With the war turning against the Japanese, the military high command consider the use of suicide pilots to attack allied shopping in the Pacific. In the south of Japan, young pilots arrive to begin preparations for their first and only missions. Nearby to the kamikaze training base, a tavern owner provides comfort and respite despite objections from the military. The movie highlights the the dichotomy of dying for Japan, without having experienced Japanese life in full.
Did You Know?
Kamikaze pilots were often very young and only received minimal training. For example, Kiyoshi Ogawa was 17 when he made his attack against USS Bunker Hill. Many pilots in this film are shown as immature and dependant on others when not training for their mission. See more