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First Squad - The Moment Of Truth (OAV)

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Alternative title:
El primer Escuadrón (Spanish)
First Squad - A Hora da Verdade (Portuguese)
First Squad - Moment der Wahrheit (German)
Pierwszy oddział: Moment prawdy (Polish)
Primer escuadrón (Spanish)
Первый отряд (Russian)
ファースト・スクワッド (Japanese)
幽冥特工 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, supernatural
Plot Summary: During the winter of 1941/42, the Second World War comes to a temporary standstill on the Eastern Front yet both Nazi and Soviets are putting everything they got in order to turn the tide in their favour. Meanwhile Ahnenerbe, Nazi occult organization within the SS, calculates that the next "moment of truth" (a rare moment when actions of a single man can determine the outcome of an event, a battle or even the entire war) is approaching on the Eastern Front. The man is some anonymous Soviet officer and unless he is eliminated, his actions are going to bring success to some local Soviet offensive. To eliminate him, spiritualists of Ahnenerbe summon the long-dead baron von Wolff from the world of the dead. To counter this plan, special occult branch of the Soviet Intelligence, called 6th Division, deploys it's best agent - 14-year-old esper girl Nadya, the only survivor from the special operations unit of 6th Division - the "First Squad".
User Ratings: 303 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Excellent: 19 votes (sub:14, dub:4, others:1
1 Danish dubbed
 Very good: 40 votes (sub:25, dub:5, ?:1, others:9
5 Russian dubbed
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 99 votes (sub:57, dub:29, raw:1, others:12
3 Russian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 58 votes (sub:40, dub:10, ?:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:4
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 28 votes (sub:22, dub:6)
 Not really good: 18 votes (sub:12, dub:4, others:2
2 Russian dubbed
 Weak: 13 votes (sub:6, dub:4, others:3
2 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
 Bad: 16 votes (sub:9, dub:5, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 461 users, rank: #2249 (of 9674)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.264 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9233, rank: #6560 (of 9803)
Weighted mean: 6.283 (Decent+), rank: #6443 (of 9803) (seen all: 6.30 / won't finish: 4.37)
Bayesian estimate: 6.332 (Decent+), rank: #5812 (of 7426)
Running time: 73 minutes
2009-05-13 (Cannes Marché du Film)
2009-06-19 (Moscow International Film Festival)
2009-08-10 (Locarno Film Festival)
2009-10 (South Korea, Pusan International Film Festival)
2009-10-12 (25th Warsaw Film Festival)
2009-10-15 (Russia, Theatrical)
2009-10-24 (USA, Fantastic Fest, Austin)
2010-01-27 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
2010-07-24 (Australia, Melbourne Film Festival)
2016-11-14 (Colombia, Premier Caracol - Canal Caracol)
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Valor" by DJ Krush
Ending Theme:
"Blade Wind" by DJ Krush
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    First Squad: The Moment of Truth (Blu-ray) 2012-01-17 (from $7.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    First Squad: The Moment of Truth (DVD) 2012-01-17 (from $12.42)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiharu Ashino
Storyboard: Yoshiharu Ashino
Character Design: Hirofumi Nakata
Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
Animation Director: Hirofumi Nakata
Art design: Tomoyasu Fujise
Cgi Director: Yusuke Tannawa
Producer: Eiko Tanaka

Assistant Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
Assistant In-Between Supervisor:
Yuka Saitō
Yukari Kaku
Cinematography: Kumiko Sakamoto
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto
Executive Music Producer: Noriko Asano
Graphic Design: Daisaku Nojiri
In-Between Supervisor: Mutsuko Kajigaya
International Coordination:
Ayumi Sawa
Naoko Matsukawa
Legal Affairs: Atsushi Naito
Line Producer: Kazuhiro Takei
Music Artist Management: Iitetsu Asai
Production manager: Mayimi Sakurai
Re-Recording Mixing: Yasushi Nagura
Set Design: Hirofumi Nakata
Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio 4°C
Background Art: Bihou, Inc.
Key Animation: Noside
English cast
English staff
ADR Script: Alex Von David
Associate producer: Victor Sgroi
Casting Director: Mami Okada
Co-Producer: Mami Okada
Dialogue Editing: Danny Goodman
Engineering Assistant: Austin Shannon
Production Coordination:
Mio Moroe
Yuko Sakurai
Re-Recording Mixing: Michael Brooks
Recording engineer: Danny Goodman
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman
Spotting: Emily Nicolas
Subtitling: Jonathon Collis
Voice Direction: Alex Von David
Cassandra Lee as Nadya

