War, Military, Drama, Action, Adeventure
approx. 30 min.
After Mikhail Gorbachev's assassination, the Perestroika was halted and the Soviet Union rooted back to it's Leninist routes, but still retained their reform as newly elected President Georgy Vinogradsky was both democratic and patriotic. Dispite this, the Soviet government became alot more stricter with the use of nuclear weapons and confenstacted most of the nuclear material in the world exept China, as the country replaced the United States as the Soviet's rival superpower. Under Vinogradsky's leadership, the number of troops, technology, and training improved that it even outmatched the United States. This also lead the establishment of E.T.O. (Eurasian Treaty Organization). Years Later North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il dies and is succeeded by his son Kim Jong-un. Later that point Kim Jong-un asks South Korea to reunite with North Korea, but South Korea's President declined and North Korea declared war on the south. Dispite the South's efforts, the KPA were victorous and had militarily reunited North and South Korea forming the United Korean Republic. 7 mounths later Russian criminals became more organized that they challenged Vinogradsky's leadership and started an insurgency and the Russian government had no choice but let the military fight the criminals in order to reorganize law and order as many other Russian officals felt that the police was not longer cabable of handling crime because criminals had got thier hands on various weaponary, armor and military expertiece, which began the Soviet crime war. To prevent corruption in the military, the government provided humanitarian assistance to civilians. Eventually the war ended and Russia's crime rate began to be reduced to 13% as most of the criminals were killed durring the war or sent to prison and were later conscripted in the military and trained so harshly that they lost sight of thier Crimanal mentailty, while survining crimanals from the crime war began to be either be hunted down or many had turned themselves under the threat of being killed. Later President Vinogradsky makes an adress to the Russian people and says "Brave comrades of the glorious Soviet Union, we are all gather here today to honor a great man, not just any man, the man who dreamed of a socioty that every one is an equal, Vladmier Lenin, the very first leader of our glorious motherland and our nation's father. Dispite the mistakes we had made in the past, we will undo them, the Red Terror, the Great Purge, the Katyn massacre, the cruel mistreatment of prisoners in the Gulag and even the Chernobyl Dissater. We will redeem ourselves for our past misdeads and we will bring a new era in communisim. The era that Lenin dreamed of. Today we will forgive our selves and we will remember the dream great cmomrade Lenin tried to give us. We will finally receive his dream. Someday day, our infulance and our cause will unite the world. On the day, when the Sun rises up and the color turns from yellow to red. The symbol of our motherland will fly across the world. It will also be the day... His dream... Had finally... Come true! URAAAA!". It centers around a violent 18 year old Japanese military academy student named Heishi Nishikori.
Date of Birth: December 13th, 1954
Weight: 250 lbs
Hair: Light Brown
Facial Hair: Stuble
Voice Actor: Sonny Puzikas
The cetral character of the series. He is Heishi's mentor as well as a father figure. He later becames one of the main antagonists (but not the villian) of the anime. He is the commander of the Crimson Bears, the most well trainned, well equiped and to an extent the most lethel and most classified special ops unit in the Spetsnaz. Dmitry is a patroit and a man of honor in battle, but he also holds a slight lack of trust with everyone around him, including his friends which he lead him to became more vervent in his military duties, but cares for Heishi as he reminds him of his son Yuri. He also has good relations with his men. Unlike most Senior Officers he pefers to fight in combat rather than side on the sidelines. He also harbors a strong hatred with the KGB as they were the ones responsible for destroying his family. The creator of the series considers Heishi and Brondukov to the most human anime characters in media.
Georgy Vinogradsky (Георгий Виноградский)
Date of Birth: October 16th, 1950
Weight: 240 lbs
Facial hair: Beard
Voice Actor: Brian Cox
The President of the Soviet Union. His appearance is a cross beetween Vladimir Lenin and Leonid Brezhnev. Dispite being a communist idealist, he is the opposite of a tyrant and wishes to reform communisim by mixing it with some other ideals that will help Russia.
JrSgt. Yuri Brondukov (Юрий Брондуков)
Date of Birth: August 19, 1982
Date of Death: September 23, 1999 (Aged 19)
Weight: 215 lbs
Hair: Light Brown
Voice Actor: TBA
General Brondukov's deceased son. He was killed durring an opearation in the Russian Crime War by the KGB. His death had a tragic impact on General Brondukov.
