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Reiko Yoshida (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »
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Directed by
Kanta Kamei 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reiko Yoshida  screenplay

Produced by
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer
Kazumi Kawashiro .... executive producer
Hidekazu Terakawa .... producer
Shin Unozawa .... executive producer
Jun Yukawa .... producer
Original Music by
Akira Senju 
Cinematography by
Kazuhiro Yamada 
Film Editing by
Junichi Uematsu 
Art Direction by
Hiroshi Ohno 
Production Management
Yuuma Oogami .... production manager
Art Department
Yuho Akagami .... background art
Emi Kitahara .... background art
Mikiko Matsumoto .... background art
Mayuko Mori .... background art
Mina Nakayama .... background art
Akira Okamoto .... background art
Rei Ooyama .... background art
Tatsuya Sasaki .... background art
Junko Shimada .... background art
Masaru Sotoya .... background art
Syunsuke Suzuki .... background art (as Shunsuke Suzuki)
Fumiko Takahashi .... background art
Ichirou Tatsuta .... background art
Sanae Terasawa .... background art
Miho Tokita .... background art
Kumiko Ôno .... background art (as Kumiko Ohno)
Sound Department
Takeshi Imaizumi .... sound recordist
Takahisa Ishino .... sound effects
Michihiro Itô .... sound effects producer (as Michihiro Ito)
Jirô Miyazawa .... sound engineer (as Jiro Miyazawa)
Special Effects by
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Yu Hamanaka .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Shuichi Kaneko .... visual effects
Taiichi Kimura .... 3D animator
Manabu Kobayashi .... 3D animator
Mari Kobayashi .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Chiaki Kumakura .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Go Kurosaki .... 3D animator
Shokuma Morimoto .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Noboru Nishio .... digital optical recording
Yohei Oishi .... 3D animator
Yuuko Okumura .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Yuta Seo .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Tomoko Shima .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Shinya Sugai .... 3D animator
Kosei Suzuki .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Hiroto Takakamo .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Noriki Tsukamoto .... 3D animator
Hidekatsu Uemura .... 3D animator
Momoko Yamada .... 3D animator: IKIF+
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsutomu Kawahigashi .... consultant: dolby film
Mikio Mori .... consultant: dolby film
Animation Department
Miho Daidôji .... secondary key animator (as Miho Daidouji)
Shinji Itadaki .... secondary key animator
Toshihisa Kaiya .... animation director
Miho Kaneshiro .... secondary key animator
Kiyu Katagiri .... secondary key animator
Kazuchika Kise .... animation director
Masaki Kyo .... secondary key animator
Yoshiaki Kyôgoku .... secondary key animator (as Yoshiaki Kyougoku)
Asami Mannen .... in-between animator
Kengo Matsumoto .... secondary key animator
Noriyuki Matsutake .... character animation director
Noriyuki Matsutake .... character designer
Taeko Mizuno .... finishing checker
Akiko Murayama .... in-between animator
Emi Nakamura .... in-between animator: Brains Base
Chiyo Nakayama .... in-between animator
Takuya Saitô .... animation director
Chiharu Sato .... in-between animator
Asuka Suzuki .... in-between animator
Yuriko Taniguchi .... finishing checker
Akie Tsutsumi .... in-between animator: ACGT
Aiko Utsumi .... in-between animator: Silver Link
Akitomo Yamamoto .... in-between animator
Makiko Yamanaka .... finishing checker
Maho Yoshikawa .... secondary key animator
Editorial Department
Masa Amano .... film recordist
Taeko Hamauzu .... assistant editor
Hiroaki Hirabayashi .... negative developer
Yoshinori Murakami .... assistant editor
Kazunori Nagasawa .... film lab manager
Yuriko Sato .... film lab coordinator
Hironori Takagi .... editing coordinator
Miho Tanaka .... color key
Yoshihiro Ueno .... negative developer
Music Department
Shunji Inoue .... music producer
Toshiaki Ohta .... music producer: Borderline
Shigeru Saitô .... music producer: Lantis
Other crew
Hirofumi Inagaki .... production committee: Bandai Namco Games
Nanori Oishi .... production committee: Bandai Namco Games
Hirotaka Watanabe .... publicist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Teiruzu obu vesuperia: The first strike" - Japan (original title)
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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Karol, a party member in the video game this film is a prequel to, can be seen walking in the background of a shot at 12:24.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Thing (1982)See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Other Game to Anime adaptations should look at this movie as a Role Model, 12 October 2012
Author: Lord Itachi from India

If you are a fan of the game, then there's no doubt you will love this movie. I went in with no expectations, except knowing that it's a prequel. That being said, I was very impressed by not only the quality of the movie, but the pacing, character development, seamless crossover between the prequel and the original game, while introducing new characters without harming the original.

The story was simple. But very effective. I really enjoyed the Yuri/Flynn bond throughout the game, and it was great seeing the roots of it in this movie, while also getting some more back story on Flynn's past. This movie had be laughing at loud at some parts, and crying at others. It was a roller-coaster of emotions, but it was a complete package.

I didn't feel cheated or upset by the way things were done, in fact, I think many other game to anime adaptations should look at this movie as a role model. Simply perfect.

I really enjoyed it, and I'm certain so will you, perhaps even if you have not played the game. Definitely check this out!

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