Evelyn Lantto as Zena
Joey Morris as Leo
Michael McConnohie as General Belov
Phineas as Baron Von Wolff
Tony Oliver as Marat

Christopher Smith as
Carnival Owner
Newsreel Announcer
David Lodge as Monk
Karen Strassman as First Blonde
Luis Lau as Recruit
Steve Kramer as Chairman
Victor Sgroi as Recruit

English companies
Broadcaster: Super Channel
Internet Streaming:
Tubi TV (USA)
French staff
French companies
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Screen Inserts: Javier Viñas (Spain dub)
Adrián Wowczuk as Líder de la Ahnenerbe
Agostina Longo as Nadia
Ariel Abadi as Carnicero
Ariel Cister as Jorobado
Dany de Álzaga as Monje
Irene Guiser as Gemelas
Javier Gómez as Barón Von Wolff
Marcos Abadi as Valia
Martín Gopar as Leo
Núria Trifol as Nadya (Spain dub)
Pablo Gandolfo as Marat
René Sagastume as General Below

Alfonso Vallés as General Below (Spain dub)
Carles Lladó as Valya (Spain dub)
Jonatán López as Leo (Spain dub)
Jordi Salas as Marat (Spain dub)
Marina García Guevara as Zena (Spain dub)
Paco Gázquez as Baron Von Wolff (Spain dub)

Carmen Calvell as Twin 1 (Spain dub)
Javier Amilibia as Carnival Owner (Spain dub)
Javier Viñas as
Butcher (Spain dub)
Chairman (Spain dub)
Paco Gázquez as Doctor (Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Monk (Spain dub)
Toni Solanes as Hunchback (Spain dub)

Javier Amilibia (Spain dub)
Javier Viñas (Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo (Spain dub)
Toni Solanes (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal Caracol (Colombia)
Blu Shine (Argentina)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Spain)
Internet Streaming: Canal Caracol (Colombia)
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Marika von Radvanyi
ADR Script: Marika von Radvanyi
Jacqueline Belle as Nadya

Ekkehardt Belle as Baron von Wolff
Maren Rainer as Zena
Patrick Roche as Marat
Reinhard Brock as General Belov
Roman Wolko as Leo
Tobias Kern as Valya

Erich Ludwig as Mönch
German companies
Dubbing: Scalamedia GmbH
Sound Production: 40° Filmproduktion
Russian staff
Russian cast
Dubbing Director: Irina Stekolnikova
Music: DJ Krush
Original creator:
Aljosha Klimov
Misha Sprits
Assistant Director: Vladimir Zhelezniakov
Graphic Design: Igor Buri
Legal Affairs: Tatiana Levina
Production manager: Vladimir Zhelezniakov
Sound Control Supervisor: Denis Maloy
Sound Design: João Da Costa Pinto
Sound Re-recording Mixer:
André Bendocchi-Alves
Christoph Merkele
Supervising Sound Editor: André Bendocchi-Alves

Aleksandr Gruzdev as General Below
Damir Eldarov as Marat
Irina Savina as Valya
Sergei Aisman as Baron Von Wolff

Artem Kipnis as Doctor
Damir Eldarov as Butcher
Michael Beskorovainy as Hunchback
Nikita Prozorovsky as
Obergruppenfuhrer SS Linz
Olga Golovanova as
Nadya's Mother
Rudolf Pankov as Monk

Russian companies
Animation Production: Molot Entertainment Film
Distributor: CD Land
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Locutor: Sérgio Marques 
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Brazil)
Dubbing Studio: Dublavídeo
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Deltamac Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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