New approaches to the genre[ edit ] In the early s, the masculine figure in films became more sensitive, and some buddy films "contemplated a masculinity that required sensitive relations between men". Sergio Rigoletto writes, "Their statements of emotional proximity are In Great Guardians, she has finally came into terms with her feelings for Ryuubi who seems unaware , and often fantisizes about Ryuubi doing intimate things with her on numerous occasions. In Angel Tales, Rey loves Tsubasa. The interaction between two men also differs from the interaction between a man and a woman, which shapes a film's dynamics. The two are often different enough that one is aggravated by the other. Woo manages to deploy and politicize themes of homosociality with the possibility of contesting hegemonic masculinity that consolidates kinship and family. Through the events of the buddy film, they gain a stronger friendship and mutual respect. Kaku got her revenge when she caught Chinkyuu stealing the Gyokuji and got Chizen Rikaku to rape her. In Angel Tales, Shin loves Ayumi. She avenges Chinkyuu's death by trying to fight Hakufu at Toutaku's place, ending up committing murder suicide with Toutaku with a point-blank chi blast. She also sleeps with multiple guys and Chinkyuu on the girls side. Mitsuka often strips down to her lingerie during classes, makes her students read erotic stories,  openly asks about their sex lives  and flirts with them. Action films and biracial pairings[ edit ] The s was a popular decade for action films ,  and the genre that "blended masculinity, heroism, and patriotism into an idealized image" was hybridized with buddy films. The cast may be mainly female depending on the plot. By making both protagonists men, the central issue of the film becomes the growth and development of their friendship. Kira and Maya Kira and Maya are brothers but are implied to have deeper feelings for each other.