EPISODE I - A Glorious Way To Die
When you think of the mythic Kamikaze, you probably picture a stoic Japanese warrior, bowing to the rising sun, a sip of sake before climbing into his bomb laden Zero on a one way trip to eternity.. and that’s all true...
But in the death throes of the Japanese Navy - the coup de grace expression of the Kamikaze spirit came in the form of the suicide Battleship, Yamato. By focusing on the Yamato’s epically doomed final Banzai charge, we will pull back the veil on everything Kamikaze.
Season One reaches deep into the history of Bushido, Seppuku and all the ancient fables and battles that allowed this most terrible tactic of war to take hold - A tactic that brought America to its most monstrous form.
Through first had accounts, final letters home and a uniquely cinematic storytelling style, War Daddy gets you as close to the action as you'd want to be - and one step closer to understanding what it takes to climb into that cockpit, knowing that carrying out your mission will ultimately extinguish your life.
Then, we'll go a step further and dissect the apocalyptic would-be outcome that could have happened had the American war machine executed Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan.
Take a deep dive into the dark heart of warfare an history - all the gory details, nightmarish battles and incredible acts of heroism, told though a rich and vivid soundscape.