An anime adaptation of the Sand Land movie, Sand Land: The Series will be released in Spring 2024, and stream exclusively on Hulu in North America and Disney+ Star in other territories. Sand Land: The Series will contain unreleased cuts and an extra portion of the film devised by creator Akira Toriyama. Check out the new key visual for the anime below:
Sand Land: The Series will be released in Spring 2024, with the original cast and staff reprising their roles. The anime will be distributed worldwide excluding mainland China. Sand Land follows the first look at the Sand Land game by Bandai Namco in June and the animated film which was released in August 2023. It was produced by Sunrise, anime studio Kamikaze Douga, and 3DCG specialists Anima.
Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land manga was originally published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from May to August 2000 and later published in a single volume. Viz Media licensed it in English in 2003 and describes the plot as:
In the far future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren wasteland where the supply of water is controlled by the greedy king. In search of a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao asked the king of the demons for help…and got the king’s son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together the unlikely trio sets off across the desert, facing dragons, bandits, and the deadliest foe of all… the King’s army itself! It’s travel adventure and tank action in this new story from Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball Z!
(Updated [16/11/2023]: Sand Land will air on Hulu in the United States only. For other territories, Sand Land will stream on Disney+ Star.)
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Source: Disney+ Japan, Press Release