The previously announced SAND LAND: The Series anime adaptation revealed the first teaser trailer. The anime will premiere this spring, with Hulu and Disney+ Star will be streaming. The anime is listed as a Hulu Original. SUNRISE, Kamikaze Douga, and ANIMA are producing the adaptation, which follows the movie that premiered in 2023 in Japan.
Toshihisa Yokoshima is directing Sand Land: The Series, with Hiroshi Koujina as an adviser. Hayashi Mori is in charge of the screenplay and Toshiyuki Kanno of the character designs. Yoshikazu Iwanami is the sound director. Yugo Kanno is composing the music. The cast includes Mutsumi Tamura, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Chō, Satoshi Tsuruoka, and Nobuo Tobita.
Sand Land manga by Akira Toyama was originally serialized 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!
Akira Toyama is best known for his shonen hit series, Dragon Ball.