Learn Japanese with Anime: “Gabriel DropOut” (Intermediate Level)


Webmaster Review

71% Excellent

Well, this is a challenging animation. It is a comedy featuring angels and demons. The characters are distinctive, and each episode provides us with enough laughter. The stable drawing also brings out the cuteness of the characters. My recommendation is Raphiel. In addition, both the OP and ED songs match the work, and you will be fascinated by the light and catchy melody. It is a good animation with both laughter and cuteness. Recommended

  • Story/Worldview 70 %
  • Character 70 %
  • Animation/Background 70 %
  • Songs/Sound 75 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 70 %
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0 %


1. Information

Title (Eng)Gabriel DropOut
Title (Jpn)ガヴリールドロップアウト
Aired Year2017



2. Synopsis

For centuries, Heaven has required its young angels to live and study among humans in order to become full-fledged angels. This is no different for top-of-her-class Gabriel White Tenma, who believes it is her mission to be a great angel who will bring happiness to mankind. However, Gabriel grows addicted to video games on Earth and eventually becomes a hikikomori. Proclaiming herself a “Faillen Angel,” she is apathetic to everything else—much to the annoyance of Vignette April Tsukinose, a demon whom Gabriel befriended in her angelic early days on Earth.

Vignette’s attempts to revert Gabriel back to her previous self are in vain, as Gabriel shoots down any attempt to change her precious lifestyle. As they spend their time on Earth, they meet two eccentric personalities: the angel Raphiel Ainsworth Shiraha, Gabriel’s classmate with a penchant for sadism, and the demon Satanichia McDowell Kurumizawa, a clumsy self-proclaimed future ruler of the Underworld.

Gabriel DropOut follows these four friends’ comedic lives as they utterly fail to understand what it truly means to be a demon or an angel.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/33731/Gabriel_DropOut



3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

The frequency of difficult words is 6.8, which is a little high, but each word is easy to find and the conversation is simple. However, as it is a comedy, various words come out and topics are often discussed, so you won’t be able to enjoy it unless you can understand the words. For this reason, I would like Japanese learners who are making progress in studying vocabulary in Intermediate to try this anime.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 6.9 terms/episode= 82 / 12
Difficulty Level12th grade= High School
Total Difficulty Score72.8 points= 6.9 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 




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