Go Nagai's pioneering piloted mech series Mazinger Z, or, as it was known in North America in the 80's, Tranzor Z, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark the occation, and a Blu-ray set of the anime series, AKB48 pop idol Miku Tanabe cosplayed as the classic heroine Yumi Sayaka.
Anime movie and episode director Nobutaka Nishizawa also spoke at the event.
The Mazinger The Movie 1973-1976 Blu-ray collection was released October 21st.
Sayaka was also the pilot of early female shaped giant robot Aphrodite A