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First Squad: The Moment of Truth

First Squad: The Moment of Truth

Alternative Titles

English: First Squad: The Moment of Truth
Synonyms: Pervyi Otryad, Первый Отряд
Japanese: ファーストスクワッド

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 13, 2009
Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.241 (scored by 10043 users)
Ranked: #55552
Popularity: #1327
Members: 16,605
Favorites: 25
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Synopsis

First Squad is set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast are a group of Soviet teenagers with extraordinary abilities; the teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise from the dead a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th-century Order of the Sacred Cross and enlist them in the Nazi cause.

(Source: ANN)

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Other: First Squad

Characters & Voice Actors

Ruslanova, Nadya
Ruslanova, Nadya
Main
Morris, Cassandra Lee
English
Morris, Cassandra Lee
Leo
Leo
Supporting
 
Zina
Zina
Supporting
Keranen, Carolyn
English
Keranen, Carolyn
Valya
Valya
Supporting
Papenbrook, Bryce
English
Papenbrook, Bryce
Smallberries Jr., Dick
English
Smallberries Jr., Dick

Staff

Tanaka, Eiko
Producer
Ashino, Yoshiharu
Director
Takahashi, Yuuichi
Key Animation
Kanno, Toshiyuki
Key Animation



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Jul 17, 2010
moozooh
A non-spoiler review from a native Russian.

Ok, there are many reasons this is not a good movie, and I believe the fact that it is a WW2-inspired fantasy flick isn't one of them. It's the fact that it attempts to do things well, takes itself seriously (look at the official site), announces that loudly… and fails at executing nearly every single one of them.

Perhaps the most dreadful offender is the documentary shots that *interrupt* the brief moments of action that actually happens on the screen. They attempt to explain some of the surreal and nonsensical things, but do a piss-poor job at doing so. The read more
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Mar 17, 2010
Ranivus
I'll admit, I was sort of excited when I found this when I was randomly searching for some good Original Anime Music Videos. Russian rap and Studio 4°C (S4C) animating the video was perfect mix. But as an avid music video watcher in my hey day (when MTV actually showed music videos), one should know that you don't ever take a music video literally or you will lose the game.

Enter, First Squad: The Moment of Truth. I have seen many of S4C's animated shorts recently and have been a fan of most of their work. So to find a full length movie by read more
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Recommendations

Enjoy sword fights, good animation and the supernatural? Darker than Black and First Squad feature a group of characters trying to correct their own realities and defend them from evil.
Battling against the supernatural evil, the protagonists of both series try to fight using their natural psychic abilities to win.

Opening Theme

"Valor" by DJ Krush

Ending Theme

"Blade Wind" by DJ Krush

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Poll: First Squad: The Moment of Truth Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
georgi
92 replies by tofei »»
06-29-13, 11:23 PM
The live-action footage
Fronzel
2 replies by Fronzel »»
05-04-13, 9:43 PM

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