When an angel graduates from angel school, she is tasked with the mission to live on Earth and study at a human school, to learn more about the people she’ll be protecting. Gabriel is a grade-A student and perfect in every way, and leaves Heaven as valedictorian of her class. But upon beginning life in the human world, she discovers online roleplay games and her reputation goes on a downward spiral. Other students at her school include fellow angel Raphiel, and the demons Satania and Vigne, and they’re left to handle Gabriel as her laziness threatens to get her into trouble.
So far this looks like a solid series. Nothing entirely special, but it has decent art, decent characters and a decent plot. The comedic side to this anime is the kind of light hearted humour found in Yuru Yuri, and it really doesn’t need much investment in the story to enjoy. The studio, Doga Kobo, has made a few series I’ve liked (the aforementioned Yuru Yuri, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Himouto! Umaru-chan and more recently, New Game!) so I have good expectations for the rest of the series even if it may not be to everyone’s taste. I’m liking the dynamics between the characters, particularly between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ guys… more specifically Gabriel and Vigne. They’ve subverted the stereotypes of angels, with Gabriel being more interested in healing virtual people than real ones and Raphiel enjoying making people uncomfortable. And they do the same with the demons, because Satania follows the rules to the letter and Vigne makes sure Gabriel does everything she’s supposed to.
The Devil is a Part Timer! – Biblical beings have to adjust to the human world, while keeping their true identities a secret.
Saint Young Men – Like The Devil is a Part Timer!, religious figures live life as regular people on Earth.
Himouto! Umaru-chan – Perfect reputations hide the protagonist’s true nature as a lazy, video game obsessed otaku.
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