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First Squad: The Moment of Truth

First Squad: The Moment of Truth

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 13, 2009
Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #57352
Popularity: #1385
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Ruslanova, Nadya
Ruslanova, Nadya
Morris, Cassandra Lee
Morris, Cassandra Lee
Morris, Joey
Morris, Joey
Keranen, Carrie
Keranen, Carrie
Papenbrook, Bryce
Papenbrook, Bryce


Tanaka, Eiko
Ashino, Yoshiharu
Nomura, Masanobu
Art Director
Hideaki, Ishi

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Jul 17, 2010
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
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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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 )
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06-29-13, 11:23 PM
The live-action footage
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05-04-13, 9:43 PM

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