Premiering right now (as in literally right now) at Fantastic Fest in Austin is this trippy Russian anime flick called First Squad that has something to do with the Russian army, Nazis, zombies, a prince of darkness, a female medium and all kinds of other weird anime coolness. Our friends over at Twitch bring us this somewhat convoluted synopsis (which you'll want to read considering the entire trailer is in Russian). Looks cool enough though. First Squad opens in Russian theaters on October 15th.

It is 1942. The Red Army is putting up a violent and effective resistance against the German invaders. 14 year-old Nadya is a medium. In a deadly air raid the girl is shell-shocked. Recovering from her concussion, Nadya discovers her new gift - the ability to foresee the "Moments of Truth" - the most critical moments of future combat encounters, in which one person's actions will decide the outcome one way or the other.

Nadya's ability is indispensable for the classified 6th Division of the Russian Military Intelligence, which is waging a secret war against the "Ahnenerbe" - an occult order within the SS. The Ahnenerbe summons from the realm of the dead the powerful prince of darkness, Baron von Wolff. With him on their side they hope to change the course of history and achieve world domination. To oppose the Baron Nadya decides to enlist the support of her old friends from the beyond - the Pioneers of the First Squad.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

categories Sci-Fi