First Squad: The Moment Of Truth

OVA (1 ep x 73 min)
2.84 of 5 from 1,754 votes
Rank #3,493

During the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front, a group of Soviet teenagers, each with an extraordinary ability, are 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.

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Bessie's avatar by Bessie on Oct 13, 2009
Score: 5.5/10

I thought It’d be a failure. ‘Russian anime, oh Lord, and It’s about the War!’ – that’s what I thought. The Second World War (aka The Great Patriotic War for Russians) is the main theme for lots and lots of movies, cartoons, TV-series, books.. And now they created an anime.Watching it at Russian with English subs (because I cannot disconnect it) was rather funny, but now I... read more

Lucifer's avatar by Lucifer on Oct 12, 2009
Score: 6/10

Russian Frontlines Studio 4°C’s anime transcends the borders of Japan. From Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit", to the Animatrix, and even to the Gotham Knight, their portfolio is varied and extensive. First Squad, their latest effort, is a collaboration between two Russian directors and 4°C, crossing the sea once again to create international anime. I had high hopes for First... read more

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