Prime universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)

Yuki Mayu was a Japanese gravure idol who took part in the program, "Idol Survival", set on a mysterious island.


Early life and modelling

Yuki was a highly popular gravure model in Japan and became something of a media icon. Despite her fame, Yuki developed trust issues with people, who were willing to believe rumours about her bribing people with sex by seeing her attractiveness as proof in and of itself.[1] In either late 2013 or early 2014, Mayu met the young cameraman AD Tominaga, who's infatuation with her almost cost him his job when he fell over during filming.[2]

Sonido de Tortuga Incident

In 2014, Mayu joined the cast of Idol Survival, a competitive reality-game show hybrid where models from across the world were to compete in survivalist trials and treasure hunts. Mayu was unaware however that this was a set up and that the Season 4 producer, [note 1] Mike D. Seaman, was in fact an agent of Shén-Yā Pharmaceutical, a Chinese company with interest in salvaging Umbrella bioweapons research. The show had in fact been carefully arranged so that the contestants' deaths would be seen worldwide.[1]

The cast and crew of Idol Survival landed at the island on the White Castle yacht the day ahead of main filming. Mayu and several others explored the island's interior, finding a village run by a shaman, who terrified her by killing chickens in front of an audience.[2] That night, the models celebrated the start of the show with a party, which gave Mayu the chance to see more of Tominaga, who had also been assigned to the show as a cameraman.[3]

In the morning, the games officially began, with the contestants running into the jungle followed by their respective cameramen, Mayu being paired with Tominaga. The two quickly realised something was wrong when they found another contestant, Coco, injured. Mayu was then kicked over by Kylie, another contestant, who stole the items she was collecting for the game, then ran into a harpoon-wielding bioweapon, "Morio", who impaled her in front of the two.[4] Mayu became momentarily hysterical, but came too thanks to Tominaga and ran down a cliff to get away from him.[5][6] Tominaga saved Mayu from the creature's grasp by challenging him to a fight while she hid in a tree.[7][8][9] Thankful for her rescue, Mayu opened up to him about her trust issues, as someone she finally could trust.[1]


Yuki Mayu witnesses Kylie's demise

After finding food Mayu gave Takeru her headband as gratitude for protecting her from danger, but soon after this she saw a zombified Kylie behind him and the were surrounded by zombies and were forced to take shelter in the cave.


Mayu comforting Tominaga

Within the cave they discover even more zombies, and the monster they escaped, who survived the fall. Mayu managed to find flammable barrels they could use against zombie and harpoon-wielding creature. After short battle with undead, Mayu and Takeru escaped the cave and then met another idol named Zi Li and then Laura and Brown Anderson.

Soon, Brown Anderson succumbed to infection, and forced Takeru to kill him.At same time Morio, who tracked them down, appeared out of jungle, and survivors fled after seeing BSAA helicopter. They stumbled upon Claire who was fighting Morio. Morio killed entire squad, including two pilots, and BSAA agent Parker Luciani sacrificed himself so that others may flee.

Mayu alongside Claire, Zi Li, Takeru, Inéz and Marilou, walked into abandoned facility, where they been met by Shaman, who revealed himself to be Dirk Miller, researcher that was seeking key to immortality and was working on Project Kodoku which aimed to obtain viral sample from strongest, last surviving specimen. Miller unleashed Morio against the survivors but soon was attacked by Zi Li, who was working for Shén-Yā corporation. Zi Li strangled Miller and used his eye retina to gain access to the lab, killing him by bashing his head against computer screen. Zi Li then proceeded to seemingly kill Morio and synthesizing the virus from him, as he remained the strongest specimen after killing the other mutated contender, and also holding survivors hostage. However she did not noticed zombified Laura behind her back and was bit in the neck, both women fell deep into the facility, forcing Zi Li to inject herself with synthesized sample.


Mayu is cheerful and friendly with everyone. However, Mayu was actually afraid and timid towards many monsters. As shown when she and Tominaga encounter Morio. It is shown she has fears to men due to the false rumors. She later overcome this after Tominaga saves her. During the next chapter, she became much more braver and using smart tactics like when she encounter zombies (e.g. she throwing flammable paints to zombies and using equipped weapon from Claire).


List of appearances


  1. Crazy Alex notes this is the fourth season in Episode 4: Satsuei kaishi.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Episode 10: Sugao no mayu.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Episode 1: Paradise.
  3. Episode 2: Janguru no yoru.
  4. Episode 4: Satsuei kaishi.
  5. Episode 5: Mori no kaijin.
  6. Episode 6: Oitsume rarete.
  7. Episode 7: Morio
  8. Episode 8: Tatakai
  9. Episode 9: Rakka-chū no shitō.
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