San Jose, CA — March 3, 2020 — eigoMANGA is pleased to announce that the company has released “First Squad – The Moment of Truth” as a digital manga and graphic novel on Amazon’s digital comic book platform comiXology. “First Squad – The Moment of Truth” was adapted into a 2009 award-winning anime feature film produced by Studio 4°C and directed by Yoshiharu Ashino.
The story is set in the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front and centers around a Soviet teenager who possesses supernatural abilities to commune with the dead. Nadya has been recruited by the Red Army to fight the invading German army and is tasked to journey into the spiritual realm of the dead.
There Nadya must recruit her fallen comrades and form the First Squad in order to oppose the evil Baron Von Wolff, who is raised from the dead by the Nazis, and his occult army of 12th century Crusaders. The First Squad and Crusaders engage in a spiritual battle known as the “Moment of Truth”. Whomever wins the supernatural battles within the spiritual realm dictate the outcome of physical battles waged between the Red Army and the Germans.
The manga and graphic novel was produced by Aljosha Klimov, Misha Shprits, and acclaimed manga artist Enka Sugihara. “First Squad – The Moment of Truth” is projected to circulate to retailers in the Fall of 2020.