Takayama is a PE teacher of Fujimi High School.
Takayama is a P.E. teacher of Fujimi High School in Tokonosu Prefecture. He's the coach of the school's Judo Club. On the day of the outbreak, he was suppose to break in the new members of the Judo Club.
Takayama is a supporting character of the manga/anime series Highschool of the Dead that was written by Daisuke Sato and illustrated by Shouji Sato. The series first began serialization in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in July 2006.
His first appearance was in Hightschool of the Dead Volume 1 CH. 1 "Spring of the Dead", and his first anime appearance was in Highschool of the Dead - Episode 1 "Spring of the Dead". His character in the Japanese series is voiced by Makoto Yasumura, and the U.S. dub produced by Section 23 is performed by Chris Patton.
Takayama was overwhelmed by the outbreak of Them ( zombies) on Fujimi High School. He was able to use his best one of Them with Judo, but the numbers were only increasing as more and more students became infected. He would have a psychotic break down and refused to believe the reality he was witnessing. Convincing himself that this was a dream, he staggered through the blood soaked halls of the school and jumped form the top of the building. He died immediately.