Akira Toriyama is one of the most famous and recognized mangakas, thanks to his great success with Dr. Slump and especially with Dragon Ball, one of the most popular manga in history. Although the Japanese author has also created other works such as the one that concerns us, Sand Land, a small manga series that appeared more than 20 years ago and that will finally have its own anime adaptation. After months of intrigue and teasers, we finally have a first and vibrant trailer of this new CGI animated feature that promises to be totally faithful to the style of the master Tori. And from what we’ve seen, it looks like it will be; don’t miss the first trailer for Sand Land below.
Sand Land takes a big step forward as an anime movie
This was presented by Bandai Namco Entertainment through a spectacular trailer in Japanese, as for now Sand Land only has an official release date in Japanese theaters: August 18, 2023. Will it be coming to Western theaters soon? For the moment there is no information about it, so we will have to wait for a possible official distribution for North America and Europe. In the meantime, let’s learn more about Sand Land.
Debuting over 20 years ago, Sand Land is a short story set in a post-apocalyptic world where water and natural resources are scarce and treasures are scarce. Sheriff Rao, tired of having a hard time, embarks on a dangerous journey across the desert with Beelzebub, son of the King of Demons, and his deputy, Thief, in search of a mythical lost lake.
The animation of Sand Land is being handled by several renowned studios such as Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga and Anima, although what we have seen so far already shows a great fidelity to the original style of Akira Toriyama, even though it is entirely made in CGI. Let’s hope that Sand Land will be localized soon so that we can enjoy such a funny and lively post-apocalyptic adventure.
Source | Bandai Namco Entertainment