Was waiting for this with some interest, coming from Studio 4C and having a different setting from the majority of Anime releases it promised to be something special. Unfortunately, it very much feels like the start of something that should have been better. The initial scenes are interesting enough; the Germans trying to raise a supernatural army to help aid their cause, Nadya - the main character you can see on the cover - can go into the realm of death, and is enlisted to stop them.
Sounds good so far, and the Russian dub included on the disc - along with English and Japanese - adds to the feel of the movie. The Animation itself looks great, especially on this Bluray release. Unfortunately the biggest problem with this OVA, is its length. At barely an hour it just feels like a prelude to a sequel later down the line. Most of the characters are either your typical Anime sterotypes, peripheral, or at worst, unexplained. The storyline also has a fair few holes and by the end, it isn't even completely resolved.
Hopefully, if they do a second OVA down the line they will add more meat to the bones, flesh out the characters a bit more and make an OVA that can stand on its own. Because if another First Squad "movie" isn't released, this will feel like an even bigger disappointment and a missed opportunity.
If you like things like Wolfenstein then its another reason to purchase this, just be prepared to be left wanting more and not in a good way. Especially as there isn't a single extra feature on this disc. Pretty annoying as it would have been nice to find out more about Studio 4C's first Russian collaboration.