The Dragon Ball creator’s underrated manga is getting an anime series

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has created several underrated manga, and one of them is finally getting an anime series after 24 years. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

There’s no doubt that Dragon Ball is one of the most popular franchises in the world, which is why it always outshines the creator’s other manga series. Akira Toriyama has created several manga series throughout his career.

One of them, Sand Land, is a short manga series published in 2000. It was published in Weekly Shonen Jump, but soon got lost in the endless stream of Shonen manga. In addition, it was later compiled into a single volume.

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After more than two decades, the manga got an anime film and now a series has just been confirmed. Dive deeper to know more about this upcoming anime series based on the Dragon Ball creator’s manga Sand Land.

The Dragon Ball creator’s Sand Land manga is getting an anime series

Disney+ Star Japan announced that Akira Toriyama’s SAND LAND manga will be adapted into an anime series called SAND LAND: THE SERIES. The premiere will take place in spring 2024 on Disney+ Star’s “STAR Anime Series” program. The key visual of the anime was also revealed by Disney+.

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There was also an anime film for the manga, which was released in Japanese cinemas on August 18, 2023. The film had its world premiere on July 22 at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego and will be released in North America in 2024.

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The anime series will feature previously unreleased footage from the SAND LAND film, iconic scenes from the original manga, and a new story written by Toriyama that follows on from the film. In addition, returning cast and staff from the film will also be seen.

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According to NamelySand Land’s official synopsis reads: “In the distant future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren wasteland whose water supply is controlled by the greedy king.” In search of a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao appealed to the King of Demons for help…and got the king’s son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together, the unlikely trio sets out across the desert to face dragons, bandits, and the deadliest enemy of all… the army of the King himself!”

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Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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