner.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Ukami began serializing the manga series in ASCII Media Works's shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh G on December 27, 2013, where it was published every other month.[7][1] Starting on April 28, 2014, the series switched to monthly publication.[8][1] It has been published in 5 compiled volumes as of September 27, 2017. The series has been licensed in English by Yen Press.[9]

Volume list[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 December 20, 2014[10] 9784048690614 October 31, 2017[11] 9780316561280
2 November 27, 2015[12] 9784048690614 January 30, 2018[13] 9784048654913
3 May 27, 2016[14] 9784048659277 April 24, 2018[15] 9780316561327
4 January 10, 2017[16] 9784048925655 Expected:July 17, 2018[17] 9781975326562
5 September 27, 2017[18] 9784048933735 Expected:October 30, 2018[19] 9781975382438
6 May 25, 2018[20] 9784048938433 Unannounced N/A

Anime[edit]

An anime television adaptation of the series was announced in the Dengeki Daioh magazine's September 2016 issue on July 27, 2016.[1] The anime is produced by Doga Kobo and directed by Masahiko Ohta, with Takashi Aoshima handling series composition and Katsuhiro Kumagai designing the characters.[21][22] The series aired in Japan between January 9, 2017 and March 27, 2017 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[23] The first episode had an advance screening on December 18, 2016 at the Shinjuku Piccadilly theatre in Tokyo.[24] The opening and ending themes respectively are "Gabriel Dropkick" (ガヴリールドロップキック, Gavurīru Doroppukikku) and "Hallelujah Essaim" (ハレルヤ☆エッサイム, Hareruya Essaimu), both performed by Miyu Tomita, Saori Ōnishi, Naomi Ōzora, and Kana Hanazawa. The ending theme for episode 7 is "Gabriel no Kazoeuta" (ガヴリールの数え歌, The Gabriel Counting Song) performed by Ōnishi. The anime ran for 12 episodes and released across three four episode BD/DVD volumes.[4] Two original video animation episodes were released with the first and third BD/DVD volumes released on March 24, 2017 and May 24, 2017 respectively.[25]

Episode list[edit]

