Sand Land Movie to Have World Premiere at San Diego Comic-Con


This year, the Sand Land manga by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, is set to receive its own highly anticipated movie. Exciting news has just been unveiled, as it has been announced that the world premiere of the new Sand Land movie will take place at San Diego Comic-Con. Akira Toriyama's original Sand Land manga is making a grand return, not only with a new video game project in development but also a feature film that will bring this captivating miniseries to life. Now, lucky fans will have the opportunity to see it before anyone else.

While Sand Land has yet to reveal any specific international release plans, its theatrical release is scheduled for August in Japan. However, during their panel at Anime Expo 2023, Bandai Namco Entertainment made an exciting announcement. They will be hosting a world premiere screening for the Sand Land movie at San Diego Comic-Con. Although the exact date and time are yet to be revealed, San Diego Comic-Con is set to take place over the July 21-23 weekend at the San Diego Convention Center later this summer.

What to Know for the Sand Land Movie

Directed by Toshihisa Yokoshima and produced by Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga, and Anima, Sand Land is an upcoming film featuring a script by Hayashi Mori and a mesmerizing score composed by Yugo Kanno. The highly anticipated movie is set to premiere in Japanese theaters on August 18th. While no international release plans have been announced thus far, the fact that it will have its premiere at SDCC is a promising indication of a future worldwide launch.

The voice cast for Sand Land includes renowned actors such as Mutsumi Tamura as Beelzebub, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Rao, Cho as Thief, Satoshi Tsuruoka as General Are, Nobuo Tobita as General Zau, Akio Otsuka as Satan, Chafurin as the King, Tomokazu Sugita as Swimmer's Papa, Koji Yusa as Pike, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Shark, and Masafumi Kobatake as Guppy.

For those interested in exploring the Sand Land manga, Viz Media has secured the license for an English language release. They offer a tantalizing glimpse into the story of Sand Land as follows: "In the far future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren wasteland where the supply of water is controlled by the greedy king. In search of a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao asked the king of the demons for help...and got the king's son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together the unlikely trio sets off across the desert, facing dragons, bandits and the deadliest foe of all... the King's army itself! It's travel adventure and tank action in this new story from Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball Z!"

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