Toho has released a brand new promotional video for Sand Land, the anime adaptation of Akira Toriyama’s beloved manga.
As detailed on Anime News Network, Toho’s “Akira Toriyama World” video premiered on the movie company’s official YouTube channel on August 14. The ad highlights the film’s protagonist. is Beelzebub and his partner Rao, who have teamed up to liberate Sand Land from the country. potentate. It also features a longer version of the Utopia movie’s theme song, performed by Japanese singer-songwriter imase. Sand Land will open in Japanese theaters on August 18. Currently, the North American release date is 2024.
Studios Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass), Anima (.Hack //The Movie) and Kamikaze Douga (Pop Team Epic) are co-producing Sand Land, while Toho is the main distributor. Toshihisa Yokoshima (Tales of Crestoria: The Wake of Sin) is directing the film with the assistance of Directing Advisor Hiroshi Koujina (City Hunter). Hayashi Mori (Urusei Yatsura 2022) is creating a script version of Toriyama’s original story. In addition to the imase theme song, Sand Land will also feature a soundtrack by Yugo Kanno, who is known for his work on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Psycho-Pass.
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Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land manga series debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in May 2000. Unlike its iconic predecessor Dragon Ball, Sand Land is set in a world where natural disasters and wars occur. wreaked havoc on the planet and destroyed most viable sources of water. The rest of the country was in the control of King, who charged his citizens exorbitant prices. In an attempt to save his people, Sheriff Rao enlists the aid of a Demon Prince named Beelzebub to put an end to King’s greedy ways by tracking down the mythical Ghost Lake. Although not as well known as Dragon Ball, Sand Land has surpassed popular shounen critically, earning critical acclaim for its refined art style and compelling storyline.
In addition to the movie, Sand Land was also adapted into a video game by Bandai Namco. In this action RPG, players will be able to play throughout the manga’s story while exploring a vast world inspired by the story’s setting. Another main goal is to create a prosperous city using resources gathered from different parts of the land. While the title’s release date has yet to be set, Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.
Sand Land’s Japanese premiere is set for August 18. The Sand Land manga, recently republished in English, is available on VIZ Media.
Source: YouTube, via Anime News Network