SAND LAND hits Japanese theaters this summer

Sand Land

The upcoming anime movie based on Akira Toriyama’s SAND LAND will premiere in Japanese theaters on August 18.

Here’s a rundown on the new SAND LAND anime adaptation, plus its first trailer:

SAND LAND anime adaptation

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.


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.

English version

The SAND LAND film is set to premiere on August 18 in Japanese theaters. An American release has yet to be announced. It’s worth noting that at the time of writing, the official English Twitter for the film has been silent since December.

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