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First Squad: The Moment of Truth -- During WWII a group of Soviet teenage soldiers fight the invading German army and an SS Nazi officer who is attempting to raise a supernatural army of 12th-century crusaders.


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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Elena Chebaturkina ... Nadya (voice: Russian version)
Mikhail Tikhonov ... Leo (voice: Russian version) (as Michael Tikhonov)
Damir Eldarov ... Marat / Butcher (voice: Russian version)
Ludmila Shuvalova ... Zena (voice: Russian version)
Irina Savina ... Valya (voice: Russian version)
Sergei Nabiyev ... Baron Von Wolff (voice: Russian version) (as Sergei Aisman)
Aleksandr Gruzdev ... General Below (voice: Russian version)
Rudolf Pankov ... Monk (voice: Russian version)
Nikita Prozorovsky ... Obergruppenführer SS Linz / MC (voice: Russian version)
Olga Golovanova ... Twins / Nadya's Mother (voice: Russian version)
Michael Beskorovainy ... Hunchback (voice: Russian version)
Artem Kipnis ... Doctor (voice: Russian version)
Vladimir Yakanin ... Gennadi Titov
Igor Tomilov ... Igor Domanov
Georgiy Martirosyan ... Arkadi Yugan
Aleksandr Kirillov ... Vladimir Ptushko
Theodor Schuler ... Karl-Heinz Benz
Svetlana Borovik ... Galina Bartchenko
Vadim Sinitsyn ... Sergey Zharkov
Boris Ryabtsev ... Stepan Bunitch
Aleksandr Pashutin ... Aleksandr Pogodin
Sigitas Plaucinaytis ... Jakob Kert
Gennady Sayfulin ... Aleksandr Nemov
Gennadiy Sergeev ... Gennadi Sergeev (as Ivan Prohorov)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Pilot (as Liubomiras Lauciavicius)

Cassandra Morris ... Nadya (voice: English version) (as Cassandra Lee)

Michael McConnohie ... Belov (voice: English version)
Joey Morris ... Leo (voice: English version)

Carrie Keranen ... Zena (voice: English version) (as Evelyn Lanto)

David Lodge ... Monk (voice: English version)
Tony Oliver ... Marat (voice: English version)
Bryce Papenbrook ... Valya (voice: English version) (as Dick Smallberries Jr.)

Karen Strassman ... First Blonde (voice: English version)
Steve Kramer ... Chairman (voice: English version)
Phineas ... Von Wolff (voice: English version)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Hunchback (voice: English version) (as Chris Smith)
Victor Sgroi ... Recrut (voice: English version)
Luis Lau ... Recruit (voice: English version)

Directed by
Yoshiharu Ashino 
Aljosha Klimov 
Misha Shprits 
Writing credits
Aljosha Klimov (story)

Misha Shprits (story)

Aljosha Klimov (screenplay)

Misha Shprits (screenplay)

Alexander Von David  (as Alex Von David)

