First Squad: The Moment of Truth

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Synonyms: Pervyi Otryad, Первый Отряд
Japanese: ファーストスクワッド
English: First Squad: The Moment of Truth
German: First Squad: Moment der Wahrheit
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 13, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.951 (scored by 2007820,078 users)
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Ranked: #90782
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Popularity: #3284
Members: 39,878
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As the Second World War rages on throughout Europe and the German forces advance closer to Moscow, the days of the Soviet Union seem numbered. Their only hope is the First Squad, a special unit operating within the Soviet intelligence service that consists of teenagers possessing supernatural abilities. However, the unit's sole surviving member Nadya Ruslanova suffers from memory loss and is unlikely to take part in any combat operation.

The next Moment of Truth—an event that happens once every 700 years, when the actions of a single man can change the entire course of history—is rapidly approaching the Eastern Front. In hopes of breaking the stalemate at the frontlines, a German occult organization called Ahnenerbe plans to summon Baron von Wolff, a medieval knight from the Northern Crusades, and his undead army from the underworld. To prevent this from happening, First Squad must gather once again, and it is up to Nadya to bring back her deceased friends to stop the Nazis from taking over the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ruslanova, Nadya




Baron von Wolff









Takahashi, Yuuichi
Key Animation
David, Alex Von
ADR Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Valor" by DJ Krush

Ending Theme

"Blade Wind" by DJ Krush

Jul 17, 2010
Ok, there are many reasons why this isn't a good movie, but it being a WW2-inspired fantasy flick isn't one of them. The problem is that it aspires to do things well, takes itself very seriously (have you seen the official site?), announces that boldly… and proceeds failing across the board. It's by all means a schlock feature masquerading as something it isn't.

I had suspected the movie wasn't going to be close to the teaser music video that preceded it—but the extent of difference was truly shocking. All of the titular First Squad members except the protagonist only appear in the movie for a few ...
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 ...
Oct 6, 2009
This is my first review, but I feel like it needs to be written because no other review has highlighted how much of a let down this movie is.

Story (3/10): The premise is not terribly deep and can be summed up quite quickly; basically the Nazi's want to summon this ghost to kill all of the Soviets, so the Soviets send this clairvoyant teenage girl fight the ghost. The premise isn't amazing, but the movie could have still been good despite that. Where the story really goes bad are during these documentary-esque live action scenes with 'war veterans' and 'historians' (who are not actually war ...

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Poll: First Squad: The Moment of Truth Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
georgi - Oct 4, 2009
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Sep 2, 2022 5:13 AM
Japanese or Russian?
Deago - Oct 20, 2015
1 replies by Deago »»
Oct 21, 2015 4:58 AM
The live-action footage
Fronzel - Dec 4, 2011
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May 4, 2013 9:43 PM
Is there any review from people who have seen it ?
dtitov - May 25, 2009
15 replies by RaymanM »»
Dec 26, 2009 4:19 AM
Release Date?
ShadowBlazer3000 - Oct 14, 2008
8 replies by Reisenfag »»
Sep 29, 2009 5:03 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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