School in the Crosshairs ★★★★★

When an old all-powerful Venusian magician appears in your dreams and says he loves you, always make sure to import your Kendo-wielding high school sweetheart into the dream to fight back, or the old grey-head will cape over and jump you. It's teenage melodrama with DIY special effects, and Obayashi keeps it weird while still managing to tell a cautionary tale about the perils of devoting too much time on regimented discipline and study and not enough time on running around, goofing off, and being kids.