Well, the title summarizes the episode pretty neatly.
(Spoilers in this review)
Thoughts on this Episode:
- Gabriel starts working a part-time job at a coffee shop called Coffee Angel. She’s as bad at an employee as you would expect. Surely the man can find better help than her.
- Raphiel and Vignette finally interact and go on a friend date. About time, I think, since they were in this awkward “friend-of-a-friend” stage. This little outing only confirms the show will continue to milk how demons like Vigne and Satanichia are less twisted than angels like Gabriel and Raphiel.
- That being said, it was nice hearing Hanazawa Kana (Raphiel’s seiyuu) make such a scream in the cafe.The artshift during the cream puff roulette was amusing, as well.
- Satanichia entering Coffee Angel as a customer is as hilarious as you’d expect it to be. The poor manager suffers greatly until Vigne shows up. The gag of angelic demons also continues as a result.
- As for the last bit where Gabriel leaves her apartment and heads over to Vignette’s because Gabriel’s AC stops working and she’s being bitten all over by mosquitoes… it was frustrating. Too much fanservice sprung up as Gabriel waltzed around with bare legs and all. Did they actually they were being clever when Gabriel claimed the censor bar was of divine origin and kept things family clever? Definitely a step back compared to last week.
- This was, theoretically, an episode centered around Gabriel, but she remains a dull main character in my eyes. Sure, her interactions with Vignette and Satanichia are great, but she doesn’t stand by herself.
- I find myself comparing Gabriel to Chitose (Girlish Number) since they’re both cute yet annoying people. However, Chitose actually had a goal of sorts underneath all the boasting and the inflated ego. Gabriel is just a flat MMO addict who acts like a jerk to everyone else. I can’t bring myself to care about her.
- If this show continues down the same vein of excessive fanservice and repeated usage of the same ol’ thematic gags (the “oh, angels are worse people than demons” premisis), I’ll be disappointed. Maybe I’m expecting too much from a SoL and I should just be enjoying the laughs as they come.