Tokonosu City is a metropolitan city in Japan and the setting of Highschool of the Dead.
The location of Tokonosu City is the main setting of the Highschool of the Dead(HOTD) series 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. It first appeared in Hightschool of the Dead Volume 1 CH. 1 "Spring of the Dead", and the anime appearance was in High School of the Dead - Episode 1 "Spring of the Dead". It is a fictional city located within Japan.
Tokonosu City is a major metropolitan prefecture intended to be located in an unknown segment of the island nation of Japan. It is divided by one large river with bridges and has had several important locations where the story takes place. It's known where the outbreak of Them (zombies) first started and it has spread through the entire world. The city has fallen into chaos with few safe havens.
Fujimi High School was the first location to be shown in the series and the start of the outbreak as seen by the main protagonists. An undead was seen at the front gate and one of the teachers was bitten. It spread from there and through out the school. It was here that the Team Takashi members first joined together to escape the school and find their families. They were joined by a few other survivors and the class of Koichi Shidou. After they were free from the school, they headed further into town. Shodou managed to seduce members of the class on the bus into what became the Order of Shidou. Takashi's group soon parted ways with Shidou's newly formed sect.
After Team Takashi seperated from Shidou's group, they needed a place to stay for the coming night and it was too dangerous with the city filling with Them. Shizuka Marikawa suggested they could stay at the home of her friend Rika Minami. Rika Minami's House is a palatial three-leveled condo and where she keeps her customized humvee. It's unknown how an unmarried officer in the SAT (Special Assault Team) can afford such an expensive home. The ladies of the group took this opportunity to rest, bathe, and gather some new clothes. Kohta Hirano and Takashi discovered Rika's hidden stash of illegal firearms. Later in the night, they witnessed a father who was murdered by other humans as he was trying to gain shelter for his seven year-old daughter, Alice Maresato. Despite the risk, Takashi rode in to save the child from the undead and Kohta covered him with sniper fire. All this sound was attracting more and more of Them, and the rest of the group scrambled to load the humvee to run. They rescued the girl, and Takashi brought along a little puppy they named Zeke that was defending Alice before he arrived.
The Tokonosu Floating Airport is an isolated, artificial island that is used for an international airport. Rika Minami is stationed their as a sniper with her partner, Tajima. The airport was being used to evacuate certain VIPs. The only other humans were the maintenance workers to keep the airport working. The island was infected because someone who was among the humans had been infected before arriving. In the battle with the undead, Takima was bitten and sacrificed himself to use a tanker and take out as many of Them as he could. By the time the JSDF arrived at the island for evacuation, Rika was credited for being the only reason humans were still alive there. Now, she was determined to head back into Tokonosu City to find her friend Shizuka.
The Takagi Estate is the home of Saya Takagi, and had been turned into a fortress by her father, Soichiro Takagi; and her mother, Yuriko Takagi. Soichiro is the leader of an ultra-nationalist group and lead the survivors to understand the sacrifice that would be required to live. He had also stationed his own troops at the local power plant and water treatment centers. Koichi Shidou's cult tried to infiltrate, but Soichiro knew the kind of man he was. He cast him and his followers. Soon after an EMP wave hit most of Japan when a nuclear bomb was set off over the atmosphere. This had caused Shidou's minibus to crash ad attract Them toward the estate. They were overtaken by the small army of undead that attacked. Soichiro and Yuriko stayed behind to allow their daughter to escape with her friends. Their fate is unknown.
The Tokonosu Eastern Police Precinct is the main district office that Rei's father works. Team Takashi intended to come here to find Rei's father, but were unable to find him. It was here that they learned that Shintoko Third Elementary School was being used by the JSDF for evacuations.
The Shintoko Third Elementary School is the grade school that Takashi's mother works at. It was here that the JSDF was using for the major evacuations.
This island was the setting of the HOTD OVA titled Drifters of the Dead. None of these events are from the canon manga story. This island was off the shore of Tokonosu that Team Takashi arrived on after trying to use a rowboat. The only building on the island was a small beach house that sold only bikinis. They took this opportunity to rest and enjoy the beach. While the girl's played, the boys hunted for food. They had burned some leaves to cook the fish but they turned out to be hydrangea. Saya quickly realized that the beach house was a front for a hydrangea plantation. The smoke from the burning leaves was a hallucinogenic. Each of the members had wild hallucinations and did many things that they regretted after they soberd up.