Giovanni's Island (ジョバンニの島 Joban'ni no Shima) is a 2014 anime movie directed by Toshihiko Nishikubo. Shortly after the end of World War II on an island in the north of Japan: Junpei lives together with his younger brother Kanta, his father and his grandfather on this island. The everyday life of the inhabitants was carefree and peaceful until one day the Red Army came to the island and occupied it. Houses are confiscated and food threatens to become scarce. At school, the boys meet Tanya, the daughter of a Russian soldier. Despite cultural differences and language barrier, a friendship develops between the girl and Junpei. But when his father is deported to a Soviet labor camp for helping the starving population, a world collapses for the children. In the midst of the harsh winter, the two brothers embark on an arduous journey to find their father again.
The following weapons were used in the film Giovanni's Island:
The Soviet Major uses a Tokarev TT-33 pistol to arrest Junpei's father.
Soviet soldiers use PPSh-41s with 35-round stick magazines.
Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine
The Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine is also used by Soviet soldiers.
Arisaka Type 38
Some Arisaka Type 38 rifles are seen in Soviet jeeps as the Japanese "Dawn Corps" is disarmed.
The DShK heavy machine gun is mounted on Soviet boats.
Unknown Twin Machine Gun
A twin machine gun is seen among the Arisaka rifles in the second jeep. It could also be a Type 4 20 mm twin AA machine cannon.
76.2 mm/55 (3") 34-K Pattern 1935
A 76.2 mm/55 (3") 34-K Pattern 1935 naval gun is mounted on the Soviet ship.
M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun
A ZiS-3 Divisional Guns is pointed at the village.