Idol Survival (アイドル・サバイバル,aidoru sabaibaru?) was a competitive reality TV show featuring a number of gravure idols competing internationally as "bathing beauties". The competition was funded by America and Japan Concordly with some women participating as supermodels as well; One of the participants was Mayu, who 'represented' Japan. Many of the idols ended up infected by a strain of the T-virus and becoming Zombies by an enigmatic figure wearing a tribal mask, wearing a longcoat, and wielding a harpoon. Majority of the zombified idols were discovered by Takeru Tominaga and Laura Bierce during the incident, Coco being the first victim.