New Trailer, English Website Launch for First Squad

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
Japan's Studio 4°C animates World War II action series set in Soviet Union

The Russian-Canadian animation company Molot Entertainment has relaunched the website for its upcoming First Squad animated video series, which is currently in production at Japan's Studio 4°C. The English/Japanese/Russian-language site now includes a brand-new trailer, an introduction to First Squad's story, character profiles, and a set of design and layout sketches. The trailer is also available for streaming via YouTube.

First Squad is 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.

First Squad: The Moment of Truth is being directed by Mind Game and Tweeny Witches' Yoshiharu Ashino. Hirofumi Nakata, who recently worked on the Batman: Gotham Knight anthology video, is designing the characters, and Studio 4°C head Eiko Tanaka, whose credits include both The Animatrix and Tekkonkinkreet, will be one of the producers along with Molot's Misha Sprits and Aljosha Klimov.

Image © 2008 Molot Entertainment

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