Yamada is a student from Fujimi High School and was cast out of Koichi Shido's cult to die.
Yamada is a student from Fujimi High School in Tokonosu Prefecture. He's an aggressive young man, with dyed hair, who's a member of Koichi Shidou's Class 3-A. When the outbreak of Them ( zombies) attacked, he survived by sticking with his teacher's group.
The character of Yamada 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 3 CH. 12 "The Sum of All Deads", and his first anime appearance was in Highschool of the Dead - Episode 3 "Democracy Under the Dead". His character in the Japanese series is voiced by Daishi Koshiba, and the U.S. dub produced by Section 23 is performed by Corey Hartzog. Though he was intended to be a part of Shidou's group that escaped Fujimi High School in CH. 3, Yamada doesn't actually appear until Volume 3 of the manga.
When Fujimi High School was hit by the outbreak, Yamada was held up with a few members of his class and his teacher, Koichi Shidou. when they noticed a group of students being led by Takashi Komuro to the schools minibus, Shidou led them all outside and to attempt to join this escape. Once on the bus, they broke through the school's iron gate and were free. After Tsunoda lashed out at Takashi in frustration, Shidou took the opportunity to claim that that a leader was needed. He gave a grand speech and Yamada and many others on the bus fell into. While they waited for the bus to cross the local bridge, Shidou had seduced Yamada and others into what would become the Order of Shidou, a cult based around this power hungry teacher's ego. The members of Team Takashi who opposed him left the bus completely to follow their own path in search of their families.
Yamada was the first person of Shidou's new sect to have second thoughts. While he had organized orgies for his followers, Yamada expressed a desire to find his family. Tsunoda and Miku Yuuki tainted him and had sex right in front of him. For questioning their leader, he was thrown form the bus in the rain and left to die. Yamada beat on the door and pleaded to be allowed to return, promising never to question him again. Shidou ignored his cries as he gave a sermon, and the others only listened as he was grabbed and eaten alive by Them.
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