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Update: Premiere announced for Himoto! Umaru-chan team’s Gabriel Dropout anime

Kadokawa’s Dengeki Daioh magazine announced in July that mangaka Ukami’s lazy angel Gabriel Dropout will star in her own anime, reuniting the staff of summer 2015’s Himoto! Umaru-chan anime. That means Masahiko Ohta is back directing, with series composition by Takashi Aoshima, and character design by Katsuhiro Kumagai at studio Doga Kobo. Yesterday, the series’ official website updated us with the news that it will premiere in January 2017.

An advance screening of the first episode will be held at the Shinjuku Piccadilly theater in Tokyo on December 18th. The anime’s main voice cast, Miyu Tomita (Gabriel White Tenma), Saori Onishi (Vignette April Tsukinose), Naomi Ozora (Satanichia McDowell Kurumizawa), and Kana Hanazawa (Raphiel Ainsworth Shiraha) will be joining fans to enjoy the show’s official premiere.

In the comedy manga, Gabriel White starts off as a straight-A student at angel school. But embarking on her post-grad studies at a human school, where she’s charged with leading fellow students down the path of righteousness, she succumbs to the sin of sloth. Once she becomes engrossed with an online game, she loses all motivation to leave her apartment.

The ongoing manga launched in December 2013 in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Daioh g gag manga magazine. After first being serialised every other month, it became a monthly series in April 2014, and Kadokawa published the third compiled volume in May.

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