Produced by
Aljosha Klimov .... producer
Kaeko Sakamoto .... executive producer: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Eric P. Sherman .... executive producer: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Misha Shprits .... producer
Kazuhiro Takei .... line producer
Eiko Tanaka .... producer: Japan
Original Music by
DJ Krush 
Cinematography by
Sergey Akimov 
Aleksandr Aleshnikov 
Kumiko Sakamoto 
Film Editing by
Sergey Akimov 
João Da Costa Pinto 
Kumiko Sakamoto 
Production Design by
Tomoyasu Fujise 
Production Management
Mayimi Sakurai .... production manager
Vladimir Zhelezniakov .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vladimir Zhelezniakov .... first assistant director
Veta Zhelezniakova .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Yoshiharu Ashino .... storyboard artist
Hirofumi Nakata .... character designer
Sound Department
André Bendocchi-Alves .... sound re-recording mixer
André Bendocchi-Alves .... supervising sound editor
João Da Costa Pinto .... sound designer
Daniel J. Goodman .... adr recordist
Daniel J. Goodman .... dialogue editor
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound designer
Christoph Merkele .... sound re-recording mixer
Yasushi Nagura .... sound re-recording mixer
Austin Shannon .... sound
Irina Stekolnikova .... looping director
Visual Effects by
Igor Buri .... graphic designer
Yusuke Tannawa .... CGI director
Camera and Electrical Department
Vladislav Aravenkov .... cameraman
Animation Department
Manabu Akita .... animation supervisor
Manabu Akita .... key animator
Keiko Anno .... in-between animator
Yumi Chiba .... animation supervisor
Yumi Chiba .... key animator
Shoichi Funaki .... key animator
Ryota Furukawa .... key animator
Noriko Hara .... in-between animator
Chiharu Haraguchi .... in-between animator
Kumiko Hirama .... in-between animator
Noriyo Horiguchi .... in-between animator
Shoichi Ibata .... secondary key animator
Tatsumori Imoto .... key animator
Miyuki Ioki .... in-between animator
Mariko Iwasaki .... secondary key animator
Emiko Iwayanagi .... in-between animator
Mutsuko Kajigaya .... inbetween animation supervisor
Yukari Kaku .... assistant inbetween supervisor
Toshiyuki Kan'no .... key animator
Emiko Kataoka .... secondary key animator
Sono Kato .... secondary key animator
Yoshitaka Kato .... key animator
Kouichiro Kawano .... secondary key animator (as Koichiro Kawano)
Yuko Kimura .... key animator
Saori Koike .... secondary key animator
Shimon Kondô .... key animator
Takafumi Koshi .... key animator
Tsuyoshi Kuawahara .... in-between animator
Yoshimi Kudo .... key animator
Miki Kurihara .... in-between animator
Tsuyoshi Kuwahara .... secondary key animator
Kiyoko Makita .... in-between animator
Riwako Matsui .... animation supervisor
Riwako Matsui .... key animator
Maiko Matsumura .... in-between animator
Riki Matsuura .... secondary key animator
Seichi Mitsuoka .... key animator
Atsushi Mori .... secondary key animator
Mami Moriya .... key animator
Eriko Murakami .... in-between animator
Mitsunori Murata .... key animator
Daisuke Niinuma .... secondary key animator
Rie Nishino .... key animator
Taeko Oda .... key animator
Yuki Ota .... secondary key animator
Saho Saito .... key animator
Itaru Saitô .... key animator
Yuka Saitô .... assistant inbetween supervisor
Yuka Saitô .... in-between animator
Satoshi Sakai .... secondary key animator
Yuji Shibata .... key animator
Ayano Shimizu .... in-between animator
Ayano Shimizu .... secondary key animator
Takeo Shuto .... key animator
Kazune Sugano .... in-between animator
Yumiko Taguchi .... in-between animator
Yuichi Takahashi .... key animator
Kazuo Takematsu .... key animator
Moe Tanaka .... in-between animator
Emi Tomita .... secondary key animator
Daisuke Tsumagari .... secondary key animator
Takayuki Uragami .... key animator
Yuichiro Yamada .... secondary key animator
Naoko Yoshimori .... key animator
Kyôhei Ôyabu .... secondary key animator (as Kyohei Oyabu)
Editorial Department
Martin Eisenkeil .... colorist
Music Department
Noriko Asano .... executive music producer
Other crew
Iitetsu Asai .... artist management: music
Tatiana Levina .... legal affairs
Naoko Matsukawa .... international coordinator
Atsushi Naito .... legal affairs
Sophie Palilova .... production coordinator
Ayumi Sawa .... international coordinator
Markus R. Vogelbacher .... soundstage manager
Alexander Von David .... voice director (English version) (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"First Squad" - International (English title) (short title)
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73 min

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The film intercuts with interviews from real life Soviet World War II veterans.See more »
Miscellaneous: Film credits show Ivan Prohorov playing Gennadi Sergeev, but it is the other way around: Actor Gennadi Sergeev is playing character Ivan.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Alexander Nevsky (1938)See more »
Path Of ConquestSee more »


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19 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Unusual way to tell a WWII story, 18 October 2009
Author: Krush_Burner from Russian Federation

Well, I saw it just a few hours ago and must admit it was good - not great, not a masterpiece, but still well made story. Although I'm not a die-hard anime fan, this one looks interesting. Storyline revolves around a battle between secret Nazi and Soviet organizations which uses supernatural powers to win the war on Eastern front. Germans summon the spirit of an evil Teutonic knight and his minons, so the Soviets try to stop them with help of The First Squad - a group of teenagers with paranormal abilities. As for me, it sounds promising. Besides, story got a nice style anyway. If you're want to see some unusual story about the WWII, you gotta see that one.

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