1. A tactic utilized by the Japanese
Samurai and later the Imperial Japanese
Army from the feudal era up to the end of World War 2.
Where when the enemy has weakened their unit to the point where it has no option but to retreat or surrender, they issue
a "Banzai" charge in which they rush head first into the enemy and attempt
to engage in close combat, usually
Typically an act of self sacrifice rather then to dishonor their army and country by surrendering
to the enemy, an action related to Bushido.
It is traditional to scream
before attacking followed by a non-linguistic
2. Slang in video games for a hopeless rush against the enemy, often
without any Japanese
or Bushido affiliation.