|Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed (1978)|
|Writers:||Toshiharu Ikeda, Takashi Ishii, and Ryuusaku Shinsui|
|Starring:||Tatsuma Higuchi, Kenji Kasai, Megu Kawashima, and Machiko Ohtani|
High School Co-Ed is a film that defines the broad spectrum of good and evil. Sometimes one person inhabits both qualities, but more often than not it becomes difficult to gather who is more villainous than another. Ultimately, if you go into the movie expecting to find any single winner within the entire story, then you are bound to find nothing but disappointment. The little sister within the story, Megu, is easily the most obvious representation of absolute good. Within the context of the story, she seems to be the least corrupted. However, as soon as the audience catches a glimpse of her and sees the protection afforded to her by her big brother, we know that she is going to be devastated at some point. Nami is a character who plays the middle ground. This is an interesting development, since the Nami character is normally our lead protagonist within the Angel Guts series, but in this film she is only a supporting character who holds a little less impact on the overall plot. She comes across as someone more familiar with the nastiness of the world surrounding her and she develops a rather apathetic feeling towards life as the movie progresses. Kawashima is the most complex of all the characters. His actions near the beginning of our story show him to be the embodiment of evil, but we soon find out that this character is just as human as his victims. He fears for his little sister and his past sins seem incapable of allowing him to find love on his own. He is a demented, but rather sad, character.