First Squad: The Moment of Truth

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Alternative Titles

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: 5.941 (scored by 2054020,540 users)
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Ranked: #97332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3542
Members: 41,212
Favorites: 56

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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









Tanaka, Eiko
Ashino, Yoshiharu
Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Yuuichi
Key Animation
David, Alex Von
ADR Director


Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
"Valor" by DJ Krush

Ending Theme

"Blade Wind" by DJ Krush


Jan 31, 2019
Every now and again, there is an anime project done in conjunction with a country outside of Japan. With First Squad, the project was done in conjunction with Japanese animation studio Studio 4C and a Russian company Molot Entertainment. Molot Entertainment doesn’t seem to have done much else besides First Squad besides another animated film called Ivan about a post-apocalyptic world filled with magical creatures such as dragons From what I can find, the company seems to be focused on helping promote independent projects.

First Squad itself seems to have an interesting history by itself. Starting out as a music video in 2005 by both Studio ...
Aug 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is the very first anime that I have ever watched, that was based of the events of world war two, and I have to admit, out of all the gory and dark anime that I have seen before beyond this point, that I have to say I am most definitely quite surprised that anime creators could have came up with something such as this. This was bother schocking and honestly, if you ask me I didn't think it was that great after all, but it's the basically the last frontier with mechanics. In time there will no longer be a need for them as ...
Feb 23, 2021
As a weeb of Russian descent I would've loved nothing more then to have put this anime in my top ten list and rub it into the face of every weeb I'll meet. But sadly, I can't do that.

On one hand Studio 4C did an incredible job with animation and sound design and honestly saved this movie from being a complete disaster. Where First Squad falls short is story wise.

If this wasn't a movie I feel like First Squad would've had a chance to be pretty good. The story utilizes a lot of strong story elements that in themselves can carry any story but ...

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Poll: First Squad: The Moment of Truth Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
georgi - Oct 4, 2009
99 repliesby Hound-of-MAL »»
Sep 2, 2022 5:13 AM
Japanese or Russian?
Deago - Oct 20, 2015
1 repliesby Deago »»
Oct 21, 2015 4:58 AM
The live-action footage
Fronzel - Dec 4, 2011
2 repliesby Fronzel »»
May 4, 2013 9:43 PM
Is there any review from people who have seen it ?
dtitov - May 25, 2009
15 repliesby RaymanM »»
Dec 26, 2009 4:19 AM
Release Date?
ShadowBlazer3000 - Oct 14, 2008
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Sep 29, 2009 5:03 AM