As the forces of the Third Reich clash with the Red Army on the Eastern Front, a hidden war is waged between Nazi occultists and a Russian psychic.
In 1942, as Nazi Germany marches on the Russian homeland, Nadya, the lone survivor of a secret organisation of teenage Soviets with supernatural abilities, is gearing up for a battle of her own. Faced with the schemes of an occult order within the SS that plans to raise an unstoppable army of undead, she will need to call on her own fallen comrades for help.
A fast-paced, one-of-a-kind Japanese/Russian co-production, First Squad is an occult-fuelled retelling of the battle for the Eastern Front. Lush animation combines with interviews with real-life Russian and German soldiers to create a totally original animated take on World War II.
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