Maj. Anton Myagkov (Антон Мягков)
Date of Birth: January 21, 1961
Weight: 172 lbs
Hair: Brown (Mid lenth)
Voice Actor: Andrew Divoff
Major Myagkov is the true main antagonist of the show and the most feared officer in the Soviet Army that even the higher ups (exept for Col.Brondukov) fear him as well as Heishi's main rival. He is also a member of the Crimson Bears. Anton is a crude, boastful, vicous, ruthless, sadistic and sociopathic killer. While not a rapist, he dosen't seem judge it and has a sick habbit of cuting private parts. He is also the son of the current Chief of Staff, Marshal Ivan Myagkov. Anton was originally a street urchin who was constantly surrounded by death and sickness that he started to believe that he that more he cared the more he suffered. After it was discovered that he was Ivan Myagov's son, he was later sent to military school and durring his time in the academy he started to develop a passion for the armed forces and a growing disdain for his father because of his cowardice. Despite his pride in serving the army, Anton has trouble with authority and cares nothing for patriotism or the communist goal as he just enjoys senseless violence, destruction, mayhem, murder and killing in general as he believes that pleasure in these actions are the nature of humanity and thinks of war and life as a game and playground for him. After his first tour in Ossetia he started to develop a love for war and killing his enemies on the battle field, civillian and military alike. He was also the one responsible for causing the Second Russo-Japanese War (which eventually led to World War 3) as he orchestrated of what appeared to be an attack committed by Japanese agents (who were in reality hired mercenaries). After the attack Myagkov killed the mercenaries just for the fun of it. He was also hinted to be a descendant of Russian Mystic Grigori Rasputin, due to his slight resemblance. His personality and ideals are similar to the Joker (Particulary Heath Ledger's portrayal) from the Batman universe.
LtCol. Andrei Kondratiev (Андрій Кондратьєв)
Date of Birth: June 13, 1957
Weight: 190 lbs
Voice Actor: Oleg Taktarov
Kondratiev is the second in command of the Crimson Bears as well as a close friend to General Brondukov. Dispite the trainning he received, Kondratiev was a good-hearted and moral officer. He also strongly disaproves of Myagkov's Methods of handling a situation.
Svetlana Rykov (Світлана Рикова)
Date of Birth: April 13, 1970
'Weight: 148 lbs'
Voice Actress: Cate Blanchett
The chairman of the KGB and a ruthless agent.
Natasha Listyev (Наташа Лістьєва)
Date of Birth: Febuary 17, 1981
'Weight: 125 lbs'
'Hair: Brong (Past Waist)'
Voice Actress: Kim Thomson
A female KGB Agent and a love intrest to Heishi. Unlike Rykov, Natasha is not ruthless and amoral. Dispite her knowledge of stealth, she is very emotional and can be very clumsy. She is also Rykov's least favorite opeartive.
Marshal Ivan Myagkov (Іван Мягков)
Date of Birth: March 12, 1944'
'Weight: 200 lbs'
'Facial Hair: Stuble'
Voice Actress: Eamon Hunt
Ivan Myagkov is the cowardly and insecure Chief of Staff of the Soviet Army and Anton Myagkov's illegitimate father. Ivan was a vetern who served in Afganistan and Chechnya. Ivan was also afraid of his son due to his warmongering personailty.
Natalya Vinogradsky (Наталія Виноградський)
Date of Birth: November 23, 1958
'Weight: 130 lbs'
Voice Actresss: Cate Blanchett
President Vinogradsky's wife.
Natalie Vinogradsky (Наталі Виноградський)
Date of Birth: November 12,
'Weight: 105 lbs'
Voice Actresss: Elena Chebaturkina
President Vinogradsky's beloved daughter. She bears a resemblance to Kallen Kozuki from Code Geass.
Krov Vinogradsky (Кровь Виноградский)
Date of Birth: July 19, 1977
Weight: 210 lbs
Eyes: Brown (With an eyepatch)
Voice Actor: Boris Kievsky
An ex-Spetsnaz captain and a former VDV paratrooper. He is President Vinogradsky's son and personal bodyguard. Krov is extremely loyal to his father and his sister. He wears an patch and has scars on the left side of his face.
Date of Birth: June 19, 1982
Hair: Black (Neck Lenth)
Voice Actor: Brian Tee
The anti-heroic main protagonist of the anime. Early in the series Heishi was a cadet in the Japanese Red army Academy and a member of a charity gang called the "Showa boys". Unlike most young anime protagonists, Heishi was more crude, agressive, gruff, cynical, disiplined, vicous and mature, giving him the personailty of a hardened and bloodthristy individual. Heishi is very respectful twords the law and holds strong passion for the military and wants to become a soldier. Heishi is extremely gung-ho and dislikes incompadant and corrupt authority. Despite his rough and extremely violent attitude, Heishi has a strong respect for his elders (whom he usually refers them as "sir" at the end of every statement he makes with them) soft side for his friends, his father, his teacher, his younger sister, his grandfather, children and people who are unfortunate. He also harbors a strong hatred with overly arrogant or greedy people. He speaks fluent english and russian, but he rarley speaks japanese. He is also a bit of a male chauvinist as he highly annoyed with the way women act when a man looks at them naked and condiders them to be "whininy bitches" . Durring the course of the Soviet-Japanese war, Heishi became alot more aggressive to the point where his methods became brutal and sadistic as he enjoys always enjoyed the fighting and took alot of joy in killing. He started to dispise rapists (whom he hatefully considers them "traitors and people unfit to live or be soldiers") and would hold a homicidal desire to kill them in a very brutal fashion. Dispite that Heishi still retained his sense of honor and morality as he is merciful twords Civilians and rebels who did not pose much of a threat. The creator of the series considers Heishi and Brondukov to the most human anime characters in media.
