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First Squad: The Moment of Truth (2009)

 |  Animation, Action, Drama  |  2009 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Chebaturkina ...
Nadya (voice)
Michael Tikhonov ...
Leo (voice)
Damir Eldarov ...
Marat / Butcher (voice)
Ludmila Shuvalova ...
Zena (voice)
Irina Savina ...
Valya (voice)
Sergei Nabiyev ...
Baron Von Wolff (voice) (as Sergei Aisman)
Aleksandr Gruzdev ...
General Below (voice)
Rudolf Pankov ...
Monk (voice)
Nikita Prozorovsky ...
Obergruppenführer SS Linz / MC (voice)
Olga Golovanova ...
Twins / Nadya's Mother (voice)
Michael Beskorovainy ...
Hunchback (voice)
Artem Kipnis ...
Doctor (voice)
Vladimir Yakanin ...
Gennadi Titov
Igor Tomilov ...
Igor Domanov
Georgiy Martirosyan ...
Arkadi Yugan
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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. Written by ANN

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The film intercuts with interviews from real life Soviet World War II veterans. See more »

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Film credits show Ivan Prohorov playing Gennadi Sergeev, but it is the other way around: Actor Gennadi Sergeev is playing character Ivan. See more »

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References Alexander Nevsky (1938) See more »

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Enjoyable Bad
17 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

This anime has great visuals, and great fight scenes.The problem there are historians, or veterans interrupt the story.The female protagonist has a katana. In Russia they never used katana's, which are from Japan.This anime is poorly paced.Instead of putting the historians and the vets in. They should had put more effort in the story.Its enjoyable bad.Due the fact its impressive visual, and art style. I had to fast forward and skip the old guys blabbering Russian propaganda. You can skip them talking, but you will have to do it constantly. This movie tries to make you believe in a fictitious occult nonsense.This film is highly overrated. This movie could had been in movie theaters, and would had introduced a serious anime. All they had to do is remove the vets/historians from interfering.Its going to be annoying. This anime had potential.


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