Introducing an exciting reimagining and expansion of the universe created by Akira Toriyama and depicted in the hit 2023 movie Sand Land. In spring 2024, audiences are invited to revisit the dry and desolate wasteland in Sand Land: The Series, an exhilarating new Japanese anime coming exclusively to Disney+ Hotstar.
In Sand Land: The Series, viewers are transported to a world where the water supply is all but dried up, with the small amount remaining controlled by a greedy king. Tired of suffering under the king’s rule, Sheriff Rao reaches out to Sand Land’s demons for help, and together they set off on a journey to discover the “Legendary Spring”.
An exciting retelling of the hit 2023 Sand Land movie, this new show will build upon the movie’s original universe, telling new stories featuring the beloved Fiend Prince Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and Thief.
Based on the popular short story by Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump, Sand Land: The Series is a collaboration between Sunrise, the anime studio behind Mobile Suit Gundam and Love Live! Series; anime studio Kamikaze Douga, which has gained attention for POPTEPIC and for creating the title sequence for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; and ANIMA, which specialises in high quality 3DCG animation.
Starring Mutsumi Tamura as the voice of the Fiend Prince Beelzebub; Kazuhiro Yamaji as the voice of Rao; Chō as the voice of Thief; Satoshi Tsuruoka as the voice of General Are; and Nobuo Tobita as the voice of Supreme Commander Zeu; Sand Land: The Series is directed by Toshihisa Yokoshima and is adapted for the screen from Akira Toriyama’s original graphic novel by Hayashi Mori.
Fans of Japanese anime can sign-up for Disney+ Hotstar today to enjoy instant access to an ever-growing catalogue of unmissable content, including: Phoenix: Eden17, Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc; Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku Arc; Tengoku Daimakyo, and so much more.
Stream Sand Land: The Series from Spring 2024, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar.
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