No. Official English title[a]
Original Japanese title[26]
Original air date
1 "The Day I Knew I Could Never Go Back"
"Mō Modorenai to Shitta Ano Hi" (もう戻れないと知ったあの日) 
January 9, 2017
Graduating from Angel School at the top of her class, an angel named Gabriel White Tenma is sent down to the human world to live as a human and guide people towards happiness. Upon discovering the world of video games, however, Gabriel quickly becomes addicted and devolves into a worthless slob. This proves to be an annoyance for her neighbor, a demon named Vignette April Tsukinose. Meanwhile, another demon named Satanichia Kurumizawa McDowell tries to do demonic deeds, only to discover the acts of indecency by Gabriel outweigh her own. Later, Vignette gets Gabriel to clean up her room, bringing to light that she herself doesn't act very demonic, and soon comes up against a cockroach. Elsewhere, another angel named Raphiel Ainsworth Shiraha takes an interest in teasing Satanachia as she comes up against a stray dog. 
2 "The Angel, the Demon, and the Class President"
"Tenshi to Akuma to Iinchō" (天使と悪魔と委員長) 
January 16, 2017
Gabriel, Vignette, and Satanichia go to the cafeteria for the first time to try some udon, where Satanichia's taste-deafness comes to light. Later, class 1-B's class president, Machiko, becomes bewildered when she overhears Gabriel and confuses her report to heaven for a careers survey. Later, Vignette tries to deal with Gabriel and Satanichia as they end up diverting from the planned recipe during cookery class. Afterwards, Raphiel becomes Satanichia's apprentice, sneakily manipulating her into following her orders instead. 
3 "Friends, Work, and the Summer of Bugs"
"Tomo to Kinrō to Mushisasare no Natsu no Hi" (友と勤労と虫刺されの夏の日) 
January 23, 2017
Wanting to earn more money for her games, Gabriel takes up a part-time job at the Coffee Angel coffee shop, her crass attitude proving bewildering for the shop's master. Meanwhile, Vignette spends some time with Raphiel to try and learn more about her. Later, Satanichia shows up at Coffee Angel, much to Gabriel's chagrin. On a sunny day, Gabriel becomes bothered by her broken air conditioner and a bunch of mosquitoes and spends the rest of the day at Vignette's place. 
4 "Summer Vacation, Ho!"
"Iza Natsuyasumi" (いざ夏休み) 
January 30, 2017
The girls make plans to take a trip to the beach for summer vacation, much to Gabriel's dismay. Despite having no experience with human beaches, the others attempt to teach Gabriel the fun of playing at the beach. Later, as the girls get together to finish their summer homework, Vignette tells the others about how she came to meet Gabriel prior to her transition into a slob. 
5 "The Angel Whose Illusions Were Shattered Like Hell"
"Sono Gensō o Kowasare Makutta Tenshi" (その幻想を壊されまくった天使) 
February 6, 2017
Tapris Sugarbell Chisaki, a middle school angel who strongly admired Gabriel, is shocked to see how much of a slob she has become. As Tapris believes this to be the work of a demon, Raphiel, looking for some amusement, decides to set her up against Satanichia, who smugly takes credit for Gabriel's downfall. After losing a game of Old Maid to Satanichia, Tapris finds comfort in Vignette's kindness, only to become distant when she learns that she is a demon. Afterwards, Tapris spends the night at Gabriel's apartment where she witnesses her slobbiness firsthand, but still gets a small glimmer of hope. 
6 "Satania's Counterattack"
"Satānya no Gyakushū" (サターニャの逆襲) 
February 13, 2017
Wanting to get revenge on Gabriel, Satanichia buys a revolver from the Hell Shopping Network that causes whoever it shoots to wind up in a laughing fit. After this plan ends up in failure, Satanichia faces Gabriel in a game of shogi, only to once again lose due to Gabriel playing by her own rules. Later, the class president winds up as Satanichia's sketching partner in art class, having to resort to riduculous demands to try keep her motivated. On Halloween, the girls go trick-or-treating at Gabriel's apartment, where Vignette attempts to get Gabriel to wear one of her costumes. 
7 "Vigne's Demonic Life"
"Vīne no Akuma-teki na Hibi" (ヴィーネの悪魔的な日々) 
February 20, 2017
With her allowance from Hell decreasing due to not acting like a demon, Vignette asks the coffee shop master for advice on how to perform bad deeds. Later, Vignette struggles to get some sleep when she catches a cold, after which Gabriel pays her a visit. 
8 "Fall School Life"
"Aki no Gakkō Seikatsu" (秋の学校生活) 
February 27, 2017
Raphiel finds herself with an overly tight bra when the class has to take a physical fitness exam, having to restrain her movements to keep it from breaking. However, she ends up putting her dignity on the line in order to keep Satanichia from winning every event. Later, Vignette and Satanichia take part in an interview exam, with the latter following some bad advice from a book Gabriel recommended to her. On another day, Gabriel sits in on Machiko's cooking club in order to get a free meal while Satanichia discovers one of Raphiel's weaknesses on the way home. 
