Following a teaser last week, Bandai Namco has announced a visual adaptation of SAND LAND, a manga by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from May 22 to August 28, 2000. The visual adaptation is produced by Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga, and ANIMA. It will premiere in 2023.
According to Bandai Namco, the SAND LAND Project will see “various partners come together to create a wide variety of contents and develop SAND LAND into a full [intellectual property],” starting with the visual adaptation. Given that the project is being promoted on Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s social channels—which is Bandai Namco’s video games division—it is possible a game is also planned.
Get the first details below.
SAND LAND, a work by Akira Toriyama, is being made into a visual adaptation produced by SUNRISE, Kamikaze Douga, and ANIMA!
The SAND LAND project will introduce you to the world, characters, and vehicles from SAND LAND through various collaborations and mediums.
■ About SAND LAND
SAND LAND is a popular manga created by Akira Toriyama, the author of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump. Serialized intensively for a short period in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2000, the one volume comic has gained worldwide popularity since its publishing.
In a desert world where both demons and humans suffer from an extreme water shortage, Beelzebub, the prince of demons, and Rao, a small-town sheriff, form a tag-team and set off on an adventure in search of the Phantom Lake somewhere in the desert.
Watch the announcement trailer below.
Visual Adaptation Announce Trailer