An Anime About Gundam Models

Remember those cartoons you watched as a kid? You know, the ones that were really thirty minute commercials.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Gundam plastic models, aka "Gunpla" in Japan. Bandai is commemorating the occasion with another 1/1 scale Gundam and a new show called "Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G".

The show centers around a young boy named Haru who gets into building Gundam models. Okay, that's not that exciting and sounds like a long Gunpla ad, but the show does have mecha battles. Haru and his buddies scan their models and can control them via an arcade simulator.

The anime will be shown in three parts this summer on Japanese television.

[Thanks Josh!]