Date of Birth: July 19, 1981
Weight: 187 lbs
Voice Actor: Khary Payton
The deuteragonist of the series and one of Heishi's friends. Marcus is an immigrant from the US, he plays a major role in the early part of the series until he moves back to the US to join the army alongside his brother. He also serves as the main protagonist of the sequel Red Sun: Cold War.
Raida Kamenashi (ライダー 亀梨)
Date of Birth: June 23 , 1980
Weight: 172 lbs
Hair: Dark Blonde
Voice Actor: Roger Craig Smith
Heishi's best friend, brother figure and childhood confident. He and Heishi have know each other since childhood. A member of the Soviet controlled Japanese military accademy is also the Leader of the "Showa Boys" with Heishi as his second in command. He is very supportive and caring twords Heishi as he tries calm him when his emotions gets out of hand. Unlike Heishi, Raida holds no love of war, but joined the JSDF to prevent Heishi from getting himself killed. He was also Heishi's best man durring his and Reika's wedding. Like Heishi, he speaks fluent english and russian as he was also raised in Russia and rarely speaks japanese.
Reika Uehara (れいか 上原)
'Date of Birth: August 25, 1982'
'Weight: 118 lbs'
'Hair: Black (Waist lenth)'
Voice Actress: Colleen Clinkenbeard
A drunken college student and the tritagonist of the series and Heishi's love intrest. She was Nonami's best friend and was brought in the Nishikori household because she was poor. She easily eritates Heishi, which occosinally leads her to be verbally (sometimes physically) abused by him. Dispite this Reika is sercetly in love with Heishi. She eventaully gave up drinking and she confest her feelings to him, Heishi realized he had the same feelings as Reika did. Durring Heishi's army years, they got married and had two sons and one daughter. Her face and hair bears a resemblance to Tifa Lockhart's anime appearance in Final Fantasy OVA On the Way to a Smile Case of Denzel.
Date of Birth: June 19, 1968
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair: Black (Neck Lenth)
Voice Actor: Amanda Winn-Lee
Heishi's mother. While being a strong willed and caring parent, she and her son are at odds with each other due to her concern that if Heishi joins the Japanese Red Army he will be killed in combat. She later develops a relationship with her son's mentor Colonel Brondukov.
'Date of Birth: July 26, 1978'
'Weight: 260 lbs'
'Voice Actor: Christopher Judge'
A strong US Special Forces soldier and Marcus's Older brother who was part of a unit to assit the Japanesse Rebels against the Russians. He also weilds a chain gun.
Kenichi "Ken" Masaharu (健一雅治)
'Date of Birth: August 16 , 1980'
'Weight: 170 lbs'
'Hair: Spikey Redish Brown'
Voice Actor: Brad Swaile
A Japanese Red Army academy student and member of the Showa boys and one of Heishi's friends. Ken is a rebellious and overemotional youth. Despite this he was drafted in the Japanese Red Army.
Kumiko Tsuchiya (久美子 土屋)
Date of Birth: December 16, 1985
Weight: 99 lbs
Voice Actress: Bryce Dallas Howard
A laid back and carefree goth girl. She is Heishi's ex-girlfriend.
'Date of Birth: March 16, 1983'
'Weight: 130 lbs'
'Hair: White Blonde with a black streak'
Voice Actress: Laura Bailey
Kumiko's friend and Ken's girlfriend. Durring the Soviet-Japaness War, she served in the same uhit as Ken.
Setsuna Nishikori (刹那 亀梨)
Date of Birth: May 7, 1925
Weight: 130 lbs
Voice Actor: Greg Baldwin
Heishi's wise and loving grandfather. Heishi loves and respects his grandfather. Setsuna was a former JSDF colonel that served in a black op durring Vietnam. Setsuna loves his grandson so much that, like Rida he is afraid his grandson will die, and often persuades him not join the Japanese Red Army (Which he respectfully declines). He died 2 years later and Heishi attened his funeral. His peronailty is similar to an elderly wise sensei.
Mariko Enomoto (真理子 榎本)
Date of Birth: August 16, 1976
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair: Brown with a long pony tail
Voice Actress: Jamie Marchi
Heishi and Rida's attractive drill instructor. Over the course of Heishi's training Mariko was impressed and surprised with Heishi's talents (from which he received under Brondukov's tutelage).
Nonami Nishikori (野波 錦織)
Date of Birth: August 16, 1980
Weight: 127 lbs
Hair: Black (Back lenth)
Voice Actress: Olivia Hack
Heishi's obnoxious older sister. She often dissrespectfull twords Heishi and tries give Heishi "advice" on how to live his life. Heishi loathes her and can verbally abuse her on certain occasions.
Riku Uchimura (リク 内村)
Date of Birth: June 3, 1960
Weight: 190 lbs
Eyes: Dark Blue
Voice Actor: John Dimaggio
A hardned and gruff retired soldier and Heishi's teacher. He is very rough and harsh twords his students. Dispite all this he harbors a soft side as he gets along great with Heishi and likes kids. He also dislikes, but respects his job as a teacher beliving that it's "a pencil pusher's job." and misses being a soldier. Howeer, he was bitterly drafted back into military service by his Soviet superiors.