9 "Christmas and New Year's Eve Surprise"
"Seiya to Misoka ni Nanka Kita" (聖夜と晦日になんか来た) 
March 6, 2017
Vignette tries to host a peaceful Christmas party without Satanichia realising the holiday's connections with the birth of Jesus Christ. Later on New Year's Eve, the girls make a visit to the shrine, where Gabriel gets drunk on amazake. Afterwards, as the girls make home visits to Heaven and Hell respectively, Gabriel attempts to sneak her entertainment devices past Heaven's security with little success. 
10 "The Angels and Demons Return Home"
"Tenshi to Akuma Furusato ni Kaeru" (天使と悪魔故郷に帰る) 
March 13, 2017
Upon returning home, Gabriel finds herself having to play various games with her younger sister, Haniel. Meanwhile, Vignette is shocked to find the baby monster she took in a year ago, Chappy, has grown to an enormous size, while Raphiel has to deal with her perverted butler, Mariel. Later, Gabriel and Raphiel are called in to report on their findings in the human world, with Gabriel using her experience with online games as a reference point, before deciding to help Satanichia sneak into Heaven to relieve their boredom. 
11 "Fun Forever After..."
"Tanoshī Hibi wa Itsumademo..." (楽しい日々はいつまでも……) 
March 20, 2017
Satanichia ends up rescuing the stray dog that keeps stealing her melon bread from being taken to the pound, only to realise her apartment doesn't allow pets. Having no money to move and unwilling to find another owner, Satanichia attempts to run away with the dog to find a new place to live. Luckily, Gabriel manages to convince the coffee shop master, who owns the apartment complex where Satanichia lives, to allow her to keep the dog at her place. Meanwhile, Tapris attempts to learn how to use a PC in order to help Gabriel finish her online games quicker, only to have to learn everything about computers from scratch. Later, Tapris joins the others for a takoyaki party before informing Gabriel that her older sister, Zelel, will be visiting. 
12 "Gabriel DropOut!"
"Gavurīru Doroppuauto!" (ガヴリールドロップアウト!) 
March 27, 2017
Fearing that Zelel might destroy the world if she discovers she has become a fallen angel, Gabriel attempts to appease her by acting like a model little sister. This plan fails, however, as Zelel was already aware of Gabriel's transgressions. After a week of severe punishment, Gabriel returns to school as the model angel she used to be before her game addiction. Finding that they prefer the slobbish Gabriel, the others try to convert her back, only to discover she was putting on an act in front of Zelel. When Zelel inevitably finds out about this ploy, she contemplates moving in with Gabriel in lieu of dragging her back to Heaven, only to get scared away by Satanichia's dog, allowing Gabriel to continue her slob life in peace. 
OVA 1 "A Steamy Special ~A Certain Demon's Plan to Defile an Angel's Pure Skin~"
"Yukemuri Ryojō-hen ~Tenshi no Kiyoraka na Hada ni Semaru Akuma no Wana~" (湯煙旅情編~天使の清らかな肌に迫る悪魔の罠~) 
March 24, 2017[25]
As the girls go on a trip to a hot spring inn, Satanichia seems determined to get Gabriel to get in the baths with her. After eventually managing to convince Gabriel to do so, Satanichia brings out a giant slime to attack her, only for it to ensare everyone else instead. 
OVA 2 "An Angel's Gift"
"Tenshi no Okurimono" (天使の贈り物) 
May 24, 2017[4]
The girls meet near-blind girl, who seems to recognise them as angels through her imperfect vision. As they each give the girl their support, they learn that she will be undergoing a risky operation which will either fix her eyesight or rob it completely. A few days later, the gang are shocked to discover the girl has been hit by a car, leaving her in critical condition. Wanting to save her, Gabriel goes against Heaven's rules and uses her angelic powers to save the girl and restore her eyesight. Managing to get away with light punishments for her actions, Gabriel is relieved to see the girl return to having a normal life. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2017 Anime Lineup". Crunchyroll. January 20, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
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  8. ^ コミック電撃だいおうじVOL.8. Dengeki Daioh G (in Japanese). April 23, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
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  23. ^ "Crunchyroll Adds "Gabriel DropOut" to Winter Anime Simulcasts". Crunchyroll. December 29, 2016. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  24. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (October 10, 2016). "TV Anime "Gabriel Dropout" Confirms January 2017 Premiere". Crunchyroll. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
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  26. ^ "STORY" (in Japanese). Retrieved March 30, 2017. 

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