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Akira Toriyama’s SAND LAND Anime Series Reveals Release Date & Other Details

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The official website of SAND LAND revealed the much anticipated release date for the anime series on Feb 4, 2024.

SAND LAND: THE SERIES will premiere on March 20, 2024, making its debut with the first seven episodes simultaneously on Disney+ Star’s “STAR Anime Series” programming. Following the debut, episodes 8-13 will be released weekly, with each episode dropping every Wednesday.

For viewers in the U.S., the series will also stream on Hulu.

The first six episodes, titled the “Akuma no Oji” (Prince of Demons) arc, will be a retelling of the SAND LAND anime film, but adapted into a series format with some added footage.

Following the initial six episodes, a brand new arc titled “Tenshi no Yusha” (Angelic Heroes) will kick off on March 27th. This arc, consisting of episodes 7-13, will take place in a new location called Forest Land.

An illustration depicting the world of “Forest Land” drawn by Akira Toriyama has also been revealed.

The website also announced two new cast members “Tenshi no Yusha” arc. Check them out below:

Mikako Komatsu as Anne

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Ayumu Murase as Muniel

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The staff and cast from the anime film will return for the series.

SAND LAND anime film released in the Japanese theatres on Aug 18, 2023.  The film is also showcased in IMAX, 4DX, and MX4D formats

Main voice cast includes:

  • Mutsumi Tamura as Beelzebub
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji as Rao
  • Cho as Thief
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka as General Are
  • Nobuo Tobita as General Zeu

Toshihisa Yokoshima directed the anime, with Hayashi Mori in charge of screenplay.

Other staff members include:

  • Direction Advisor: Hiroshi Kamishina
  • Sound Director: Miwa Iwanami
  • Music: Yugo Kanno
  • Distributor: Toho

Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga and Anima animated Sand Land.

Sand Land is a short manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2000, with its 14 chapters collected into a single tankobon volume, which released the same year in November.

It was serialized in North America by Viz Media in their English Shonen Jump magazine in 2003. It’s volume was later released in December 2003.

The plot of the manga is described by MAL as follows:

In a future world known as Sand Land, the one river that supplied the entire world had suddenly stopped, and the only source of water is from the greedy king’s overpriced water bottles. Demons and humans live together in a world of drought, until Sheriff Rao confronts Beelzebub in need of a demon on a quest to find the Phantom Lake, a river on which birds called Water Finches supply themselves. Though reluctant at first, Beelzebub goes along (thanks to a good bribe) and brings an older demon, Thief, with him to find the lake for the good of all creatures, whether demon or human.

Source: Official Website

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