Mayumura Taku's juvenile novel Nerawareta Gakuen has been the subject of several film and television adaptations, but this 1981 film from director Obayashi Nobuhiko ('Hausu' 1977) remains the best-known incarnation.

Yakushimaru portrays Mitamura Yuka, a seemingly-nondescript junior high school student blessed with psychic powers. When a similarly gifted transfer student begins wielding their own power to rig the student council elections, Yuka and her friend seek to expose the truth. But the psychically rigged election masks a far more sinister conspiracy of demonic proportions, one that puts Yuka’s supernatural abilities to the ultimate test.